Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Future Ready Librarians

If you are a K12 librarian serving a high-need community, you may be eligible to receive scholarship funding for an online course toward becoming "Future Ready." http://bit.ly/LIBAPP

Monday, July 15, 2019

Join us for ISTE Summer Bites!

You could win a $100 Amazon gift card just for signing up!

Get bite-sized learning delivered directly to your inbox.

Choose your flavor:

  • Creativity
  • Digital Citizenship
  • STEM

Sign up by July 31!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

WEMTA Members tour the BCPL archives

Thank you to the BCPL Commissioners and staff for being excellent custodians of the school trust funds. After learning more about investment policies today we were treated to a tour of the archives. A librarian's dream!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

40% off ISTE membership, just for you!

Want more lesson plans, on-demand videos, expert-led PD and discounts on ISTE edtech events?


ISTE is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special offer to WEMTA members: 40% off basic ISTE membership. Normally $125, membership is just $75 until August 31, 2019 with offer code 40FORISTE at checkout. Learn more about ISTE membership!


Planning to attend ISTE19? Use the offer code during conference registration.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sign -up for your AASL District Kit!

Applications now open for "AASL District Kits for the National School Library Standards" The AASL developed kits are available for use by districts to present professional development focused on exploration and implementation of the 2018 National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School LibrariesMore information is found in this news release from ALA Member News https://bit.ly/2IpKFro



Thursday, April 4, 2019

VOTE TODAY! for AASL concurrent sessions

Even if you are not an AASL member, here is your chance to have your voice heard about what types of information is presented at the AASL National Conference in November 2019. Please use this link to vote for concurrent sessions. 

Follow this link to vote:

https://national.aasl.org/sessions/


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Attending the WEMTA Conference? Vote Early!

Wisconsin's Spring Election is April 2, 2019! If you are attending the WEMTA Conference on Tuesday, April 2, you will want to vote early. In-person absentee voting (early voting) opportunities vary between municipalities. Check with your local clerk for early voting hours at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyMunicipalClerk .


Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

What's on the ballot: The only statewide race is for the Wisconsin Supreme Court between Judge Brian Hagedorn and Judge Lisa Neubauer. There are many local races across the state, including mayoral, school board and city council races. Find out what's on your ballot here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/PreviewMyBallot

How to Find Your Polling Place:You can find your polling place here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace

Absentee Ballot Deadlines: The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is March 28. Your completed ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than April 2 at 8 p.m. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

ISTE Awards Nominations are Open!

Have you heard that ISTE has two new awards this year?

  • ISTE Impact Award: This award honors individuals or organizations making a difference in education and whose outstanding work improves learning for all students.
  • ISTE Distinguished District Award: This award highlights an exceptional school district who demonstrates effectiveness and innovation in the application of educational technology. They ensure equitable, accessible and appropriate technology for all students and exhibit a progressive mindset when it comes to challenges in education (we have presented this award in the past, but have updated the nomination form).

 

Nomination forms are live on the awards page on iste.orgNominations close March 31. You can nominate yourself or someone else. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

WEMTA Update: Opportunities to Meet with Legislators in District

State legislators are holding in-district listening sessions across the state to help inform their decision-making on the state budget and other legislative proposals. Listening sessions are a great way to form relationships with your local legislators and to educate them on issues that matter to you. If you live in one of the districts listed below, please considering attending an upcoming listening session to discuss the Common School Fund, staffing shortages, and other WEMTA priority issues with lawmakers.


Representative John Macco (R – Ledgeview)

 

Friday, February 22

Village of Bellevue Public Safety Building/Village Hall at 3100 Eaton Road.

11:00 am to 12:30 p.m.

 

Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay)

 

Friday, February 22

 

Kaukauna City Hall

144 W 2nd Street, Kaukauna

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

 

Ashwaubenon Village Hall

2155 Holmgren Way, Ashwaubenon

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Representative Romaine Quinn (R-Barron)

 

Monday, February 25

 

Cumberland

Cumberland Public Library

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

Shell Lake

Shell Lake Arts Center

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Rice Lake

Rice Lake Municipal Court

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Cameron

Cameron Public Library

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green)—Joint Finance Committee Member

 

Friday, March 1 with Rep. Tony Kurtz, 50th Assembly District
9-10 a.m.                     Mauston City Hall Council Chambers
                                    303 Mansion St., Mauston, WI  53948
 
1-2 p.m.                       Reedsburg City Hall Council Chambers
                                    134 S. Locust Street, Reedsburg, WI  53959
 
Monday, March 4
10-11 a.m.                   Darlington Municipal Bldg. - Council Room
                                    627 Main St., Darlington, WI  53530
 
12:30–1:30 p.m.          Monroe Public Library – Upstairs Program Room
                                    925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI  53566
 
Monday, March 11 with Rep. Travis Tranel, 49th Assembly District
10:30-11:30 a.m.         Schreiner Memorial Library – Community Room Two
                                    113 West Elm St., Lancaster, WI  53813
 
2-3 p.m.                       Linden Municipal Building – "Senior Citizen Room"
                                    444 Jefferson St., Linden, WI  53553
 
Monday, March 18 with Rep. Tony Kurtz (50) & Rep. Travis Tranel (49)
10:30-11:30 a.m.         Brewer Public Library – "Story Time Room" in basement
                                    325 N. Central Ave., Richland Center

 

Representative Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee)

 

Wednesday, February 27
Waukesha Public Library
Community Room
7-8pm

Wednesday, March 27
Sussex Public Library
Quad/Graphics Room
7-8pm

Wednesday, April 24
Pewaukee Public Library
Community Meeting Room
7-8pm



Friday, February 15, 2019

#WEMTA19 Keynote Speaker: Patricia Brown



Monday morning technology specialist Patricia Brown, @msEdtechie will deliver the keynote address:


STEM is for ALL-Bridging the Gap Tackling Digital Equity


After the keynote, dig in with Patricia during her breakout session: Unleash Student Creativity with iPads!


Be sure to take advantage of EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS by registering by February 20. https://www.wemta.org/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=139


#wemta19 #wieducators, #wisconsineducators, #Edleaders, #PersonalizedPD, #TeacherPD, #MakerED, #STEM





Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday Lunch Keynote

Don't miss Varian Johnson, winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award, as our Tuesday Lunch Keynote Speaker. #WEMTA19


Sunday, February 3, 2019

2019 ISTE Librarians Network Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 #istelib awards. You can nominate a colleague or yourself. Nominations are due February 28, 2019.  Visit the website for the nomination form: http://librariansnetwork.weebly.com/

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Don't Forget to Vote!

Calling all WEMTA Members!   Voting for the 2019-2010 WEMTA Board is open through February 5th!  You can find more information about the election on our website. (The ballot was sent to all members on January 16th).  Please vote....your vote matters!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

AASL Social Media Superstar! deadline for submissions Feb 1

Social Media Superstars enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students and school communities by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialogue and inspiration widely using a variety of social media channels. Nominate your peers for one or more of the following eight categories. (Deadline for nominations is Feb. 1)

  • Advocacy Ambassador
  • ...advocate for strong school libraries for all students.

  • Curriculum Champion
    ...share exemplary school library curriculum.

  • Leadership Luminary
    ...empower leadership among school library professionals.

  • Program Pioneer
    ...promote exemplary school library programming.

  • Reader Leader
    ...highlight authors and literature and exemplify collection development.

  • Sensational Student Voice
    ...empower student voice.

  • Social Justice Defender
    ...promote social justice for students and the community.

  • Tech Troubadour
    ...share technology expertise of benefit to school libraries and school librarians and their work.


Monday, January 21, 2019

REGISTRATION IS OPEN



HERE is the link for WEMTA conference registration information. Be sure to check out the directions. Register now as the early-bird discounts will end February 20, 2019.




Saturday, January 19, 2019

Book your ISTE housing now!

Are you going to ISTE in Philadelphia? Reserve your room now!

Use this link to book as part of the WEMTA housing block: https://registration.experientevent.com/showSTE191/?bkgId=2499&regGrpId=2571 by January 31, 2019. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

You could be the next AASL Social Media Superstar!

Social Media Superstars enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students and school communities by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialogue and inspiration widely using a variety of social media channels. Nominate your peers for one or more of the following eight categories. (Deadline for nominations is Feb. 1)

  • Advocacy Ambassador
  • ...advocate for strong school libraries for all students.

  • Curriculum Champion
    ...share exemplary school library curriculum.

  • Leadership Luminary
    ...empower leadership among school library professionals.

  • Program Pioneer
    ...promote exemplary school library programming.

  • Reader Leader
    ...highlight authors and literature and exemplify collection development.

  • Sensational Student Voice
    ...empower student voice.

  • Social Justice Defender
    ...promote social justice for students and the community.

  • Tech Troubadour
    ...share technology expertise of benefit to school libraries and school librarians and their work.