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Visiting Professor Offers Workshops


SEPT. 2, 2005--Victoria Biggs, a visiting professor from western Australia, will be in residence at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Sept. 12 - 29 and offer several workshops open to the public, community educators, faculty and students.

Biggs is a master teacher who holds two master's degrees in education. She has taught at the early childhood, elementary and middle schools levels. She has also worked extensively with adult learners and is with Notre Dame University Australia.

Topics she can explore with workshop participants as well as university classes include: metacognition, student self-assessment, Habits of Mind, technology in the classroom, multicultural education, integrated curriculum, online learning, thinking skills, ICT in the classroom, curriculum integration from a social studies perspective   and with a literature catalyst, IB-PYP program, and purposeful questioning and listening.

On Sept. 14 and 21, Biggs will present integrated curriculum workshops from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Wyman Education Building, UW-RF. The workshops may be taken for credit.

On Sept. 17 Biggs will present a WebQuests noncredit workshop , exploring the online WebQuests courses. The free workshop, held 9 a.m .to 3 p.m. is held in the Ed Tech Lab, Wyman Education Building, UW-RF.

On Sept. 28 Biggs will participate in a community discussion on middle schools and integrated curriculum in Room 130 at the Academy Building (former Middle School on Fremont Street, River Falls) at 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to register as space may be limited, contact Gayle Ward at UW-RF, at 715/425-0601.

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