Range of Courses

Jan. 9, 1998

UW-RF Offers Range of Evening, Weekend, TV Courses

This spring, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Continuing Education Extension will offer 10 courses for educators ranging from World Wide Web use for instruction to Native American culture.

Additionally, six courses will be available via distance learning between four University of Wisconsin System campuses.

Five classes are offered on campus at UW-River Falls, with other courses offered at Hudson, Stillwater, Prescott, Osceola and Clayton. Many of the courses are new offerings this year.

Appropriate for undergraduate, graduate students and participating teachers, "Service Learning for Educators" introduces students to the basic concepts a teaching philosophy that connects learning with service. This course is offered for two credits Mondays 4:30-7:30, p.m., Jan. 26 - May 11.

For two graduate credits, "Cruising the Information Superhighway" develops participants' awareness of how telecommunications can be used as an instructional tool and curriculum resource while teaching effective navigation of the Internet. Class times are Saturdays, March 7 and 14, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Tuesdays, March 10 and 17, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. The registration deadline is Feb. 28.

An undergraduate/graduate one-credit seminar, "Grouping Students for Effective Learning," will present an overview of a variety of ways to group students for more effective instruction. The seminar will be held Friday, Jan. 23, with registration from 4-4:30 p.m. and the seminar from 4:30 - 9 p.m., continuing to Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. A registration fee of $30 is added to the cost of tuition to cover book costs, refreshments, and Saturday lunch.

Offered for two graduate credits, "Internet Web Page Design and Development" teaches important factors in Web site creation including HTML (hypertext markup language) code for determining page layout, color and length, and determining the best content for intended audiences. Participants should have knowledge of World Wide Web and Macintosh software. Class is held Saturdays, April 18 and 25 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Tuesdays, April 21 and 28, from 5-9 p.m. Class size is limited to 18, and the registration deadline is April 11.

"Celebrate the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial - With Humor" offers creative suggestions for using humor, storytelling, literature and a wide variety of resources which teachers can use in conjunction with the 1998 Sesquicentennial celebrations to teach students about Wisconsin history and culture. The class is offered for one undergraduate or graduate credit, Friday, March 20, from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A registration fee of $10 is added to tuition to cover materials and refreshments. The registration deadline is March 11.

Three classes will be held at Hudson High School. Designed for parents, teachers, psychologists, and school administrators, "Attention Deficit Disorders" is held for one graduate credit to address diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, family issues stemming from ADD/ADHD, and successful school interventions. The classes is offered Tuesdays, Feb. 3 - 24, 4:30-7 p.m.

For one graduate credit, "Legal Issues in Special Education" examines the latest court rulings and interpretations of federal and state law regarding special education. The class is held Tuesdays, April 28, and May 12, 19, and 26, 4:30-7 p.m.

"The School and the Law" studies past and present case decisions at the federal and state level that have impacted the operation of public schools. It is offered for three graduate credits Wednesdays, Jan. 21 - May 6, 5-7:30 p.m. Offered at Clayton High School for three graduate credits, "Supervising Field Experience" is a study of the pedagogical human relations and assessment skills related to supervising pre-service students in teacher preparation programs. Class is held Tuesdays, Jan. 20 - April 28 4:30-7:30 p.m. Class size is limited to 30.

Offered at Osceola High School for one undergraduate or graduate credit, "Teaching Decision-Making in the Classroom" will thoroughly prepare teachers to teach decision-making skills to their students. Class is held Friday, Feb. 6, from 4-9 p.m. and Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A registration fee of $40 is added to tuition to cover book cost, Friday dinner, refreshments, and Saturday lunch. Registration deadline is Jan. 28. This class also is offered at Prescott High School Friday, April 3, from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and12:45-3 p.m. A $10 book fee will be due to the instructor in addition to tuition, and the registration deadline for this class is March 26.

Offered at Stillwater Jr. High School for one undergraduate or graduate option, "Big Woods, Big Plains" is a nationally recognized annual lecture series designed to improve understanding of Native American cultures and history. In addition to lectures, the program includes demonstrations, art exhibits, and more. The series is held April 2-3 from 5:30-10 p.m. and April 4 from 12-4 p.m.

Additionally six courses are available for credit via distance learning through faculty at University of Wisconsin System campuses in River Falls, Superior, Stout, and Eau Claire. All classes are available through distance learning classrooms at UW-River Falls. Classes begin during the third week of January and will continue through the end of the semester in May.

Offerings include "Administration of School Media Programs," "Financial Statement Analysis," "Modern Art," "Nonprofit Accounting," "Organic Farming & Production," and "Organizing Media." Classes are two and three credits and most can be taken for either undergraduate or graduate credit.

Tuition for each credit off-campus classes is $174 for Wisconsin graduates, $96 for Wisconsin undergraduates, $165 for Minnesota graduates with reciprocity, and $104 for Minnesota undergraduates with reciprocity. Tuition for each credit on-campus classes is $219 for Wisconsin graduates, $146 for Wisconsin undergraduates, $210 for Minnesota graduates with reciprocity, and $154 for Minnesota undergraduates with reciprocity.

For more information, contact UW-RF Continuing Education Extension at 715/425-3256.

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