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UW-RF Launches "Exploring U" in Hudson
MARCH 5, 2005--A new program presenting a variety of timely topics has
been created by the UW-River Falls office of outreach and graduate studies
in an effort to bring awareness of UW-RF's resources to families and others
in the Hudson area.
"Exploring 'U'" is a program created to provide literature,
resources and information on various continuing education, youth and senior
outreach programs and other opportunities available through UW-RF.
"Exploring 'U'" presentations will be held on April 13, 27 and
May 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hudson Hospital Conference Center at
405 Stageline Road in Hudson.
All sessions are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged
but not required and participants can attend one or all. For reservations
call 715/425-3256 or e-mail the office of outreach and graduate studies
On Wednesday, April 13, the program "Reading Begins at Birth: Supporting
'Readers' in their Early Explorations," is presented by Margaret
Phinney, UW-RF elementary literacy education professor and director of
the master's program in reading, and Gay Ward, UW-RF assistant professor
of literacy and early childhood education.
Research indicates that children who have early interactive language and
literacy experiences by being spoken and read to have more success in
learning to read. It is believed that the reading process begins when
an individual starts making meaningful connections with books.
Participants will explore characteristics of the pre-verbal, pre-print
and emergent reading phases by identifying the tools young children use
to explore texts. Strategies will focus on taking meaning from books.
Participants will view and discuss filmed case studies of young children.
On Wednesday, April 27 the program "Successful Family Communication"
is presented by Barbara Werner, UW-RF professor and chairperson of the
department of speech communication and theatre arts.
Conflict becomes inevitable in any relationship. It is neither good nor
bad, it is a fact. However, managed conflict can be functional or dysfunctional.
During this interactive meeting, Werner will discuss relationship types
and show how differences in types affect the communication and conflict
that is likely to arise within families and between adults. Following
the presentation, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions
and to assess their relational types and conflict styles.
On Tuesday, May 10 UW-RF mathematics Professor Kathy Ernie and Associate
Professor Laurel Langford present "Making Sense of Math: Students
Creating Strategies in the Elementary Grades."
The math that children learn in school today is different from what parents
remember from their grade school days. Why has math teaching changed so
much? What ore the advantages of new methods? How can parents help their
children with math learning? Ernie and Langford speak about underlying
principles behind new elementary mathematics curricula, including the
"Everyday Math" curriculum that is being used in the Hudson
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:20 Central Daylight Time