Save the date: WEAC Summer Leadership Academy is July 24-26 in Eau Claire


Mark your calendar now for the 2017 WEAC Summer Leadership Academy, July 24-26 at UW-Eau Claire. “Summer Leadership Academy not only gives you a local perspective, but a state and national focus on issues important to you as an educator,” says trainer and WEAC Retired member Pat Schmidt of Wautoma. “It encourages you to get involved not only in your school community, but to take a stand on issues at a much deeper level.”


Registration now open for WEAC Professional Issues Conference


Registration is now open for the 2017 WEAC Professional Issues Conference, March 3-5 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. This conference focuses on the most important lever in improving our schools: building the knowledge and skills of educators. In addition to a wealth of workshops, keynote speakers are State Superintendent Tony Evers and Mark Denning, who is nationally recognized as a leading educator, lecturer and curriculum specialist in American Indian history and culture.


Apply for NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowships


Educators can apply for the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowships from December 1, 2016, through February 29, 2017. By participating in the Global Learning Fellowship program, educators have an opportunity to lead the profession by acquiring the necessary skills to integrate global competence into their daily classroom instruction.


Changes in store for online PDP platforms


Since the implementation of PI 34 in 2004 educators who use the PDP (Professional Development Plan) process for license renewal have had two online options to develop their plans, track their progress, upload their artifacts and communicate with PDP team members: Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) and The Quality Educator Interactive (QEI). Effective June 15, 2017, WECAN will no longer maintain a PDP platform.