MEA Webinars


MEA Webinars On Demand

Equity Begins with Education

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To create schools that are equitable for all students, MEA believes we must work together to better understand how to engage in advocacy for racial and social justice. During the presentation, MEA reviewed its new toolkit to help guide members through this work.

MEA encourages you to take the time to better understand how together we can work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our profession and public education.

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Office Hours With Dr. Shah & Beth Beausang

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Join Maine’s CDC Director and a top health and policy expert as we work to answer your COVID-19 and vaccine questions. The Maine Education Association will host this exclusive, informative members-only webinar with our State’s top health experts.

Dr. Nirav Shah, the Director of the Maine CDC and Beth Beausang, a senior health and policy advisor to Governor Mills, will give members an inside look at when the vaccine will be available for educators, current transmission rates in schools, and more. This exclusive event will allow members to directly ask their questions to the State’s leading science and policy experts.

Local Strategies to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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MEA is offering another opportunity for its members to better learn about key issues related to COVID-19 and how to advocate for safety conditions during the pandemic. Please join us on Wednesday, January 27th, at 7pm for this important webinar.

It’s likely pre-COVID you never asked yourself, is the air quality inside my school safe to breathe? However, as we continue to navigate the pandemic in our schools, MEA will take closer look at how we can improve indoor air quality.

During this webinar, we will hear from health and safety experts and a public health expert who specializes in indoor air quality along with your union representatives who will help you navigate how to bargain for better air quality conditions.

Public Education During a Pandemic:
A Conversation with Maine Commissioner of Education,
Pender Makin

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Please join the MEA for a discussion with Education Commissioner Pender Makin. In this webinar, educators will hear an overview from the Commissioner about how our schools have fared during the pandemic, what to expect in the months ahead, and best examples of success. The webinar will also include the latest developments from Augusta, including updates on testing and efforts to address workforce shortages in our schools.

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Update on Changes to Healthcare for Retirees of the Univ of Maine System

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The MEA and our affiliated unions (AFUM, UMPSA, ASCUM) remain deeply concerned about the proposed change to the health care plan for retirees.  We have all been working together to push back against this change.   

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COVID-19 and Special Education

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This session will help you understand federal and state guidance around the implementation of special education during the disruptions caused by COVID-19.  The presentation will be organized around a series of questions and answers related to the COVID-19 educational disruptions and the rights of students eligible for special education. We will look at potential problem areas and you will get information you can use to advocate for your students.

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Creating an Engaging (Online) Classroom Community

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Research shows that one caring adult can make the difference in improving the lives of students. School connectedness research also shows that when students feel like they belong at school they want to be at school. In this session, participants will learn both what the research says about connectedness as well as some strategies to use to build a strong sense of community in their classrooms, be they online or in-person.

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Creating Equitable Systems for All Students

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During this discussion educators will challenge themselves to take a closer look at several scenarios and discuss evidence of inequity and privilege in each one. The discussion during this Zoom roundtable will challenge participants to discuss ways they, as advocates, can respond to help establish more equitable practices in and out of the classroom.

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Equity Audits for Schools and Districts

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This session will lead you through creating an equity audit for your school or district so you can look at racial and gender discrepancies in access to programming, discipline, and funding that lead to achievement gaps. Every participant will be able to use publicly accessible data bases to identify their local data and collectively examine possible reasons for those discrepancies using both deficit and structural explanations. You’ll leave this workshop with a new understanding of the barriers faced by some of your students.

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How to Create Your Google Classroom, Beginner Level

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If you have little or no experience with Google Classroom, this workshop is for you. Support staff and teachers who need to know how to use this platform to manage their classes will gain the confidence to set up a Google Classroom. You’ll learn how to assign student work and communicate with students through this useful platform. 

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Implementing Student (Teen) Wellness in the Virtual Classroom

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Are you concerned about the well-being of your students during the current health crisis? This workshop will give high school educators the tools they need to support their students. Whether you are returning to in-person instruction or your district has chosen to continue remote learning, this session will cover tips, strategies, and techniques that teachers can implement in their lessons to support Teen Wellness. *PLEASE BE ADVISED: the content presented in this session will be exclusively targeted to High School level (grades 9-12).

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Lessons Learned – What’s Working and What’s Not in Remote Learning

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Whether you’re going back in person or staying remote, how will you maximize the time you have so you’re not working all hours of the day? Creating that work life balance, when your work is also your home is difficult. What were your biggest “wins” and “losses” in the time department? Participants in this Zoom discussion should be prepared to share and learn from each other. This conversation works best when you’re ready to both talk and listen!

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Race, Equity & Social Justice

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This “big picture” discussion will allow educators to discuss the issues in an open forum to get a clearer picture of how the topics of race, equity and social justice impact their students and schools. The discussion, in a safe space, will give educators time to talk with each other, ask questions, share ideas and more. This roundtable zoom discussion will not offer a presentation, instead it will give educators an open space to learn from each other.

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Support Staff: Remote Support for Teachers and Students

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This Zoom roundtable discussion is geared specifically for Education Support Professionals (ESP-Support Staff). With some experience under your belts, you know what worked and what didn’t during the emergency remote learning in the Spring of 2020. Now, it’s time to share with others your best practices. Support Staff from all fields are encouraged to come learn and listen during this facilitated conversation.

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Support Staff: Supporting the Whole Student

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This Zoom roundtable discussion is geared specifically for Education Support Professionals (ESP-Support Staff). With some experience under your belts, you know what worked and what didn’t during the emergency remote learning in the Spring of 2020. Now, it’s time to share with others your best practices. Support Staff from all fields are encouraged to come learn and listen during this facilitated conversation.

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