Wyoming Education Association

Spring 2019

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Teacher and Learning 6 Spring 2019 | wyoea.edu Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities Roadmap to STEAM Conference: July 31 – August 2, 2019 in Laramie, WY. Registration is open for the 2019 Roadmap to STEAM conference. Visit: https://bit.ly/2Ams2zK The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking presenters for the 10th Annual Native American Education Conference to be held at Central Wyoming College on August 7th-8th. Those interested in presenting, or seeking more information can visit: https://edu.wyoming.gov/in- the-classroom/native-american/ The 4th Annual Wyoming English as a Second Language Conference will be held April 26-27, 2019 in Casper, WY. Please contact Dr. Jenna Shim at jshim@uwyo.edu or Kim Jones, kim811@ myncsd.org for more information. Wyoming PBS presents "Main Street Wyoming, What's in a Name?" with Dr. Phil Roberts. Aimed at grades 3-5, this series explains how Wyoming towns and other features were named. To fi nd out more, visit: https://bit.ly/2CdvnRE Teaching Contested International Issues: July 17-18, at Casper College. Aimed at social studies instructors, ELA teachers and librarians, this program focuses on the Middle East and Nigeria. The program is open to all with interested participants, with partial scholarships available. Contact mimi_stephens@brown.edu for more information. The 2020 Census is coming soon! The U.S. Census Bureau off ers a variety of materials and lesson plans for grades K-12 in history/ social studies, geography, math, sociology and English. Visit here to fi nd out more: https://bit. ly/2RBENwu Rural Public Library Grants! The Pilcrow Foundation, a national nonprofi t, public charity, provides a 2-to-1 match to rural public libraries through its Children's Book Project. To learn more, visit: https://thepilcrowfoundation.org/ childrens-book-project/ Don't forget to visit the WEA website at wyoea.org for a list of PTSB credit-approved classes. Simply click on the 'More' link to view our Teaching and Learning page, for a list of professional development opportunities. Poverty Simulation participants in Newcastle including Kasi White, one of WEA's Poverty Simulation planning team members, fi nd out what it is like to navigate daily life as a low income person. WEA has received a NFIE (National Foundation for the Improvement of Education) grant from NEA to increase poverty awareness and our ability as educators to have empathy and better serve our students who are living in poverty. If you are interested in having the simulation come to you, please contact us at jtrohkimoinen@wyoea.org and we will work with you to fi nd a time to conduct it.

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