Tuesday, October 16, 2007

American Education Week

CLICK HERE to volunteer for this one activity. We have an entire plan and kit prepared for you and your AEA Committee courtesy of the NEA.

TEAM LCEA: Be a Player for Your Local
This is one of many ways that we could use your help to make our local shine.

There's lots of things that you can do for your local professional Association, the profession at-large-- that don't require you to sign away huge chunks of your already busy professional and personal lives.

Whether you help plan the public celebration of our profession with American Education Week, lobby our legislators, assist us in the NEA's Read Across America, serve on our
LC Scholarship Committee, our Social Committee or more. Please check SOME of the many opportunities below.

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility

NEA's 86th annual American Education Week (AEW) spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility
reflects the Association's calling upon America to provide students with quality public schools so that they can grow, prosper, and achieve in the 21st century.

With pre-made art, downloadable posters, themes built in for each day, you don't have to pour tons of work into the activity. It's a time to recognize all those who make great schools, truly great. Be it a custodian, a bus driver, our secretaries, a food service professional, a teacher, a friend of education. This could be a true celebration...and you have a budget!

Educators First: Members of Congress Remember Their Days in the Classroom

More than 75 legislators were educators before their election to Congress.
Do you know who they are?

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 12: American Education Week Kicks Off.
Tuesday, November 13: Invite Parents to School Day.
Wednesday, November 14: Education Support Professionals Day.
Thursday, November 15: Educator for a Day.
Friday, November 16: Substitute Educators Day.

Use our online tools, including our 2007 poster, to plan your celebration.

The materials presented here reflect NEA's mission as an advocate for the nation's public schools, school employees, and the communities they serve.

Help the LCEA with our American Education Week Committee Celebrations

Other organizations are free to use this material or create their own. If you use this material, please credit NEA as the creator of content (art, theme, articles, resources).

Click here to see the entire American Education Week for 2007. Days, themes, artwork, ideas are located here.