Professional Development Workshop Hosted for Faculty & CCIHS Instructors
In late July, English educators gathered for a UW-Green Bay Professional Development Workshop for the College Credit in High School (CCIHS). The in-person workshop was organized by Crystal Williams, CCIHS Program Specialist, and English faculty Paul Belanger, Zack Kruse, Kris Purzycki, Ann Mattis, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, and Jennie Young. There was an engaging roundtable discussion on Artificial Intelligence in the classroom by Paul Belanger, Kris Purzycki and Jennie Young, and Julie Rohrer from Clintonville High School gave a presentation entitled, “Finding a Method in Madness: Engaging Students in Theme-Based Critical Discourse.” Faculty and instructors also engaged in a workshop of assessment and learning activities in their literature and Writing Foundation courses. Throughout the half-day workshop, there were also lively conversations between higher education and secondary education faculty who discussed strategies for activating students’ curiosity and critical thinking skills in the English classroom.
Under the Green Bay’s Division of Student Access and Success, the College Credit in High School program provides dual enrollment for high school students with participating high schools, enabling students to earn high school and college credit for the same class. Collectively, the opportunity saves Wisconsin high school students millions of dollars in reduced tuition. High school teachers who meet UW-Green Bay faculty approval are able to offer UW-Green Bay CCIHS courses in their high schools.