It is up to you to get the most from your ECAWA Membership!
Get the most from your ECAWA Membership by staying in touch and being ready to take advantage of the opportunities that interest you.
Above all …. participate!
♦Ensure that your association always has your up to date contact details.
Please be sure to keep your contact details up to date as ECAWeb and email are our primary means of keeping ECAWA Members informed. We encourage you to make sure that both personal and a ‘work’ email address are on file with ECAWA as using two addresses increases the chances that the message will reach you.
♦Ensure that email from the ecawa.wa.edu domain is ‘trusted’ and does not end up in your spam filter.
If you are a GMail user you may need to check that ECAWA email is not being shunted into the ‘Promotional’ or ‘Social’ categories.
♦Check ECAWeb for announcements and information.
Information is posted on ECAWeb as it becomes available so keep an eye on ECAWeb and particularly http://ecawa.wa.edu.au where you will find the latest announcement at the bottom of the page.
♦Follow @ECAWA and @ECAWASecretary on Twitter and look for the #ECAWA in conversations.
Announcements and reminders are tweeted regularly, so this is another way of staying up to date.
♦Subscribe to LOGIN Light
Read the latest LOGIN Light – a new edition available each week!
When you read LOGIN Light you will see a ‘Subscribe’ on the right, just below the header. We use different services for ECAWeb and LOGIN Light subscriptions so you will need to subscribe using the separate links.
♦Attend the ECAWA Annual General Meeting
As soon as the date of the Annual General Meeting has been set information about the date, time, venue, speaker, positions becoming vacant and so on are posted at http://ecawa.wa.edu.au/pages/ecawa_agm/
After the AGM the results of the meeting are also posted on this page.
All financial Individual Members, Individual Country Members and Honorary Life Members are entitled to vote, and School Members are entitled to nominate one voting representative each. Student Members and additional staff of members schools are encouraged to attend, although they are not entitled to vote.
♦Work on a special project or be part of a sub committee
At any time the ECAWA Committee usually has several special projects that require assistance from ECAWA members. If you are willing to assist in this way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
♦Join the ECAWA Committee
The ECAWA Committee is a diverse group that works hard for ECAWA members. If you willing to take on a regular commitment and work as part of this group please contact email@example.com for more information.
Remember that it has been said that working as part of a professional association is some of the best Professional Learning available!
♦Join a Special Interest Group
Over the years ECAWA has had a wide range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – Groups that have formed around a particular interest, for discussion, research and investigation and Professional Learning.
If you have a particular interest contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if a group has formed or is forming in the area.
♦Get involved in ECAWA Professional Development and Professional Learning
An obvious benefit of your ECAWA membership is being able to attend PD / PL arranged by ECAWA. This is offered at no cost or at a reduced cost to ECAWA members.
Perhaps you might offer to make a presentation or run a workshop to share your own knowledge and experience? After school PD usually runs from 4.15pm to 5.30pm, and may consist of a single presentation or two or more shorter presentations.
Check ECAWA communications to see what is being advertised, contact email@example.com to enquire about future plans in your areas of interest or go to http://bit.ly/ECAWAPDOffer to make an offer to present.