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Course Registration

There are three steps to register for professional development courses:

1. Download the application instructions and fill out the university application at There is no application fee. (Be sure to apply for the level of credit you would like to receive, as indicated in Step 6 of the instructions!)

2. Once you have received a welcome email from the Office of Admissions, follow the link in the email to activate your online account and set a password.

3. Email Dana Ryan at with the title of the course you wish to take and level of credit (undergraduate or graduate). You will receive instructions for course enrollment, along with a course permission number. Log in to the university SOLAR system with your Parkside user ID and the password that you created in Step 2, and follow the instructions to enroll in your professional development course!

Share Your Knowledge!

Would you like to teach a professional development course or workshop? Download our course proposal form and submit it along with a syllabus and your resume to We'd love to hear your ideas!

Spring Proposals due by January 1
Summer Proposals due by April 1
Fall Proposals due by August 1

Need to Pay Your Bill?

You can pay your tuition bill online, in person, or via mail. Tuition must be paid by the end of the semester in which you are enrolled. Outstanding tuition bills will prevent you from receiving official transcripts or enrolling in future courses.

Online: Log in to your student SOLAR account (using the ID and password that you used to enroll in your course online). Choose the "Make a Payment" link under "Campus Finances." Credit cards and eChecks are accepted for online payments.

In Person: The Cashier's Office is located in Wyllie Hall, D 193.

Via Mail: Checks and money orders should be payable to University of Wisconsin-Parkside and must include your student identification number on your check. Personal checks must include a preprinted name and address. Address your payment to:

PO BOX 2000
KENOSHA WI 53141-2000

For more information, please visit the Cashier's Office website.

Upcoming Educator Professional Development Courses

UW-Parkside offers both online and face-to-face courses for advanced professional development. In order to enroll in courses for credit, you must first fill out our online application. Once your application has been received and processed by university admissions, you will be able to enroll for your desired course online. Contact Dana Ryan at or (262) 595-2309 to register or with questions.


Online Courses

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For your convenience, we offer online courses through VESi. Online courses can start at anytime throughout the semester but must finish on the last day of the semester.

  • Fall 2017 courses run from September 6-December 15, 2017
  • Winter 2018 courses run from January 2-January 26, 2018

Click here to view online course offerings.

Face-to-Face Courses

We offer several face-to-face courses in southeastern Wisconsin and in different parts of the state. Our Fall 2017 course offerings are listed below. Please check back often, as new courses will be added.

Please Sit Still: Meaning Behind the Movement
1 credit (undergraduate or graduate) or audit
Thursday-Saturday, October 12-14, 2017 
Thursday & Friday, 4:00-8:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Face to Face: UW-Parkside campus 
In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move. This course aims to provide valuable hands-on information that can be immediately applied in the classroom environment. Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. In order to resolve this issue we need to understand the meaning behind the movement. Besides extended recess times kids should be playing after school as well. Ten to twenty minutes of movement a day is not enough! You will learn how important movement is in order to establish a healthy sensory system and to support higher-level attention and learning in the classroom.
Instructor: Andrea Bell-Myers
Registration deadline: Monday, October 9

The Culture of Wisconsin's Mexican Immigrants
3 credits (undergraduate or graduate)
Section One: Oshkosh, WI; September 8 & 9, October 12 & 26, November 24 & 25; Thursdays 5 PM-9 PM, Fridays 6-10 PM, Saturdays 8 AM-4:30 PM, plus field trip
Section Two: Madison, WI; Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 31, Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 4:45-9 PM
Section Three: Steven's Point, WI; Sept. 22 & 23, Oct. 6 & 7, Oct. 20 & 21; Fridays 6-10 PM, Saturdays 8 AM-4:30 PM
Section Four: Delafield, WI; Oct. 27 & 28, Nov. 10 & 11, Dec. 1 & 2; Fridays 6-10 PM, Saturdays 8 AM-4:30 PM
Section Five: Madison, WI; Nov. 3 & 4, Nov. 17 & 18, Dec. 8 & 9; Fridays 6-10 PM, Saturdays 8 AM-4:30 PM
Through exposure to meaningful words in the Mexican Spanish language, informative stories, videos, historical highlights, active discussions, and a field trip, participants will develop an awareness of how Mexican culture and history have influenced the Mexican mestizo of today. Participants will increase their own awareness and appreciation of culture, history, lifestyle, diversity and how they -- and others -- think, communicate, and behave within a multicultural context.
Instructor: Marti Sopher
Registration deadline, Sections One - Three: Thursday, September 14
Registration deadline, Sections Four & Five: Friday, October 27

Fine & Folk Arts of Mexico
3 credits (undergraduate or graduate)
Section One: WI Dells, WI; Sept 15 & 16, Sept 29 & 30, Oct 13 & 14; Fridays 6-10 PM, Saturdays 8 AM-4:30 PM
Section Two: Madison, WI; Mondays, Sept. 11, 25, Oct. 2, 16, 30, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 4:45-9 PM
This course explores the Mexican culture – pre and post-Columbian art, artists, architecture, dance, music, fiestas, movies, sayings, folk tales, cuisine. Class presentations include various forms of Oaxacan art and related classroom activities -- clay sculpture, woodcarving, Days of the Dead, Zapotec weaving, as well as amate bark painting, yarn painting, Huichol bead crafts, Tarascan (Purepecha) embroidery, Mata Ortiz pottery and more! 
Instructor: Marti Sopher
Registration deadline, Section One: Thursday, September 7
Registration deadline, Section Two: Thursday, September 14

Mexico’s 8 Regions & Indigenous People 
3 credits (undergraduate or graduate)
Wednesdays: Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 15, 29, Dec. 6 & 13
4:45-9:00 PM  
Face to Face: Madison, WI 
The course covers the regional differences formed by the 31 states of the republic of Mexico as well as Mexico City/Distrito Federal (D.F.), and major indigenous North American “Indians” of each of the 8 regions of Mexico – mainly the Maya, Tarahumara, Mexica/Aztec, Toltec, Olmec, Tarascan (Purepecha), Mixtec, Tlaxcalans, Zapotec, Totonacs, Huichol, and Tabascans.  Fieldtrip to Mexican store and/or restaurant last date of class. 
Instructor: Marti Sopher
Registration deadline: Thursday, September 14 

Spanish for Educators: Beginning Spanish Part 1
3 credits (undergraduate or graduate)
Section One: Madison, WI; Thursdays, Sept. 7, 21, Oct. 5, 19, Nov. 2, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 4:45-9 PM
Section Two: Madison, WI; Sundays, Sept 10, 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 12, 26, Dec 3, 10, 8 AM-12 PM, plus field trip
Section Three: Madison, WI; Sundays, Sept 10, 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 12, 26, Dec 3, 10, 2-6 PM, plus field trip
Beginning Spanish provides a basic knowledge of communicating with Spanish speakers, especially Mexican  immigrants, in various ways – TPR (total physical response), speaking, writing a memo using a free web translator, using a pocket translator, best practices when communicating through an interpreter. Through this process, educators will clarify how, when and how much printed material to translate into Spanish and where to distribute it within the community for easy access by Spanish-speaking families. Fieldtrip to Mexican store and/or restaurant last day of class. 
Instructor: Marti Sopher
Registration deadline (all sections): Thursday, September 14

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