September 23, 2016 
Hello all,

Fall is here and while Regional Director, Kathy Rohde, is vacationing, this column, next week, will be written by....who? Maybe you? If you'd like to contribute your thoughts to this newsletter, please contact Deb Armitage at the Region 3 office and she will help you publish your thoughts. We know you have stuff to say!

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the  WEAC Region 3 Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ FVTC-Appleton, 10-Noon with lunch and Zone meetings to follow. The Board consists of representatives from every Local in Region 3 - - every Local has the opportunity to send their President or a designee to represent your interests at these bi-annual meetings. It's a great time to tell the Region 3 Executive Committee what you think. Express your opinions. Provide feedback. Share your Local's good news with others and hear what's going on elsewhere in the Region.    
What's YOUR Best Story?
Lori Large - 4th Grade
WEAC Kicks Off New School Year with Salute to Educator-Members

WEAC is on-the-job with our members, highlighting their work in and out of school.

Here is what WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen, a high school English teacher, discovered on her visit to the Port Washington-Saukville School District in WEAC Region 3, where members are inspiring their students and sharing what's working in their classrooms .   

Instruction & Professional Development
PDP Goal Approval OR Verification 

Do you have your goals written and need them approved? Is your 5-year plan completed and in need of verification by a team of reviewers? We'll put together your in-person PDP reviewer team. Our partnership with GBEA makes these dates and services available and FREE to all WR3 and GBEA members, and at a cost for non-members.    

Who Should

 What to Bring? 

Non-Member Cost  
Individual 20-30 minute appointments only. Scheduled 3 weeks prior to the date, between
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ WEAC Region 3

Saturday, Dec. 17th @ GBEA

Saturday, May 6 @
WEAC Region 3

Saturday, May 20th @ GBEA

Initial and Professional Educators with complete goals or plans and in need of a PDP team for reviewing.

QEI login


Goal Approval $150
Verification $200

Click Here or Use the QR Code to Register Now !  

PDP Writing Workshop 

Learn or review how to write your PDP goal, objectives, plan activities, and plan assessments.  Discuss the overlaps between PDP & EE. Receive assistance with utilizing the QEI software to store and submit your PDP. Time will be given to work individually.

Who Should

 What to Bring? 

Non-Member Cost  
Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ WEAC Region 3


Saturday, May 6 @
WEAC Region 3


Initial and Professional Educators looking for help, feedback or review in writing their plan for goal approval or finishing up their 5-year plan in preparation for verification. 

Computer, QEI login


Click Here to Register Now or Use the QR Code!  


National Boards:  Jump Start Program

Jump  Start is a two day comprehensive seminar designed to provide National Board candidates with important information about the certification process, time to examine Component and Assessment Center requirements, the opportunity to plan how to meet requirements, and time to collaborate, gather resources and gain information needed to pursue certification.  You must be a registered National Board candidate to participate.

Saturday, September 24th and Saturday, October 8th
8 AM - 3 PM with an hour lunch 
 GBEA, 2256 Main St. Green Bay
Free to members. Non-member fee - $350 


Application Deadline is December 1 for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program 
You may be eligible to participate in a unique international professional development
opportunity for 3-6 months through the Fulbright Program! By conducting educational research abroad, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instructional methods and assessment methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Teachers also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures and international education systems that will enrich their U.S. schools and local communities with global perspectives. 
This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education. 

Citizen Responsibility Information

Monday, October 24th
through Friday, November 4th

Vote at your municipality during regular business hours.
Go to to find your municipal clerk or polling place, update your name or address, register to vote, and get information on absentee (early) voting. Here's a flyer for detailed information you can share with others.

Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members

WEA Member Benefits
WEA Member Benefits Here to Help

As educators, you inspire students every day. Thank you! Let WEA Member Benefits inspire you to build the financial security you and your family deserve.
    Let us help you make your students' experience richer this school year! Enter our drawing to win $300 to purchase supplies for your classroom. Exclusive opportunity for WEAC members only: 
In the News
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Schedule It!
Click HERE to see our Region 3 Calendar. It includes WEAC and Region 3 governance meetings, Professional Development events, and many other workshops, meetings, and events sponsored by our office.

Here's the other stuff:   
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, Thursdays, October 20, November 17 and December 15 from 9-5 at the Region 3 office. To make an appointment contact:  Brenda Echeverria 1-800-279-4030, ext. 3300.
  • The Future of Public Education, September 26.  7 PM @ Webster-Stanley Middle School Auditorium, Oshkosh
  • IMS, Financial and Membership Training for Local & Regional Union Leaders, Thursday, September 29, 6 PM-7:30 P.  Register here.
  • Democratic Party of Brown County Steak Fry, Sunday, October 2, Green Isle Park, Allouez
  • RSVP NOW - WR3 Board of Directors Meeting, October 15, 10-Noon

WEAC Region 3