NEA launches ESP Leadership Institute

NEA is excited to announce the launch of NEA ESP Leadership Institute (NEA ESPLI), formerly known as NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow. NEA ESPLI is a powerful leadership development program, grounded in diversity, equity and cultural competence that brings together the overarching NEA Leadership Competencies to train ESP members to be effective leaders in their associations. ESPLI is designed and collaboratively delivered by ESP members.

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WEA Academy course focuses on the Science of Happiness

Join your colleagues across the state for this blended learning opportunity examining the science of happiness. This unique course focuses on character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creativity. When educators model qualities of compassion, gratitude and mindfulness, and integrate them into lesson plans, we increase students’ joy and engagement while contributing to a healthy classroom environment.

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WEA Academy offers Degrees Not Debt course

Developed in partnership with WEA Member Benefits, the WEA Academy’s new course Degrees Not Debt has been designed to help those with educational loans better understand them and to learn strategies to help manage or reduce their debt. Through short videos, readings, and access to online resources, participants will become familiar with loan details and federal forgiveness programs. This is a free, self-paced course and is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, financial, or tax advice.

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National Board Information Session – A Webinar

Learn the financial and professional benefits of National Board Certification in the comfort of your own home. Led by Wisconsin National Board Network President Sandra Michels, this webinar will outline the process of obtaining National Board Certification. The webinar is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. August 21. Sign up now:

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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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