UW-Green Bay announces summer 2015 Offerings for Educators

UW-Green Bay Education Outreach is presenting some new and exciting summer 2015 Offerings for Educators as well as a few returning favorites. A variety of online and in-person courses are designed to help teachers, administrators and other professionals obtain the practical education they need to apply research and best practice in the classroom and school environment. Area educators have the opportunity to take courses that span topics from cyber bullying to the ecology and research of monarch butterflies.

A brand new course being offered this summer is “Creating Digital Tools for Teaching, Learning, and Productivity.” Participants will explore free online resources to create numerous tools for use in the classroom to create videos, presentations, interactive rubrics, and more. The use of these tools will help educators to create content and gather, publish, and manage classroom information that they will be able to share.

Educators will also have the opportunity to partake in two courses that focus on social issues in education, “Children and Poverty: Classroom Strategies,” and “Children and Poverty: School and Community Perspectives.” These courses will examine childhood poverty and its impact on student engagement and learning. They will focus on research-based strategies for increasing motivation, effort, and student achievement. Attendees will learn strategies for engaging students and developing a plan for addressing poverty in their educational setting.

Other courses offered for summer 2015 focus on early literacy, science, technology and much more. K-12 educators can choose from such courses as: “Engaging our Youngest Learners in Science,” “Educational Improvisation: Enhancing Creativity in Common Core Classrooms,” and “Using Technology to Enhance Student Writing and Comprehension in the Classroom.” Education Outreach will continue to add more courses, so educators are encouraged to check the full course listings (www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach/) often for the latest updates.

Detailed course information, including syllabi, cost, and registration details, is available online at www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach/. UW-Green Bay courses for educators align with Wisconsin standards for teacher and administrator development and licensure. Contact the Education Outreach Office with questions or for more information, at (800) 621-2313, (920) 465-2480 or educationoutreach@uwgb.edu.

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