Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is proud to offer Office Hours, a series of online seminars designed to educate and inform our new educators on a variety of topics.
We asked new educators what they needed more support for, whether they were new to the profession or new to Hawaii's public school system. Mahalo to all who completed our survey!
Here were the top requested topics:
Here are the sessions we have scheduled so far. When you register for a specific seminar, you will be sent a link to connect with us virtually for that session.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m.
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union presents the HSTA Mortgage Program to provide educators stronger financial security through affordable and simple mortgage financing. As an HSTA member, you’re eligible for benefits such as down payment as low as 3% with mortgage insurance, reduced origination and closing costs, and flexible lending qualifications.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
NEA Member Benefits Specialist Teresa Muench will walk you though the NEA’s online Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator powered by Savi. This online tool provides you with a complete list of repayment options and federal loan forgiveness programs based on your personal information for free. She'll also offer tips on how to avoid common pitfalls, like unnecessary debt consolidation or ineligible loan payments, and answer your general loan questions.
Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m.
Purchasing a home doesn't have to just be a dream. Find out how to make your dream a reality, including how down payment assistance programs can help you become a homeowner even sooner. How do they work? What are the qualifications? What is required? How do I apply? This workshop is meant to instill hope that home ownership can still be achieved in Hawaii.
Thursday, March 5, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m.
The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) provides medical, chiropractic, prescription drug, dental, vision and life insurance benefits to all eligible State of Hawaii, City and County employees and retirees. Now is the time when you should stop and think about health coverage for yourself and your family, and determine which plans will best meet your needs.
This session will be streamed live on HSTA's Facebook page and will be open for public viewing.
Tuesday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m.
This webinar is designed for educators in their 20s through 40s, or new members just starting on their financial journey. Sign up now if you've ever had the following questions: How do I make a budget? How much should I be putting away for retirement? How does my ERS pension work? Will Social Security benefits be around when I retire? What investment options do I have?
We'll have a union-wide announcement regarding professional development soon, and we are working to schedule more Office Hours on topics such as the Educator Effectiveness System and cultural awareness. Check back for updates as new sessions are confirmed and added.
Supporting Hawaii's New Educators (SHiNE) is an HSTA program for members who are new to the profession or new to Hawaii's public school system with up to three years of experience. For more information on the program and how you can get involved, please email email@example.com.
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