UW-Parkside hosts Chiwaukee Academy Aug. 13-17
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside welcomes educators to the 15th Chiwaukee Academy Aug. 13-17. Held in collaboration with Carthage College and the school districts of Kenosha and Racine, this week of continuing education offers standards-based instruction in computers and technology, science, math, professional development, and reading/language arts. UW-Parkside is located at 900 Wood Rd. in Kenosha.
The week begins with a keynote address by Dr. Lodge McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary media specialist from North Carolina State University's Friday Institute. He will discuss how "flipped learning" works in public school classrooms. Dr. McCammon's FIZZ program (fi.ncsu.edu/fizz) encourages teachers to have "No lecture classrooms" using instead an innovative new approach that opens instruction time for collaborative and engaged student learning activities.
During Chiwaukee Academy, teachers can concentrate on one of a variety of topics. Attend "iCreate, iGuide, iTeach: Using your iPad in the Classroom," "Hands-on Learning in the Foreign Language/ELL Classroom," "Gifted Students in Your Regular Classroom," "Legends, Lore, and Livelihood of Wisconsin Native People;" "Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders," and more.
"Incorporating Web 2.0 skills into the classroom and integrating technology into math, science, social studies, and language arts instruction are hot topics right now," said UW-Parkside Educator Professional Development Director Shannon McGuire. "Courses like 'Moving Your Math Class Forward' and 'Involvement, Preparation, Application, and Development: The Four Principles of iPad Learning in the Elementary Classroom' give educators hands-on instruction in these new and innovative methods."
The Chiwaukee Academy application fee is $95 ($85 for those who apply before July 1, 2012). Kenosha and Racine educators can have the $300 registration fee paid by their districts. Kenosha educators should call Jennifer Navaro at 262-359-6195 and Racine educators should call John Surendonk at 262-631-7087 for fee details.
Registration continues through the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 13. Attendees can earn up to two college credits with the first credit costing just $25.To learn more about Chiwaukee Academy and to view the e-catalog, visit www.uwp.edu keyword Chiwaukee, access firstname.lastname@example.org by email, or call 262-595-2753.