2019 MSEA Convention

The voice and vision of Maryland educators takes over Ocean City October 18-19

Join us at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City October 18–19 for MSEA’s 152nd Convention — two days of workshops and exhibits plus our annual Representative Assembly where delegates gather to do the work of the association. MSEA Convention FAQs. Bonus: MSEA Takes Over Seacrets — one of Ocean City’s favorite nightclubs on Friday night! Contact our local president for tickets!

Learn more about workshops topics and presenters here.

25+ Workshops This year, MSEA offers workshops and trainings on best practices and skillful pedagogy that address today’s education issues, including implicit bias and other cultural competencies, trauma-informed education, and instructional strategies you can use right away.

Building an Instructional Toolkit Workshops focus on the resources and techniques educators need to engage students and improve academic achievement using technological, tactile, and rigorous strategies. Get inspired with content that addresses the challenges you face in your classroom every day.

Personal Growth and Empowerment These workshops encourage personal and professional learning, reflection, and advocacy to make you a stronger, more confident educator. Expect strategies, resources, and expert advice at each session.

Social Justice in Our Schools These workshops focus on cultivating a culture of equity, safety, and social-emotional learning in the classroom and other education settings. Increase your awareness of the impact of poverty, trauma, and biases on your students and learn strategies to support them in their developmental and academic journey.

Exhibits: A bigger, better exhibit hall! We’re featuring 65+ exhibitors this year so be sure to check out the great vendors, education products, and services on display. You may even find some special freebies and discounts while you’re there.

The Representative Assembly More than 600 delegates representing MSEA’s 74,000 members will gather October 18–19, 2019, to carry out the annual business of the association. The representative assembly (RA) takes place at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.

FAQs: Delegates and the Representative Assembly

Who are your local association delegates?
Your local association delegates to MSEA’s RA are your colleagues, elected by members in your local to represent you at MSEA’s most important annual event. The RA discusses and votes on proposed bylaw amendments, new business items, and resolutions that delegates present for debate from the RA floor.

How can you become a delegate at the MSEA RA?
Contact your local association to learn more about becoming a delegate candidate in your next local election.

What else happens at the RA?
Delegates will hear from MSEA leaders and top education policymakers and introduce, debate, and vote on MSEA new business items, resolutions, and bylaw amendments that help guide the association’s activities and engagement in education issues.