WEAC ESP Skills Institute is September 21 in Madison and Mosinee

Boost Your Knowledge with our Education Support Professionals Skills Institute. Education Support Professionals are invited to attend a one-day workshop designed exclusively for your role in supporting and inspiring students. From strengthening your skills in working with students, to promoting a safe school environment, there are plenty of options to meet your professional needs. Free for WEAC members, $50 for support professionals who have not yet joined.

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NEA launches ESP Leadership Institute

NEA is excited to announce the launch of NEA ESP Leadership Institute (NEA ESPLI), formerly known as NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow. NEA ESPLI is a powerful leadership development program, grounded in diversity, equity and cultural competence that brings together the overarching NEA Leadership Competencies to train ESP members to be effective leaders in their associations. ESPLI is designed and collaboratively delivered by ESP members.

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WEA Academy course focuses on the Science of Happiness

Join your colleagues across the state for this blended learning opportunity examining the science of happiness. This unique course focuses on character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creativity. When educators model qualities of compassion, gratitude and mindfulness, and integrate them into lesson plans, we increase students’ joy and engagement while contributing to a healthy classroom environment.

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WEA Academy offers Degrees Not Debt course

Developed in partnership with WEA Member Benefits, the WEA Academy’s new course Degrees Not Debt has been designed to help those with educational loans better understand them and to learn strategies to help manage or reduce their debt. Through short videos, readings, and access to online resources, participants will become familiar with loan details and federal forgiveness programs. This is a free, self-paced course and is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, financial, or tax advice.

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Publications help educators recognize and address children’s mental health issues

The Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) has created publications designed to help educators recognize and address children’s mental health issues. The publications are: An Educator’s Guide to Children’s Mental Health, A Guide to Student Mental Health and Wellness, Children’s Mental Health Resource Guide, Children’s Mental Health Classroom Activities, and SuperMe: A Campaign to End Hurtful Teasing. To find out more about these publications and to order them online, go to: www.macmh.org/books.

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