Sunday, December 16, 2012

from Friday

Like many of you, hearing the news from Connecticut left me feeling sickened. It drives right to all we do as educators, men and women who literally are in the legal role of a parent (in loco parentis) during the day. However we all react, I know we are united in grief hearing about this crime against humanity. Though there is much happening with the Association I will soon discuss regarding insurance, evaluations, and other concerns, at this moment it all pales compared to the travails at Sandy Hook. My thoughts are with the children, the community, and the brave colleagues who in some cases gave their lives to protect "their kids".

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

About artifacts

After an afternoon meeting, the WEA can report the following:
  • Artifacts do not need to be electronic. There is no requirement to scan or photograph anything.
  • There is no minimum number of artifacts to submit.
  • The cover sheet remains a work in progress. Sheets with much of the language already completed will be available at the WEA website in the future.
  • The timeline has been moved up significantly.
See our FAQs on evaluations for more detail. The WEA advises all Unit A and B members to submit artifacts for any indicator for which they have received no feedback, or negative feedback.

Dec. 13 event canceled

The December meeting with WEA members at WHS is canceled due to a conflicting meeting of the evaluation committee. Regrets and apologies to anyone who changed their schedule to be present; the meeting will be rescheduled for January.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Coming from eval prof. development...much presented as fully decided that is still under discussion. Electronic artifacts only and specific cover sheet NOT reached as agreed. Updates to follow. Question: would a WEA meeting on these issues be a good idea? Meetings on proposed eval system were sparsely attended...