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.

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Apply now for NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship

Are you an active NEA member and K-12 classroom educator? You could be celebrating 2018 with a new fellowship! The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship is a yearlong, fully-funded, professional development opportunity with a nine-day international field study. Sound exciting? The deadline is February 5, but early applications are encouraged, so start the easy-to-complete application today. 

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Nominations now open for Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards

The fourth year of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards has launched! The Henry Ford and Litton Entertainment are looking for teachers who demonstrate the habits of an innovator. Teachers who inspire their students to challenge the rules and take risks, who demonstrate how to be collaborative and empathetic, and teach the value of staying curious and learning from failure. Nominations are due February 28.

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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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