WEAC offering two $1,000 ESP Scholarships

WEAC is offering two ESP scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to ESP members. The deadline for submission is February 1 of each year. The scholarships will be awarded for study at either a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must be an employed, active ESP member of WEAC who is interested in pursuing courses that will enhance their skills or further their career in the education field.

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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.

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Eight projects receive 2017 ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ awards

Eight projects are winners of the 2017 Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Schools, Libraries, and Communities Award. Presented each year to nominated projects that “demonstrate the great potential and collaborative spirit of rural Wisconsin,” this year’s recipients join 105 exemplary programs recognized since 2005. One of this year’s winning projects is the River Cities Habitat for Humanity Tiny House Partnership that includes the Crivitz and Wausaukee School Districts and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

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Student video contest focuses on human population growth

The World of 7 Billion video contest is back this year with new topics. Students will create a short video that connects human population growth to one of these global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. All students grades 6-12 are eligible to participate. The entry deadline is February 22, 2018.

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Now’s a good time to book biotechnology field trips for your students

The BioPharmaceutical Technology Center offers Biotechnology Field Trips to middle, high school and college students and their teachers. Designed as a 1.5 – 5 hour visit to the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Fitchburg, just outside of Madison, field trip experiences include hands-on laboratory experiments based on molecular biology techniques.

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Workshop focuses on Creating Welcoming Schools for LGBTQ Youth

The Wisconsin Education Association Council and the WEA Academy are committed to the creation of welcoming and inclusive learning environments for all LGBTQ youth. This one day workshop – January 20, 2018, in Appleton – facilitated in partnership with GSafe Wisconsin offers educators an opportunity to develop and enhance their expertise and professional development resources.

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