Wisconsin Public Television resources explore Native culture and language

The Ways is a production of Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education. This resource is “an ongoing series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. This online educational resource for 6-12 grade students features videos, interactive maps, and digital media exploring contemporary Native culture and language. The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.”

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Great World Texts program seeks teacher participants

Great World Texts – an interdisciplinary humanities program that connects high school teachers and students across the state with faculty and staff at UW-Madison in the study of world literature – is seeking participants. The 2018-2019 program is organized around Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid and her work of non-fiction A Small Place. GWT is seeking teachers from all schools and disciplines, and especially encourages interdisciplinary teaching teams to sign up.

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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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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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