Category Archive: Educators Bulletin Board

Mar 06

Sign up now for Every Teacher a Leader training June 25-26 in Madison

WEAC is a co-sponsor of Every Teacher a Leader training June 25-26 in Madison. Teacher leaders are the heart of successful schools. Every Teacher a Leader promotes, supports, and grows teacher leadership and voice. Develop your ideas and meet others who can support you along the way. Register by March 29!

May 30

Wisconsin Public Television resources explore Native culture and language

The Ways is a production of the Wisconsin Public Television Education (WPT) Education. This resource is “an ongoing series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. This online educational resource for 6-12 grade students features videos, interactive maps, and digital media exploring contemporary Native culture and language. The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.”

Feb 22

Wisconsin Labor History Society Annual Conference focuses on Women and the Labor Movement

The Wisconsin Labor History Society’s 37th Annual Conference, “Women and the Labor Movement: The Quest for Gender Equity and Lessons for the Future,” will feature a keynote address by Annelise Orleck, of Dartmouth College, prominent historian and author of numerous studies on women and gender equity. Hear testimonies from women unionists about their workplace experiences and discuss the future role of the U.S. labor movement as it seeks gender equity. This conference is open to union members, academics, activists and all interested persons.

Jan 08

Roger King of Holmen wins $5,000 NEA Foundation Grant

Holmen High School agriscience teacher Roger King has received a $5,000 Student Achievement/Learning and Leadership grant from the NEA Foundation. The award, King said, will be used to help Holmen High School educators learn how to instruct farm-to-school techniques in a number of settings.

Oct 30

WEAC members can now access over 100 free micro-credential courses through WEA Academy

WEAC members can now access over 100 micro-credential courses through the WEA Academy at no charge. Earning a micro-credential is like taking a shortened version of a college course. Micro-credentials are sometimes called digital badges, micro-certifications, or nano-degrees. This free resource is an excellent way for members to hone or expand their professional knowledge and skills with a limited time commitment and at their own pace.

Sep 29

Nine Wisconsin schools earn national Blue Ribbon honor

State Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated nine Wisconsin elementary schools that were among 342 schools nationwide named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program by the U.S. Department of Education. To be considered for the program, public schools must be among the top schools in the state for overall achievement on statewide assessments or closing achievement gaps between student groups.

Jun 23

Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit is August 9 in Lake Mills

You are invited to the 3rd Annual Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit – the Wisconsin public education advocacy event of the year: an opportunity like no other to connect with and learn from other supporters of public schools. From parents and grassroots organizers to academics and administrators, the Summit showcases the expertise and experience that all of our statewide partners bring to the important work we do in supporting our students and their public schools.

Apr 24

Educators’ Network for Social Justice 10th Annual Teaching Conference is Saturday, April 29

The Educators’ Network for Social Justice Conference is being held Saturday, April 29, at the Indian Community School in Franklin, Wisconsin. Workshops are facilitated by socially conscious educators and community members with a passion for their work and cover a wide range of social justice topics. Keynote Speaker, Patty Loew, is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and affiliated with American Indian Studies, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the School of Human Ecology Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies.

Dec 13

Registration now open for WEAC Professional Issues Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 WEAC Professional Issues Conference, March 3-5 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. This conference focuses on the most important lever in improving our schools: building the knowledge and skills of educators. In addition to a wealth of workshops, keynote speakers are State Superintendent Tony Evers and Mark Denning, who is nationally recognized as a leading educator, lecturer and curriculum specialist in American Indian history and culture.

Dec 09

New educators: Join us for upcoming WEAC Listening Sessions!

We want to hear from new educators! WEAC leaders will be conducting listening sessons for all new educators on these dates: January 12 near Beloit; January 17, Fond du Lac; January 18, Racine-Kenosha; January 24, Hudson; January 25, Brookfield; January 26, Madison; and January 31, Eau Claire.

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