June 22, 2018  

Hi all,

Here are the details for the August workshop that I teased you with last week. Designed to help YOUR LOCAL plan (plenty of time for planning at the workshop!) and implement (we can work with you when fall comes around) a successful membership drive to kick off the 2018-19 school year. 

We are encouraging you to bring a team of at least three people from your Local, so you can start thinking about fun people to bring along. Click on the image or here to register. Click for a flyer.

Start talking with your friends today!


Kathy Rohde
Regional Director

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

The Summer Summit is a once-a-year convening of all the people who care the most about what our public schools need to thrive and meet the needs of all students. This year's event promises to be the best one yet - with a full day of amazing breakouts led by experts on a wide range of topics, a keynote presentation from Jitu Brown of Chicago's Journey for Justice campaign, a Blue Ribbon Plenary Session with Rep. Joel Kitchens and Dr. Julie Underwood, a morning welcome from Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers . . . and so much more!  Just announced: special guest speaker at the optional dinner will be Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Stay tuned for the full lineup of breakouts and speakers - you won't be disappointed!  Click here to learn more - and register (includes lunch).

Professional Development

Update on transition to lifetime licenses ...

WEAC continues to work with DPI to make the transition from professional and master licenses to lifetime licenses under Act 59 as seamless as possible. At this time, conversion of professional and master educator licenses to lifetime licenses is complete. You can view your license by clicking here. If you were a Professional Educator when the biennial budget was enacted last fall, your license status should now show "Lifetime License" valid from  9/22/2017 , the date Act 59 was signed.

If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:
  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the "Manage Your Existing Licenses" section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose "Print license certificate" from the drop down menu and click "Go!"
  4. Based on your browser's default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.

While a background check is required every 5 years, DPI does not currently have a process in place for background checks. At this time there is no action required for educators to submit background checks even if your license was set to expire in 2018. Please watch WEAC communications in the coming months. We will provide instructions once DPI has a background check process in place.

If you were an initial license holder at the time of the passage of Act 59 your license was converted to a provisional license with an expiration date of 2020. Previous semesters of "successful" teaching can be applied toward a lifetime license application. Currently DPI does not have a method in place to report semesters of successful teaching. However, you could use your QEI account. The QEI has developed an excellent tracking system for successful semesters and WEAC has written confirmation that the QEI will be accepted to track successful semesters. For more details log in at https://myqei.org/.

Here's a FAQ sheet with answers to these and other questions.

Please contact Jeff Baas at baasj@weac.org if you have questions related to your license.

We only have 2 sign-ups and will likely have to cancel this session (again)!
Managing Student Behavior Safely
A Workshop designed for ESP members, but teachers are welcome to attend as well!

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
dinner provided!

Learn strategies for deescalation, personal safety, and ways to prevent inappropriate behavior in students. Learn the "why" of behaviors in students and Special Ed law related to behavior.
Click here for a flyer. Click   here to register.

At the same time and location as the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy, WEAC will be conducting a Jump Start National Board Certification training. Developed by a team of National Board Certified Teachers from across the country, Jump Start is a comprehensive, three-plus day seminar designed to provide early support to National Board candidates. It lays the groundwork for understanding the certification process by deeply examining component and assessment center requirements. Time is dedicated to gathering resources and information needed to become successful in certifying. All of this is provided in a supportive, constructive and collegial environment. Jump Start is led by a fun and dynamic training team of Wisconsin National Board Certified Teachers. Find out more and register now! ... Open informational flier.

Register Now for the 2018 WEAC Summer Leadership Academy
The 2018 Summer Leadership Academy will return to UW-Eau Claire July 30-August 1. This year's Academy is a repeat of last year's conference but has taken on an entirely new look, as well as a new focus. We know that the strength of the State Association lies within the strength of each and every local. The Summer Leadership Academy is meant to empower the local leaders in their work with members, the community, administration, elected leaders and the students they serve on a day-to-day basis. Find out more about the Summer Leadership Academy and register now! 
Dennis Muehl grant funds are available for attendees!
Member Benefits

Retirement and Long-Term Care Insurance Seminars & Individual Consultations

WEAC Region 3
1136 North Military Avenue in Green Bay
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Click on the links below to register.

Retirement Planning 101:

Long Term Care Insurance Options:

Individual LTCi Consultations:  


Live Webinars Scheduled for June / July
ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit their webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions. 

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, the third Thursday of every month @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 800-279-4030, ext. 3300.
  • WEAC Welcome Program - sign up to learn how to attract new employees to the union. July 21, Mosinee; July 24, Green Bay, August 4, Milwaukee.
WEAC Region 3