Just like kids, seniors are heading back to class online

GREEN BAY, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) — As schools work to figure out what learning will look like this fall, programs geared toward older adults are working to make many of the same adjustments. UW Green Bay says its retiree-focused Lifelong Learning Institute will move forward this fall to a mostly virtual format. Staff says many people in the community rely on the classes as a form of social interaction. Program coordinator Susan Pike says most classes for the fall semester will be held live online, with others being prerecorded lectures. Several classes, including birdwatching, will still be held in-person outdoors, with social distancing in place. While some classes cannot be held virtually, Pike says she is glad so many can still be offered.

Source: Just Like Kids, Seniors are Heading Back to Class Online

UWGB’s Lifelong Learning Institute Opens Registration | Seehafer News

UW Green Bay has opened registration for their Lifelong Learning Institute.LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, program specialist, and volunteer on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter.Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors, and cover topics like art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel.Classes are accessible outdoors or on a desktop or laptop computer (PC or Mac), tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS), which means you can access courses anywhere.

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Registration is open for Lifelong Learning Institute

At UW-Green Bay, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and the member-led Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) isn’t going to let coronavirus get in the way of delivering enriching and engaging classes in a safety-conscious way for members. LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. Susan Pike, Program Specialist, and volunteers on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter. Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors. Topics cover art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel. Over 120 interactive and fascinating subjects! Registration is completely online. A gorgeous 20+-page catalog of classes is available at www.uwgb.edu/lli Monday, July 27, and at 10 a.m. registration will also open. Registration closes August 14 at 4 p.m. Join today, because TOGETHER, WE LEARN.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute Encourages Learning as Lifelong Pursuit

GREEN BAY, Wis.—At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and the member-led Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) isn’t going to let coronavirus get in the way of delivering enriching and engaging classes in a safety-conscious way for members.

LLI is a 20+-year strong membership program developed by retirees for retirees. LLI is offering more than 120 classes, virtually this year. Registration is open now through August 13, 2020.

Susan Pike, program specialist, and volunteer on the curriculum committee, worked diligently and creatively with a network of instructors developing courses in formats best suited to the subject matter. Instructors include existing and retired faculty, local experts and enthusiasts. Class formats encompass online live, online recorded and outdoors. Topics cover art, fitness, government, health, history, reading, writing, science, nature, religion, special interest and travel.

Classes are accessible online which means you can access courses anywhere – engaging at home, visiting your grandchildren or snowbirding elsewhere.

Notable instructors include Professor Ryan Martin, a nationally-known anger researcher, Susan Lepak-Gallagher, Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, Erin Giese, Field Crew Leader for the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program and John Chandik, retired meteorologist with WLUK-TV.

New members can register for up to 20 classes each semester. Join LLI for a tour into the Packers archives. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy classes about local history or major world events like “From the Holocaust to Civil Rights.” Naturalists can learn more about wildlife and the environment with classes like “Sustainability and Solar Energy.” There are also classes about food “Spreading the Word about Cheese, Spread, That is,” topical issues “Drugs in Brown County – Are Your Grandchildren at Risk?” And classes for fitness or fun like “The Art of Repurposing Thrift Shop Finds (and Your Stuff).”

The annual LLI membership fee is $125 – an average cost of $10.42 per month – and includes two semesters. You may register for up to 20 classes per semester.

More than 120 interactive and fascinating subjects! Registration is completely online. A gorgeous 20+-page catalog of classes will be available at www.lli@uwgb.edu Monday, July 27, and at 10 a.m. registration will also open. Registration closes August 14 at 4 p.m. Join today, because TOGETHER, WE LEARN.

For more information on the program visit: www.uwgb.edu/lli or contact Susan Pike, Program Specialist, at  920-465-2356.

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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Life Long Learning classes and events suspended through semester

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency and Governor Tony Evers Emergency Order, all UW-Green Bay Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) classes on and off campus have been cancelled through May 15, 2020. This includes all campus sites and community sites where classes were offered. The LLI Spring Fling at the Tundra Lodge scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 has been cancelled as well. In addition, the UW-Green Bay LLI Office will be closed until further notice.

The Board of Directors Elections will take place as scheduled. An email will be sent to members the week of April 6 and will include a link to the online ballot. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to contact Susan Pike via email, pikes@uwgb.edu or phone, 920-676-9432.

LLI classes cancelled from March 16-28

Beginning Monday, March 16 through Saturday, March 28, 2020, all classes run by UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute at all locations both on and off campuses will be cancelled. This includes all locations in the Manitowoc and Sheboygan area. This decision has been made with guidance from the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW System and the Brown County Health Department. Updates will be posted here.

Membership in lifelong learning for spring semester at an all-time high

This spring, UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) reached an all-time high of 1,073 members encompassing locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. LLI is a peer-lead volunteer organization shepherded by one full-time UW-Green Bay employee. LLI offers more than 200 classes each semester taught by volunteer instructors on topics ranging from Mystics of the Middle Ages to Weather Science. Individuals join LLI for a year for a fee and are eligible to take 30 or more classes per semester. LLI is a non-profit program and is part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.

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Barb Bundy-Jost spent 33 years as an art teacher at Manitowoc Lincoln High School. But on this day she was schooling Baby Boomers from the Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on the finer points of aluminum Christmas trees. See more via Manitowoc celebrates history of aluminum Christmas trees | Wisconsin | lacrossetribune.com.

Lifelong Learning Institute opens registration in Manitowoc and Sheboygan

Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is a non-profit, peer-led volunteer program for adults interested in keeping active and involved. Each spring and fall, LLI offers a wide variety of courses including history, travel, music, painting, computers, science, health, cooking, crafts, current events and more. Courses are held at the Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, along with other Northeast Wisconsin venues. There are no tests, no papers, no credits—just learning, socialization and fun! LLI is part of UW-Green Bay’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement Division.

-Spring 2020 Registration Will Open: Nov. 15, 2019
-Deadline for Initial Class Roster Assignment for Spring Classes: Dec. 6, 2019
Info & registration: https://www.uwgb.edu/lifelong-learning-institute/course-catalog/

Contact Susan Pike, 920-465-2391 or pikes@uwgb.edu with questions.