NEA ESP Publications


For more information on any of the publications below, or to obtain printed copies, e-mail ESP.Program@nea.org or call 202-822-7131.

 

 

Available Online:

ESP: Building A Quality Workforce Series. This new publication series highlights the challenges members of each ESP job group face as they work to build a quality workforce including job descriptions, downsizing, health and safety issues, and professional development.

The ESProfessionals: An Action Guide to Help You in Your Professional Development (PDF, 2.1 Mb, 95 pgs) provides professional development ideas, best practices and resources to help ESP do what you already do well, even better.

Educational Support Personnel: Exclusive NEA Member Benefits Programs details benefits available to NEA members and provides an option to request more information about the listed benefits.

Exposure to Blood on the Job: What School Employees Need to Know. This handbook from the NEA Health Information Network will give you information and resources you need to protect yourself and your students from diseases transmitted by blood. It can be downloaded in English (PDF, 32 pgs) and Spanish (PDF, 32 pgs) versions.

A Guide to Celebrate National Education Support Professionals Day (PDF, 314KB, 20 pgs) contains ideas for celebrating, tips on media outreach, sample proclamations, letters to the editor, news releases, PSA's and more.

Job Descriptions Do's and Don'ts outlines the importance of having a job description.

Job Evaluations Do's and Don'ts can prepare ESPs for the work assessment process.

Legal Actions Against Educational Support Personnel (ESP) . . .Who Pays? This brochure provides information on the Educators Employment Liability (EEL) Program which covers Association members in the event of liability arising from educational employment activities or duties.

We're NEA ESPs and Proud of It! This set of eleven colorful brochures provides a comprehensive picture of NEA ESP members and of all ESP in the public education workforce. There is a summary brochure, a brochure for higher education ESP, and one brochure for each of the nine ESP job categories. The brochures are available from this site in HTML, Word (.doc) and PDF format.

The Paraeducator Handbook is an information source intended to give paraeducators a strong and accurate sense of the increasing nationwide recognition that they are full-fledged members of the professional education team. It includes resources for paraeducators, for local Associations, and for local school districts concerning IDEA '97 and professional development.

Providing Safe Health Care: the Role of Educational Support Professionals outlines the rights and responsibilities of ESPs when working with special needs students.

Repetitive Stress Injuries Handbook: This 38-page publication reviews the causes of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) for bus drivers, clerical workers, custodians, food services workers, and other ESPs. It also explains what can be done to prevent these common and serious on-the-job injuries. Available in both HTML and PDF formats.

Results-Oriented Job Descriptions describes a new approach to ESP job descriptions.

Results-Oriented Job Descriptions: How Paraeducators Help Students Achieve outlines the process by which new ROJDs can be written to help paras achieve recognition of the vital roles they pay, respect for their professionalism, jobsecurity, and equitable pay.

Understanding How ESEA Affects Paraprofessionals. This series of brochures provides information about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as The No Child Left Behind Act, as well as tips to educational staff and supporters on proactive ways of responding.  Brochures are available specifically for paraprofessionals, administrators, teachers, and local leaders, in HTML, Word (.doc) and PDF format.

We're NEA ESPs and Proud of It! This set of eleven colorful brochures provides a comprehensive picture of NEA ESP members and of all ESP in the public education workforce. There is a summary brochure, a brochure for higher education ESP, and one brochure for each of the nine ESP job categories. The brochures are available from this site in HTML, Word (.doc) and PDF format