Welcome to "The Source," an e-newsletter exclusively for Student PSEA members. In each issue, you'll receive the latest updates from your association, advice from veteran educators, professional development offerings, and more to support you as an aspiring educator.
Aspiring educators change lives at Student PSEA Conference
Last month, more than 375 aspiring educators gathered in State College to learn, connect, and make a difference at the 2018 Student PSEA Conference and Convention. Attendees were inspired by 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Michael Soskil, who delivered the keynote address. They also gained knowledge on a wide range of topics in educational sessions hosted by a variety of speakers, including veteran educators, recent Student PSEA alumni, experts in the field, and National Education Association representatives.
In addition to personal and professional growth, the students also took time to serve. They embarked on one of the largest Outreach to Teach projects to date at the Tyrone Area School District, beautifying and making improvements at the elementary, middle, and high schools.
Rounding out the conference, awards were presented, and future leadership was elected. See details below in the Kudos and Spotlight sections of this newsletter.
To view more photos from this year’s Student PSEA Conference, visit the Student PSEA Facebook page or check out the photo collage in the May issue of Voice magazine.
Apply to the Student School at PSEA’s Summer Leadership Conference
PSEA's Annual Summer Leadership Conference has been an opportunity for new, current, and future PSEA local leaders to acquire the skills they need to best represent our members. Held on the campus of Gettysburg College, this year's conference is scheduled for Sunday, July 22 through Friday, July 27, 2018.
Student PSEA members will be able to further immerse themselves in the Association, networking and building relationships while also gaining professional knowledge and a greater understanding of how PSEA functions at a local, regional, state, and national level.
Your participation in the Student School at the conference would serve as an additional bridge as you prepare to transition from your schooling into careers in education. The sessions will also enlighten you on current trends and issues in education and the importance of understanding their impacts on your chosen profession.
Please note: Applicants must be 21 years of age or older to attend. A limited number of spaces are available as part of the Student School. At this time, PSEA will fund 22 student scholarships to attend Gettysburg. The process to apply is competitive, and your application will be reviewed with great attention to detail.
Submissions due for NEA Awards by May 15
Each year, the NEA recognizes the excellence of the student program during the annual Student Leadership Conference. Recognition is given in the following areas: Outstanding Local Advisor, Outstanding State Organizer, Outstanding Local Student Leader, Jeffrey "J.D." Miller Outstanding Underclassman, Outstanding State Student Leader, Local Excellence, and State Excellence.
All nominations, applications, and supporting documents must be submitted, postmarked, or received in the NEA Student Program office (1201 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036) on or before May 15. Nominations may be sent electronically to email@example.com.
"Rigor for our students is always increasing, but as educators, we need to find creative developmentally appropriate ways to present the information. This means thinking outside of the box. We need to keep the joy in learning for our students!"
--Jessica Miller, kindergarten teacher in Conewago Township Elementary School.
Congratulations to the attendees of the 2018 Student PSEA Conference and Convention. You raised more than $1,800 for PSEA-PACE!
Since no dues dollars go to PSEA-PACE, your voluntary contributions help us to elect pro-public education candidates in state and local elections.
To learn more, visit www.psea.org/pace.
Kudos to the award winners from this year's Student PSEA Conference and Convention!
Outstanding Chapter Faculty Adviser
Outstanding Servant Leader
Lucy Valero Scholarship Winners
Jenna Achtzehn, Slippery Rock University
1st place – Seton Hill University
1st place – University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
2nd place – West Chester University
3rd place – Slippery Rock University
2018 NEA SLC-RA Nomination Winners
Jessica Porter, Edinboro University
Shannon Walker, Penn State University, University Park
Alesha Molitor, Albright College
Shelby Rhoten, Shippensburg University
Nicole Tener, Kutztown University
Nicholas Chrimes, Clarion University
Emily Ferguson, Bloomsburg University
Stephanie Miller, Slippery Rock University
Katie Myers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jenna Achtzehn, Slippery Rock University
Cole Myers, Edinboro University
Adam Stiner, Penn State University, Altoona
Megan Williams, Bloomsburg University
Hannah Fiscus, Slippery Rock University
2018-19 Student PSEA Executive Committee
2018-19 Student PSEA Executive Board
Central Region President
Central-Western Region President
Eastern Region President
Mideastern Region President
Midwestern Region President
Northeastern Region President
Northwestern Region President
Southeastern Region President
Southern Region President
Southwestern Region President
Western Region President
June 30-July 5
For the most up-to-date list of offerings, visit www.psea.org/calendar.
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