September 29, 2017   


Anyone can keep updated on the impact of the 2017-19 WI Biennial Budget on teacher licensing by watching to DPI's blog:  https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/news

With the signing of the budget on September 21, 2017:

  • All Professional and Master educators' teaching licenses automatically transform into life licenses. Nothing needs to be done, the DPI is working on computer database fixes that will show no expiration dates on teacher licenses. Professional and Master educators who have been working on credits or PDPs to renew their licenses can STOP. 

  • All initial educators will be issued a Provisional license. In order for those licenses to be converted into life licenses, teachers will need to complete 6 semesters of "successful" teaching. Presumably, Educator Effectiveness will be used as a measure for "successful," and, if you are currently working on a PDP for your initial license, you can STOP.

  • At this point, teachers do not need to do anything to apply for either life or provisional licenses!

The DPI is currently working on all the details and has until January 2018 to complete the rule process. Here are some things that are still in question:
  • Are PDPs still available for professional development?
  • Will any of the semesters before September 2017 count toward the 6 successful semesters needed to convert a Provisional license into a life license?

Stay tuned.
We'll keep you posted!

--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Regional Director


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CEA Highway Cleanup on HWY 45
 
 
 
Clintonville EA sponsored 2 miles of highway cleanup on Highway 45. They gathered 8 bags of trash and enjoyed the beautiful weather. 
Professional Development Opportunities

WEAC Region 3
Financial Workshops
Fall 2017
 
A benefit for Members geared toward early career educators. 

We are hosting these workshops in a place near you: Marinette, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and Sturgeon Bay. Included in the mix are workshops from WEA Member Benefits and a Region 3 offering of NEA's student loan informational workshop called "Degrees Not Debt." Sign up today!

Please see the flyer.

The next series of workshops present an overview of personal financial planning.
  • Wednesday, October 4 in Sheboygan - - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, October 10 in Marinette (deadline for sign up is October 3)
  • Wednesday, October 11 in Green Bay (deadline for sign up is October 4)
Registration deadline is ONE WEEK PRIOR to the event. If you sign up and the workshop is cancelled, you will be notified.

Register here.


CLL Dates Set

Click on the photo to hear more details on WEAC Region 3 Learning Labs.

The coordinator is Sheboygan EA member Scott Jelinek-Zittel.

NBCT Support Sessions in Green Bay

Green Bay Education Association (GBEA) and Region 3 Members are WELCOME to attend ongoing NBCT support sessions offered at the GBEA office @ 2256 Main Street, Green Bay.

Click here for dates, times and topics.  Register by calling Coordinator Sandra Michels @ 920-445-6361 or email @ sandramichels@gmail.com.
PDP Essentials Session
WEAC Region 3 members are welcome to attend!

Do you need to review, or need an intro to the PDP licensure process?  Come get your questions about the process answered.

PDP Essentials
Thursday, October 5
4:30-5:30 PM
GBEA Office

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.
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, Thursday, October 26 @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 1-800-279-4030, ext. 3300

WEAC Region 3
800-472-5582
rohdek@weac.org
www.region3.weac.org