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Graduate Education Course Catalog
(also known as the "Blue Brochure") 

Wisconsin off-campus fall, winter, and spring courses for graduate credit opportunities for all educators.
Persons interested in the programs listed below should refer to the links on the left for course schedules and descriptions. 

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Reading 
  • Cross-Categorical Special Education
  • Early Childhood

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Discounts do not apply to online elective coursework
Tuition for online elective coursework is due at the time of registration.

Class times (unless otherwise noted):

  • Fall, Winter Spring
    Friday’s 5:00pm-10pm
    Saturday’s 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Summer
    Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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Name CourseID Classification Description Location StartDate Instructor
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-006 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  EMMY THEISEN
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 6, 7  MARCH 6, 7, 27, 28

Appleton 02/06/2015 Theisen, Emmy
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-006 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  GERALD TROCHINSKI
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  OCT 17, 18  NOV 14, 15  DEC 5, 6

Appleton 10/17/2014 Trochinski, Gerald
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-003 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  MARY ANN GERMANSON
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV 7, 8

Appleton 11/07/2014 Germanson, Mary
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-004 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  MARY ANN GERMANSON
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 15, 16

Appleton 05/15/2015 Germanson, Mary
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-003 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 13, 14
 

Appleton 07/13/2015 Carlin, Carol
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-003 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 13, 14
 

Appleton 07/13/2015 Huston, Madeline
THE ATTRACTION FACTOR-USING THE "LAW OF ATTRACTION" FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM EDUC-547-010 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES Creating a positive learning experience for students is a universal desire of teachers.  Tapping into “Law of Attraction” principles will not only change a negative environment into a positive atmosphere, but will make teaching and learning more rewarding.  This how-to class is fun and engaging, and will provide you with tools to continue practicing this process on a daily basis in the classroom and beyond.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 5, 7, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV, 14, 15
 

Appleton 11/14/2014 Ebert, Carol
CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN YOURSELF AND YOUR STUDENTS (K-12) EDUC-547-009 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

This could possibly be the most fun you’ve had in a course for teachers. Since high stress and busy lifestyles dampen creativity and reduce teaching and learning effectiveness, strengthening your creative spirit may be the necessary ingredient to re-energize you and your students. Discover how to open up to the power of creativity. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION: APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MARCH 6, 7

Appleton 03/06/2015 Ebert, Carol
THE ATTRACTION FACTOR-USING THE "LAW OF ATTRACTION" FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM EDUC-547-007 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES p>Creating a positive learning experience for students is a universal desire of teachers.  Tapping into “Law of Attraction” principles will not only change a negative environment into a positive atmosphere, but will make teaching and learning more rewarding.  This how-to class is fun and engaging, and will provide you with tools to continue practicing this process on a daily basis in the classroom and beyond.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 5, 7, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  AUG 11, 12
 

Appleton 08/11/2015 Ebert, Carol
HOW TO RELAX EDUC-547-013 HEALTH/WELLNESS COURSES

This course serves as an introduction to the detrimental effects of stress on an individual and the corresponding benefits of regular relaxation. The course will emphasize the basic skills of relaxation and meditation and provide an experience that focuses on the practical application of these skills in one’s own life. Participants will also learn best practices for teaching students how to relax along with specific caveats. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Richard Detert
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION: APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES: MARCH 13-14

Appleton 03/13/2015 Detert, Richard
MEDIATION & OTHER MINDFULNESS PRACTICES EDUC-547-009 HEALTH/WELLNESS COURSES

This course will introduce participants to the benefits and science of meditation.  Techniques for meditating will be taught and practiced during class.  Other mindful applications including gratitude journaling, Qi-Gong, and drawing will be taught and practiced during sessions. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR: Debra Biechler
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 22, 23

Appleton 06/22/2015 Biechler, Debra
AMAZING STORIES, FACTS, TALES, GAMES, AND RESOURCES TO HELP BRING EXCITMENT AND INTEREST TO YOUR CLASSROOM (K-12) EDUC-547-010 HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

Music and scandal, candy and crime, toys and politics, sports and presidential secrets, feminists and food, stunts and games, the history of language and slang, race relations and conspiracy theories-the secret and not-so-secret stories of the captivating, unusual and enchanting people, events, circumstances and predicaments that are never taught in the classroom.  Come aboard an excursion into the past.  What secrets, skeletons, lies and laughter will we find?  Using various media, the instructor will demonstrate how to use entertaining and engaging facts, stories, details, activities and anecdotes to both fascinate and educate students in the classroom. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR: Jerald Anderson
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 20-23

Appleton 07/20/2015 Anderson, Jerald
WICKED! AMAZING STORIES OF THE INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY EDUC-547-016 HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

Take a journey through a sea of Amazing Stories U.S. history textbooks fail to tell: gunfighters, outlaws, poker tables and cattle drives of the wild West; prohibition and the rise of organized crime, speakeasies, flappers, Jazz and Murder, Incorporated; outlaws of the Depression Era and the rise of the F.B.I.; political and presidential scandals; famous duels and the code duello; infamous crimes and criminals.  These are stories of words (where do they come from?) and the stories of wicked men and women who have left an indelible mark on the history and mythology of our country.  Learn their stories and tell them in a way that totally engages your students: from Doc Holiday and Big Nose Kate Elder to Bonnie and Clyde, from WW I to Winnie the Pooh, from Lizzie Borden to Mae West, from Dutch Schultz to Lucky Luciano, from Jesse James to the Roswell Incident, from 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.  Learn to have fun and make it fun for your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR: Jerald Anderson 
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGHS SCHOOL
DATES:  MARCH 13, 14  MAY 1, 2

Appleton 03/13/2015 Anderson, Jerald
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-022 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV 14, 15
 

Appleton 11/14/2014 Roppe, Karin
LET'S GET THEM READY TO READ-PHONICS AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS CENTERS (K-2) EDUC-547-026 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class your will learn the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness.  You will create “hands on” activities for you to take back to your classrooms to use with your budding readers.  Includes activities that will help you get them ready to read.  You will bring with you supplies, such as scissors, markers, sentence strips, brads, and zip top baggies and you will have a very productive couple of days!  (Please withhold buying supplies until this course has been confirmed)
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR:  Pamela Peterson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  DEC 5, 6

Appleton 12/05/2014 Peterson, Pamela
HANDS ON, MINDS ON SCIENCE (GRADES 2-10) EDUC-547-027 MATH/SCIENCE COURSES

This class is a physical science workshop.  Many make and take items, with all materials supplied or easy to obtain.  Several competitions for your classroom are shown.  Make science relevant to your students.  Discover effective means of harnessing students’ natural enthusiasm.  Teachers will receive many handouts, plans, and packets.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 4, 6, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  LAWRENCE SCHECKEL
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  DEC 12, 13
 

Appleton 12/12/2014 Scheckel, Lawrence
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-029 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  OCT 10, 11
 

Appleton 10/10/2014 Madary, Marci
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-032 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  APRIL 17, 18
 

Appleton 04/17/2015 Madary, Marci
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-036 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  APRIL 17, 18

Appleton 04/17/2015 Frost, Richard
GOOGLE APPS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: COLLABORATE AND TEACH EDUC-547-035 TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Learn how to harness powerful and free Google Apps: Drive/Docs and Mays/Earth.  You will have the freedom to investigate additional tools i.e. Sites, Picasa, Youtube, News, Advanced Search Tools/Custom Search, Blogger, Sketchup, Trends. This will be a hands-on course where you will learn how to use these tools to improve collaboration as well as how to use with students.  You must have either taken Google Apps for Teaching & Learning: Communicate & Organize or are proficient in the core Google Appls.  This is intended as an intermediate course.  Students must bring a laptop to class.  Limited to 16 students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Renee Disch
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 24, 25
 

Appleton 06/24/2015 Disch, Renee
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-043 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 8, 9
 

Appleton 05/08/2015 Carlin, Carol
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-043 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 8, 9
 

Appleton 05/08/2015 Huston, Madeline
IPADS IN THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM EDUC-547-037 TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Educators will learn how to use the iPad and iTunes for delivering differentiated curriculum to learners and allow teachers to expand learning beyond the classroom.  Educators will gain knowledge of the capabilities of the iPad to promote student literacy, address diverse learners, motivate struggling readers as well as support their own professional development.  You will experience the web, email, photos, and videos on a multi-touch screen with the option of 3G service.  Students are required to bring to class an iPAD, ipod touch, or iphone.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  4, 5, 6, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Jeanine Brennan
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  APPLETON XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  AUGUST 3-6
 

Appleton 08/03/2015 Brennan, Jeanine
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF READING DIFFICULTIES (K-12) AND PRACTICUM (This is a required course in our Reading Teacher 316 coursework. It is the last course that should be taken in the series. Only those educators who are in the 316 program can take this coursework) EDUC-529-005 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES Principles of corrective reading instruction, diagnostic instruments and procedures, strategies, and materials for correcting reading difficulties will be covered. Proficiency in prescribing corrective instructional plans and activities will be developed. In addition, students will apply all previously learned strategies in a field-based experience working with struggling readers. (Requires concurrent enrollment in EDUC 683 Practicum.)
INSTRUCTOR:  KARI SCHULTZ
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  ARCADIA
DATES:  JAN 30, 31  FEB 27, 28  MARCH 20, 21

Arcadia 01/30/2015 Schultz, Kari
PRACTICUM IN READING (This is a required course in our Reading Teacher 316 coursework. It is the last course that should be taken in the series. Only those educators who are in the 316 program can take this coursework) EDUC-683-005 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Students will have experiences in working with exceptional readers. Students will conduct appropriate assessments, prescribe and carry out remedial education programs in reading. Practicum completion is required within 12 weeks after the completion of EDUC 529. Practicum reflections addressing the state teaching standards and International Reading Association standards will be compiled into a portfolio due within six months of completing program coursework. Restricted to students admitted to reading teacher endorsement/licensure program. May be repeated for credit.(Requires concurrent enrollment in EDUC 529 Assessment and Treatment of Reading Difficulties.)
INSTRUCTOR:  KARI SCHULTZ
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  ARCADIA
DATES:  MARCH 21 - JUNE 13

Arcadia 03/21/2015 Schultz, Kari
EMERGENT LITERACY (PK-3) (This course can be used in both the Reading Teacher 316 program and the Early Childhood program. It is open to all interested educators) EDUC-681-005 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES The focus of this course is the literacy development of the pre-K-3 child. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for encouraging literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension cultural and linguistic diversity, and language differences and delays are examined. The role of parents, community, and assessment tools will be explored.
INSTRUCTOR:  LINNETTE FEHR
CREDITS:   3
LOCATION:  ARCADIA
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27  OCT 17, 18  NOV 14, 15

Arcadia 09/26/2014 Fehr, Linnette
AUTHENTIC PROFESSIONAL REFLECTION AND RENEWAL THROUGH CIRLCE OF TRUST AND COURAGE TO TEACH APPROACHES EDUC-547-033 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Through a retreat design, participants will be offered generous time within bounded activities that invite each to reclaim vocational clarity by experiencing reflective practices based in belief that professionalism comes from the identity and integrity of the individual.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D, this course utilizes rich seasonal metaphors for exploring vocational and life questions.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  6, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Mary Peters/Laurie Hittman
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:   EAU CLAIRE REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  SEPT 19, 20
 

Eau Claire 09/19/2014 Peters, Mary
AUTHENTIC PROFESSIONAL REFLECTION AND RENEWAL THROUGH CIRLCE OF TRUST AND COURAGE TO TEACH APPROACHES EDUC-547-033 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Through a retreat design, participants will be offered generous time within bounded activities that invite each to reclaim vocational clarity by experiencing reflective practices based in belief that professionalism comes from the identity and integrity of the individual.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D, this course utilizes rich seasonal metaphors for exploring vocational and life questions.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  6, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Mary Peters/Laurie Hittman
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:   EAU CLAIRE REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  SEPT 19, 20
 

Eau Claire 09/19/2014 Hittman, Laurie
AUTHENTIC PROFESSIONAL REFLECTION AND RENEWAL THROUGH CIRLCE OF TRUST AND COURAGE TO TEACH APPROACHES EDUC-547-041 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Through a retreat design, participants will be offered generous time within bounded activities that invite each to reclaim vocational clarity by experiencing reflective practices based in belief that professionalism comes from the identity and integrity of the individual.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D, this course utilizes rich seasonal metaphors for exploring vocational and life questions.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  6, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Mary Peters/Laurie Hittman
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:   EAU CLAIRE REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 20, 21
 

Eau Claire 02/20/2015 Peters, Mary
AUTHENTIC PROFESSIONAL REFLECTION AND RENEWAL THROUGH CIRLCE OF TRUST AND COURAGE TO TEACH APPROACHES EDUC-547-041 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Through a retreat design, participants will be offered generous time within bounded activities that invite each to reclaim vocational clarity by experiencing reflective practices based in belief that professionalism comes from the identity and integrity of the individual.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D, this course utilizes rich seasonal metaphors for exploring vocational and life questions.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  6, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Mary Peters/Laurie Hittman
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:   EAU CLAIRE REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 20, 21
 

Eau Claire 02/20/2015 Hittman, Laurie
MEDIATION & OTHER MINDFULLNESS PRACTICES EDUC-547-014 HEALTH/WELLNESS COURSES

This course will introduce participants to the benefits and science of meditation.  Techniques for meditating will be taught and practiced during class.  Other mindful applications including gratitude journaling, Qi-Gong, and drawing will be taught and practiced during sessions. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR: Debra Biechler
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  EAU CLAIRE REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27
 

Eau Claire 09/26/2014 Biechler, Debra
RESEARCH II EDUC-602-008 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework for those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Research II does not meet.  You will work with your Research I instructor as your advisor in completing the last two chapters of your five-chapter research project.  Research II begins on the last day of Research I and ends in spring 2016.

Those enrolled in the graduate program who complete Research I and II will be invited to attend Proseminar July 2016 on campus at Viterbo University. 

Teachers develop and implement a research project under the direction of their research advisor. The project will be presented during EDUC 604. Prerequisite: 601 
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  RHONDA RABBITT
LOCATION:  EAU CLAIRE
DATES:  JULY 31-MAY 31, 2016

Eau Claire 07/31/2015 Rabbitt, Rhonda
RESEARCH I (This is a core course in the Master of Arts in Education degree program. You must enter the program in order to take this course.) EDUC-601-008 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework for those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course provides an overview of educational research theory and practice. Teachers will design an approved research project on an approved educational topic. Prerequisite: nine credits; admission to the Master of Arts in Education program.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, , 8, 9, 10, 11
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  RHONDA RABBITT
LOCATION:  EAU CLAIRE REGIS HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 29, 30  JULY 1, 30, 31

 

Eau Claire 06/29/2015 Rabbitt, Rhonda
RESEARCH I (This is a core course in the Master of Arts in Education degree program. You must enter the program in order to take this course.) EDUC-601-009 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework for those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course provides an overview of educational research theory and practice. Teachers will design an approved research project on an approved educational topic. Prerequisite: nine credits; admission to the Master of Arts in Education program.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, , 8, 9, 10, 11
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR: KELLY DEMERATH
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  AUG 21, 22  SEPT 16, 170  OCT 14, 15

 

Green Bay 08/21/2015 Demerath, Kelly
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-001 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Mary Ann Germanson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27
 

Green Bay 09/26/2014 Germanson, Mary
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-002 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  MARY ANN GERMANSON
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  APRIL 17, 18

Green Bay 04/17/2015 Germanson, Mary
BOUND TO BE BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-006 ART/MUSIC COURSES

From incredibly simple to simply elegant, handmade books enhance learning at all levels and in all subjects.  Student created books are excellent study guides and exquisite records of individual and group growth, providing many cross-curricular experiential opportunities.  Student created books are excellent tools for meeting common core standards while differentiating instruction.   Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create several samples utilizing a variety of techniques and readily available materials. 
Limited to 15 participants. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin and Madeline Huston
LOCATION :  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
CREDITS: 1
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27

Green Bay 09/26/2014 Carlin, Carol
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  GERALD TROCHINSKI
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JAN 16, 17  FEB 20, 21  MARCH 20, 21

Green Bay 01/16/2015 Trochinski, Gerald
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-007 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR: GERALD TROCHINSKI
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 27, 28, 29  AUG 10, 11

Green Bay 07/27/2015 Trochinski, Gerald
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  EMMY THEISEN
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 20, 21, 22  AUG 3, 4

Green Bay 07/20/2015 Theisen, Emmy
CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN YOURSELF AND YOUR STUDENTS (K-12) EDUC-547-010 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

This could possibly be the most fun you’ve had in a course for teachers. Since high stress and busy lifestyles dampen creativity and reduce teaching and learning effectiveness, strengthening your creative spirit may be the necessary ingredient to re-energize you and your students. Discover how to open up to the power of creativity. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 20, 21

Green Bay 03/20/2015 Ebert, Carol
CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN YOURSELF AND YOUR STUDENTS (K-12) EDUC-547-008 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

This could possibly be the most fun you’ve had in a course for teachers. Since high stress and busy lifestyles dampen creativity and reduce teaching and learning effectiveness, strengthening your creative spirit may be the necessary ingredient to re-energize you and your students. Discover how to open up to the power of creativity. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 7, 8

Green Bay 07/07/2015 Ebert, Carol
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-526-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program.  It is open to any interested educators.)
History of early childhood programs for children birth through age eight.  Considers developmentally appropriate practice.  Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, legal and ethical responsibilities, and program expectations including portfolio development.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS:  1, 2, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  RUTH BADCIONG
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27

Green Bay 09/26/2014 Badciong, Ruth
MOVEMENT AND PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-530-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Elements and characteristics of motor development and play and their roles in the growth and progress of children birth through age eight. Assessment of individual stages of play and movement will form the basis for planning developmentally appropriate curricula and evaluation in these areas. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS: 2, 3, 7, 8
INSTRUCTOR: TERRY VISGER
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES: OCT 3, 4  NOV 7, 8 

Green Bay 10/03/2014 Visger, Terry
THE ATTRACTION FACTOR-USING THE "LAW OF ATTRACTION" FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM EDUC-547-011 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES p>Creating a positive learning experience for students is a universal desire of teachers.  Tapping into “Law of Attraction” principles will not only change a negative environment into a positive atmosphere, but will make teaching and learning more rewarding.  This how-to class is fun and engaging, and will provide you with tools to continue practicing this process on a daily basis in the classroom and beyond.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 5, 7, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  DEC 12, 13
 

Green Bay 12/12/2014 Ebert, Carol
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-004 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 16, 17
 

Green Bay 07/16/2015 Carlin, Carol
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-004 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 16, 17
 

Green Bay 07/16/2015 Huston, Madeline
CREATIVE ARTS IN YOUNG CHILDREN (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-557-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Philosophy and role of creative drama, music, and art in early childhood education with emphasis on the creative activity as it relates to developmental stages in the child's life. Focus on appreciation of the value and function of creativity and construction of developmentally appropriate curriculum. STANDARDS:  2, 5, 6
CREDITS:  2
INSTRUCTOR:  BRENDA AHERN
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 15, 16, 22, 23

Green Bay 06/15/2015 Ahern, Brenda
EMERGENT LITERACY (PK-3) (This course can be used in both the Reading Teacher 316 program and the Early Childhood program. It is open to all interested educators) EDUC-681-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

The focus of this course is the literacy development of the pre-K-3 child. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for encouraging literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension cultural and linguistic diversity, and language differences and delays are examined. The role of parents, community, and assessment tools will be explored.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  SANDRA JARVIS
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 27-31

Green Bay 07/27/2015 Jarvis, Sandra
EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 1 (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-552-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Current philosophies, methodology and materials for facilitating health and physical development, social and emotional development, language and communication growth, cognition and effective approaches to learning in an inclusive, integrated setting. Emphasis on process skills while fostering foundational knowledge in all areas for children infant through age five.
STANDARDS:  2, 3, 5, 6
INSTRUCTOR:  CHRISTINE FERRON
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 13, 14  MARCH 6, 7

Green Bay 02/13/2015 Ferron, Christine
EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT II (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-553-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Development of competencies in planning, teaching, and evaluating the integrated curriculum for young children in the areas of literacy skills, language development, math, science, social studies, health, and physical education in an inclusive, integrated setting. Examines process, ethics, and methods of observing documenting children's behavior, progress, and development.
STANDARDS:  2, 3, 5, 6
INSTRUCTOR:  CRYSTAL REZNY
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 20, 21  APRIL 10, 11

Green Bay 03/20/2015 Rezny, Crystal
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-019 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  APRIL 24, 25
 

Green Bay 04/24/2015 Roppe, Karin
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-026 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 28, 29
 

Green Bay 07/28/2015 Madary, Marci
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-031 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 13, 14
 

Green Bay 03/13/2015 Madary, Marci
BUILDING A CLASSROOM OF CHAMPS: A PROACTIVE AND POSITIVE APPROACH EDUC-547-023 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Discipline problems in schools have always been and continue to be a leading frustration for teachers and drain on instructional time.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore CHAMPS approach to positive and proactive classroom management.  You will identify and understand the need for students to have conversation, help, activity, movement, participation, and success.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY
DATES:  AUG 3-7
TIMES:  8:30-4:30

Green Bay 08/03/2015 McFarlin, Denise
HANDS ON, MINDS ON SCIENCE (GRADES 2-10) EDUC-547-028 MATH/SCIENCE COURSES

This class is a physical science workshop.  Many make and take items, with all materials supplied or easy to obtain.  Several competitions for your classroom are shown.  Make science relevant to your students.  Discover effective means of harnessing students’ natural enthusiasm.  Teachers will receive many handouts, plans, and packets.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 4, 6, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  LAWRENCE SCHECKEL
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 13, 14
 

Green Bay 02/13/2015 Scheckel, Lawrence
BUILDING A CLASSROOM OF CHAMPS: A PROACTIVE AND POSITIVE APPROACH EDUC-547-028 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Discipline problems in schools have always been and continue to be a leading frustration for teachers and drain on instructional time.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore CHAMPS approach to positive and proactive classroom management.  You will identify and understand the need for students to have conversation, help, activity, movement, participation, and success.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY
DATES:  OCT 4, 18  NOV 1, 15  DEC 5
TIMES:  8:30-4:30

Green Bay 10/04/2014 McFarlin, Denise
READING FLUENCY: WHAT IT IS, WHERE IT FITS AND HOW TO TEACH IT (K-2) EDUC-547-025 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class you will learn what reading fluency is, what role it plays as a part of your reading program and how to teach it.  You will take with you a self made project which will include fluency activities for many subject areas, a list of websites and a bibliography of resources to add to your bag of tricks.  You will practice assessing fluency, and teaching techniques to enhance reading fluency.  This course is primarily for elementary teachers.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Peterson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JAN 23, 24
 

Green Bay 01/23/2015 Peterson, Pamela
LET'S GET THEM READY TO READ-PHONICS AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS CENTERS (K-2) EDUC-547-023 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class your will learn the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness.  You will create “hands on” activities for you to take back to your classrooms to use with your budding readers.  Includes activities that will help you get them ready to read.  You will bring with you supplies, such as scissors, markers, sentence strips, brads, and zip top baggies and you will have a very productive couple of days!  (Please withhold buying supplies until this course has been confirmed)
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR:  Pamela Peterson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 20, 21

Green Bay 02/20/2015 Peterson, Pamela
LET'S GET THEM READY TO READ-PHONICS AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS CENTERS (K-2) EDUC-547-021 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class your will learn the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness.  You will create “hands on” activities for you to take back to your classrooms to use with your budding readers.  Includes activities that will help you get them ready to read.  You will bring with you supplies, such as scissors, markers, sentence strips, brads, and zip top baggies and you will have a very productive couple of days!  (Please withhold buying supplies until this course has been confirmed)
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR:  Pamela Peterson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 22, 23

Green Bay 06/22/2015 Peterson, Pamela
EVEN MORE GALORE! LITERACY CENTERS (PK-5) EDUC-547-023 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

It’s back again! EVEN more time for you to create even more Literacy Centers.  Instructor will supply the time, you will bring with you all of your supplies to be most productive (idea books, preprinted centers, sealable baggies, scissors, sentence strips, markers, glue, and anything else you need!)  NOTE: Please wait to purchase any supplies until your course has been confirmed-about 10 days prior to the starting dates.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR:  Caroline Herman
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27
 

Green Bay 09/26/2014 Herman, Caroline
JOURNAL WRITING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUC-547-022 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  As such, it is a vital and valuable tool in the professional development program of all educators.  In this one credit course, educators will explore a wide variety of journaling modes that should work well in their professional development programs.  The focus will be on practice in a variety of journaling techniques to help individuals select those that work best for their particular curriculum area and learning style.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MAY 1, 2
 

Green Bay 05/01/2015 Carlin, Carol
JOURNAL WRITING AS AN ACADEMIC TOOL (K-12) EDUC-547-025 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Academic journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  Journal writing sometimes generates resistance, as a lack of familiarity prevents many educators from harnessing their full power.  Insights gained from student journals are powerful indicators of student growth and understanding, providing feedback essential to meeting common core curriculum standards.  This class will introduce educators to a wide variety of journaling modes, present information regarding current journaling practices, including differentiation and response to intervention, and create a space to learn and share strategies that really work.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  DEC 12, 13
 

Green Bay 12/12/2014 Carlin, Carol
UNIQUE LEARNERS: HOW BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY EDUC-547-036 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Research indicates that boys account for up to 70% of failing grades, receive up to 90% of school disciplinary referrals and are 80% of the children diagnosed with ADHD. More boys drop out of school and fewer boys pursue high education than girls. In addition, girls outperform boys across the board in verbal skills, but often when they hit middle school their math performance takes a dive. Why is this happening?  How can brain research help us to understand these differences? What can educators do to change these statistics?
In this course, we will explore current brain research and correlations to classroom environments and teaching behaviors that increase student understanding.  Educators will use their new knowledge to develop lesson plans using gender-friendly strategies to enhance attitudes, behavior, motivation and academic achievement.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS: 3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV 4, 11, 18, 25  DEC 2, 9, 16
TIMES:  4:30-9 p.m.
 

Green Bay 11/04/2014 McFarlin, Denise
UNIQUE LEARNERS: HOW BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY EDUC-547-041 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Research indicates that boys account for up to 70% of failing grades, receive up to 90% of school disciplinary referrals and are 80% of the children diagnosed with ADHD. More boys drop out of school and fewer boys pursue high education than girls. In addition, girls outperform boys across the board in verbal skills, but often when they hit middle school their math performance takes a dive. Why is this happening?  How can brain research help us to understand these differences? What can educators do to change these statistics?
In this course, we will explore current brain research and correlations to classroom environments and teaching behaviors that increase student understanding.  Educators will use their new knowledge to develop lesson plans using gender-friendly strategies to enhance attitudes, behavior, motivation and academic achievement.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS: 3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 22-26
TIMES:  8:30-4:30
 

Green Bay 06/22/2015 McFarlin, Denise
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-031 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 30-JULY 1

Green Bay 06/30/2015 Frost, Richard
WHAT GREAT TEACHERS DO DIFFERENTLY EDUC-547-039 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

There are scores of books written to help you become a better teacher.  The reality is: the best teachers and the worst teachers can read more books, pass college exams, recite educational theory, and write lesson plans to include the proper standards and benchmarks.  But in the classroom, the difference between more effective teachers and their less effective colleagues is not what they know.  It is what they do and how they do it.  This course is about clarifying what great teachers do, recognize how great teachers teach and practicing those methods in your own classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY
DATES:  APRIL 21, 28  MAY 5, 12, 19, 26  JUNE 2

 

Green Bay 04/21/2015 McFarlin, Denise
WHAT GREAT TEACHERS DO DIFFERENTLY EDUC-547-033 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

There are scores of books written to help you become a better teacher.  The reality is: the best teachers and the worst teachers can read more books, pass college exams, recite educational theory, and write lesson plans to include the proper standards and benchmarks.  But in the classroom, the difference between more effective teachers and their less effective colleagues is not what they know.  It is what they do and how they do it.  This course is about clarifying what great teachers do, recognize how great teachers teach and practicing those methods in your own classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY
DATES:  JUNE 15-19

 

Green Bay 06/15/2015 McFarlin, Denise
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-035 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 6, 7

Green Bay 03/06/2015 Frost, Richard
OPPRESSION IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING WITH POVERTY IN MIND EDUC-547-034 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

This course will define the nature of poverty and examine the effects of poverty on teaching and learning.  Brain-based research, proven teaching methodologies and curriculum adaptations will be considered.  Participants working with students of poverty will be challenged to formulate a research-based plan for future teaching with poverty in mind.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY
DATES:  JAN 13, 20, 27  FEB 17, 24
TIMES:  4:30-9:00 p.m.

Green Bay 01/13/2015 McFarlin, Denise
OPPRESSION IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING WITH POVERTY IN MIND EDUC-547-028 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

This course will define the nature of poverty and examine the effects of poverty on teaching and learning.  Brain-based research, proven teaching methodologies and curriculum adaptations will be considered.  Participants working with students of poverty will be challenged to formulate a research-based plan for future teaching with poverty in mind.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY
DATES:  JUNE 29-JULY 3
TIMES:  8:30-4:30

Green Bay 06/29/2015 McFarlin, Denise
DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS EDUC-547-045 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Differentiation stems from the research-based perspective that students will engage more fully with learning and learn more successfully when their differences, and their similarities, are taken into account.  This instructional model is learner-centered, accepting the premise that a teacher’s role is not simply to cover academic material, but to maximize student learning
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  2, 4, 5, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DATES:  MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,  APRIL 7, 14
TIMES:  4:30-9:30 p.m.
 

Green Bay 03/03/2015 McFarlin, Denise
DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS EDUC-547-040 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Differentiation stems from the research-based perspective that students will engage more fully with learning and learn more successfully when their differences, and their similarities, are taken into account.  This instructional model is learner-centered, accepting the premise that a teacher’s role is not simply to cover academic material, but to maximize student learning
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  2, 4, 5, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 13-17
TIMES:  8:30-4:30
 

Green Bay 07/13/2015 McFarlin, Denise
MENTORING: A PROMISING STRATEGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH RESILIENCY EDUC-547-034 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

At its most basic level, mentoring helps because it guarantees a young person that there is someone who cares about them.  The child is not alone in dealing with questions, stressful situations, and day-to-day activities.  Mentors provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help in any number of situations.  Educators can use mentoring as a powerful tool to provide stability for students, boost student self-esteem, and reinforce academic content taught in the classroom.  In this course we will examine the value of mentoring, the major components of a successful youth mentoring program, and the process of establishing a mentoring program in a classroom or school
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise McFarlin
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  GREEN BAY WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DATES:  SEPT 16, 23, 30  OCT 7, 14, 21, 28
TIMES:  4:30-9 p.m.
 

Green Bay 09/16/2014 McFarlin, Denise
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-031 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  DEC 5, 6

La Crosse 12/05/2014 Frost, Richard
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-030 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JUNE 22, 23

La Crosse 06/22/2015 Frost, Richard
JOURNAL WRITING AS AN ACADEMIC TOOL (K-12) EDUC-547-017 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Academic journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  Journal writing sometimes generates resistance, as a lack of familiarity prevents many educators from harnessing their full power.  Insights gained from student journals are powerful indicators of student growth and understanding, providing feedback essential to meeting common core curriculum standards.  This class will introduce educators to a wide variety of journaling modes, present information regarding current journaling practices, including differentiation and response to intervention, and create a space to learn and share strategies that really work.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JUNE 30-JULY 1
 

La Crosse 06/30/2015 Carlin, Carol
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-015 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  AUGUST 3, 4
 

La Crosse 08/03/2015 Roppe, Karin
JOURNAL WRITING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUC-547-019 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  As such, it is a vital and valuable tool in the professional development program of all educators.  In this one credit course, educators will explore a wide variety of journaling modes that should work well in their professional development programs.  The focus will be on practice in a variety of journaling techniques to help individuals select those that work best for their particular curriculum area and learning style.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JULY 2, 3
 

La Crosse 07/02/2015 Carlin, Carol
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-029 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JAN 9, 10
 

La Crosse 01/09/2015 Madary, Marci
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-024 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  AUG 3, 4
 

La Crosse 08/03/2015 Madary, Marci
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-021 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  OCT 10, 11
 

La Crosse 10/10/2014 Roppe, Karin
EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 1 (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-552-007 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Current philosophies, methodology and materials for facilitating health and physical development, social and emotional development, language and communication growth, cognition and effective approaches to learning in an inclusive, integrated setting. Emphasis on process skills while fostering foundational knowledge in all areas for children infant through age five.
STANDARDS:  2, 3, 5, 6
INSTRUCTOR: TERESA NUTTELMAN
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 13, 14  MARCH 6, 7

La Crosse 02/06/2015 Nuttelman, Teresa
EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT II (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-553-007 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

EDUC 553 Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment II ( 2 credits) Development of competencies in planning, teaching, and evaluating the integrated curriculum for young children in the areas of literacy skills, language development, math, science, social studies, health, and physical education in an inclusive, integrated setting. Examines process, ethics, and methods of observing documenting children's behavior, progress, and development.Sample Text.  STANDARDS:  2, 3, 5,6
CREDITS:  2
INSTRUCTOR:  RUTH BADCIONG
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  MARCH 27, 28  APRIL 24, 25

La Crosse 03/27/2015 Badciong, Ruth
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-564-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

A study of theoretical and practical problems in designing programs which take into consideration social, political, and economic characteristics and resources of the communities. An emphasis is placed on involvement of primary caregivers, parents, community resources, and social service agencies in the organization, operation, communication, management of behavior and learning environments, as well as on evaluation of school-community relations. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS: 1, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: VALERIE KRAGE CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  NOV 14, 15  DEC 5, 6

La Crosse 11/14/2014 Krage, Valerie
CREATIVE ARTS IN YOUNG CHILDREN (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-557-007 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Philosophy and role of creative drama, music, and art in early childhood education with emphasis on the creative activity as it relates to developmental stages in the child's life. Focus on appreciation of the value and function of creativity and construction of developmentally appropriate curriculum. STANDARDS:  2, 5, 6
CREDITS:  2
INSTRUCTOR:  BRENDA AHERN
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JUNE 11, 12, 18, 19

La Crosse 06/11/2015 Ahern, Brenda
EMERGENT LITERACY (PK-3) (This course can be used in both the Reading Teacher 316 program and the Early Childhood program. It is open to all interested educators) EDUC-681-008 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

The focus of this course is the literacy development of the pre-K-3 child. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for encouraging literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension cultural and linguistic diversity, and language differences and delays are examined. The role of parents, community, and assessment tools will be explored.    LIMITED TO 18 PARTICIPANTS. STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR: TERESA LASSIG
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  AUGUST 3-7

La Crosse 08/03/2015 Lassig, Teresa
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-005 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  AUG 3, 4

La Crosse 08/03/2015 Carlin, Carol
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-005 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  AUG 3, 4

La Crosse 08/03/2015 Huston, Madeline
MOVEMENT AND PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-530-007 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Elements and characteristics of motor development and play and their roles in the growth and progress of children birth through age eight. Assessment of individual stages of play and movement will form the basis for planning developmentally appropriate curricula and evaluation in these areas. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS: 2, 3, 7, 8
INSTRUCTOR: TERRY VISGER
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES: DEC 5, 6  JAN 16, 17 

La Crosse 12/05/2014 Visger, Terry
ISSUES AND TRENDS IN INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-558-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Issues in behavior managements, assessment of children, children at risk, early intervention programs, programs for children with special needs, nutrition program and facility planning and evaluation as well as current trends.  This course is designed to provide an introduction and overview to best practices for creating inclusive settings for young children and their families, and for building partnerships with school and community resources.  The purpose of this course is to help early childhood professionals develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to meet the needs of all children with specific focus on all children, with specific focus on children with differing abilities.  Issues addressed in this course include anti-bias perspectives; family-centered practices; state and federal laws pertaining to children with disabilities and their families; appropriate curriculum and assessment practices; typical and atypical child development including characteristics of physical, cognitive and communicative disabilities, and behavioral/social emotional disorders; and curriculum adaptations and strategies to meet the needs of children with differing abilities in school and community settings.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  GAYLE TYLKA
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  Oct 3, 4, 24, 25

La Crosse 10/03/2014 Tylka, Gaye
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-526-007 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program.  It is open to any interested educators.)
History of early childhood programs for children birth through age eight.  Considers developmentally appropriate practice.  Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, legal and ethical responsibilities, and program expectations including portfolio development.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS:  1, 2, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  RUTH BADCIONG
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  OCT 24, 25

La Crosse 10/24/2014 Badciong, Ruth
DEVELOPING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE EDUC-547-013 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

Developing classroom discipline takes dovetaining together elements of best practices, modeling, productive mindsets, empowering language, developing relationships, engaging students and a toolbox of reflective strategies. Empower students by organizing your approaches, routines, and how to speak more clearly so students will learn. Come away with effective approaches for managing classroom behaviors after reflecting on practices, examining a variety of new strategies, and developing an action plan. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Christen
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  NOV 7, 8  DEC 5, 6

La Crosse 11/07/2014 Christen, Matthew
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-008 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  TODD BRAUN
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  APRIL 17, 18  MAY 1, 2, 15, 16

La Crosse 04/17/2015 Braun, Todd
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  ROBERT LECHELER
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  OCT 3, 4  NOV 7, 8, 21, 22

La Crosse 10/03/2014 Lecheler, Robert
RESEARCH I (This is a core course in the Master of Arts in Education degree program. You must enter the program in order to take this course.) EDUC-601-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course provides an overview of educational research theory and practice. Teachers will design an approved research project on an approved educational topic. Prerequisite: nine credits; admission to the Master of Arts in Education program.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, , 8, 9, 10, 11
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  SUSAN HUGHES
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JUNE 15, 16  JULY 15, 16, 17

 

La Crosse 06/15/2015 Hughes, Susan
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-006 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR: ROBERT LECHELER
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  JUNE 17, 18, 19  JULY 13, 14

La Crosse 06/17/2015 Lecheler, Robert
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-001 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  MARY ANN GERMANSON
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  VITERBO UNIVERSITY LA CROSSE
DATES:  MARCH 20, 21

La Crosse 03/20/2015 Germanson, Mary
RESEARCH II EDUC-602-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework for those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Research II does not meet.  You will work with your Research I instructor as your advisor in completing the last two chapters of your five-chapter research project.  Research II begins on the last day of Research I and ends in spring 2016.

Those enrolled in the graduate program who complete Research I and II will be invited to attend Proseminar July 2016 on campus at Viterbo University. 

Teachers develop and implement a research project under the direction of their research advisor. The project will be presented during EDUC 604. Prerequisite: 601 
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  SUSAN HUGHES
LOCATION:  LA CROSSE
DATES:  JULY 17-MAY 31, 2016

La Crosse 07/17/2015 Hughes, Susan
RESEARCH I (This is a core course in the Master of Arts in Education degree program. You must enter the program in order to take this course.) EDUC-601-007 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework for those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course provides an overview of educational research theory and practice. Teachers will design an approved research project on an approved educational topic. Prerequisite: nine credits; admission to the Master of Arts in Education program.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, , 8, 9, 10, 11
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  KATHLEEN FORSLUND
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 22, 23  JULY 29, 30, 31

 

Middleton 06/22/2015 Forslund, Kathleen
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-006 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  KELLY DEMERATH
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JAN 30, 31  FEB 27, 28  MARCH 27, 28

Middleton 01/30/2015 Demerath, Kelly
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EDUC-623-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

This course asks students to re-examine their role as one who generates change in the education system by engaging in self-reflection and self-assessment of his/her current classroom best practices. In addition, students will be asked to develop a plan for future professional growth and development, including their pedagogical strengths and their opportunities for improvement. Students will develop of professional development plan as their path to continuous improvement as an educator. Finally, teachers will produce a teaching performance self-assessment that will include videotaped segments to showcase their teaching highlights. The Viterbo values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service are expected to be visibly in student work that is submitted for the course..STANDARDS:  1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  KELLY DEMERATH
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 11, 12, 24, 25, 26

Middleton 06/11/2015 Demerath, Kelly
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-006 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  EMMY THEISEN
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 23, 24  AUG 5, 6, 7

Middleton 07/23/2015 Theisen, Emmy
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and gert an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  EMMY THEISEN
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  SEPT 26, 27  OCT 11, 12, 24, 25

Middleton 09/26/2014 Theisen, Emmy
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-005 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  TODD BRAUN
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JAN 16, 17  FEB 13, 14  MARCH 13, 14

Middleton 01/16/2015 Braun, Todd
DEVELOPING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE EDUC-547-011 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

Developing classroom discipline takes dovetaining together elements of best practices, modeling, productive mindsets, empowering language, developing relationships, engaging students and a toolbox of reflective strategies. Empower students by organizing your approaches, routines, and how to speak more clearly so students will learn. Come away with effective approaches for managing classroom behaviors after reflecting on practices, examining a variety of new strategies, and developing an action plan. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Christen
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JAN 9, 10  FEB 6, 7

Middleton 01/09/2015 Christen, Matthew
BOOKMAKING ACTITIVIES FOR LITTLE LEARNERS (PK-1) EDUC-547-005 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Youngsters learn to fold, cut, paste, string, sort, listen, follow directions, share, and respect others, and then use those skills to create simple books that can be used to teach printing, sequencing, counting, color recognition, letter and word recognition skills. Instructors learn a minimum of ten bookmaking activities that us readily available materials. The youngsters create a library of learning reflecting the common core standards, while the instructors incorporate and reinforce a wide variety of skills in a hands-on manner. Youngsters practice those skills at home while answering the important parental question, “What did you do in school today?” It’s okay to bring ideas and samples to share. Limited to 15 participants. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin and Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MARCH 6, 7

Middleton 03/06/2015 Huston, Madeline
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-526-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program.  It is open to any interested educators.)
History of early childhood programs for children birth through age eight.  Considers developmentally appropriate practice.  Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, legal and ethical responsibilities, and program expectations including portfolio development.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS:  1, 2, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  RUTH BADCIONG
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  OCT 17, 18

Middleton 10/17/2014 Badciong, Ruth
MOVEMENT AND PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-530-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Elements and characteristics of motor development and play and their roles in the growth and progress of children birth through age eight. Assessment of individual stages of play and movement will form the basis for planning developmentally appropriate curricula and evaluation in these areas. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS: 2, 3, 7, 8
INSTRUCTOR: TERRY VISGER
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MIDDELTON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES: OCT 24, 25  NOV 21, 22 

Middleton 10/24/2014 Visger, Terry
WISCONSIN PAPER EXPERIENCE: THE LAB EDUC-547-008 ART/MUSIC COURSES

First we play with paper, making pulp, sheets, bowls, castings, molds, seed paper, paper seed balls, paper planters, textured paper, embossing and sculpture from recycled materials.  We use those paper products to create paper items, such as sachets, pins, cards, bookmarks, tags, thereby expanding the experience.  Then we explore classroom setup and management for these cross-curricular projects.  Since we all use paper every day and Wisconsin has led the nation in papermaking for over 60 years, every community has a link to the paper industry, and therefore most families are also connected.  Our study of paper spans all academic disciplines, ability levels and age groups, links school and community resources, and leads to an exploration of careers and innovation in many areas.  Join us for a hands-on exploration of paper in all its education potential and leave with ideas to implement with your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV 14, 15
 

Middleton 11/14/2014 Carlin, Carol
WISCONSIN PAPER EXPERIENCE: THE LAB EDUC-547-008 ART/MUSIC COURSES

First we play with paper, making pulp, sheets, bowls, castings, molds, seed paper, paper seed balls, paper planters, textured paper, embossing and sculpture from recycled materials.  We use those paper products to create paper items, such as sachets, pins, cards, bookmarks, tags, thereby expanding the experience.  Then we explore classroom setup and management for these cross-curricular projects.  Since we all use paper every day and Wisconsin has led the nation in papermaking for over 60 years, every community has a link to the paper industry, and therefore most families are also connected.  Our study of paper spans all academic disciplines, ability levels and age groups, links school and community resources, and leads to an exploration of careers and innovation in many areas.  Join us for a hands-on exploration of paper in all its education potential and leave with ideas to implement with your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV 14, 15
 

Middleton 11/14/2014 Huston, Madeline
RESEARCH II EDUC-602-007 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework for those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Research II does not meet.  You will work with your Research I instructor as your advisor in completing the last two chapters of your five-chapter research project.  Research II begins on the last day of Research I and ends in spring 2016.

Those enrolled in the graduate program who complete Research I and II will be invited to attend Proseminar July 2016 on campus at Viterbo University. 

Teachers develop and implement a research project under the direction of their research advisor. The project will be presented during EDUC 604. Prerequisite: 601 
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  KATHLEEN FORSLUND
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON
DATES:  JULY 31-MAY 31, 2016

Middleton 07/31/2015 Forslund, Kathleen
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-002 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 25, 26
 

Middleton 06/25/2015 Huston, Madeline
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-002 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 25, 26
 

Middleton 06/25/2015 Carlin, Carol
EMERGENT LITERACY (PK-3) (This course can be used in both the Reading Teacher 316 program and the Early Childhood program. It is open to all interested educators) EDUC-681-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

The focus of this course is the literacy development of the pre-K-3 child. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for encouraging literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension cultural and linguistic diversity, and language differences and delays are examined. The role of parents, community, and assessment tools will be explored.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  JEANETTE ARMSTRONG
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 27-31

Middleton 07/27/2015 Armstrong, Jeannette
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-564-005 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

A study of theoretical and practical problems in designing programs which take into consideration social, political, and economic characteristics and resources of the communities. An emphasis is placed on involvement of primary caregivers, parents, community resources, and social service agencies in the organization, operation, communication, management of behavior and learning environments, as well as on evaluation of school-community relations. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS: 1, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: SANDRA LAUGHRIN  CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  OCT 3, 4, 17, 18

Middleton 10/03/2014 Laughrin, Sandra
EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT 1 (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-552-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Current philosophies, methodology and materials for facilitating health and physical development, social and emotional development, language and communication growth, cognition and effective approaches to learning in an inclusive, integrated setting. Emphasis on process skills while fostering foundational knowledge in all areas for children infant through age five.
STANDARDS:  2, 3, 5, 6
INSTRUCTOR: SANDRA LAUGHRIN
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 13, 14  MARCH 6, 7

Middleton 02/06/2015 Laughrin, Sandra
AMAZING STORIES, FACTS, TALES, GAMES, AND RESOURCES TO HELP BRING EXCITMENT AND INTEREST TO YOUR CLASSROOM (K-12) EDUC-547-015 HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

Music and scandal, candy and crime, toys and politics, sports and presidential secrets, feminists and food, stunts and games, the history of language and slang, race relations and conspiracy theories-the secret and not-so-secret stories of the captivating, unusual and enchanting people, events, circumstances and predicaments that are never taught in the classroom.  Come aboard an excursion into the past.  What secrets, skeletons, lies and laughter will we find?  Using various media, the instructor will demonstrate how to use entertaining and engaging facts, stories, details, activities and anecdotes to both fascinate and educate students in the classroom. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR: Jerald Anderson
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 6, 7, 20, 21

Middleton 02/06/2015 Anderson, Jerald
WICKED! AMAZING STORIES OF THE INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY EDUC-547-011 HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

Take a journey through a sea of Amazing Stories U.S. history textbooks fail to tell: gunfighters, outlaws, poker tables and cattle drives of the wild West; prohibition and the rise of organized crime, speakeasies, flappers, Jazz and Murder, Incorporated; outlaws of the Depression Era and the rise of the F.B.I.; political and presidential scandals; famous duels and the code duello; infamous crimes and criminals.  These are stories of words (where do they come from?) and the stories of wicked men and women who have left an indelible mark on the history and mythology of our country.  Learn their stories and tell them in a way that totally engages your students: from Doc Holiday and Big Nose Kate Elder to Bonnie and Clyde, from WW I to Winnie the Pooh, from Lizzie Borden to Mae West, from Dutch Schultz to Lucky Luciano, from Jesse James to the Roswell Incident, from 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.  Learn to have fun and make it fun for your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR: Jerald Anderson 
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 6-9
 

Middleton 07/06/2015 Anderson, Jerald
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-012 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 22-23
 

Middleton 06/22/2015 Roppe, Karin
MEDIATION & OTHER MINDFULNESS PRACTICES EDUC-547-016 HEALTH/WELLNESS COURSES

This course will introduce participants to the benefits and science of meditation.  Techniques for meditating will be taught and practiced during class.  Other mindful applications including gratitude journaling, Qi-Gong, and drawing will be taught and practiced during sessions. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR: Debra Biechler
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  NOV 14, 15

Middleton 11/14/2014 Biechler, Debra
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-025 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JUNE 29, 30
 

Middleton 06/29/2015 Madary, Marci
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-030 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 6, 7
 

Middleton 02/06/2015 Madary, Marci
JOURNAL WRITING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUC-547-020 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  As such, it is a vital and valuable tool in the professional development program of all educators.  In this one credit course, educators will explore a wide variety of journaling modes that should work well in their professional development programs.  The focus will be on practice in a variety of journaling techniques to help individuals select those that work best for their particular curriculum area and learning style.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 22, 23
 

Middleton 07/22/2015 Carlin, Carol
JOURNAL WRITING AS AN ACADEMIC TOOL (K-12) EDUC-547-018 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Academic journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  Journal writing sometimes generates resistance, as a lack of familiarity prevents many educators from harnessing their full power.  Insights gained from student journals are powerful indicators of student growth and understanding, providing feedback essential to meeting common core curriculum standards.  This class will introduce educators to a wide variety of journaling modes, present information regarding current journaling practices, including differentiation and response to intervention, and create a space to learn and share strategies that really work.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 20, 21
 

Middleton 07/20/2015 Carlin, Carol
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-037 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 1, 2

Middleton 05/01/2015 Frost, Richard
INTEGRATED ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EDUC-547-020 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Integrating arts throughout the early childhood experience honors the natural curiosity of youngsters while opening doors to creative approaches to mastering common core standards.  The totality of early childhood skill development, physical, intellectual and social, can be successfully incorporated into a fun-filled approach to learning.  Children learn to follow directions, fold, cut, paste, string, sort, listen, share, and respect others, and then apply those skills to the development of a wide variety of literacy skills as identified in the common core state standards.  Hands-on activities include movement, music, drawing, bookmaking and printing, all centered on children’s literature.  Class activities readily allow for parental involvement and follow-up at home, as youngsters respond to “what did you learn today in school?” by showing their parents, reinforcing the lessons learned. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  APRIL 17, 18

Middleton 04/17/2015 Huston, Madeline
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-032 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  JULY 21-22

Middleton 07/21/2015 Frost, Richard
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-044 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 15, 16
 

Middleton 05/15/2015 Carlin, Carol
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-044 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 15, 16
 

Middleton 05/15/2015 Huston, Madeline
PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-046 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

In this interactive hybrid course, students will learn how to use a Standards-Focused Project Based Learning Model to design authentic learning experiences.  During the course, students will work through a set of modules designed to teach the essential elements of PBL.  Discussions and activities will be centered on exploration of issues related to PBL.  As a culminating activity, students will develop and present a PBL unit that will be utilized in their own teaching.  
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
INSTRUCTOR:  Janet Bontz
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  MAY 8, 9, 15, 16
 

Middleton 05/08/2015 Bontz, Janet
IPADS IN THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM EDUC-547-038 TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Educators will learn how to use the iPad and iTunes for delivering differentiated curriculum to learners and allow teachers to expand learning beyond the classroom.  Educators will gain knowledge of the capabilities of the iPad to promote student literacy, address diverse learners, motivate struggling readers as well as support their own professional development.  You will experience the web, email, photos, and videos on a multi-touch screen with the option of 3G service.  Students are required to bring to class an iPAD, ipod touch, or iphone. Limited to 18 students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  4, 5, 6, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Jeanine Brennan
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  AUGUST 10-13
 

Middleton 08/10/2015 Brennan, Jeanine
TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC (K-12) EDUC-547-038 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

This course overviews effective principles and strategies for working with children in classroom management, discipline, and interpersonal relationships with the goal of decreasing teacher/student stress and increasing student performance.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 5
INSTRUCTOR: David Funk
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
DATES:  FEB 20, 21
 

Middleton 02/20/2015 Funk, David
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-039 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  AUG 11, 12
 

Milwaukee 08/11/2015 Carlin, Carol
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-039 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  AUG 11, 12
 

Milwaukee 08/11/2015 Huston, Madeline
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-042 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JAN 9, 10
 

Milwaukee 01/09/2015 Carlin, Carol
CREATIVELY COMMON CORE THROUGH BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-042 21ST CENTURY SKILLS/COMMON CORE/PBIs/RTI/PLCS/DIFFERENTIATION COURSES

Creativity is alive and well in a class that uses student made books as tools to master common core state standards.  The opportunity for cross curricular activities, differentiated instruction, and response to intervention abound as students work in an environment that fosters creativity.  Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create samples utilizing a variety of techniques readily available materials.  Students will leave with over 20 sample books, strategies to incorporate CCSS with student made books, and a list of readily available materials.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDIT:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JAN 9, 10
 

Milwaukee 01/09/2015 Huston, Madeline
LITERACY COACHING PART I EDUC-532-005 LITERACY COACHING PROGRAM COURSES

This 3 credit course is designed as an introductory course to prepare literacy coaches in three areas of essential knowledge: systems, literacy processes, and relationships.  A Viterbo-trained literacy coach is a reading specialist who is trained to provide explicit professional development to teachers in a wide variety of situations.  Coaching is educator-centered in that a coach uses demonstration, observation, and engaged conversations related to specific teacher beliefs and practices.  Theoretically, within the Constructivist view of teaching, the coach facilitates conversations with the educator within his/her “zone of proximal development”.  The ultimate goal is learning for all students.  Pre-requisite-Master’s degree-316 and 17 reading licensure, classroom teaching experience.  Limited to 12 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  2, 3, 9, 10
INSTRUCTORS:  MELISSA BOUSLEY/DIANE JENQUIN
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 27-31
 

Milwaukee 07/27/2015 Bousley, Melissa
LITERACY COACHING PART I EDUC-532-005 LITERACY COACHING PROGRAM COURSES

This 3 credit course is designed as an introductory course to prepare literacy coaches in three areas of essential knowledge: systems, literacy processes, and relationships.  A Viterbo-trained literacy coach is a reading specialist who is trained to provide explicit professional development to teachers in a wide variety of situations.  Coaching is educator-centered in that a coach uses demonstration, observation, and engaged conversations related to specific teacher beliefs and practices.  Theoretically, within the Constructivist view of teaching, the coach facilitates conversations with the educator within his/her “zone of proximal development”.  The ultimate goal is learning for all students.  Pre-requisite-Master’s degree-316 and 17 reading licensure, classroom teaching experience.  Limited to 12 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  2, 3, 9, 10
INSTRUCTORS:  MELISSA BOUSLEY/DIANE JENQUIN
CREDITS:  3
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 27-31
 

Milwaukee 07/27/2015 Jenquin, Diane
LITERACY COACHING PART 2 EDUC-533-005 LITERACY COACHING PROGRAM

This course is the second course in the three-course requirements to complete the Literacy Coaching Certification.  The course is designed to revisit and build on the topics introduced in the first course, to prepare literacy coaches in the three areas of essential knowledge:  systems, literacy processes, and relationships.  Pre-requisite:  completion of Part I.
INSTRUCTORS:  MELISSA BOUSLEY AND DIANE JENQUIN
CREDITS: 3
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  AUG 14, 15  SEPT 11, 12  OCT 10,11

Milwaukee 08/14/2015 Bousley, Melissa
LITERACY COACHING PART 2 EDUC-533-005 LITERACY COACHING PROGRAM

This course is the second course in the three-course requirements to complete the Literacy Coaching Certification.  The course is designed to revisit and build on the topics introduced in the first course, to prepare literacy coaches in the three areas of essential knowledge:  systems, literacy processes, and relationships.  Pre-requisite:  completion of Part I.
INSTRUCTORS:  MELISSA BOUSLEY AND DIANE JENQUIN
CREDITS: 3
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  AUG 14, 15  SEPT 11, 12  OCT 10,11

Milwaukee 08/14/2015 Jenquin, Diane
TEACHING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC (K-12) EDUC-547-032 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

This course overviews effective principles and strategies for working with children in classroom management, discipline, and interpersonal relationships with the goal of decreasing teacher/student stress and increasing student performance.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 5
INSTRUCTOR: David Funk
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  DEC 5, 6
 

Milwaukee 12/05/2014 Funk, David
IPADS IN THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM EDUC-547-036 TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Educators will learn how to use the iPad and iTunes for delivering differentiated curriculum to learners and allow teachers to expand learning beyond the classroom.  Educators will gain knowledge of the capabilities of the iPad to promote student literacy, address diverse learners, motivate struggling readers as well as support their own professional development.  You will experience the web, email, photos, and videos on a multi-touch screen with the option of 3G service.  Students are required to bring to class an iPAD, ipod touch, or iphone. Limited to 18 students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  4, 5, 6, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Jeanine Brennan
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE STEPPING STONE TRAINING CENTER
DATES:  JULY 27-30
 

Milwaukee 07/27/2015 Brennan, Jeanine
GOOGLE APPS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: COMMUNICATE AND ORGANIZE EDUC-547-040 TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Learn how to harness powerful and free Google Apps tools: Gmail, Chat/Hangouts, Contacts, Groups, Voice & Calendar.  This will be a hands-on course where you will learn how to use these tools to improve communication & organization in your teaching/job.  No previous experience with Google Apps required.  This is intended as a beginner course; however, intermediate users will learn many new tips and tricks with these applications.  Students must bring a laptop to class.  Limited to 16 students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Renee Disch
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE STEPPING STONE TRAINING CENTER
DATES:  MAY 1, 2

Milwaukee 05/01/2015 Disch, Renee
GOOGLE APPS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: COMMUNICATE AND ORGANIZE EDUC-547-034 TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Learn how to harness powerful and free Google Apps tools: Gmail, Chat/Hangouts, Contacts, Groups, Voice & Calendar.  This will be a hands-on course where you will learn how to use these tools to improve communication & organization in your teaching/job.  No previous experience with Google Apps required.  This is intended as a beginner course; however, intermediate users will learn many new tips and tricks with these applications.  Students must bring a laptop to class.  Limited to 16 students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Renee Disch
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE STEPPING STONE TRAINING CENTER
DATES:  AUGUST 4, 5

Milwaukee 08/04/2015 Disch, Renee
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-030 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  NOV 7, 8

Milwaukee 11/07/2014 Frost, Richard
TEACHING WITH MOVIES EDUC-547-029 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

Using movies in the classroom can be highly motivating for students.  This class will examine how movies can enhance any curriculum and provide insights and understandings that teach students on a deep intellectual and emotional level.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  Richard Frost
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 18, 19

Milwaukee 06/18/2015 Frost, Richard
JOURNAL WRITING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUC-547-021 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  As such, it is a vital and valuable tool in the professional development program of all educators.  In this one credit course, educators will explore a wide variety of journaling modes that should work well in their professional development programs.  The focus will be on practice in a variety of journaling techniques to help individuals select those that work best for their particular curriculum area and learning style.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 6, 7
 

Milwaukee 02/06/2015 Carlin, Carol
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-016 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  AUGUST 10, 11
 

Milwaukee 08/10/2015 Roppe, Karin
DEVELOPING ROBUST VOCABULARIES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES EDUC-547-018 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

A rich and large vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated person and is strongly related to reading proficiency and school achievement.  Move beyond the traditional definition-based method of vocabulary instruction to instruction that is robust, vigorous, and powerful in effect.  In this class you will learn research-based and practical strategies for teaching vocabulary and engaging students in thinking about and using new words both inside and outside the classroom.  Participants will learn how to select words for vocabulary instruction and create meaningful learning activities that will allow students to develop a deep and lasting understanding of word meanings.  Participants should come prepared with a unit of instruction that will be revised to include vocabulary instruction strategies.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 6, 7, 8,
INSTRUCTOR:  Karin Roppe
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 13, 14
 

Milwaukee 03/13/2015 Roppe, Karin
JOURNAL WRITING AS AN ACADEMIC TOOL (K-12) EDUC-547-024 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Academic journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms experience into learning.  Journal writing sometimes generates resistance, as a lack of familiarity prevents many educators from harnessing their full power.  Insights gained from student journals are powerful indicators of student growth and understanding, providing feedback essential to meeting common core curriculum standards.  This class will introduce educators to a wide variety of journaling modes, present information regarding current journaling practices, including differentiation and response to intervention, and create a space to learn and share strategies that really work.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  NOV 7, 8
 

Milwaukee 11/07/2014 Carlin, Carol
LET'S GET THEM READY TO READ-PHONICS AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS CENTERS (K-2) EDUC-547-022 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class your will learn the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness.  You will create “hands on” activities for you to take back to your classrooms to use with your budding readers.  Includes activities that will help you get them ready to read.  You will bring with you supplies, such as scissors, markers, sentence strips, brads, and zip top baggies and you will have a very productive couple of days!  (Please withhold buying supplies until this course has been confirmed)
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
CREDITS:  1
INSTRUCTOR:  Pamela Peterson
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 20, 21

Milwaukee 07/20/2015 Peterson, Pamela
LET'S GET THEM READY TO READ-PHONICS AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS CENTERS (K-2) EDUC-547-024 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class your will learn the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness.  You will create “hands on” activities for you to take back to your classrooms to use with your budding readers.  Includes activities that will help you get them ready to read.  You will bring with you supplies, such as scissors, markers, sentence strips, brads, and zip top baggies and you will have a very productive couple of days!  (Please withhold buying supplies until this course has been confirmed)
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR:  Pamela Peterson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  APRIL 24, 25

Milwaukee 04/24/2015 Peterson, Pamela
READING FLUENCY: WHAT IT IS, WHERE IT FITS AND HOW TO TEACH IT (K-2) EDUC-547-026 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

In this class you will learn what reading fluency is, what role it plays as a part of your reading program and how to teach it.  You will take with you a self made project which will include fluency activities for many subject areas, a list of websites and a bibliography of resources to add to your bag of tricks.  You will practice assessing fluency, and teaching techniques to enhance reading fluency.  This course is primarily for elementary teachers.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Peterson
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 20, 21
 

Milwaukee 03/20/2015 Peterson, Pamela
HANDS ON, MINDS ON SCIENCE (GRADES 2-10) EDUC-547-027 MATH/SCIENCE COURSES

This class is a physical science workshop.  Many make and take items, with all materials supplied or easy to obtain.  Several competitions for your classroom are shown.  Make science relevant to your students.  Discover effective means of harnessing students’ natural enthusiasm.  Teachers will receive many handouts, plans, and packets.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 4, 6, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  LAWRENCE SCHECKEL
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 6, 7
 

Milwaukee 02/06/2015 Scheckel, Lawrence
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-027 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 7, 8
 

Milwaukee 07/07/2015 Madary, Marci
THE ENNEGRAM-NINE POINTS OF VIEW (K-12) EDUC-547-033 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

The Enneagram is a system of personality typology that combines both psychology and spirituality in the search for self awareness and self acceptance.  Based on an ancient understanding of spiritual growth, this approach describes nine different personality types and how each has a distinct way of viewing self and others.  Study of the Enneagram can improve relationships with family, friends and co-workers.  The Enneagram can be particularly helpful for teachers as a tool for developing an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 5, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Marci Madary
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MAY 15, 16
 

Milwaukee 05/15/2015
WICKED! AMAZING STORIES OF THE INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY EDUC-547-020 HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

Take a journey through a sea of Amazing Stories U.S. history textbooks fail to tell: gunfighters, outlaws, poker tables and cattle drives of the wild West; prohibition and the rise of organized crime, speakeasies, flappers, Jazz and Murder, Incorporated; outlaws of the Depression Era and the rise of the F.B.I.; political and presidential scandals; famous duels and the code duello; infamous crimes and criminals.  These are stories of words (where do they come from?) and the stories of wicked men and women who have left an indelible mark on the history and mythology of our country.  Learn their stories and tell them in a way that totally engages your students: from Doc Holiday and Big Nose Kate Elder to Bonnie and Clyde, from WW I to Winnie the Pooh, from Lizzie Borden to Mae West, from Dutch Schultz to Lucky Luciano, from Jesse James to the Roswell Incident, from 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.  Learn to have fun and make it fun for your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR: Jerald Anderson 
CREDITS:  2
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  NOV 14, 15  DEC 12, 13

Milwaukee 11/14/2014 Anderson, Jerald
T'AI CHI CHIH & OTHER MINDFULNESS STRATEGIES (K-12) EDUC-547-018 HEALTH/WELLNESS COURSES

This course experience will bring about inner
calmness and vitality through T'ai Chi Chih: Joy thru Movement.
T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation developed by Justin Stone
for busy Americans.  You will learn and practice the 20
movements of T'ai Chi Chih and additional mindfulness strategies
to manage stress, quiet the mind, transform feelings, deepen
relationships, and focus more fully on  daily activities will be
introduced.  Meditation techniques will be briefly introduced
and practiced.  Although the emphasis of this course is on
self-improvement, participants will engage in discussion and
action planning that relates to different learning styles,
special needs students, and/or enhanced academic achievement.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 3, 9, 10, 11
INSTRUCTOR: Richard Detert
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  OCT 10, 11

Milwaukee 10/10/2014 Detert, Richard
AMAZING STORIES, FACTS, TALES, GAMES, AND RESOURCES TO HELP BRING EXCITMENT AND INTEREST TO YOUR CLASSROOM (K-12) EDUC-547-019 HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

Music and scandal, candy and crime, toys and politics, sports and presidential secrets, feminists and food, stunts and games, the history of language and slang, race relations and conspiracy theories-the secret and not-so-secret stories of the captivating, unusual and enchanting people, events, circumstances and predicaments that are never taught in the classroom.  Come aboard an excursion into the past.  What secrets, skeletons, lies and laughter will we find?  Using various media, the instructor will demonstrate how to use entertaining and engaging facts, stories, details, activities and anecdotes to both fascinate and educate students in the classroom. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 6, 7
INSTRUCTOR: Jerald Anderson
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  NOV 7, 8  DEC 5, 6

Milwaukee 11/07/2014 Anderson, Jerald
BRINGING BOOKS AND CLASSROOMS TO LIFE WITH LITERATURE CIRCLES EDUC-547-017 LANGUAGE ARTS/READING/WRITING COURSES

Help your students engage in lively conversations about books, engage in critical thinking, reflection and enhance their social skills.  As you implement literature circles, you will build and strengthen class community and an interest in reading.  This class will include explicit strategy instruction that you can weave into your lessons.  You will also learn how literature circles differentiates, fits into your balanced literacy program and meets common core state standards.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Doris Bisek
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 6, 7
 

Milwaukee 03/06/2015 Bisek, Doris
EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT II (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-553-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Development of competencies in planning, teaching, and evaluating the integrated curriculum for young children in the areas of literacy skills, language development, math, science, social studies, health, and physical education in an inclusive, integrated setting. Examines process, ethics, and methods of observing documenting children's behavior, progress, and development.  STANDARDS:  2, 3, 5, 6
CREDITS:  2
INSTRUCTOR:  CHERYL HOKSCH
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MARCH 20, 21  APRIL 10, 11

Milwaukee 03/20/2015 Hoksch, Cheryl
EMERGENT LITERACY (PK-3) (This course can be used in both the Reading Teacher 316 program and the Early Childhood program. It is open to all interested educators) EDUC-681-007 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

The focus of this course is the literacy development of the pre-K-3 child. The course covers the developmental process of literacy acquisition and the use of appropriate methods, models, and strategies for encouraging literacy growth. Early literacy concepts of phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension cultural and linguistic diversity, and language differences and delays are examined. The role of parents, community, and assessment tools will be explored.    LIMITED TO 18 PARTICIPANTS. STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR: KATHRYN MUELLER
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE STEPPING STONE TRAINING CENTER
DATES:  AUGUST 3-7

Milwaukee 08/03/2015 Mueller, Kathryn
CREATIVE ARTS IN YOUNG CHILDREN (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to all interested educators.) EDUC-557-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Philosophy and role of creative drama, music, and art in early childhood education with emphasis on the creative activity as it relates to developmental stages in the child's life. Focus on appreciation of the value and function of creativity and construction of developmentally appropriate curriculum. STANDARDS:  2, 5, 6
CREDITS:  2
INSTRUCTOR:  BRENDA AHERN
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 25, 26 JULY 9, 10

Milwaukee 06/25/2015 Ahern, Brenda
BOOKMAKING ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE LEARNERS (PK-1) EDUC-547-005 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Youngsters learn to fold, cut, paste, string, sort, listen, follow directions, share, and respect others, and then use those skills to create simple books that can be used to teach printing, sequencing, counting, color recognition, letter and word recognition skills. Instructors learn a minimum of ten bookmaking activities that us readily available materials. The youngsters create a library of learning reflecting the common core standards, while the instructors incorporate and reinforce a wide variety of skills in a hands-on manner. Youngsters practice those skills at home while answering the important parental question, “What did you do in school today?” It’s okay to bring ideas and samples to share. Limited to 15 participants. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin and Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  DEC 5, 6

Milwaukee 12/05/2014 Huston, Madeline
THE ATTRACTION FACTOR-USING THE "LAW OF ATTRACTION" FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM EDUC-547-009 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES p>Creating a positive learning experience for students is a universal desire of teachers.  Tapping into “Law of Attraction” principles will not only change a negative environment into a positive atmosphere, but will make teaching and learning more rewarding.  This how-to class is fun and engaging, and will provide you with tools to continue practicing this process on a daily basis in the classroom and beyond.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 5, 7, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  OCT 17, 18
 

Milwaukee 10/17/2014 Ebert, Carol
THE ATTRACTION FACTOR-USING THE "LAW OF ATTRACTION" FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM EDUC-547-006 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES p>Creating a positive learning experience for students is a universal desire of teachers.  Tapping into “Law of Attraction” principles will not only change a negative environment into a positive atmosphere, but will make teaching and learning more rewarding.  This how-to class is fun and engaging, and will provide you with tools to continue practicing this process on a daily basis in the classroom and beyond.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 5, 7, 9
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JULY 14, 15
 

Milwaukee 07/14/2015 Ebert, Carol
WISCONSIN PAPER EXPERIENCE: THE LAB EDUC-547-007 ART/MUSIC COURSES First we play with paper, making pulp, sheets, bowls, castings, molds, seed paper, paper seed balls, paper planters, textured paper, embossing and sculpture from recycled materials.  We use those paper products to create paper items, such as sachets, pins, cards, bookmarks, tags, thereby expanding the experience.  Then we explore classroom setup and management for these cross-curricular projects.  Since we all use paper every day and Wisconsin has led the nation in papermaking for over 60 years, every community has a link to the paper industry, and therefore most families are also connected.  Our study of paper spans all academic disciplines, ability levels and age groups, links school and community resources, and leads to an exploration of careers and innovation in many areas.  Join us for a hands-on exploration of paper in all its education potential and leave with ideas to implement with your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  OCT 10, 11
 

Milwaukee 10/10/2014 Carlin, Carol
WISCONSIN PAPER EXPERIENCE: THE LAB EDUC-547-007 ART/MUSIC COURSES First we play with paper, making pulp, sheets, bowls, castings, molds, seed paper, paper seed balls, paper planters, textured paper, embossing and sculpture from recycled materials.  We use those paper products to create paper items, such as sachets, pins, cards, bookmarks, tags, thereby expanding the experience.  Then we explore classroom setup and management for these cross-curricular projects.  Since we all use paper every day and Wisconsin has led the nation in papermaking for over 60 years, every community has a link to the paper industry, and therefore most families are also connected.  Our study of paper spans all academic disciplines, ability levels and age groups, links school and community resources, and leads to an exploration of careers and innovation in many areas.  Join us for a hands-on exploration of paper in all its education potential and leave with ideas to implement with your students.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  OCT 10, 11
 

Milwaukee 10/10/2014 Huston, Madeline
ISSUES AND TRENDS IN INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD (This course is part of the Early Childhood Program. It is open to any interested educators.) EDUC-558-006 EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES

Issues in behavior managements, assessment of children, children at risk, early intervention programs, programs for children with special needs, nutrition program and facility planning and evaluation as well as current trends.  This course is designed to provide an introduction and overview to best practices for creating inclusive settings for young children and their families, and for building partnerships with school and community resources.  The purpose of this course is to help early childhood professionals develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to meet the needs of all children with specific focus on all children, with specific focus on children with differing abilities.  Issues addressed in this course include anti-bias perspectives; family-centered practices; state and federal laws pertaining to children with disabilities and their families; appropriate curriculum and assessment practices; typical and atypical child development including characteristics of physical, cognitive and communicative disabilities, and behavioral/social emotional disorders; and curriculum adaptations and strategies to meet the needs of children with differing abilities in school and community settings.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 7
INSTRUCTOR:  CHERYL HOKSCH
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  NOV 7, 8  DEC 5, 6

Milwaukee 11/07/2014 Hoksch, Cheryl
DEVELOPING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE EDUC-547-012 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

Developing classroom discipline takes dovetaining together elements of best practices, modeling, productive mindsets, empowering language, developing relationships, engaging students and a toolbox of reflective strategies. Empower students by organizing your approaches, routines, and how to speak more clearly so students will learn. Come away with effective approaches for managing classroom behaviors after reflecting on practices, examining a variety of new strategies, and developing an action plan. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Christen
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 20, 21  MARCH 20, 21

Milwaukee 02/20/2015 Christen, Matthew
CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN YOURSELF AND YOUR STUDENTS (K-12) EDUC-547-008 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

This could possibly be the most fun you’ve had in a course for teachers. Since high stress and busy lifestyles dampen creativity and reduce teaching and learning effectiveness, strengthening your creative spirit may be the necessary ingredient to re-energize you and your students. Discover how to open up to the power of creativity. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Carol Ebert
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION: MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  FEB 6, 7

Milwaukee 02/06/2015 Ebert, Carol
DEVELOPING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE EDUC-547-012 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT COURSES

Developing classroom discipline takes dovetaining together elements of best practices, modeling, productive mindsets, empowering language, developing relationships, engaging students and a toolbox of reflective strategies. Empower students by organizing your approaches, routines, and how to speak more clearly so students will learn. Come away with effective approaches for managing classroom behaviors after reflecting on practices, examining a variety of new strategies, and developing an action plan. WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Christen
CREDITS: 2
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  OCT 10, 11, 24, 25

Milwaukee 10/10/2014 Christen, Matthew
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY-PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE EDUC-600-007 MASTER OF ART IN EDUCATION CORE (Required coursework fo those who would like to continue and get an M.A. in Educational Leadership. These courses are open to all interested educators-except Research I, Research II and Proseminar.)

Students in this course are charged with examining the role of an educator as a moral steward. Students will be asked to think about the individual role that they assume in achieving and maintaining a more democratic and ethical society through education. Investigations into controversial ethical issues and dilemmas prepare educators to critically think through potential situations that may arise with students, parents, administrators, and peers. Students will look at the overview of the systemic nature of education and schooling, with emphasis on the role of the teacher. Students will be introduced to the concept of learning in community, and the concept of nurturing and care for the system of education. The lens of the Viterbo values will be utilized and applied to teachers' roles in the educational system. These values are contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. Using these values as a lens, students will review and take a stand on critical issues facing education at the present time.  STANDARDS:  1, 2, 3, 5, 9
CREDITS:  3
INSTRUCTOR:  EMMY THEISEN
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  APRIL 10, 11, 24, 25  MAY 8, 9

Milwaukee 04/10/2015 Theisen, Emmy
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-002 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  MARY ANN GERMANSON
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  OCT 17, 18
 

Milwaukee 10/17/2014 Germanson, Mary
BOUND TO BE BOOKMAKING EDUC-547-006 ART/MUSIC COURSES

From incredibly simple to simply elegant, handmade books enhance learning at all levels and in all subjects.  Student created books are excellent study guides and exquisite records of individual and group growth, providing many cross-curricular experiential opportunities.  Student created books are excellent tools for meeting common core standards while differentiating instruction.   Participants in this class will learn principles, techniques and applications involved in making books, including tips for classroom organization and management, and will create several samples utilizing a variety of techniques and readily available materials. 
Limited to 15 participants. 
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Carlin and Madeline Huston
LOCATION :  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
CREDITS: 1
DATES:  MARCH 20, 21

Milwaukee 03/20/2015 Carlin, Carol
INTEGRATED ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EDUC-547-007 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Integrating arts throughout the early childhood experience honors the natural curiosity of youngsters while opening doors to creative approaches to mastering common core standards.  The totality of early childhood skill development, physical, intellectual and social, can be successfully incorporated into a fun-filled approach to learning.  Children learn to follow directions, fold, cut, paste, string, sort, listen, share, and respect others, and then apply those skills to the development of a wide variety of literacy skills as identified in the common core state standards.  Hands-on activities include movement, music, drawing, bookmaking and printing, all centered on children’s literature.  Class activities readily allow for parental involvement and follow-up at home, as youngsters respond to “what did you learn today in school?” by showing their parents, reinforcing the lessons learned. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JAN 23, 24

Milwaukee 01/23/2015 Huston, Madeline
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-001 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 22, 23
 

Milwaukee 06/22/2015 Carlin, Carol
TRANSFORMING RECYCABLES INTO ACADEMIC TOOLS EDUC-547-001 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Take everyday discards and transform them into useful tools, giving them an important new life.  The potential of a cereal box becoming a series of notebooks, a puppet theater, a display case or a storage unit is just the beginning.  Students will leave with over 20 samples created during class, a wealth of ideas to implement immediately in their classrooms.  These projects are applicable to all grade levels.  Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  Carol Carlin/Madeline Huston
CREDITS: 1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  JUNE 22, 23
 

Milwaukee 06/22/2015 Huston, Madeline
ALTERED BOARD BOOKS EDUC-547-003 ART/MUSIC COURSES

Altering a child’s board book is a great introduction into making altered books.  By working with the strong paper and limited pages in a board book, students can easily grasp the concepts of deconstructing and then reconstructing to create an art form which promotes creativity, enhances student learning and encourages self-expression across the curriculum and grade levels.  Teachers with students in talented and gifted programs as well as those with special needs can learn how to incorporate this art form into their curriculum. Limited to 15 participants.
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
INSTRUCTOR:  MARY ANN GERMANSON
CREDITS:  1
LOCATION:  MILWAUKEE VITERBO CENTER
DATES:  MAY 1, 2

Milwaukee 05/01/2015 Germanson, Mary
GREAT WORK SKILLS AND STRATEGIES EDUC-510-001 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

In the ever changing educational climate we are being challenged to do more and more to impact the lives of our students, collaborate within our schools and lead change.  Additionally, we all have personal lives that we value and want to make a difference. Participants will gain knowledge, strategies and insights into implementing more great work in all aspects of their lives. Investigating what is calling you, how to identify challenges and solutions, plan and organize to have the outcomes that you envision in your professional and personal life.
Instructor: JoAnn Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 1:  Oct 6 - Nov 21 (Register Sept 30)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card is accepted.
 

Online 10/06/2014 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
GREAT WORK SKILLS AND STRATEGIES EDUC-510-001 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

In the ever changing educational climate we are being challenged to do more and more to impact the lives of our students, collaborate within our schools and lead change.  Additionally, we all have personal lives that we value and want to make a difference. Participants will gain knowledge, strategies and insights into implementing more great work in all aspects of their lives. Investigating what is calling you, how to identify challenges and solutions, plan and organize to have the outcomes that you envision in your professional and personal life.
Instructor: JoAnn Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 2:  Feb 2 - March 20 (Register Jan 26)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card is accepted.
 

Online 02/02/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
GREAT WORK SKILLS AND STRATEGIES EDUC-510-001 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

In the ever changing educational climate we are being challenged to do more and more to impact the lives of our students, collaborate within our schools and lead change.  Additionally, we all have personal lives that we value and want to make a difference. Participants will gain knowledge, strategies and insights into implementing more great work in all aspects of their lives. Investigating what is calling you, how to identify challenges and solutions, plan and organize to have the outcomes that you envision in your professional and personal life.
Instructor: JoAnn Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 4:  June 8 - July 241 (Register June 1)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card is accepted.
 

Online 06/08/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
GREAT WORK SKILLS AND STRATEGIES EDUC-510-002 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

In the ever changing educational climate we are being challenged to do more and more to impact the lives of our students, collaborate within our schools and lead change.  Additionally, we all have personal lives that we value and want to make a difference. Participants will gain knowledge, strategies and insights into implementing more great work in all aspects of their lives. Investigating what is calling you, how to identify challenges and solutions, plan and organize to have the outcomes that you envision in your professional and personal life.
Instructor: JoAnn Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 3:  March 30 - May 15 (Register March 23)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card is accepted.
 

Online 03/30/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL: GOING FROM GOOD TO GREAT EDUC-510-002 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their personal and professional effectiveness by learning strategies developed by national leaders; learn how to develop a clear definition of the results that you want, increase the balance and fulfillment in all segments of your professional and personal life, build team/classroom skills that finds faster and better solutions through clear expectations, shared responsibilities and understanding of priorities.  Learn your personal strengths and how to maximize their use and impact on your personal and professional goals and outcomes.  Discover the components of “Great Work”, the work that is calling you and how to create new possibilities and plan for implantation into the classroom. INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  5, 6, 9, 1
Session 1:  Oct 6 - Nov 21 (Register by Sept 30)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 10/06/2014 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL: GOING FROM GOOD TO GREAT EDUC-510-003 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their personal and professional effectiveness by learning strategies developed by national leaders; learn how to develop a clear definition of the results that you want, increase the balance and fulfillment in all segments of your professional and personal life, build team/classroom skills that finds faster and better solutions through clear expectations, shared responsibilities and understanding of priorities.  Learn your personal strengths and how to maximize their use and impact on your personal and professional goals and outcomes.  Discover the components of “Great Work”, the work that is calling you and how to create new possibilities and plan for implantation into the classroom. INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  5, 6, 9, 1
Session 2:  Feb 2 - March 20 (Register by Jan 26)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 02/02/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL: GOING FROM GOOD TO GREAT EDUC-510-004 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their personal and professional effectiveness by learning strategies developed by national leaders; learn how to develop a clear definition of the results that you want, increase the balance and fulfillment in all segments of your professional and personal life, build team/classroom skills that finds faster and better solutions through clear expectations, shared responsibilities and understanding of priorities.  Learn your personal strengths and how to maximize their use and impact on your personal and professional goals and outcomes.  Discover the components of “Great Work”, the work that is calling you and how to create new possibilities and plan for implantation into the classroom. INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  5, 6, 9, 1
Session 3:  March 30 - May 14 (Register by March 23)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 03/30/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL: GOING FROM GOOD TO GREAT EDUC-510-002 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their personal and professional effectiveness by learning strategies developed by national leaders; learn how to develop a clear definition of the results that you want, increase the balance and fulfillment in all segments of your professional and personal life, build team/classroom skills that finds faster and better solutions through clear expectations, shared responsibilities and understanding of priorities.  Learn your personal strengths and how to maximize their use and impact on your personal and professional goals and outcomes.  Discover the components of “Great Work”, the work that is calling you and how to create new possibilities and plan for implantation into the classroom. INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  5, 6, 9, 1
Session 4:  June 8 - July 24 (Register by June 1)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 06/08/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
POVERTY: IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT CLASSROOM SUCCESS EDUC-510-003 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in understanding the impact of poverty on student performance and specific strategies that support at-risk student classroom success.  During the course students will become aware of poverty indicators in their state, community and school district; specific effects of poverty on student emotional, social, physical , and academic development; success stories of communities and schools who have implemented programs that have had great success; components in schools and classrooms that support at-risk students success.  Students will learn specific strategies that have been proven successful in at-risk schools that support high expectations, effective lesson delivery, increased student engagement, strong classroom climate and strategies that build character and trust.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  1 or 3
Session 1:  Oct 6 - Nov 21 (Register by Sept 30)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 10/06/2014 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
POVERTY: IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT CLASSROOM SUCCESS EDUC-510-005 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in understanding the impact of poverty on student performance and specific strategies that support at-risk student classroom success.  During the course students will become aware of poverty indicators in their state, community and school district; specific effects of poverty on student emotional, social, physical , and academic development; success stories of communities and schools who have implemented programs that have had great success; components in schools and classrooms that support at-risk students success.  Students will learn specific strategies that have been proven successful in at-risk schools that support high expectations, effective lesson delivery, increased student engagement, strong classroom climate and strategies that build character and trust.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  1 or 3
Session 2:  Feb 2 - March 20 (Register by Jan 26)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 02/02/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
POVERTY: IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT CLASSROOM SUCCESS EDUC-510-006 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in understanding the impact of poverty on student performance and specific strategies that support at-risk student classroom success.  During the course students will become aware of poverty indicators in their state, community and school district; specific effects of poverty on student emotional, social, physical , and academic development; success stories of communities and schools who have implemented programs that have had great success; components in schools and classrooms that support at-risk students success.  Students will learn specific strategies that have been proven successful in at-risk schools that support high expectations, effective lesson delivery, increased student engagement, strong classroom climate and strategies that build character and trust.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  1 or 3
Session 3:  March 30 - May 15 (Register by March 23)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 03/30/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
POVERTY: IMPACT ON STUDENTS AND STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT CLASSROOM SUCCESS EDUC-510-003 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in understanding the impact of poverty on student performance and specific strategies that support at-risk student classroom success.  During the course students will become aware of poverty indicators in their state, community and school district; specific effects of poverty on student emotional, social, physical , and academic development; success stories of communities and schools who have implemented programs that have had great success; components in schools and classrooms that support at-risk students success.  Students will learn specific strategies that have been proven successful in at-risk schools that support high expectations, effective lesson delivery, increased student engagement, strong classroom climate and strategies that build character and trust.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  1 or 3
Session 4:  June 8 - July 24 (Register by June 1)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 06/08/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
TEACHER AS COACHES: EMPOWERING STUDENT SUCCESS EDUC-510-004 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

This course provides comprehensive research and is a practice-based course which discusses how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen well, ask powerful questions, and develop a work plan to be used within the classroom to empower students.  Additionally, the course will provide coaching conversations and descriptions of coaching activities to develop an educator’s practice.  Common challenges and creative solutions will be reviewed and discussed with numerous practical tools: rubrics, and other coaching tools will be shared.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 1: Oct 6 - Nov 21 (Register by Sept 30)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 10/06/2014 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
TEACHER AS COACHES: EMPOWERING STUDENT SUCCESS EDUC-510-007 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

This course provides comprehensive research and is a practice-based course which discusses how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen well, ask powerful questions, and develop a work plan to be used within the classroom to empower students.  Additionally, the course will provide coaching conversations and descriptions of coaching activities to develop an educator’s practice.  Common challenges and creative solutions will be reviewed and discussed with numerous practical tools: rubrics, and other coaching tools will be shared.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 2: Feb 2 - March 20 (Register by Jan 26)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 02/02/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
TEACHER AS COACHES: EMPOWERING STUDENT SUCCESS EDUC-510-008 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

This course provides comprehensive research and is a practice-based course which discusses how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen well, ask powerful questions, and develop a work plan to be used within the classroom to empower students.  Additionally, the course will provide coaching conversations and descriptions of coaching activities to develop an educator’s practice.  Common challenges and creative solutions will be reviewed and discussed with numerous practical tools: rubrics, and other coaching tools will be shared.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 3: March 30 - May 15 (Register by March 23)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 03/30/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
TEACHER AS COACHES: EMPOWERING STUDENT SUCCESS EDUC-510-004 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

This course provides comprehensive research and is a practice-based course which discusses how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen well, ask powerful questions, and develop a work plan to be used within the classroom to empower students.  Additionally, the course will provide coaching conversations and descriptions of coaching activities to develop an educator’s practice.  Common challenges and creative solutions will be reviewed and discussed with numerous practical tools: rubrics, and other coaching tools will be shared.
INSTRUCTOR:  JoAnn Berkowitz
COURSE # EDUC 510 
CREDITS:  3
WISCONSIN TEACHING STANDARD(S) ADDRESSED:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 4: June 8 - July 24 (Register by June 1)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 06/08/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
CHALLENGING CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS: ATTENTION SEEKING, AVOIDANCE OF FAILURE, POWER & REVENGE, INTERVENTION SKILLS & STRATEGIES EDUC-510-005 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in providing interventions for common classroom discipline Problem areas of attention-seeking behavior, power-seeking behavior, revenge-seeking behavior and Avoidance of failure behaviors.  Techniques to identify each type of behavior and a comprehensive collection of interventions strategies will be shared.  Dozens of strategies to build a positive classroom Environment/climate and strategies to improve communication with parents will be presented.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 1:  Oct 6 - Nov 21 (Register by Sept 30)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 10/06/2014
CHALLENGING CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS: ATTENTION SEEKING, AVOIDANCE OF FAILURE, POWER & REVENGE, INTERVENTION SKILLS & STRATEGIES EDUC-510-009 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in providing interventions for common classroom discipline Problem areas of attention-seeking behavior, power-seeking behavior, revenge-seeking behavior and Avoidance of failure behaviors.  Techniques to identify each type of behavior and a comprehensive collection of interventions strategies will be shared.  Dozens of strategies to build a positive classroom Environment/climate and strategies to improve communication with parents will be presented.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 2:  Feb 2 - March 20 (Register by Jan 26)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 02/02/2015
CHALLENGING CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS: ATTENTION SEEKING, AVOIDANCE OF FAILURE, POWER & REVENGE, INTERVENTION SKILLS & STRATEGIES EDUC-510-010 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in providing interventions for common classroom discipline Problem areas of attention-seeking behavior, power-seeking behavior, revenge-seeking behavior and Avoidance of failure behaviors.  Techniques to identify each type of behavior and a comprehensive collection of interventions strategies will be shared.  Dozens of strategies to build a positive classroom Environment/climate and strategies to improve communication with parents will be presented.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 3:  March 30 - May 15 (Register by March 23)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 03/30/2015
CHALLENGING CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS: ATTENTION SEEKING, AVOIDANCE OF FAILURE, POWER & REVENGE, INTERVENTION SKILLS & STRATEGIES EDUC-510-005 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in providing interventions for common classroom discipline Problem areas of attention-seeking behavior, power-seeking behavior, revenge-seeking behavior and Avoidance of failure behaviors.  Techniques to identify each type of behavior and a comprehensive collection of interventions strategies will be shared.  Dozens of strategies to build a positive classroom Environment/climate and strategies to improve communication with parents will be presented.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 4:  June 8 - July 24 (Register by June 1)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 06/08/2015
CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS, SKILLS & STRATEGIES: HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST EDUC-510-006 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

A key component in education today is our ability as classroom teachers, administrators or central office staff to effectively communicate with parents, students, colleagues and community members about the situations, needs and challenges that are a part of education. Discussing student needs during an IEP meeting, RTI planning session or parent conference; engaging a student in a conversation regarding their actions or options; providing performance feedback to a colleague, discussing tough questions with school committee members or addressing school challenges with community members—all require key skills and strategies during such high stakes exchanges. Participants will learn strategies and gain skills in mastering crucial conversations, creating safe and supportive conversations, stopping the blame game, disentangling intent from impact, developing learning conversations, problem solving and speaking for you with clarity and power.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 1:  Oct 6 - Nov 21 (Register by Sept 30)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 10/06/2014
CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS, SKILLS & STRATEGIES: HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST EDUC-510-011 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

A key component in education today is our ability as classroom teachers, administrators or central office staff to effectively communicate with parents, students, colleagues and community members about the situations, needs and challenges that are a part of education. Discussing student needs during an IEP meeting, RTI planning session or parent conference; engaging a student in a conversation regarding their actions or options; providing performance feedback to a colleague, discussing tough questions with school committee members or addressing school challenges with community members—all require key skills and strategies during such high stakes exchanges. Participants will learn strategies and gain skills in mastering crucial conversations, creating safe and supportive conversations, stopping the blame game, disentangling intent from impact, developing learning conversations, problem solving and speaking for you with clarity and power.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 2:  Feb 2 - March 20 (Register by Jan 26)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 02/02/2015
CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS, SKILLS & STRATEGIES: HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST EDUC-510-012 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

A key component in education today is our ability as classroom teachers, administrators or central office staff to effectively communicate with parents, students, colleagues and community members about the situations, needs and challenges that are a part of education. Discussing student needs during an IEP meeting, RTI planning session or parent conference; engaging a student in a conversation regarding their actions or options; providing performance feedback to a colleague, discussing tough questions with school committee members or addressing school challenges with community members—all require key skills and strategies during such high stakes exchanges. Participants will learn strategies and gain skills in mastering crucial conversations, creating safe and supportive conversations, stopping the blame game, disentangling intent from impact, developing learning conversations, problem solving and speaking for you with clarity and power.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 3:  March 30 - May 15 (Register by March 23)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 03/30/2015
CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS, SKILLS & STRATEGIES: HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST EDUC-510-006 MOODLE COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

A key component in education today is our ability as classroom teachers, administrators or central office staff to effectively communicate with parents, students, colleagues and community members about the situations, needs and challenges that are a part of education. Discussing student needs during an IEP meeting, RTI planning session or parent conference; engaging a student in a conversation regarding their actions or options; providing performance feedback to a colleague, discussing tough questions with school committee members or addressing school challenges with community members—all require key skills and strategies during such high stakes exchanges. Participants will learn strategies and gain skills in mastering crucial conversations, creating safe and supportive conversations, stopping the blame game, disentangling intent from impact, developing learning conversations, problem solving and speaking for you with clarity and power.
Instructor: Gary Berkowitz
Course #: EDUC 510
Credits: 3 credit
Standards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Session 4:  June 8 - July 24 (Register by June 1)
To Register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $975 is due at the time of registration.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card accepted.
 

Online 06/08/2015
BEING A STRATEGIC TEACHER EDUC-510-007 INTERNET COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Teachers are challenged to address the many academic needs of students and create learning opportunities for all students.  Specific strategies and systems will be shared that respond to students’ varied levels for new learning, diverse backgrounds and their unique preferences for how to learn new information and practice new skills.  Presentation of strategies designed to meet today’s high standards and reach diverse learners; development of student memory, student capacities to reason and explain, self-expression, interpersonal style to increase student teaming skills.
Instructor:  JoAnn Berkowitz
Course # EDUC 510
Credits:  1 credit
Standards:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Session 1:  Oct 13 - Nov 21 (Register by Oct 6)
To register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit is due the time of registration. MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.

Online 10/13/2014 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
BEING A STRATEGIC TEACHER EDUC-510-013 INTERNET COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Teachers are challenged to address the many academic needs of students and create learning opportunities for all students.  Specific strategies and systems will be shared that respond to students’ varied levels for new learning, diverse backgrounds and their unique preferences for how to learn new information and practice new skills.  Presentation of strategies designed to meet today’s high standards and reach diverse learners; development of student memory, student capacities to reason and explain, self-expression, interpersonal style to increase student teaming skills.
Instructor:  JoAnn Berkowitz
Course # EDUC 510
Credits:  1 credit
Standards:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Session 2:  Feb 16 - March 27 (Register by Feb 9)
To register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit is due the time of registration. MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.

Online 02/16/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann
BEING A STRATEGIC TEACHER EDUC-510-066 INTERNET COURSEWORK-SESSION BASED

Teachers are challenged to address the many academic needs of students and create learning opportunities for all students.  Specific strategies and systems will be shared that respond to students’ varied levels for new learning, diverse backgrounds and their unique preferences for how to learn new information and practice new skills.  Presentation of strategies designed to meet today’s high standards and reach diverse learners; development of student memory, student capacities to reason and explain, self-expression, interpersonal style to increase student teaming skills.
Instructor:  JoAnn Berkowitz
Course # EDUC 510
Credits:  1 credit
Standards:  1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Session 3:  April 13 - May 22 (Register by April 6)
To register:  Call 800-234-8721.  Tuition of $325 per credit is due the time of registration. MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card accepted.

Online 04/13/2015 Berkowitz, Jo Ann