WSC Student Education Association (WSEAN)
Mrs. Judy Moeller | 402-375-7382 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 117 Brandenburg Hall
Mrs. Laura Franklin | 402-375-7511 | email@example.com | 122 Brandenburg Hall
2013-2014 Academic Year:
We, the members of the Nebraska State Education Association, believe the purpose of public education is to promote a democratic society. Therefore the following principles guide our union's work.
To attain a great public education for every student.
The mission of the Nebraska State Education Association is to advocate for all education professionals, empowering them to provide an excellent public education for every student.
OUR CORE VALUES
We value equal access to a quality education that is adequately and equitably funded.
We value diversity as being vital to the education process and integral in preparing students to function in a democratic society that protects human and civil rights.
We value being accurately informed activists contributing to the ever-changing system of public education.
We value partnerships that foster excellence, nurture a desire for lifelong learning, and create responsible, productive citizens.
We value the expertise of education professionals and recognize that fair compensation and respect are vital for a quality public education. (www.nsea.org)
What is SEAN?
SEAN stands for Student Education Association of Nebraska. This is a branch of NSEA (Nebraska State Education Association) and NEA (National Education Association) SEAN is a group for all education majors. With becoming a member of SEAN you get many benefits: A $1,000,000 Liability Insurance, The NEA Today and Voice, which are magazines keeping you up to date with the teaching profession, a membership card that gives you discounts to various places, and don’t forget a chance to meet new friends across the state!
How to become a Member
To become a member all you have to do is show up to meetings, which will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month, or contact Joni, or any of the executive team. There is a fee of $33, but this is making you a member of Wayne States SEAN Chapter, the NSEA, and NEA. This means that you not only belong to a local organization, but also a state and national organization as well. You will have to pay your fee online, but Joni or the executive team will be more than willing to help you with this is you have any problems.
What does WSEAN do?
As a local chapter we have meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month. This is where we will bring up new or old news that needs to be discussed. Meetings usually don’t take more than 30 minutes. We have a scholastic book fair in the fall and spring, along with book bingo that will be done in the fall and spring. We have a speaker that will come and talk either campus wide or just to our group. We also do teacher appreciation gifts for all of our education professors. We usually do this in the spring to say thanks for all of the hard work they have done for us throughout the year.
Something that is going to be new this year is that we are in the process of getting a grant to do a local Outreach to Teach at Wayne elementary. If you aren’t familiar with this, it is when we go to a school for a day and help improve the school. This could be done by painting, cleaning, laying sod, etc. What is so fun and unique about this is that the students that go there don’t know about it until they come back to school on Monday morning.
As a SEAN group we also have other opportunities. Each fall there is two things that occur, these are the leadership retreat and fall conference. Each year the fall conference will be in a new place, but with the fall conference we also have an Outreach to Teach. In the spring there is a spring conference and the Delegate Assembly. The spring conference isn’t as fun as the fall, but you still learn a lot and it’s a great experience. The Delegate Assembly is where as a SEAN group we will elect our executive board for SEAN and vote on new laws that we would like SEAN to have. One thing to remember about these four events is that you get to meet a lot of great people and make some friends who you may have never had a chance to meet!