November 9, 2018  
Hi all,
It's a brand-new day in Wisconsin! 8 years of teacher-bashing and public education budget-slashing will come to an end when our new Governor Tony Evers takes office in January. 

We'll get collective bargaining back, the WERC will get funded and staffed to pre-2010 levels, and all of our lapsed members will join the union in force! We elected a new Governor and it's an easy, downhill ride from here on out!

You know I'm just kidding, right?

It is definitely true that we will be spared undeserved criticism from the top position in our State's government. And Tony will do everything in his power (assuming the legislature doesn't take away any of his power) to improve public education in Wisconsin, starting with a budget that supports adequate staffing, school safety, and improved special ed and mental health programs. But Tony faces political opposition in both the Senate and Assembly and he has a long row to hoe to get his progressive ideas passed and implemented.

What can we do to help?
Organize. It's in our power and we CAN do it.


--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Regional Director 




Recertification Election Has Reached Mid-Point!

We are half-way through the Recertification election period.
Voting ends AT NOON on Tuesday, November 20th.

The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission has reported the number of votes cast at mid-point. Click here to see it. 





Professional Development


GBEA/Region 3 National Board Support Syllabus

WEAC, GBEA, and Region 3 have organized ongoing monthly National Board Support for the 2018-2019 cycle . Generally, the first portion of the session will feature a presentation on a  topic or issue and the second portion of the session will be reserved for working with  candidate concerns and questions. Sessions will be held at the WEAC Region 3 Office, 1136 N. Military  Ave., Green Bay. We have added the option of joining us via Zoom if you are unable to attend in  person! Pre-registration is not required but appreciated - light dinner will be served. Register here:   https://goo.gl/forms/Q15ztFKiXoTuV5hr2 .  Click the link above for dates and ZOOM info.


WEAC Region 3
Professional Development Conference
Saturday, January 26, 2019
WR3 Office, Green Bay

We're planning a party and want you to join us! This FREE FOR MEMBERS conference will have sessions geared toward all of our members - ESP and teachers - on topics of wide interest for all.

Let us know what kinds of topics you are interested in: region3@weac.org

Let us know what session YOU would like to present by filling out this form. We are offering $200 stipends to members who present at our Region 3 conference!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and stay tuned for more information!


NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship is Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship, a great opportunity for classroom teachers to develop their own global competence and bring the world to their students. The application is open to K-12 classroom teachers who want to gain the skills to prepare their students to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Find out more and apply now.


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Member Benefits

Because of WEAC's relationship with the Milwaukee Bucks, discount tickets for the 2018-19 season at the amazing new Fiserv Forum are now on sale to members. Tickets can be ordered and printed from the convenience of your home computer. Find out more and order your tickets! Use promo code: WEAC.
Micro-Credentials Offerings

In partnership with the National Education Association, the WEA Academy offers over 100 micro-credentials free of charge to WEAC and NEA members. Micro-credentials are a competency based recognition issued for formal and informal professional learning experiences. Micro-credentials support educators developing skills and acquiring knowledge to improve classroom practices that support student success. Find out more.

In  2017-18, the Legislature and governor ended Wisconsin's teacher licensing law, instead creating lifetime licenses. WEAC is committed to supporting teachers through the licensing process and addressing questions at any stage of your career. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or send in your questions via email to Jeff Baas, WEAC Instruction and Professional Development Consultant, at baasj@weac.org.

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