MNEA Workshops & Resources

Professional & Classroom Resources 


COVID-19 UPDATE

Since many people are working from home, NEA and MNEA has adapted to provide informational webinars and trainings through technology, instead of in-person. Find an array of online trainings and webinars on MNEA's Coronavirus page.



Online Classes and Training


  • Professional Learning Academy 
    Online courses through Central Methodist University for graduate credit or continuing education units. Up to nine credits per year for only $225 subscription fee.

  • On-Demand Trainings: Faith and Public Schools, Free Speech for Education Employees, Technology, Social Media, and Your Job, ESP Legal Rights, and Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Abuse or Neglect
  • Live Webinar Trainings: Writing Professional Growth Plans, Observations in Teacher Evaluation, Classroom Management: Transitions, Student Growth in Teacher Evaluation

In-Person Professional Development


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  • Education Support Professionals and Aspiring Educators Conference

  • Degrees Not Debt Workshops

  • I Can Do It - Classroom Management/Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (varies throughout the year)

  • National Board Certification Seminar Series (varies)

  • Educators Rising Conference

  • Retirement Preparation Workshop
  • The following workshops are available for your local association or school district. Please call the MNEA Teaching & Learning office at 1-800-392-0236 for more information.

    • Autism: Useful Techniques and Instructional Strategies
    • Advanced Classroom Management
    • Best Practices for Peer Observations
    • CARE Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps
    • Dealing with Classroom Behavior Issues
    • Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • English Language Learners: Strategies for the Regular Classroom
    • Introduction to National Board Certification
    • Mentoring New Teachers
    • Professional Development Committee Training
    • Student Growth Scores and Teacher Evaluations: Pitfalls and Possibilities
    • True Colors
    • Truth in Labeling: Disproportionality in Special Education
    • No More Bullying


Leadership Training & Representative Assemblies


 



MNEA Contests





Grants & Scholarships


Financial help for professional development

  • Grant Writing Tutorial - The NEA Foundation's grant writing tutorial walks you through what you should include in a great grant proposal. Take the time to review this resource. It may move your grant from the bottom of the stack to the top of the list. 
  • Tuition Grant for probationary teachers - Thanks to funding from Reliant Financial Services, MNEA members who are probationary teachers in their first five years of teaching can receive a $500 tuition grant toward the cost of a three-hour graduate course.  
  • Tuition Grant for ESP - Thanks to funding from Reliant Financial Services, MNEA members who are education support professionals can receive a $500 tuition grant toward the cost of a three-hour course.   
  • NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education - Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for teachers and education support professionals to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. Application deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 15.
  • Student loan information 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness    
  • Teacher Tuition Assistance Programs and Scholarships 

  • Grants for the classroom
      Keep On Course  

    Endorsed by MNEA since 1996, California Casualty offers discounted rates and unique coverage and services such as zero deductible for vandalism and collision to your vehicle if it occurs on or within 500 feet of school premises and ID Defense, free for policyholders! For a personal, no-obligation auto or home insurance quotation, please call 1- 877-411-3419 or go online for a rate quote and get entered in the drawing for a classroom grant.   


    • CenturyLink technology grant program - The Teachers and Technology Project supports innovative classroom projects through funding from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation. Teachers can receive up to $5,000 for technology to benefit students in their classrooms. 
    • California Casualty Arts & Music Grant - Apply for a grant to help fund your high school arts and music programs, sponsored by California Casualty. Grants of $250 or more are awarded each year.
    • California Casualty Academic Award – Enter to win $2,500 to help pay for out-of-pocket school supplies and instructional materials. DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests that could be as simple as pencils or calculators to equipment for robotics. Then, the public donotes money to the project. If the project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the needed materials to the school. 
    • NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education - Hundreds of grants of up to $5,000 are awarded each year to fund your big ideas related to classroom innovations, the fine arts or professional development. Applications are accepted on a year-round ongoing basis.
    • NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants - The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve student's habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Application deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15.                  
    • Missouri State Parks Bus Grant - Would you like to take students on a field trip to one of Missouri's state parks. Apply for the MSP Bus Grant for a chance to win $500 to cover travel expenses. Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2020 
    • Toshiba Grant for Schools - Teach Science and math with 3D design and 3D printing - Toshiba America Foundation believes science and mathematics are exciting fields in which all students can succeed with the proper tools and instruction, and funds schools $5,000 or more to purchase 3D design and printing equipment. 
    • NEA. org - Links to grants and awards available on the Web.
    • Student-Centered Advocacy Grant - NEA’s Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy Department will be awarding grants to affiliates to design and implement student-centered initiatives through collective bargaining or other forms of advocacy.
    • Hope Fund - Through its Humanitarian Outreach Project for Education Fund (HOPE), Missouri NEA assists students and schools in financial need.

    For high school seniors & college students


    Miscellaneous Grants

    • Public Relations Grants  - Local associations across the state have the opportunity to implement their ideas for spreading good news about public education with a little financial boost from Missouri NEA.
    • MNEA Organizing Grant - The Missouri NEA Organizing grant is available to MNEA local leaders who need a little extra cash for Local Association organizing efforts. Contact your UniServ Director for more information.
    • The School Funding Center - Sign up for a newsletter filled with grant sources, tips on grant writing, best sources for programs & materials, top Web sites and —best of all—it's absolutely free.

     




MNEA Award Programs





MNEA Charitable Funds


Contribution Form | Request for Assistance


Missouri NEA is offering the chance for MNEA members to sponsor a future teacher and potential union member. You can help aspiring educators begin their careers with the benefits of MNEA membership. Please complete the information below to sponsor a student or contact MNEA-Student Director Kristin Owen at kristin.owen@mnea.org

By sponsoring an aspiring educator in the Student-MNEA program, you are helping him or her get off to a positive start in the state’s leading professional organization for educators. The sponsorship will be for brand new student members. 

Your sponsorship will cover the MNEA and NEA portion of the student dues. You may sponsor multiple students. The cost is as follows:

o MNEA/NEA Student Dues – One Student $2 + $15 = $17
o MNEA/NEA Student Dues – Two Students $4 + $30 = $34
o MNEA/NEA Student Dues – Three Students $6 + $45 = $51
o MNEA/NEA Student Dues – Four Students $8 + $60 = $68

Set up a contribution now >>

If you prefer to donate with a check, please download the printable form and send with your check made payable to MNEA,  MNEA-Students, ATTN: SOS, 1011 Peruque Crossing Court, O'Fallon, MO 63366. Please contact Sharon Fortner for more information at sharon.fortner@mnea.org or (636) 614-7504. 

MNEA - SOS Fund

Contribution Form | Request for Assistance

Through its Humanitarian Outreach Project for Education Fund, Missouri NEA assists members, students and schools.

The HOPE Fund is designed to provide relief to victims of natural disasters; relief to the poor, distressed or underprivileged; and research and implementation of projects that address critical needs in education.

The HOPE fund also provides financial assistance for educational-related supplies to schools that have been damaged or destroyed by fire or natural disaster.

Requests for assistance should be made by a current Missouri NEA member and directed to MNEA President by completing the application form.

The HOPE Fund accepts charitable contributions. You may designate your contribution for a special cause or in honor/memory of a loved one. Missouri NEA will send a notice of the contribution to the recipient(s) indicated on the contribution form. You can either choose to contribute online with a credit card or download a mail-in form (pdf). Contributions are tax deductible. 





Contribution Form | Request for Assistance

Caring Help for Education Endeavors by Retirees was formed by MNEA-Retired to be a public benefit by enhancing the learning conditions of Missouri's children. CHEER will provide opportunities for MNEA-Retired members to reach out to public school district employees, particularly early career educators, and provide financial and material resources such as, but not limited to the following: 

  1. Providing needed school supplies for classrooms or teachers. 
  2. Enhancing work spaces for teachers and school personnel.
  3. Funding literacy projects.
  4. Funding teacher training opportunities.       
  5. Promoting volunteerism.
  6. Participating in programs that relieve poverty.
  7. Promoting school readiness.

Contributions to the CHEER Fund are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. This form is to be used only if you wish to use a credit/debit card for your contribution. If you prefer to donate with a check, please download the printable form and send with your check made payable to MNEA-Retired CHEER Fund to MNEA-Retired, ATTN: CHEER, 1810 E Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please contact  Tracy Flaherty for more information at 1-888-968-4820. 

A CHEER Fund Request application must be received by Feb. 1 each year. The MNEA-Retired President or designee(s) will review applications before funds are awarded. If applications are approved, applicants and sponsors will be notified around March 15 and funds will be awarded soon after. 

Complete online or 
print and complete a paper form and send to MNEA-Retired Cheer, 1810 East Elm, Jefferson City, MO 65101.


 
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COVID-19

Resources & Updates
Get the latest information at www.mnea.org/coronavirus.


Share your story

Even though we are not at school supporting Missouri students, members continue to help every day during this crisis. MNEA wants to share your stories as we struggle through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are hearing about members who are continuing to care for their students by

  • volunteering at school district Grab & Go meal distribution centers and food drives
  • providing child care for essential medical staff
  • shopping for the elderly so they don’t have to leave the safety of their homes

Your stories help show that educators don’t stop caring. Please send your stories with pictures to MNEA at coronavirus@mnea.org, so we can share them. You can post to social media, making sure you tag @MissouriNEA and use the hashtags  #MNEAheroes and  #MNEAprotects.