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Let SkillsUSA LIT!!!!!!
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The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education is offering an undergraduate/graduate level course at The Energy Fair in Custer, Wis, June 16-18. This course provides educators with a unique opportunity to learn more about renewable energy and sustainable living technologies and applications, and receive hands-on activities, project ideas, and information on sustainability while networking with other educators. To learn more and to register, visit http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/wcee/Pages/Professional-Development.aspx. 

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Don't forget, to take advantage of the Early Bird discount the WTEA must receive your conference registration paperwork along with payment or a school Purchase Order before the Christmas holiday.

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Hands-on workshop coming to Portage in Feb! Discover new ways to integrate STEM skills through hands-on energy activities correlated to NGSS, Common Core, and WI Model Academic Standards. Join the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) on Monday, Feb. 13 at the CESA 5 office in Portage for 6 hours of professional development. Improve your students’ literacy, math, and science skills using real-world examples and receive a certificate of participation for your educational portfolio. Your cost of $50 includes lunch and materials, including KEEP’s Energy Education Activity Guide and Student Book. No fee for CESA 5 CTE Council Districts.
Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeooC9beFovV1XYlCAVYJozfBeNYzTmfguw2QRudxAvDitINw/viewform?c=0&w=1.

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Just a reminder about the SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference. SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) focuses on developing leadership, team building, and chapter management skills. The conference has training tracks for students and advisors that teach the skills needed to be champions at work in both our communities and in our personal lives. The FLC is open to both middle and high school members. http://www.skillsusa-wi.org/wordpress/?page_id=321 

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There are still a few scholarships left for the Wind Energy Education course taking place in Port Edwards (near Wisconsin Rapids) on August 1 & 2. Register for this one credit course today! http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/KEEP/Pages/Professional-Development/Course-Schedule.aspx

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Sign up now to earn one graduate credit from UWSP for your participation in the Exploring Energy Education through STEM course at Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona on Tuesday, August 2 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and Wednesday, August 3 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Full tuition scholarships available from your utility. Visit the course schedule below for more information.

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Milwaukee Area Educators: Hop on a coach bus with other educators on June 18 from Milwaukee and travel to scenic Custer, Wis. to attend the 27th annual Energy Fair, hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Join 15,000 people from around the world for a full day of hands-on workshops where you will learn about renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable living, and more! You will walk away from this professional development opportunity with more ideas for your classroom or programming than you’ll know what to do with! And it’s a great place to network with other educators and professionals in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living, including gardening and composting.
 
Sign up by June 1 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-energy-fair-tickets-20144325219. Seating available for 40 educators; entrance to the Energy Fair is also covered due to support from a Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) grant. The Bus will be leaving at 6:30 a.m. from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) located at 4201 N. 27th St. and will return by 9:00 p.m. Secure parking available. Contact Sara Windjue for more information: swindjue@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4163.

This morning was the announcement for Fab Lab grants you might have applied for earlier this year.  There were 90 applications, requesting over $2 million dollars in funding.  http://walker.wi.gov/newsroom/press-release/governor-walker-invests-25-school-districts-fab-lab-equipment

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You might recognize these six teachers who are attending the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference hosted by Seventhwave. Over 60 technology and engineering teachers have attended this learning and networking opportunity over the last ten years through the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program - KEEP with support from Wisconsin's utilities.
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