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Peruse the Educator's Bulletin Board below for notices of upcoming events, professional development opportunities and new classroom resources. Explore the links on the right of this page for a wide variety of professional resources geared toward WEAC members. 

Three pages of particular interest to Wisconsin teachers are:

WEA Academy, for quality needs-based professional development. 
The Quality Educator Interactive (QEI) page, where you'll find help with licensing and your Professional Development Plan (PDP).
 The National Board Certification page.

 Resources on the new Educator Effectiveness model for teacher evaluation.




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Common Core State Standards now available in print

Posted: 6/18/2012 11:10:19 AM

From the Department of Public Instruction

The Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, along with the companion “Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects,” are available in printed form through the state Department of Public Instruction to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards in Wisconsin.

“We were the first of 46 states to adopt the Common Core State Standards,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “Adoption was the easy part. Since then, teachers, administrators, and schools throughout Wisconsin have been working to implement the standards, through engaging instruction coupled with rigorous learning activities. The availability of materials in print will provide additional help to educators in their work.”

The Common Core State Standards resulted from the efforts of participating states, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices to define the knowledge and skills students should learn during their elementary and secondary education. Those kindergarten through 12th-grade academic standards are aligned with college and work expectations. The new documents cover the “Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts” and the “Common Core State Standards for Mathematics” as well as the concept of disciplinary literacy. For students to be career and college ready, they must master academic content and be proficient in the reading and writing skills needed to demonstrate learning in each subject area.

The new publications provide guidance on the standards’ relationship to Wisconsin’s vision of Every Child a Graduate, supporting all students through Response to Intervention systems, and the responsibility that all teachers have for developing reading, writing, thinking, speaking, and listening skills.

“As educators work through the summer on aligning their local curriculum to the new standards and other professional development activities to deepen student learning, these books will serve as useful guides to those efforts,” Evers added.

Information about ordering printed copies of the Common Core State Standards is available at http://dpi.wi.gov/pubsales/pdf/stndrd-cc3.pdf.

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