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Upcoming Webinars

Student Success Starts with Healthy School Meals: How to Maximize Participation and Address Child Hunger

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:00pm-8:00pm EST


A healthy, well-nourished student is more likely to do better in school, graduate, and live a productive life. However, an increasing number of public school students are coming to school hungry. Typically, these students receive free or reduced price school meals, which are often their primary source of nutrition. When school districts take advantage of federal meal programs and maximize participation levels, both students and educators reap the benefits.

In this session participants will learn how to involve educators, parents, and community members to improve school meal participation, create financial sustainability, and advocate for poverty alleviation programs so that no student goes hungry.


Annelise Cohon, The NEA Foundation

  • Program Manager

Bridget Jensen, Utah

  • Food Service Manager
  • NCESP Western Regional Director
  • USEA Board of Director


Social Media 101: Strategies and Best Practices for ESP Engagement

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:00pm-8:00pm EST




We live in a time when technology is advancing at a remarkable rate, and a time when most of our news comes to us on the screens of our laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With the rise of digital communications, more and more educators are turning to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to connect with colleagues, grow their networks, and share their voices. As the #RedForEd movement has shown us, social media can serve as a powerful advocacy tool, spreading critical messages across the world in a matter of seconds.

In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of social media and how to leverage it as a tool for educator engagement.

Dorothy Vu, NEA Center for Great Public Schools
Staff from NEA Center for Communications


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