October 27, 2017   
Hi all,

I had the experience this week of having to WEAR SOCKS, and then this morning, I had to WEAR A COAT. 

I guess winter is coming. While the last gasp of autumn is here, I'm going to try to enjoy it as much as I can. Mums, pumpkins, and walks in the woods. I hope you can enjoy it too!

We've got 32 responses to our professional development survey so far. If you haven't done so already, please help us by filling out this 5-minute  survey as we develop a teaching and learning calendar for 2017-18. THANKS!

And, f or the latest teacher license developments coming from the DPI, check out their licensing blog  .

--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Regional Director


What's YOUR Best Story?

We are always looking for stories to share. Send your photos and stories to Region3@weac.org.

Region 3 Member Paul Lindberg Interview Included in the Appleton Post Crescent
 
The Appleton Technical Academy, or A-Tech, a public charter school operated by the Appleton Area School District within Appleton West High School, is providing unique career training opportunities for students interested in manufacturing, according to an article in the Appleton Post-Crescent. The article includes an interview with Paul Lindberg, a lead instructor at A-Tech.

Read the article.
WEAC Committee Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 NEA Human & Civil Rights Awards
 
The WEAC Human and Civil Rights Committee will once again be charged with identifying a nominee from Wisconsin for the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Awards. If you have ideas for a nominee from Wisconsin, please contact WEAC president Ron Martin at  martinr@weac.org, who will forward your suggestion to the WEAC HCR Committee.

Last year, we were honored to have Senator Tammy Baldwin as an award recipient. WEAC President Ron Martin says it would be great if more of our allies and members were recognized for their work when it comes to Social Justice.

Please provide your ideas to President Martin by  November 15, 2017.

Professional Development Opportunities

Micro-Credentials Access
for Members

WEAC members can now access over 100 micro-credential courses through the WEA Academy at no charge. Earning a micro-credential is like taking a shortened version of a college course. Micro-credentials are sometimes called digital badges, micro-certifications, or nano-degrees. This free resource is an excellent way for members to hone or expand their professional knowledge and skills with a limited time commitment and at their own pace. 


WEAC Region 3
Financial Workshops
Fall 2017
 
Last chance to sign up for Insurance 101!

A benefit for Members geared toward early career educators - though ALL members are welcome!. 

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 Insurance and alerts participants to insurance GAPS you might not know you have.
  • Wednesday, November 1 in Sheboygan Cancelled
  • Tuesday, November 7 in Marinette (deadline for sign up is October 31)
  • Wednesday, November 8 in Green Bay (deadline for sign up is November 1)
Registration deadline is ONE WEEK PRIOR to the event. If you sign up and the workshop is cancelled, you will be notified.

Register here.
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REGION 3's offering of Degrees Not Debt  is for folks saddled with student loan debt, or those who are anticipating student loan debt for yourself or for your kids. Come get a basic understanding of federal student loans, repayment plans, and loan forgiveness programs. You'll be armed with the right questions to ask of your lender and loan servicer as you navigate this issue. Sign up here.

  • Tuesday, November 14: Sturgeon Bay
  • Wednesday, November 15: Sheboygan
  • Tuesday, November 28: Marinette
  • Wednesday, November 29: Green Bay
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.
Member Benefits
Milwaukee Bucks Tickets
WEAC membership means sweet deals Milwaukee Bucks tickets - like special prices with no fees! Tickets can be ordered and printed from the convenience of your home. If this is your first visit, signing up for an account is quick and easy. Check back monthly as new games and seat locations are made available! 

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, Thursdays, November 16 and December 21 @ 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