Milwaukee school receives Read Across America Library grant

Thanks to the efforts of Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association member Maria Ramirez-Acevedo, Kagel Elementary School in Milwaukee has received an NEA Read Across America 2016 Library grant. This individual grant of $1,000 will be used to purchase diverse books for the school library.

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New guide helps educators teach about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities

A revised and expanded teacher’s guide from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will help teachers fulfill the requirement of teaching about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities. Tailored especially for upper elementary grades, the updated Teacher’s Guide, which is a CD-ROM, goes along with the newly updated young readers classic by Dr. Patty Loew, Native People of Wisconsin.

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Two Milton Middle School teachers win NEA grant

Two Milton Middle School teachers – Emily Rothering and Susan Jensen – are winners of a $2,000 NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant. The NEA Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded the grant based on “efforts to develop projects that lead to academic achievement for students.” The project submitted by the two Milton teachers – who are members of WEAC and WEAC Region 6 – was titled “We Do STEM with Legos.”

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Wisconsin Water Library offers vast H2O resources for teachers and parents

The Wisconsin Water Library has a large collection of children’s book about water – including titles on animals found in and around water, aquatic plants, shipwrecks, beach combing, snow and ice, and more. Many of the books are for young children (in preschool through second grade) but the library also has a growing collection of materials for older children and young adults.

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Expanded ‘Native People of Wisconsin’ Teacher’s Guide debuts

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces a revised and expanded Teacher’s Guide for Dr. Patty Loew’s newly-updated young readers classic, Native People of Wisconsin (also now available). This essential guide is the tool teachers need to help students explore “Native People of Wisconsin” and the stories and traditions of Wisconsin’s twelve Native Nations.

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