November 1, 2019

Don't forget to turn back your clocks at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 3rd!
Unions in K-12 School Districts will begin voting in Recertification Elections beginning at NOON on November 6, 2019.
The 10-Minute Meeting
You have an opportunity to keep members in the loop AND respect their time by holding 10-minute meetings! It's also a great time to get feedback from people in the building. 

Get out there and BE VISIBLE!
For more details about how the 10-minute meeting works, click   here .
For previous 10-minute meeting topics:

The November 10-Minute Meeting topic:
REGISTER YOUR BENEFICIARY NOW for your no-cost life insurance offered to eligible NEA members. Issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential), this is an exclusive program for NEA members, and fully paid for by the NEA Members Insurance Trust.

  • Select your desired beneficiaries and change them at any time
  • Your coverage increases for eligible claims while on the job or conducting Association business
  • This coverage offers life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance to Active, Reserve and Staff members, as well as to Life and Retired members who are actively employed in education*
  • Many NEA members rely on NEA® Complimentary Life Insurance to supplement school district’s coverage. Review a full description of this plan.

Take advantage of your complimentary life insurance
Register today
  1. Make sure you’re logged into your NEA Member Benefits account at Register for or update your Complimentary Life Insurance by clicking on the “Name Your Beneficiary” button.
  2. Once you register, you will receive hard copies of all official information for your records. Claims can be processed by calling the Member Advocacy Center at 855-NEA-LIFE

NEW MEMBERS in October:


Click on the image above for a flyer that you can use to advertise the
UP Connection in your Local. Click here to register:
The agenda has been developed for our November 16 UP Connection and registration is filling up! Wondering what you can be a part of? Here's what we're working on:

Staying Sane
Wisconsin’s 2016-17 Special Services Teacher of the Year, Barb Van Doorn will present this interactive session for all participants. You will be guided through an exercise that helps you identify your daily assignments that bring you joy, and those that cause you distress. Applicable for teachers and support staff, this 60-minute session provides valuable information for the rest of the day's activities. Barb is a guidance counselor at Lake Holcombe school district.

Panel Discussion
We're assembling groups of members who will share their successful campaigns. They worked together to strategize about issues they had in their district, and will tell us how they WON.

We'll provide the food and drink while participants divide into their respective Zones to chat about topics of interest. Salary schedules? Political Action? Cranky bosses? It's your call! Bring your ideas and questions and network with the folks in your area.

Break Out Sessions
Using the information gleaned from the "Staying Sane" activity, we'll divide into like-minded groups to discuss how to begin to address issues in your Local. These are a few of the questions we'll discuss: How do we identify the decision-makers? How do we influence them? How do we bring people together on a common cause?

ALL of this in just 4.5 hours! We look forward to seeing you on November 16!
Sign up TODAY by clicking here.
Professional Development
Region 3 is planning a professional development conference for Saturday, January 25th. (In case it matters to you, this is a bye weekend between NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl!) It will be the 2nd year of sharing best practices and learning new skills - - member to member!

Last year's conference included sessions such as "Mindfulness for Teachers and ESP," "GaGa for Google Classroom," "Special Ed. Law and Violent Students," "Managing Student Behaviors," and "Beating Back the Bully Principal."

Now's the time for you to think about topics that YOU would be willing to present! Fill out the Call for Proposals form and help us fill the agenda for this great event. Fun Fact: Presenters get a $200 stipend!
Comments from last year:

Very informative. Very relatable presenter. Thanks!!

This was great. I learned a lot and it was very helpful!

Got more out of this class than I have in all my other classes I have taken.
Hi all,

I am a person who stands up for what is right asking all of you that care about public education and the fate of the hard-working educators in your district(s) to come together on November 16 to learn about how we can work together to affect the change we need to have success in our schools.

Kathy Rohde
WR3 Regional Director