UW-Green Bay’s Professional Development workshop for local teachers broke attendance records
The annual UW-Green Bay Professional Development Workshop for the College Credit in High School (CCIHS) World Language educators broke records this year with the number of participants. The workshop was organized by Crystal Williams, CCIHS Program Specialist and Modern Language faculty David Coury and Cristina Ortiz. The workshop was offered in-person and virtually.
The workshop was attended by 48 high school teachers from around the state. The topic presented by UW-Green Bay professors was “The impact of AI on the teaching of World Languages.”
Additionally, there were engaging presentations by six area teachers that included a discussion on developing conversational skills in the world language classroom, pedagogical tips for teaching literature in languages other than English and steps for applying for a Fulbright grant for teachers.
- Abigail Varela and Allison Gernhardt (Pewaukee High School, Spanish/French)
- Rachelle Schuster (Bay Port High School, French)
- Jacqueline Johnson (Highland High School, Spanish)
- Dianna Rogers Wells (Verona Area High School, Spanish)
- Lea Spaay (Monona Grove High School, French)
- Jodi Resch-Brownell (Crandon High School, Spanish)
As part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Student Access and Success, College Credit in High School 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.