Now available is our 2014 Fall Issue of the WBEJ check it out for new information.
Greetings from Becky & Jen! Below you’ll find some updates and information relevant to WEBIT:
A huge THANK YOU to all who were involved in the planning and organizing of Convention as well as those who took time out of their busy personal and professional lives to attend. Our keynote speaker, Molly Schroeder delivered a thought-provoking and inspiring message on “Living in Beta”. Here are just a few of the take-aways:
As the two days of convention went on, we were more than impressed with the presenters and the information, knowledge, and experience they were able to share with us all. We sure do have amazing colleagues that we can learn so much from! If you missed Convention this year, MAKE SURE YOU GET TO CONVENTION IN 2015! You won’t be disappointed.
Gamification Applied at Convention
This year at Convention, we applied some gamification principles by giving attendees the opportunity to earn badges. It was a way to bring about engagement and enthusiasm to achieving various tasks while at Convention, and many Convention attendees were excited about the badges they earned throughout the two days. In an effort to continue the engagement and enthusiasm, we are going to continue the gamification and badge-earning throughout the school year. There will be several more opportunities to earn badges from now until May 1, 2015, so even if you weren’t able to attend Convention, you’ll still have the opportunity to earn badges and play the game! The student member and the professional member with the most badges will earn a free membership for 2015-16! So keep your eyes and ears peeled about the various opportunities to earn your badges with a chance to earn a free WEBIT membership! With any questions on this, please email our Marketing Director, Kurt Wismer.
Check out the Spring Update dates and register to attend. It will be a one-day event filled with lots of learning and information. These Updates are spread out around the state in an effort to make it easy for all to attend without having to travel a significant distance. You don’t need to be a member of WEBIT to attend so encourage your principals, school counselors, and colleagues to attend. The dates and locations of the Spring Updates are as follows: Madison - Feb 3, Appleton - Feb 9, La Crosse - Feb 18, Indianhead-Rice Lake - Feb 19, Wausau - Feb 25, Milwaukee - Feb 26. See you there!
WEBIT - Moving Forward
I BIT. WEBIT. Do you BIT? At Convention it was voted on to change our professional organization's name from WBEA (WI Business Education Association) to WEBIT (WI Educators of Business & Information Technology). Our new name better represents what we do in the classroom by bringing in the information technology piece of the puzzle. With the rebranding of our organization, you will also notice some other fun, innovative changes that will move our organization forward to be relevant and valuable to all members. Thank you for being committed to your profession as well as your professional organization, WEBIT! We challenge you to reach out to others and encourage them to be part of WEBIT. There is strength and support in numbers!
We are excited and honored to lead WEBIT over the course of the next year. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas as we strive to grow membership, increase the value-add of being a WEBIT member, and keep the organization moving forward.
Becky Ackermann & Jen Bishop