WEA ACT 4th Annual ESP Conference


4th Annual ACT ESP Conference
Empower! Inspire! Motivate!
Friday, October 29, 2021 & Saturday, October 30, 2021

The WEA Action Coordinating Team (ACT) is inviting all ESP members to participate in its annual ESP-ACT Conference on October 29th and October 30th. This is a free virtual event designed for WEA members only. The conference will be held on ZOOM.

Friday, October 29th will begin at 6:00pm with WEA President Larry Delaney and Vice President Janie White, and WEA Staff member, Torian Hodges-Finch, will lead a discussion about Coaching for Equity. All participants will have an opportunity to meet with job-alike members (affinity group) from across the state in breakout sessions from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Sessions will be broken into these nine categories:

  • Clerical Service ESPs
  • Custodial and Maintenance Service ESPs
  • Food Service ESPs
  • Health and Student Service ESPs
  • Paraeducators
  • Security Service ESPs
  • Skilled Trade ESPs
  • Technical Service ESPs
  • Transportation Service ESPs

Saturday, October 30th will start at 8:30am with a welcome back from ACT Chair Rochelle Greenwell, followed by a group discussion about the outcome of the breakout sessions on Friday night. Participants will then break into the classes they registered for the remainder of the conference. Classes in Organizing, Instructional Skills for GenEd and ELL paras, Safety and Health, Equity, and Bargaining are will be offered.

Click HERE for more information about this year's class offerings and conference agenda. You will need this information for your registration to ensure you pick the correct class. Sessions will be either 90 minutes or 3 hours long.

Click HERE to register for this event. Deadline to register is 5:00pm on October 25, 2021. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Lama Chikh.