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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October 9-13 is National School Lunch Week! 

October 9-13 is School Lunch Week, and this year’s theme is “School Lunch: Recipes for Success,” which is designed to help you share positive school lunch stories and the secret ingredients to success! Help celebrate healthy school lunches and the many great Education Support Professionals who work every day in our school cafeterias to keep our students healthy and ready to learn!

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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.

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Apply for NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowships

The application period for next year’s NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship begins September 19! This is a great opportunity for educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to integrate global lessons into their classroom. The application will be available through February 5, 2018.

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WPEN Summer Summit resources now available online

On Wednesday August 9, the Wisconsin Public Education Network held a Summer Summit. If you did not make it to the summit or simply did not get a chance to see some of the sessions you wanted, we have just the thing for you! This WPEN Summer Summit Resource Page includes video, handouts, PowerPoints and other materials that were used and created in sessions this year.

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Deadline is December 1 for Organization of American Historians Teacher of the Year Award applications

The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. The award, to be given for activities which enhance the intellectual development of other history teachers and/or students, memorializes the career of Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, University of Louisville, for her pathbreaking efforts to build bridges between university and precollegiate history teachers.

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