Create explore LEARN

Youth can Create, Explore & Learn with UW-Green Bay Spring Youth Programs

Green Bay, Wis.—Creativity, learning and fun can now take place all year as UW-Green Bay Camps and Youth Programs expand their programming to Spring 2021, inviting middle school students, high school students and parents to participate in virtual camps offered in a variety of popular and topical subjects.

Peace, Equity & Social Justice
January 31-February 25, 2021
Three tracks
Designed in collaboration with the Privilege Institute to create inclusive leaders of tomorrow.
Enroll by January 27, 2021
Learn more & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/peace,-equity-and-social-justice/

Queer by Design
February 2-23, 2021
Free
Developed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community
Enroll by January 24, 2021
Learn more & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/pride-camp/

Parent Spring PRIDE Discussion
February 2, 2021
Free
Created as a gathering of parents, guardians, grandparents and others in support of an LGBTQ+ youth.
Enroll by January 31, 2021
Learn More & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/pride-camp/#parentpride     

Design Tech
February 1-April 16, 2021
Now available Levels 1 & 2
Offered in partnership with the Einstein Project to encourage design thinking
Enroll by February 2, 2021
Learn more & Register http://www.uwgb.edu/camps/design-tech/

Gift an Experience 

Great gift idea for the holidays. If you email UW-Green Bay Camps, your registration receipt, we’ll send you a certificate for the same program for gifting! For more information on Camps and Youth Programs http://www.uwgb.edu/camps or contact Jason Mathwig, Director, Education Outreach, mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267.

Camps and Youth Programs is a part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

 About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

 

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UW-Green Bay to provide virtual training to caregivers | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is making online training available for caregiving staff.According to a release, CNAs and other caregivers, including home health care aides and resident assistants, were required to attend in-person classes to receive their credentials through the Wisconsin Department of Health and Services (DHS).NWTC Nursing Association gifts books and blankets to pediatric patients at local hospitals Soon after the (DHS) announced the launch of its “WisHealth Careers” multimedia campaign encouraging Wisconsinites to enter the healthcare field at the end of November, UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Caregiver Academy pivoted, making online training available for caregiving staff.“At the University, we are committed to compassionate care for Wisconsin residents. We understand the pandemic makes it more difficult for facilities to gather staff together for training, so with the approval of DHS we developed a collaborative solution of online training,” says Kerry Winkler, program specialist for Wisconsin Caregiver Academy.According to a release, the WisHealth Careers campaign is hoping to bring attention to the need for thousands of healthcare positions around the state—all served by training provided by Wisconsin Caregiver Academy—and now fully online.

Source: UW-Green Bay to provide virtual training to caregivers | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

KohlerArt Preserve

Virtual travel gift certificates make great gifts for the holidays

UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement shares a love of learning with monthly custom virtual tours, starting in January 2021.

The virtual tours are curated specifically for educational travel behind the scenes of local and national treasures.

January 12, 2021
To the Moon & Back
EAA Museum, Oshkosh, WI

EAA Aviation Museum Programs Coordinator Chris Henry will take visitors for a first time ever virtual tour of the Frank Borman Exhibit.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The Catalyst of POP
Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA

Explore one of Seattle’s most unusual buildings in this architecture workshop at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).

Thursday,  February 11, 2021
Artists Transforming Space
Kohler Art Preserve, Kohler, WI

Be one of the first to preview the new home of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s world-renowned collection of artist-built environments.

A great gift for the holidays.

Learn more and sign-up on the travel page of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

Create explore LEARN

Get ready for more creativity, learning and fun

UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement is now enrolling for virtual youth programs for spring 2021. Programs start in January and February. Creativity, learning and fun can now take place all-year.

Peace, Equity & Social Justice
January 31-February 25, 2021
Three tracks
Designed in collaboration with the Privilege Institute to create inclusive leaders of tomorrow.
Enroll by January 27, 2021

Learn More & Register

Queer by Design
February 2-23, 2021
Free
Developed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community
Enroll by January 24, 2021

Learn More & Register 

Parent Spring PRIDE Discussion
February 2, 2021
Free
Created as a gathering of parents, guardians, grandparents and others in support of an LGBTQ+ youth.
Enroll by January 31, 2021

Learn More & Register 

Design Tech
February 15-April 16, 2021
Now available Levels 1 & 2
Offered in partnership with the Einstein Project to encourage design thinking
Enroll by February 2, 2021

Learn More & Register 

Gift an Experience 

Great gift idea for the holidays. If you email UW-Green Bay Camps, your registration receipt we’ll send you a certificate for the same program for gifting!

 

UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands to Mishicot School District | Seehafer News

Mishicot High School has joined forces with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to help their students get a head start on their college education.Rising Phoenix-Mishicot is the second Rising Phoenix partnership and is modeled after the inaugural cohort of 25 students with the Manitowoc Public School District that launched in Fall 2020.

Source: UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands to Mishicot School District | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Caregiver Academy Works to Provide Virtual Training to Caregivers

Green Bay, Wis.—Not that long ago, CNAs and other caregivers, including home health care aides and resident assistants were required to attend in-person classes to receive their credentials through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Soon after the (DHS) announced the launch of its “WisHealth Careers” multimedia campaign encouraging Wisconsinites to enter the healthcare field at the end of November, UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Caregiver Academy pivoted, making online training available for caregiving staff.

The WisHealth Careers campaign is hoping to bring attention to the need for thousands of healthcare positions around the state—all served by training provided by Wisconsin Caregiver Academy—and now fully online.

DHS regulates and mandates core training for caregivers working in assisted living facilities, and Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is accredited and approved to provide this training. Courses required include medication administration, standard precautions, fire safety and first aid. In addition, courses are available in client groups, or types of patients requiring specialized care, and special tasks like resident rights. All courses are available onlineindividually or with bundle pricing.

“At the University, we are committed to compassionate care for Wisconsin residents,” said Kerry Winkler, program specialist for Wisconsin Caregiver Academy. “We understand the pandemic makes it more difficult for facilities to gather staff together for training, so with the approval of DHS we developed a collaborative solution of online training.”

To learn more about Wisconsin Caregiver Academy or the online training, visit the website at www.uwgb.edu/wicare.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

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Manitowoc Students walking on the boardwalk

UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands to Mishicot School District

Mishicot, Wis.—The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is a collaboration with Mishicot High School, providing students the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits while academically and personally preparing for college.

Rising Phoenix-Mishicot is the second Rising Phoenix partnership and is modeled after the inaugural cohort of 25 students with the Manitowoc Public School District that launched in Fall 2020. The program was created with the goals of reducing college debt, closing the achievement gap and providing rigorous learning opportunities for students in Northeast Wisconsin communities.

“As a University on the rise, we are proud to expand the Rising Phoenix program with the School District of Mishicot,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “We are pleased with the achievement of our first Rising Phoenix Program in Manitowoc and look forward to growing our partnership with the students, teachers and administration in Mishicot.”

Current Mishicot High School sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to apply for the Rising Phoenix Program and will enroll during their junior and senior years of high school. When admitted to the program, students will be concurrently enrolled at Mishicot High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Rising Phoenix courses are selected to meet Wisconsin high school graduation requirements and the UW-Green Bay Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. Courses will be offered at Mishicot High School, online and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, providing students flexible options to take courses and participate in extra-curricular activities at the high school and on the university campus. These opportunities allow for students to experience college coursework in the familiar environment of their high school and to learn alongside other college students at a college campus.

The goal for participating students is to earn both their high school diploma and get a significant head start on their college degree. Students enrolling in the program as high school juniors will have the opportunity to earn an AAS degree by the time they graduate from Mishicot High School. Students who complete an AAS degree will have the first two years of a bachelor’s degree completed. The accomplishment will apply whether students decide to continue at UW-Green Bay, transfer to a different college or university or enter the workforce upon graduation with an earned college credential. Students’ tuition and textbook costs will be shared between families and the School District of Mishicot.

Mishicot Superintendent
Mishicot Superintendent Paul Orlich

Mishicot Superintendent Paul J. Orlich stated, “Mishicot has long prided itself in being a regional leader in the number of college credits its students have the opportunity to earn while in high school. This collaborative effort with UW-Green Bay will further expand these opportunities while enhancing our work in preparing every student to be career and college ready.”

Student support and coaching are the main priorities and advantages of the program. Every student enrolled will work consistently with UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix student success coach, who will:

  • Assist students through the admissions process
  • Facilitate academic advising
  • Provide social and emotional support
  • Serve as a transition specialist upon graduation (college applications, scholarships, FAFSA and financial aid assistance).

“The goals of the Rising Phoenix program align well with Mishicot’s goal that all students will grow academically through participation in a rigorous and relevant curriculum,” Orlich said. “Additionally, the partnership increases student access to college level instruction in a manner which can save families thousands of dollars in tuition.”

To learn more about the program, visit the Rising Phoenix website.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

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COVID presentation by Prof. Merkel was ‘one of LLI’s best’

Members of the Lifelong Learning Institute continue to rave about a “Virus Without Borders and COVID-19” presentation given by UW-Green Bay’s Prof. Brian Merkel a few weeks ago. “I was riveted,” said one participant. “We have received so many positive comments and many ‘best class I have taken’ comments, said LLI Associate Program Specialist Susan Pike. “Our members are craving this information.” The presentation has been recorded and is available to the public. Registration for LLI is on now and continues through Dec. 14, 2020. See the course catalog and registration information of the LLI website.

Level up with Mentorship

Level Up with a structured mentoring program for area businesses and professionals

UW-Green Bay is now offering a structured mentor training program for area businesses and professionals, along with implementation training. The program is now enrolling, and classes begin in February 2021. The program is designed for managers, team leaders, HR and talent development directors.

Mentoring is an often underestimated professional growth tool, which benefits both the mentor and the mentee by opening up career possibilities. An established mentoring program can add value to the mentor, mentee and organization in the following ways:

  • Providing professional and personal enrichment to maximize skill development, improve performance, and grow potential.
  • Enhancing success in any field or level.
  • Improving the health of a workforce, enabling team members to react quickly to change, developing, adapting and regenerating over time.
  • Promoting the careers of mentor and mentee.
  • Growing mentees into advanced roles within a company or organization through succession planning.
  • UW-Green Bay is now offering a structured mentor training program for area businesses and professionals, along with implementation training.

Learn more about the program or contact Melissa Betke, program specialist, at betkem@uwgb.edu or 920-663-7337 or Linda Hornick, program specialist, at hornickl@uwgb.edu or 715-504-3351.

UW-Green Bay announces new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program

Program Aims to Promote Social Evolution, Give Everyone a Voice

Green Bay, Wis.—Giving everyone a voice is the goal of a new certificate program being offered by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The launch of the new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be in February 2021. The goal of the program is to promote social evolution in workplaces, organizations and communities.

The program is being offered at two levels, both of which are 100% online. Level 1 includes four core courses over four weeks, covering multi-facets of diversity and privilege. The second week will include a live online discussion and Q&A of workplace conversations, and the fifth and final week will engage participants in a panel discussion with DEI spokespeople and experts.

The Level 2 program will encompass a deeper dive into DEI and how to make it central to your culture, including the development of a functional project to implement in the workplace or community.

Lead instructor for the program is Reverend Lex Cade-White, hospital chaplain at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and community minister affiliated with Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan. Reverend Cade-White has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender and spirituality for more than 10 years. Also included in the program are panel experts Lisa Koenecke, founder of Inclusion Ally, and Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.

Reverend Cade-White says she hopes the program will “help people think more crucially and intentionally about how to create a safer space for work, organizations and community.”

The certificate program is being created and facilitated by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the certificate program, please visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/  or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development Specialist, at clausent@uwgb.edu. 

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

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