WADEN Wisconsin Association of Distance Education Networks

January 9, 2023

WADEN Now Accepting Nominations for the Annual
WADEN Distance Learning Educator of the Year Award

(Green Bay, WI.)  The Wisconsin Association of Distance Education
Networks (WADEN) and Meemic Insurance are excited to announce the
call for nominations for the WADEN Distance Learning Educator of the
Year Award. This honor will be awarded to a teacher within the WADEN
Network that has shown an aptitude for their job, a passion to help other
students beyond their own district and a creativity to make distance
learning successful for a diverse student population.

WADEN is a collaborative organization comprised of regional networks that
work to provide K-20 and community education utilizing live interactive
videoconferencing, expanding access to equitable learning opportunities for
learners across the State of Wisconsin.

During the past two academic years, WADEN has provided over 14,500
students with high school and/or college credit courses using this delivery
method. In all, over 1,100 courses were offered to students that likely
would not otherwise have had access.

“This award is a celebration of all our educators,” WADEN Director Dean
Leisgang said. “The stories we heard through administrator, teacher, and
student narratives in last year’s applications were inspiring, and we know 
there are more great stories to tell. We look forward to recognizing the 
great work of our teachers once again.”

Based on data from WADEN networks, over 140 school districts,
Cooperative Educational Service Agencies and higher education
institutions participate in providing instruction to students via our distance
learning platform.

Students, teachers, and administrators can nominate a WADEN teacher
by filling out the nomination form at this link and emailing the completed
form to wadendirector@gmail.com.

The 2022-2023 WADEN Distance Learning Educator of the Year will be
honored with a $250 Amazon gift card which can be used for themselves or
the improvement of their classroom, and a plaque celebrating their
accomplishments courtesy of Meemic Insurance and the Zuleger Agency.
Meemic Insurance has proudly served teachers and school employees for
more than 70 years. The Zuleger Agency provides educator custom
coverage at home or in the classroom. For more information on the Zuleger
Agency, please contact John Zuleger at ZulegerAgency@meemic.com.

For more information on the WADEN Distance Learning Educator of the
Year Award, please contact Dean Leisgang at wadendirector@gmail.com.

Again, you may access the nomination form here.
All nominations are due by April 28, 2023.