Reminder: VEA all member meeting – August 16 – Columbia River HS in the gym. This meeting is open to VEA members only. Sign in to verify membership will be required. The meeting will start at 4:30 pm. Please arrive by 4:00 to allow time for sign in. Status of the bargain and membership direction for the team will occur.
Are you considering starting (or continuing) the National Board process this year? VEA’s cohort is offering an information session on September 13th – 4:15 pm at Bates in room #103 to provide an overview of the process and opportunity to answer questions you may have.
VEA members can save up to 50% off the retail price of items at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store August 17 through September 9. You will need to bring your work identification, photo ID, and the invitation letter (click here). Store hours are every day in April 10 am – 7 pm. Store hours in May are M-Sat 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm.
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VEA National Board Candidate Support Cohort Program
2018-19VEA provides facilitated support for candidates going through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Candidate support is optional for teachers completing their National Boards; however, teacher candidates who are part of a support program show a significantly higher passing rate.
As part of a cohort, candidates receive support, instruction, and feedback from their trained facilitators who are VEA colleagues. Examples include: “unpacking” the National Board component prompts, finding evidence of National Board standards, and ensuring alignment. To participate in the cohort, please complete the survey monkey found under “news flash” AND the registration form found under the documents tab above. Clock hours will be available.
Details on the 2018-19 cohort: Click Here
These videos are courtesy of www.right2bheard.org. You can also find this link and more information under the Member Info tab.
The agreements ratified by the membership for 2016-18 including the TRI information can be found in the attached link.
The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More
The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.