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Teaching Current Issues in an Age of Misleading Media

08/20/2018 -
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How do you teach students about current events with potentially conflicting media?  More info and registration ($25) can be found at http://bit.ly/18CurrentIssues  Teaching ​Current ​Issues ​in ​an ​Age ​of ​Misleading ​Media: ​Bias, ​Sourcing, ​...

Mildred Fish Harnack Day - 2018

09/16/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the only native-born American known to have been executed by the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. Mildred Fish Harnack was born in Milwaukee in 1902. Enacted April 10, 1986, from the...

U.S. Constitution Day - 2018

09/17/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Representatives of 12 of the 13 original states signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Constitution, with its 27 amendments, defines the federal system of government and...

Wisconsin Day - 2018

09/19/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the assets that make Wisconsin a desirable place to live and work. Falls on the Wednesday of the third week of September, which by gubernatorial proclamation is Wonderful...

POW-MIA Recognition Day - 2018

09/21/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Established to recognize those who suffered or suffer captivity in foreign countries while in active service with the U.S. armed forces. By statute, Wis. Stat. sec. 118.02(17), the day is...

Bullying Awareness Day - 2018

09/26/2018 (All day)
Established as one of 21 Wisconsin Public School Observance Days to bring attention to the harmful affects of bullying in the school setting. Bullying may negatively impact a student's connection with school, their engagement with the curriculum,...

Frances Willard Day - 2018

09/28/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the Janesville teacher and lecturer who was influential in the early women's movement and was president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union from 1879 until her death in...

Leif Erikson Day - 2018

10/09/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Leif Erikson was born in Iceland and raised in Greenland. Norse sagas written 300 years after his death describe his explorations, around 1000 CE, of a land he called "Vinland." The...

Christopher Columbus Day - 2018

10/12/2018 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. The first expedition led by Christopher Columbus sighted land somewhere in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. Columbus' voyages are recognized as the start of sustained contact between...

12th Annual Get Your Students Pumped Up on Personal Finance and Economics Conference

10/19/2018 -
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This annual event offers multiple breakout sessions on economics and personal finance in the k-12 classroom, and is held at iconic Lambeau Field.  Check the EconomicsWisconsin website for more information!