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2017 NEA Leadership Summit Session Downloads


Session Title

Breakout Session I Friday, February 24, 7:15 – 8:15 PM


Political Advocacy! Organizing for Power! It’s Time to Lead!

High School Democracy Project

"Tell Me About Yourself": Act as a Campaign/Issue Leader Every Time You Introduce Yourself

All In! How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners (ELLs)

UFF-UCF and the Latino Leadership Institute: Strengthening Our Union Through Partnerships

Culturally Competent Conversations


Communications for Organizing

Internal Communications - Bringing Your Local Together

Telling Your Local Story For Maximum Impact: Exploring Digital Storytelling

Optional Pre-Summit Session: Engaging Your Members Online to Win

Governance and Leadership

What It Takes To Build a Championship School

Leadership in School Consolidation

Decision Profiling: How to Use Interaction Styles and Decision Loading to Build Effective Teams

Board Fundamentals

Leading Our Professions

Taking the Lead of Teacher Preparation Quality

Classroom Management: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Program

Aspire Educators: Getting Involved in the NEA Student Program

Innovative Approaches Utilizing Video Cases in Professional Learning

Teacher-Powered Schools: What are They and Why Do They Matter?

Grants and Beyond to Fulfill Your Strategic Vision

Together Everyone Achieves More: Creating Successful Teacher/Paraeducator Partnerships

Inspiring Teacher Leadership


Early Career Educator Organizing

Organizing Around ESSA: How to Achieve Concrete Victories While Growing and Strengthening Your Local

Growth, Leadership, and Union Engagement (GLUE): Organizing for Power

Creating a Network of Connected Early Career Members – Success Stories from New Jersey

When the Community Speaks the Union Listens: HCEA's Community Outreach Campaign

The Empowered Union Representative

Breakout Session II Saturday, February 25, 9:00 – 10:30 AM


Community Organizing, Engaging Beyond the Classroom

Education Activism in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Building Member’s Campaign-Activism for Strong Public Schools!

Educator Issue & Campaign Activism via "Member Voices"

Making Black Lives Matter in Schools

Creating a Culture of Political Advocacy & Political Activism!


Building, Branding, and Communicating with Facebook

Media 101: Using the Fourth Estate to Deliver Your Message

Governance and Leadership

Collaboration for Student Success and Association Strength

How to Create a State Fellows Leadership Program in Your State

Improving Leadership Through Communication and Collaboration

Shared Governance - Adjunct Participation

Leading Our Professions

How to Use Improvisation to Become an Agile and Effective Leader

TELL It Like It Is - How to Use Working Conditions to Improve Student Learning Conditions

Restorative Justice:Building Communities of Peace One Classroom, One School, and One Local at a Time

Engaging Millennials and Getting Them Involved

Expanding on Teacher Leadership--How to Meet with Legislators

ESSA: Where Are We Now?

System Change and Improving Instruction: Empowered Educators for Student Success


Using ESSA to Recruit, Empower, Engage, and Influence Members to be Actively Involved

Lobbying Republicans: An Overview

Fundamentals for New Leaders

You Can't Spell "COMMUNITY" Without "UNITY"-- Inspiring Unionism Through Community Involvement

Member of Color Organizing: Best Practices to Change the Narrative and Build Power

Breakout Session III Saturday, February 25, 2:15 – 3:45 PM


Educator Activist Framework: Empowering Marginalized Students to Close the Achievement Gap

The Schools Our Keiki (Students) Deserve

Social Justice Activism and Building Community Partnerships

I'm Not Your Mascot: Understanding your American Indian Students

Student Demographics: Political and Campaign Implications on Legislative Issues and Policies

If You Asked Me What Race I Was, I Would Ask You What Year?

El Rancho USD’s Ethnic Studies Revolution


PUBLIC SPEAKING: Say What?! Fundamentals of Great Public Speaking

Connecting with Young Professionals Through Social Media

Message Training: Many Voices, One Message

Governance and Leadership

NEA Leadership Development Tools: An Introduction

Transform from a Service-Centered Association into a Student-Centered, Member-Led Organization

Leading Without a Title

Be Inspired 101: Does Your Local Association Need A Facelift?

Leading Our Professions

How to Use Improvisation to Become an Agile and Effective Leader

Organizing Early Educators to TeachForward!

Leadership Through Digital Engagement

Educator-Led Cohorts with the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

Teachers As Leading Learners (TALL): Association-Led Professional Learning

Parent/Student Engagment and Empowerment

Empowering Teachers to Become Leaders

Diversity, Equity & Cultural Competence: Meeting the Unique Needs of the Whole Student


Building Blocks of a BIG Blitz: Reaching 1-1000's of Your Members!

The NEA/CEC Early Career Leadership Fellows Collaborative

Attacks on Our Pension Plans Using Bogus Paid-For "Research" – Whose Behind It and How to Counter It

Organizing your Local Association with Google Drive

Breakout Session IV Saturday, February 26, 8:00 – 9:30 AM


Thoughtful Commitment: How to Advance Social Justice, Student Centered Advocacy and Collaboration

Valuing Diversity

Working to Make Schools and Worksites Safe for LGBTQ+ Students

Coalition Building

Social Justice Teacher Unionism: Why We Need It And The Story of One Locals Transformation

F.I.R.E. Works: Building a Member Driven Anti-Racism Movement

Incongruent Institutions: Re-examining the Role of Police in Schools

Organizing a Task Force for Social Justice in Public Education


PUBLIC SPEAKING: Say What?! Fundamentals of Great Public Speaking

Communications for Organizing

Action Network: Online Tools to Enhance Your Offline Organizing

Governance and Leadership

Visible, Viable, Valued: The Road to a Vibrant, Engaged and Empowered Association

Building New Leader Capacity at Your Local Rep Assembly through Parliamentary Procedure

Unite, Inspire, Lead: Priorities of an Educator-Led School

Leading Our Professions

Real Talk With Emerging Leaders About Equity and Racial Justice

Equity & Culture: Advocating for English Language Learners

Professional Growth throughout a Career: ESSA Meets NEA’s Vision for our Profession

Multiple Placed Foster Youth: Addressing Age-Appropriate Social and Emotional Competency

Teacher-Powered Schools: Starting Your Journey

Learner-Centered Education: A Transformational Possibility

Build Solutions to Challenges through Teacher Leadership: Teach to Lead

Educator Effectiveness: Enhancing and Supporting Educator Leadership


Digital Organizing for Campaigns that Win

When Collective Bargaining Disappears: Higher Education Organizing in Wisconsin Post-Act 10

Lead Like Mother Jones

All Take the Lead and Succeed

S.O.S.: Organizing for Safe Schools