December 15, 2020Becky Bachman

Weekly Webinar Wednesday

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Due to popular demand, your union has extended WEAC Wednesday Webinars into May of 2021. Webinars are designed to support your ongoing professional learning, your students’ learning, and create efficiencies in your workflow. Sessions are just one hour long and are geared for active teacher members, educational support professionals (ESPs) and Aspiring Educators. Webinars are from 6-7 p.m. Only WEAC members will be given access to attend. Wednesday webinars one of the many benefits of your union membership.

↓ Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to register for the webinar(s) that you are interested in attending.

 

January 27, 2021

Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Space. Tried and true strategies and activities teachers and educational support professionals can use to create meaningful relationships with and between students in a safe virtual learning environment.

Presenters: Anna Gonzalez and Veronica Choe

 

February 3, 2021

Autism in the Classroom: Useful Strategies. As an educator have you wondered how to support students with autism in your classroom? With strategies and ideas, this session will prepare you to support your learners with autism and you may be surprised as to how some of these may help other learners in your classroom too.

Presenter: Deanna Needham

 

February 10, 2021

Using HyperDocs. A HyperDoc is a simple yet powerful tool for online learning. More than just some links on a page, a HyperDoc allows you to bundle lessons, tasks, and assessments together in one document that can easily be differentiated for particular students or groups.

Presenters: Karma Nordsrom and Ellen Brooks

 

February 17, 2021

Phenomenal Science. Centering your K-12 science instruction around phenomena can build student engagement and understanding, even in a virtual or blended classroom environment. We’ll explore key aspects of science instruction, share NGSS-aligned resources, and consider strategies (like Driving Question Boards) that support science in your K-12 (including virtual) classrooms.

Presenters: Christie Morrison Thomas and Emily Pohlonski

 

February 24, 2021

Engaging Youth in Elections. Even students who are not eligible to vote can have their voices heard and learn about elections and the democratic process. Participants will learn strategies to engage students in elections by having them explore their own ideologies, learn about candidates, explore media messages, develop their ability to be critical consumers of information and find creative ways to get involved in the election process. Includes free lesson plans, just in time for spring elections. Please note: this session is 90 minutes long (6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)

Presenters: Mia Salamone and Meghan Goldstein

 

March 3, 2021

Nurturing Resiliency for a Lifetime of Learning. Trauma impacts children and staff in ways we never imagined. Educators are facing unprecedented times in education that require awareness, evaluation, and analyzing behavior in order to educate our students and assist them to become more resilient and teach the concepts of grit to achieve success.

Presenter: Deanna Needham

 

March 10, 2021

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Book Study Part I. Author Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation – autonomy, mastery, and purpose. For illustration, he introduces us to scientists, entrepreneurs, and educators that are pointing to ideas can be applied in the classroom to motivate students and improve our instructional approaches. If you need the book click here. If you own or will borrow the book simply complete your Webinar Wednesday registration below.

Conversation Facilitator: Barb VanDoorn

 

March 17, 2021

Let’s Get Digital. Engage students with digital reading strategies. Differentiate and maximize your planning time with EdTech tools like self-grading Readworks. Customize your lessons quickly with digital sorts and graphic organizers through Google Slides, Google Draw, and Padlet.

Presenters: Jacqueline Waldhoer and Kim Stout

 

March 24, 2021

Assessments: Formative and Summative from a Distance. Learn how popular technology tools can be leveraged to collect formative and summative assessments to inform instruction in an asynchronous environment.

Presenters: Kristal Jaaskelainen and Ellen Brooks

 

March 31, 2021

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Book Study Part II. Author Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation – autonomy, mastery, and purpose. For illustration, he introduces us to scientists, entrepreneurs, and educators that are pointing to ideas can be applied in the classroom to motivate students and improve our instructional approaches. If you need the book click here. If you own or will borrow the book simply complete your Webinar Wednesday registration below.

Conversation Facilitator: Barb VanDoorn

 

April 7, 2021

NO SESSION – Spring Break

 

April 14, 2021

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Book Study Part III. Author Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation – autonomy, mastery, and purpose. For illustration, he introduces us to scientists, entrepreneurs, and educators that are pointing to ideas can be applied in the classroom to motivate students and improve our instructional approaches. If you need the book click here. If you own or will borrow the book simply complete your Webinar Wednesday registration bel0w.

Conversation Facilitator: Barb VanDoorn

 

 April 21, 2021

Schoology Intermediate: Learn & Explore. Incorporating Schoology into BigBlueButton is about leveraging the features in Schoology and using them synchronously with BigBlueButton. Create guided opportunities for students to interact with Schoology as opposed to presenting new tasks as asynchronous and unguided work. While students interact with Schoology, the BigBlueButton session can be utilized as a help desk for students having trouble with navigating directions.

Presenters: Anna Gonzalez and Veronica Choe

 

April 28, 2021

Building Slides for Accessibility: Why and How. Explore best practices for digital-visual accessibility as you learn practical tools and strategies which can be implemented immediately and efficiently into your lessons. Google Slides is a focus tool, but the strategies apply broadly.

Presenters: Sarah Suchanek and Veronica Choe

 

 May 5, 2021

Equity and Access in Science Education. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has begun a discussion focused on making science learning more accessible and equitable for all of our students. During this session, educators will share progress on this work and provide an opportunity for a facilitated discussion around equity and access in science education.

Presenter: Rick Erickson and guests

 

 May 12, 2021

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. This year children have faced a perfect storm of traumatic events including a nationwide pandemic, economic instability, racial unrest over police killings, months of anxiety, and isolation caused by school and community shutdowns, family illness, bullying, anxiety, and more. Educators will learn about the social and emotional impacts of trauma on our students and their learning, identify the signs of trauma, and how to address the underlying needs of our students.

Presenters: Ann Marie Borders and Darrell Taylor

 

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