WEAC co-sponsors summit for future teachers

WEAC is a proud co-sponsor of a summit for future and current teachers, March 20 at UW-Oshkosh. In addition to workshops and a competition for students, there are sessions and speakers for adult educators. Keynote speaker is Sarahi Monterrey, 2019 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year and WEAC member.

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Black history conference is February 15-16 in Madison

WEAC is a proud sponsor of this conference intended to provide a venue where community members, practitioners, educators, and families from across the state will be able to share policies, practices and procedures that have proven effective in promoting high levels of achievement for those often underserved in our school systems.

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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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