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August 20, 1999


UW-River Falls to Present Extension Classes

UW-River Falls is offering 18 extension classes this fall in a variety of topical areas. In addition to classes on campus, distance learning classes will be broadcast to western Wisconsin sites at Balsam Lake, Birchwood, Cumberland, Frederic, New Richmond, Plum City Prairie Farm, Rice Lake, Shell Lake, Siren, Somerset, Spooner, Turtle Lake.

Regular extension classes include: Chainsaw Operation and Training; Continuing Issues: Storytelling and Creative Teaching' Continuing Issues: Discipline Techniques That Work In the Classroom; Continuing Issues: Cruising the Information Superhighway; Continuing Issues: Internet WEB Design and Development; Continuing Issues: The Professional Teacher: Stress in the Workplace, Service-Learning, and Community Education.

Chainsaw Operation and Training is a one undergraduate credit course. It presents information and techniques for the beginner or experience chainsaw operator. Students will learn greater efficiency and safety through hands-on learning.

The course is offered on Fridays, Sept. 10, 17, and 24, from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. It will take place at the Dairy Pavilion at University Lab Farm No. 1 and is taught by Michael Kaltenberg.

Continuing Issues: Story telling and Creative Teaching is a course that will explore creativity in the performing arts and objects. Participants will learn techniques for telling stories, reading stories and for teaching students to tell stories.

The course is offered on Friday, Oct., 29 from 4-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the UW-RF Hagestad Student Center, Presidents Room for one undergraduate/graduate credit. Bob Kann will be the instructor. There is a $15 registration fee plus tuition. This fee includes refreshments and materials. The registration deadline for this class is Friday, Oct. 15, 1999.

John Brickner will present Continuing Issues: Discipline Techniques that Work In the Classroom for one undergraduate/graduate credit on Nov. 5 from 4:30-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8:30-4:30 p.m in the Presidents Room at the UW-RF Hagestad Student Center.

The course will focus on positive discipline techniques that work, not only in classrooms but in families, as well. Participants will master a series of very effective human relation skills that help avoid power struggles and foster a classroom atmosphere of cooperation, responsibility and respect. There is a registration fee of $15 for refreshments and materials, plus tuition. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 23, and there is a maximum of 30 participants.

Continuing Issues: Cruising the Information Superhighway will help participants develop an awareness of how telecommunications can be used as a tool and curriculum resource while learning the fundamental skills needed to effectively navigate the Internet. It is worth two undergraduate/graduate credits.

The class will take place the Red Laboratory of the Chalmer Davee Library at UW-RF on Saturday, Oct. 16 and 23, from 9-4 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and 26, from 5-9 p.m. The instructor is Marla Hall. The registration deadline is Oct.

Continuing Issues: Internet Web Design and Development is being offered for two undergraduate/ graduate credits. The course will teach participants HTML (hypertext markup language) code to determine page layout, color and length.

The class will use Macintosh and Simpletext programs, but the knowledge will easily transfer to other operating systems and Web design software packages. The class will take place in the Red Laboratory of the Chalmer Davee Library on Saturday, Nov. 6 and 13, from 9-4 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 9 and 16, from 5-9 p.m. The class will be taught by Marla Hall and the registration deadline is Oct. 27.

Continuing Issues: The Professional Teacher: Stress in the Workplace will be taught by Dr. Judy Cooper on Friday, Nov. 12 from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8-5 p.m. for one undergraduate/graduate credit.

This course will provide information, techniques and strategies that help to overcome and cope effectively with the many stresses bombarding teachers and others on a daily basis. There is $20 registration fee for refreshments and materials plus tuition. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 29.

Service-Learning will introduce students to a teaching method and education philosophy that connects learning with service. Key concepts to be discussed are: involvement of youth in the learning process through planning (youth-voice), helping students to identify a real community need, connecting meaningful service and identifying the recipients of service, reflection/planning and evaluation

The course is offered for 1-3 undergraduate/graduate credits in Conference Room C at the Regional Development Institute building. The initial meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and the remainder of the course will be arranged. The instructor is Stan Potts.

Community Education will focus on the basic beliefs and principles that can be a tool to improve communities and schools. The class is worth 1-3 undergraduate/graduate credits.

The initial meeting will be Monday, Sept. 27 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room C of the Regional Development Institute building. The remainder of the course will be arranged. Stan Potts is the instructor.

The two self-paced video courses are: Continuing Issues: Student Groups! High Performance Learning and Continuing Issues: Increasing Student Self-Esteem. Both classes are worth two undergraduate/graduate credits.

In Continuing Issues: Student Groups! High Performance Learning the participants will learn the most advanced, most successful student grouping strategies. Videotapes and materials will be sent to participatns. For additional course information, contact Dr. Judy Cooper at 1-800-383-9504.

Continuing Issues: Increasing Student Self-Esteem participants will learn how to recognize the causes of low self-esteem, use classroom activities to build self-esteem in four areas, motivate all types of students, teach students self-monitoring, create an accepting classroom, examine expectations for students and recognize destructive behavior problems.

A study partner is needed for this course. This is someone who is not enrolled in the course but has committed to work with a participant in completing discussions and activities. A study partner's name is needed. If enrolling in a groups of two or more, send all registrations together and designate a group leader to whom materials will be sent. For additional information, contact Dr. Judy Cooper at 1-800-383-9504. Fall registration for the self-paced video courses will be Sept. 2-Nov. 11. Projects will be due Dec. 1.

The interactive television courses being offered are: Money Matters, International Economics I, Issues in Education, Supervision of Student Teachers and Interns (Supervision of Field Experience), Introductory Astronomy, American National, State, and Local Government, Fundamentals of Oral Communications (Public Speaking) and Introduction to Theatre and Drama.

Money Matters is a course that will discuss several topics concerning money. Topics discussed will include: the nature of money, our banking system, the Federal Reserve and interest rates and the international value of the dollar. This course is intended for high school social studies teacher and is worth one graduate credit.

It will take place on Friday, Sept. 17 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8-5 p.m. The origination site is Room 329 of the Agricultural Engineering and Technology Building at UW-River Falls. Receiving sites are: WITC-New Richmond, Spooner High School and WITC-Rice Lake. The course instructor is Glenn Potts. All course materials will be provided at no cost to the student. Some familiarity with basic economics is expected. Scholarships for partial tuition are available to Wisconsin teachers.

International Economics I is worth one graduate credit and will focus on several topics related to international economics. The topics discussed will include: why people and nations trade, trading around the world, the United States and world trade, and trade barriers and their consequences.

The course will take place Friday, Nov. 12 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8-5 p.m. The origination site is Room 329 of the Agricultural Engineering and Technology Building at UW-RF. The receiving sites are: WITC-New Richmond, Turtle Lake High School and Unity High School in Balsam Lake. Brian Schultz is the instructor. All course materials will be provided at no cost to the students. Scholarships for partial tuition are available to Wisconsin teachers. Some familiarity with basic economics is expected. This course is intended for high school social studies teachers.

Issues in Education can be taken for one-three graduate credits. It is designed to provide practitioners with background and perspective relative to emerging contemporary issues facing the profession and the schools.

The course will take place Wednesdays from Sept. 8-Dec. 22, from 4-6 p.m except Nov. 24. The origination site is Room 112 Kleinpell Fine Arts Building at UW-RF. Receiving sites are: Siren High School, Cumberland High school and Prairie Farm High School.

Supervision of Student Teachers and Interns (Supervision of Field Experience) is worth three graduate credits and will cover the pedagogical, human relations and assessment skills related to supervising pre-service students in teacher preparation programs. Access to a computer and the World Wide Web is required.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants per site. The origination site is Room 329 of the Agricultural Engineering and Technology Building at UW-RF. Receiving sites are: Somerset High School; Frederic High School; Shell Lake High School. The initial class is on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at CESA #11 Building in Turtle Lake. The remaining classes will be via interactive television on Tuesdays, Oct. 12-Dec. 7 from 4-6:30 p.m. The instructor is James Wold.

Introductory Astronomy is being offered for three undergraduate credits. It will examine the fundamental ideas from the dawn of time to the space age about earth, moon, planets and constellations.

Sections will be offered at Turtle Lake High School and at Spooner High School. Class will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 3-Dec. 22 from 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The instructor will be Eileen Korenic.

American National, State, and Local Government is offered for three undergraduate credits. It is designed as an examination of American government at the national, state and local levels. It includes an assessment of the key philosophical and ideological roots of the American experience, the components of the policy making process, as well as major actors and institutions in the American political system from the national, state, and local levels of government.

It will take place at Birchwood High School on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 3-22 from 10-10:50 a.m. The instructor will be Tracey Gladstone-Sovell.

Fundamentals of Oral Communications (Public Speaking) is designed as an introduction to basic concepts of speech communication with experiences in oral expression and listening. The course is worth three undergraduate credits.

Sections will be offered at Birchwood High School and at Cumberland High School. Class takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 3-Dec. 22 from 12:50-1:45 p.m. The instructor is Richard Vogel.

Introduction to Theatre and Drama will study the values of theatre art in general culture, with an analytical consideration for the various elements of drama, the elements of physical contemporary theatre, and a brief historical survey to give perspective and understanding to today's theatre-goer.

Sections will be offered at Turtle Lake High School, at Cumberland High School, and at Plum City High School. Class is on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 3-Dec. 22 from 2:35-3:25 p.m. Instructors are Robin Murray Stofferahn, and Gorden Hedahl.

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


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