Lauren Kinser a SWEA member attended the program and shared her experiences.
“I chose to participate in Outreach this year because I thought it would be something new and fun to do. When Shannon and I arrived at Washington Middle School, we signed in, got our shirts, and were ready to begin the long day ahead. We all sat in the cafeteria, started mingling, and ate lunch. After that, we headed into the auditorium where we sat down and listened to Mary-Claire speak about Outreach to Teach and some of the work that went into planning. This was the first time in three years that Outreach was able to happen due to budget cuts so it was very exciting knowing that we were a part of this milestone! Lori, a WI educator, took the floor and explained the process of what was happening this weekend and then handed the microphone to the WEAC VP; He went over some safety rules and after that, it was time to split into our groups! Groups 1-7 traveled over to Danz Elementary while 8 and above stayed at Washington to work on projects there. Our group contained people from all sorts of UW universities and it was great getting to know them, talk about their SWEA chapter, as well as discuss personal future plans we have such as jobs, continued education, and so on. Our projects were mostly art related while other groups had a variety of things to do whether it be building, painting, cleaning, etc. I can honestly say it was a lot of fun participating in Outreach to Teach. Although I was expecting the schools to be more run down and in need of more help, it was still a very rewarding experience and for sure worth coming. I hope Outreach To Teach is able to transpire in years to come because I know it is something I want to continue to do. I cannot wait to hear feedback from the staff and students and Danz and Washington. I know the principles of both schools were extremely grateful and I look forward to hearing about all the other reactions to our hard work. “
We are having a HUGE SWEA FAIR THIS WEDNESDAY from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in Hyland 2305!
Please come visit and bring your friends! Everyone is welcome, whether or not they are an Education Major! We are making fall door decorations, a meet-and-greet with the SWEA E-Team, volunteer information, free food, and more! Definitely come CHECK THIS OUT!
We are looking for some volunteers to help run this huge event too! Please email the SWEA account ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you would like to volunteer for one point! The first shift is 6:30 – 7:00 pm and the second shift is 7:00 – 7:30 pm. One shift is one point.
Thank you! See you Wednesday night!
Hi everyone, here is the link to become an Active Student Member! For One year it’s $33 and as you heard at our first meeting there are tons of perks to becoming an Active Member. Just remember you do NOT have to be an active member to be part of SWEA.
See you at the next meeting!
Hello SWEA members!
There is a great program happening that we would like you guys to be aware of! It’s called Outreach to Teach! It’s from OCTOBER 26th-27th!!
It’s a program that is fixing up an elementary and Middle school in the Green Bay area. You will be able to help fix a school and get to meet other SWEA members! It’s for PAID MEMBERS only.
There is also a $10 fee and only the FIRST 180 MEMBERS can go! If you are interested in going please come to the first meeting this Monday (9/16) and get more information on how to sign up!!!
Check out the video below to also get more information!
School is just about to start, hope everyone is getting settled into their new homes back on or off campus! SWEA is having their first meeting on SEPTEMBER 16TH at 6pm in WINTHER 2001. We will be going over all the fun stuff SWEA has to offer this semester! Hope to see everyone there!
Where: Winther 2001
When: Sept. 16th 6pm.