UW-Green Bay hosts workshop for World Language Educators
Every year UW-Green Bay’s College Credit in High School (CCIHS) program hosts a professional development workshop for participating educators. This year marked a new record with 45 high school teachers around the state in attendance either in-person or virtually. The workshop was organized by Crystal Williams, CCIHS Program Specialist, and Modern Language faculty David Coury, Cristina Ortiz and Mario Jimenez Chacon.
The topic presented by UW-Green Bay professors was “High School to College: Similarities and Differences in Second Language Assessment.” In addition, there were four engaging presentations by Abigail Varela and Allison Gernhardt (Pewaukee High School, Spanish/French), Kara Torkelson (Wausau West High School, French), Jacqueline Johnson (Highland High School, Spanish) and Tracie VanGheem-Rottier (Pulaski High School, Spanish). Topics included discussion on how to incorporate inclusive language in the world language classroom, as well as specific strategies to deliver dynamic, communicative, student-centered world language instruction.
As part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the College Credit in High School program provides dual enrollment for high school students with eligible 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.