Ask an educator: 2016 Listening Tour

ListeningTourAre you looking for a positive way to kick off engagement between your association, school and community? Educators have a lot to say about how to promote student learning, so why not tap into that interest and bring people together through the 2016 Ask an Educator Listening Tour?

The listening tour gives members an opportunity to elevate their voices on major issues impacting students. Nearly 200 NEA local affiliates and student chapters across the nation have already registered to participate around issues such as ESSA, community schools and student loan debt.

“When it comes to education policy, nobody knows how students are impacted better than educators,” said WEAC President Betsy Kippers. “The Ask an Educator tour brings educators, parents and students together as a positive voice for public school children.”

Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Join the listening tour movement. Talk to your region or local leaders and make the decision to hold an Ask an Educator event in your area. Here’s an example of an event in Louisiana.
  2. Choose a topic. Decide what you’d like to focus on at your Ask an Educator listening session. Whatever issue you think will unite and inspire your school and community. There’s a complete list of suggestions online.
  3. Fill out the form. Fill out the online Ask an Educator form to get started. The NEA will send you an easy-to-use guide for planning your event.
  4. Contact WEAC. Let us help you be successful. Email to let us know what you’re planning.

Make 2016 the year your association organizes like never before!