UW-Parkside hosts Chiwaukee Academy Aug. 12-16
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in collaboration with Carthage College and the Kenosha and Racine school districts, welcome educators to the 2013 Chiwaukee Academy Aug. 12-16. This week of continuing education, featuring two keynote speakers and more than a dozen topical workshops, explores the newest teaching and learning theories and provides practical ideas for moving them into practice.
"UW-Parkside's Advanced Professional Development is excited to continue our relationship with area school districts and bring hundreds of educators to campus," said UW-Parkside Educator Professional Development Director Shannon McGuire. "We have an excellent line up of courses this year and I am always impressed with the expertise and knowledge of Chiwaukee instructors."
The opening keynote address is by Jennie Magiera. Speaking Monday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 a.m., Magiera is Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy of Urban School Leadership, a network of 25 Chicago public schools. She is working to redefine education through the effective use of Chromebooks, iPads, and other technologies, moving them from being "cool" and "novel" to being tools that create positive change in education.
Mike Bryant, director of education consultants for Discovery Education, speaks Thursday, Aug. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Bryant, a former high school teacher, has worked in recent years with educators across the country designing and delivering unique professional development experiences. For the past three years, he has collaborated with districts to move from printed to digital textbooks, allowing teachers to better meet individual students' needs and partner with them to promote lifelong learning.
Chiwaukee Academy courses cover a variety of topics teachers can put to work immediately in their classrooms. Learn "21st Century Skills: Models for All Classrooms and Students," "Building Up STEAM" designed to increase student achievement in science, technology, engineering, allied arts, and math; "Make and Take Science workshop," "Legends, Lore, and Livelihood of Wisconsin Native People;" "The Successful Flipped Classroom: Creating Personalized Learning," and more.
The Chiwaukee Academy application fee is $85 for those applying before July 1, 2013, and $95 after that date. Educators from Kenosha and Racine can have the $300 registration fee paid by their districts. Kenosha teachers can call Jennifer Navarro at 262-359-6195 and Racine educators call John Surendonk at 262-631-7087 for fee details.
Registration continues through Monday, Aug. 12. Attendees can earn up to four summer and fall credits with the first credit costing just $25.For more information on Chiwaukee Academy and to view the e-catalog, visit www.uwp.edu keyword Chiwaukee or call 262-595-2753.