Try something new with Read Across America
The theme is “green” for a very special 2012 celebration. NEA’s Read Across America campaign will showcase the Lorax book as well as NBC/Universal’s The Lorax (featuring the voices of Taylor Swift, Zach Efron, Danny Devito and Betty White). For more information go to the NEA website. The film opens nationwide March 2, and Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House have joined NEA’s Read Across America, creating new posters and classroom guides for the campaign. Read Across America will also develop new event ideas and materials to help you make this a Seussational celebration.
Be sure to let us know how you’re planning to celebrate on (or about) March 2. We’d like to be part of your festivities!
Budget open hearings
Meetings to discuss the 2012-13 budget will be held Jan. 30-Feb 2. Specifics are posted on the IEA website . This is your opportunity to offer budget input. The 2012 IEA Representative Assembly will approve a new budget in March.
Jan. 30 (Mon.)
Bloomington, Edwardsville, Lombard (Cook County), Matteson, Moline, Rockford, Rushville, Skokie
Jan. 31 (Tue.)
Decatur, Elgin, Libertyville, Lombard (DuPage County), Mt. Vernon, Sterling, West Suburban
Feb. 1 (Wed.)
Carterville, Champaign, Chicago (Higher Ed), Effingham, Morris, Palatine, Peoria, Springfield
Feb. 2 (Thu.)
General membership webinar
Make-up day if necessary
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Your award-winning Communications Department
The IEA Communications Department won two big awards at NEA’s PR Council conference last week. IEA’s awards were in the areas of training and government and political affairs.
Communications Year-Round is a training module designed to help IEA locals start and maintain a permanent local public relations program that will help them build support for the local’s goals. Media Relations Director Bob Ray took the lead on this project.
SB7, education reform and pension battle, focused on the materials developed to respond to the attacks on member bargaining rights and member pensions during 2011.
“This was very much an association success. Our department strives to support members by working with the various IEA departments,” said IEA Director of Communications Charles McBarron.
Mineral education award could net your classroom $500
The Interstate Mining Compact Commission (of which Illinois is a member), is offering $500 worth of classroom resource materials to the first place winner of the Mining Awareness Educator award.
For more information and to download an application, visit the IMCC website.
Deadline for application submission is Feb. 1.