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UW-River Falls Offers Education Courses

December 18, 1998

Editors Please Note: Course locations are boldfaced.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will be extending their continued education courses for educators in the spring.

The courses added to The College of Education and Graduate Studies will be held at five different locations or through video, cassette, or Educational Teleconference Network. The topics range from Childhood Depression & Suicide to Defensive Concepts in Football.

"Motivational Techniques in the Classroom" is offered for one graduate credit. The course will teach the skills needed to motivate students. Some of the topics that will be covered are: motivating teacher behaviors, motivating the individual student, and the curriculum. The class is taught by Dr. Judy Cooper and will be held at the Osceola Middle School, IMC. Class times are on Friday Jan. 15 from 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A registration fee of $40 is due by Jan. 7. The fee will cover the cost of textbooks, two meals and refreshments.

"Student Services in Higher Education," will be offered for three graduate credits in the Kleinpel Fine Arts Building at UW-RF. This course will be taught by Student Services Director Lisa Reavill and Dean of Students Roger Ballou. Together they will examine the history of higher education and other topics. Participants will study issues related to the retention and success of college students. Class time is Mondays, Jan. 25-April 26 (Excluding March 29), from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Jan. 15.

At the Osceola High School, " Teaching Consumer Economics On The WEB" will be offered for one graduate credit. This web-based seminar, led by Professor Charles Corcoran, approaches teaching consumer economics in a fun, timely and comprehensive manner. The class time is on Friday, March 12, from 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 13, from 8:30-4:30 p.m. There is a registration fee of 30 dollars that covers the cost of lunches, refreshments and materials. Deadline for the registration fee is March 3.

For one undergraduate/graduate credit, "Discipline Techniues that Work In The Classroom: From K-12," will help teachers learn that teaching can be easier. With a focus on positive discipline techniques in the classroom and at home, participants will master effective human relation skills that they can use immediately. The course will be presented by John Brickner and is sponsored by Professor Tom Russo at Osceola Middle School. Class times are on Friday, April 16, from 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, from 8:30-4:30 p.m. There is a registration fee of $30 to cover refreshments and materials. The registration deadline is April 7 and this course is limited to the first 30 registrants.

A graduate one-credit seminar in school psychology, "Legal Issues in Special Education," will be held at the UW-Barron County Campus in Rice Lake. This seminar examines court rulings and interpretations of federal and state laws regarding special education. The class will be instructed by Professor Doug Smith. Class will be held Tuesdays from April 6-27, 5-7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is March 26.

"Teaching Decision-Making in the classroom," is a course designed to prepare teachers to teach decision-making skills to their students. The course will be taught by Dr. Judy Cooper in Rodli Commons at UW-RF. Class is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5, from 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8:30-4:30 p.m. There is a registration fee of $20 that covers refreshments and textbook. The registration deadline is Jan. 28.

"Success Breeds Success: Building a Successful Classroom PK-12," will be offered for one undergraduate/graduate credit at UW-RF in the Hagestad Student Center President's Room. This class has drawn much of its curriculum from the award-winning "How to be successful in less than ten minutes a day," produced by the University of Southern California's Thomas Jefferson Center and will be instructed by Dr. Bob Kann. Class time will be Friday, March 19, from 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is March 10.

"Defensive Concepts in Football," a course that goes over the latest techniques in defensive football, will be held in the River Falls High School. This course will be taught by Tom Journell and earns one undergraduate/graduate credit. Class time will be Friday, April 23, from 4:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The registration deadline will be April 12.

For one graduate credit, "Sharing Developmentally Appropriate PE Programs for Children," is a seminar that focuses on information and ideas in physical education. The course will be taught by Michael Wagner and is sponsored by Professor Connie Foster. The course will be held at the Woodbury Elementary School. For registration, students must contact Wagner at 651/777-7678.

"Childhood Depression & Suicide" is a course designed to provide practical information on the characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of depression in children and adolescents. The course will be taught by Professor Doug Smith at the Hudson High School. This course is offered for one graduate credit and will be held Mondays 5-7:30 p.m., May 3-May 24. Registration deadline is April 16 and there is a limit of 25 registrants. This course will be considered a summer class. Students are requested to call for summer tuition before registering.

Self-paced video courses that will earn two undergraduate/graduate credits are also available this spring. "Student Groups! High Performance Learning" is a course where participants will learn student grouping strategies. "Increasing Student Self-Esteem" will help participants learn successful strategies to raise the self-esteem of their students. Both course are led by Dr. Judy Cooper. For additional information contact Cooper at 800/383-9504. Registration for these courses will be from Jan. 25 - April 2.

"School and Society," an ETN course, will be available for two undergraduate/graduate credits. The course will confront some of the major issues facing students in school. This course will be taught by Professor Teri Crotty and Dr. Don Stephenson. Class time will be Mondays, March 23-May 3, from 6-7:20 p.m. There will be a $40 special distance learning course fee. Those interested should contact their county courthouse to confirm the location site.

"School and Society," a one undergraduate/graduate credit course, will be available only to students registered for the two-credit "School and Society." The instructor will be Professor Teri Crotty. Please contact UW-Stout at 800/45-STOUT for registration materials for both courses.

Tuition for Wisconsin residents and Minnesota residents that have reciprocity is as follows: for one graduate credit courses taught off-campus, tuition will be $183; for courses taught on-campus tuition will be $229. For one credit undergraduate courses taught off-campus tuition will be $102 for Wisconsin and $106 for Minnesota. Courses taught on-campus will be $154 for Wisconsin and $158 for Minnesota.

For two credit graduate courses, tuition is as follows: for undergraduate credits off-campus the cost is $204 for Wisconsin and $212 for Minnesota. On-campus courses will cost $282 for Wisconsin and $158 for Minnesota. Costs for graduate courses off-campus are $366 for Wisconsin and Minnesota. On-Campus costs are $432 for both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

For more information regarding these courses and registration contact the College of Education & Graduate Studies Outreach at 715/425-3256 or 800/228-5607.

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