Plans are underway for Education Support Professional (ESP) Day, the annual celebration of ESPs, happening on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 during American Education Week!
This year, we are planning to amplify the voices of ESPs and support them through a variety of online actions. To get ready for the celebration, NEA’s Center for Communications and ESP Quality Department are collecting short video clips from a variety of educators and school community members with messages that show their appreciation for ESPs.
Send a short, 5-10-second video message by October 20 to help us recognize the ESPs in Alabama and across the country. Videos can be from students, teachers, parents, administrators, aspiring educators, and others who are active in a local association or school community and can share how ESPs have impacted their lives.
In addition to ESP Day, we plan to use these videos for a variety of upcoming engagements, including next year’s NEA ESP Conference in March. Also, AEA will share submitted videos through AEA's social media channels on November 17.
Sample Video Scripts
Here are some ideas you can use in your video. Feel free to customize or craft your own! The messages can range from simple 5-second messages (e.g. “Thank you, ESPs,” or “We Love Our ESPs!”) to longer 10-second messages, like the examples below. Please try to stay within the given time restrictions:
Here is a link to recording guidelines from NEA’s video production team to ensure high-quality video clips and assist you with this request. Please make sure all submitted videos are shot horizontally, following our guidelines on lighting and framing. Note that our video team will not be able to publish any videos that do not meet these guidelines.
In order to be included in our digital celebration, upload your video clip (MP4 file, labeled with your state) to our Hightail storage space no later than October 20: https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/ELHT.
Additionally, please send the name(s) of your video subject(s) to Dorothy Vu (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the ESP Quality Department so we can include them in the caption. Any questions or technical issues should go to her as well.