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Registration: Early bird registration is March 1. If you haven't done so already please register now ensuring that your teacher presenters have also registered.

Hotel Reservation: It has come to NESA's attention that due to a technical glitch, the Sheraton online reservations system was showing the NESA block of rooms as "Full", but we confirm that as of February 3, there are still rooms available, and the problem has been rectified. However, if you try to book a room and get a similar message (that all rooms are fully booked), please inform NESA immediately, and we will contact the hotel. Write to: Please click here for the resevation form.

Conference Speakers: For more details on the sessions and speakers, please click here.  

Travel Agent/Childcare: For more information, please click here.

Graduate Credit: Educators attending SEC have the opportunity to obtain one, two or three sememster graduate credits from Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY). Click here for more information.

Pre-conference Teacher Rep Meeting: The meeting will be at the Royal Orchid Sheraton on Thursday April 3 at 5pm in the meeting room, Riverside 4.

Teacher Workshops: Please click here for the teacher workshops' schedule.

Handouts for Teacher Workshops: Send to Anne Marie at ahead of time for posting on the NESA website, OR create a web link to handouts (even better!).  Click here for the teacher workshop handouts/web links.

Please take a couple of seconds to read the specifications below:

* ONE electronic file will be posted per teacher presenter
* The file must be a Word or PDF file (PowerPoint files should be saved as PDF)
* The file must not exceed 500K
* Include the presenter's name, school and workshop title at the top of the handout

Charity Raffle: Solicit a contribution from your school for the ‘Community Service Awards Charity Raffle’ organized by Teacher Reps at the spring conference; and bring this gift to the conference (minimum value of USD $75.00). Please consider the size and weight of the gift for easy transportation.


December Deadlines

DECEMBER 1: Teacher Workshop Proposals - submit online form

DECEMBER 1: Award Applications:

  • Haas/Hansen Student Award
  • Community Service Award (notification of selection at the Spring Educators Conference)
  • Margaret Sanders International Schools Scholarship Award
Please send award applications to Maria at 
DECEMBER 20: Registration deadline, Winter Training Institute, Muscat, Oman



Teacher Rep Meeting Minutes and School Reports 

Please click on the following links to download a copy of the Minutes and the School Reports from the annual Teachers' Rep Meeting in Dubai.  

Teacher Rep Meeting, Dubai 13-14, Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha 

The meeting will commence on Friday at 9 am and end around noon on Saturday.

Room rates per single occupancy below are inclusive of breakfast, internet and taxes:

  • Standard Room: AED 650
  • Executive Room: AED 750
  • Second person supplement: AED 50

For hotel room reservations, please contact Sales Manager, Sijo Tom.

The hotel reservation and travel arrangements (flights and transportation to and from the airport) should be made directly by you or by your school.

The requirement for visas differs with each nationality. Please check with your local UAE embassy for requirements/procedures.

Please inform Anne Marie of your attendance at the meeting and if you are bringing a guest to the Friday evening dinner hosted by NESA.

A link to the agenda for the rep meeting was included in RepLines which you should have received. Please bring a copy with you or download to your laptop.





Change of Dates for WTI 

Please note the dates for WTI have changed to January 24-25 as Oman has now adopted a Friday/Saturday weekend.


The Fall and Winter issues of NESA's newsmagazine "NESA News" are printed and mailed out to schools in August and December, respectively; all three issues (Fall, Winter, Spring) are posted on the NESA website.Our online news magazine is the definitive source of all happenings in the NESA community. It's interactive and easy to read. Click here to read our latest fall issue. 

YOU--the NESA Teacher Reps--and your colleagues, are the main contributors to the NESA News, which highlights events and people at your schools. We encourage you and your colleagues to e-mail articles/blurbs about school news, special events, programs and initiatives, with photos and captions!

Submissions Deadlines

  • Fall issue: June 1
  • Winter issue: November 1
  • Spring issue: March 1 (online only)

Specifications: 500 words maximum (longer articles may be condensed without the author's permission); include article title, and author's name and job title; photos should include captions (e-mailed as high-resolution jpeg files, 300 dpi). E-mail articles/photos

NESA Rep Handbook

Click here to download the 2013-2014 Rep Handbook in pdf format or alternatively click here for word doc. 

Teacher Workshop Proposals

Teacher-produced workshops are a popular feature of the annual Spring Educators Conference. Instructions for Teacher Reps and potential presenters are in the Rep Handbook. 

NESA Awards

Stanley Haas/Luke Hansen Student Award (Deadline: December 1)
Margaret Sanders International Schools Scholarships (Deadline: December 1)
NESA Community Service Grants (Deadline: February 1)

(See also the Awards page.)

Don't forget to check the Dates and Deadlines page!


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