‘Dear first-year teachers’: Listen to great advice from these veteran educators

In this short video, veteran educators provide valuable – and inspirational – advice for first-year teachers who are about to enter the classroom, starting with “Welcome to the best profession EVER.” … “There’s so much that you’re not going to be prepared for, and that’s OK!” … “Believe in yourself and believe in the impact that you bring to your class and to your students every day.” … “Find an amazing teacher to mentor you. No one gets through this alone.” … “If you hang around positive teachers in the school building, you’re going to be a positive first-year teacher.” … And finally, they all agree, “You got this!”

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WEAC Region 1 members spend weekend ‘learning and growing’

About 40 members from the northwest area of Wisconsin attended the WEAC Region 1 Learning and Growing Conference March 10-11 in Eau Claire. “It was great to network, hear what was happening in other schools, listen to excellent speakers, spend some time with new and old friends, and learn all kinds of new information” said Region 1 President Deb Bell.

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Veteran educators and educators-to-be celebrate the profession, learn and network at WEAC Professional Issues Conference

Some of Wisconsin’s best teachers and education support professionals joined dozens of future educators over the weekend to share their knowledge and insights at WEAC’s annual Professional Issues Conference in Wisconsin Dells. The conference featured sessions that ranged from classroom management to tools for helping students create and learn to creating Professional Development Plans, and much more.

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National ESP of the Year says Education Support Professionals play pivotal role educating the whole child

Education Support Professionals play a pivotal role in children’s education and in making a difference in their lives, National ESP of the Year Janet Eberhardt told Wisconsin ESP Friday at the WEAC Professional Issues Conference in Wisconsin Dells. As a special guest at the ESP Academy, Eberhardt brought a message of inspiration and encouragement, saying that ESP – paraprofessionals, school secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, food service personnel and more – play a key role in education’s goal of addressing the needs of the whole child.

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Teacher tech training is a key focus of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan

The U.S. Department of Education Thursday released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and new commitments to support personalized professional learning for district leaders across the country working to improve teaching and student achievement through the effective use of technology.

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