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 Online Professional
Development & Content
      December 10, 2004
        The Pyle Center
         Madison, WI
Intended Audience:
  * Education and technology leaders
  * PI34 coordinators
  * Curriculum directors and coordinators
  * Professional development coordinators

Purpose and Outcomes:
  * Create awareness about a variety of technology tools that can be used to
  support PI34 implementation
  * Show how some folks are currently using these tools
  * Discuss priorities and planning for regional PI34 implementation

Planning Team:

Gary Albrecht, CESA2;
Andrea Deau, WiscNet;
John Fischer, UW Extension;
Lin Hanson, Educational Communications Board (ECB);
Denise Pheifer, Wisconsin Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development (WASCD);
Andrea Pokrzywinski, CESA12;
Steve Sanders, DPI;
Sharon Web, CESA2.

For more info contact:
Andrea Deau, WiscNet
Joint Forum for Online Professional
             Development & Content

                               December 10, 2004


9:00 – 9:45   Welcome & opening presentation

PI34 Requirements and Implementation Update
M.J. Best, Coordinator, License Stages; Department of Public Instruction

9:45 – 12:00 Communication / Collaboration tools

WisLine & WisLine Web - Milly Jones, UW Extension
Blackboard supported learning communities - Diane May-Plantz, CESA10
Professional Development through Video-conferencing - Dan Gross, SWING

Professional Development Plans

Web-based Wisconsin educator PDP development and review system - Jayne Werner, CESA9
Madison Metropolitan SD and UW Madison PDP collaboration - Steve Head, UW
Madison - School of Education; Susan Abplanalp, PhD, Madison Metropolitan School
District, Director of Select Government Programs
The Quality Educator Initiative Project (QEI) - Mary Grant, UW Extension; Ron Jetty,
WEAC & Char Gearing, WEAC

12:00-12:45 lunch provided

12:45-2:00 Professional Development and Content

Administrator Mentor Training Online - Joan Peebles, Madison Metro SD; Dick Schafer,
Leadership Online
TeacherLine - Lin Hanson, ECB & Kim Bannigan, CESA5
Annenberg / Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other online content - Andrea
Deau, WiscNet

2:00-3:00 Breakouts by CESA - debrief and discussion on how to create / continue an
implementation plan

3:00-3:30 Lightning round closing session
Session Descriptions

PI34 Requirements and Implementation Update
MJ Best, DPI

M.J. will review the requirements for school districts associated with PI 34. She will talk
about the status of PI 34 implementation, share information about the new Licensing
Renewal Support Centers and provide the draft guidance for institutions of higher
education as they prepare to participate on the initial educator teams. M.J. is the
coordinator of licensing stages at the Department of Public Instruction. Her e-mail
address is

WisLine and WisLine Web
Milly Jones, UW Extension
Rosemary Lehman, UW Extension

Learn how to use real-time collaboration tools to support PI-34. WisLine and WisLine
Web provide a suite of online and audio tools you can use to enhance learning, deliver
instruction, or meet with colleagues at a distance. With WisLine Web you have the ability
to meet with, interact with, and communicate with your colleagues, students, or clients
using an easy-to-learn and simple-to-use web-based application. It brings live,
interactive communication to your fingertips at your desktop. You'll also be introduced to
Media Site Live for recording, publishing, and viewing rich media presentations on the
web or CD.

Using BlackBoard for Professional Development
Diane May-Plantz, CESA 10

BlackBoard is an online distributed environment suitable for student and teacher
learning. The many customizable features and options in BlackBoard will be
demonstrated using examples from an actual class. BlackBoard's capabilities can be
used to facilitate learning, mentoring, journaling, and sharing.

Professional Development through Video-conferencing
Dan Gross, SWING

The idea of the “video phone” has been around for decades. But until the last few years,
the best you could hope for was mediocre audio, and something resembling a Godzilla
video. Today we’re looking forward to Badgernet 2 – the next generation voice, video
and data state network – and it is more affordable than ever. With WiscNet as your
Network Service Provider, you can access Professional Development resources around
the globe in real time via Internet 2.

We will look at PD opportunities from coast to coast using videoconferencing. UW-
Extension Instructional Communications Systems will join us to take a look at how to
economically leverage your videoconference system to create live streaming video, and
video on demand. Finally, we will talk about some of the various ways we can connect
videoconference participants together with one another, as well as people who do not
have access yet to this level of technology.
CESA 9 Professional Development Planning Tool
Jayne Werner, CESA 9

Web-based Wisconsin educator PDP development and review system.

Madison Metropolitan SD and UW Madison PDP Tool collaboration
Steve Head, School of Education, UW Madison
Susan Abplanalp, PhD, Madison Metropolitan School District, Director of Select
Government Programs

The e-PDP Project is a DPI funded system developed at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District. The e-PDP Project provides
specialized training and on-line support for educators completing the Professional
Development Plan with a focus on meaningful professional growth. It is designed to be
integrated with school district or organizational supported professional development
programs. The e-PDP on-line tool can be customized for educators' district or other
professional setting. The e-PDP training and on-line tool has been extensively piloted
over the past year. Teachers and administrators have commented on its ease of use.
The on-line program is based on the UW-Madison's portfolio project, in operation since
1999 and the functionality of the WECAN system which had 13,000 teachers and 30
school districts on-line this past year.

The Quality Educator Interactive (QEI) Project
Mary Grant, UW Extension
Ron Jetty, WEAC
Char Gearing, WEAC

The Quality Educator Interactive (QEI) Project is a collaborative venture of the University
of Wisconsin-Extension, the University of Wisconsin-System, the Wisconsin Education
Association Council, and the WEA Professional Development Academy, Inc. The QEI
provides Wisconsin educators with a web-based Professional Development Plan (PDP)
for PI34 connected to a comprehensive database of professional development

The QEI serves the needs of Educators, Professional Development Team Members, and
Professional Development Providers. It provides a model for effective collaboration on
teacher quality and student learning by connecting educators with professional
development resources and providers through a technologically-sophisticated and user-
friendly interactive data base and simplifies the record-keeping required for licensure
renewal and progression through certification levels.

Administrator Mentor Training OnLine
Joan Peebles, Madison Metropolitan SD
Dick Shafer, Leadership Online

This presentation will briefly describe how an online mentoring course is designed to
assist mentors in working effectively with new staff (mentees) hires. It will focus on such
topics as: mentoring for effective results, life-long commitment to learning, and service to
a variety of school communities. Emphasis will be on mentoring in collaborative
settings; coaching, communication, relationship-building strategies; Trust, refining and
evaluating mentoring skills and meeting the PI34 Administrator Standards
Lin Hanson, ECB
Kim Bannigan, CESA 5

PBS TeacherLine gives educators the opportunity to pursue professional development
on their own schedule while earning graduate credit. Operating under a grant from the
U.S. Department of Education, TeacherLine offers content-rich, cost-effective solutions
to teachers and allows schools and districts to host courses targeted to their local
professional development needs. In this session Linda Hanson from the Wisconsin
Educational Communications Board (ECB) will present an overview of TeacherLine in
Wisconsin. Kim Bannigan, a veteran TeacherLine facilitator from CESA 5, will present
the advantages of discussion and reflection. Kim will also have a "live" example to show
participants in order to demonstrate its effectiveness at meeting the goals of PI-34.

Annenberg/CPB and other online content
Andrea Deau, WiscNet

Learn about the Annenberg/CPB content being mirrored by WiscNet. These Video on
Demand and supporting resources can be used for classroom instruction and
professional development and are available free of charge. Learn also about the wide
variety of online professional development offerings made available by our own
Wisconsin education institutions.
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Content & Resource
Annenberg/CPB Video-on-Demand Available
through WiscNet
Andrea Deau:

WiscNet has partnered with Annenberg/CPB to provide our members with Video-on-
Demand access to the more than 900 hours of professional development resources for
K-12 teachers in arts, foreign languages, literature and language arts, mathematics,
reading, science, and social studies funded by Annenberg/CPB. The multimedia
resources include video programs that can be viewed on-demand via broadband stream
with coordinated print and interactive Web components. The video programs have also
been available free to schools via a satellite fed television channel. But the Anytime, Any
Web, Annenberg/CPB Video on Demand means teachers can now access, via the Web,
teacher professional development multimedia resources on their own schedules.

We became part of this exciting opportunity through our connection with StateNets, a
national association of regional and state networks. The Annenberg/CPB folks were
looking for ways to extend their resources and have begun creating mirror sites across
the country to localize the content. WiscNet is one of the first to set up a mirror site and
distribute the content.

By placing the Annenberg/CPB mirror site on WiscNet, we are able to give you access to
the Video on Demand resources on your own state wide-area network. You won’t need
to travel across the commodity Internet to access the information. This ultimately
reduces costs by keeping network traffic in-state instead of incurring commodity Internet
charges. Benefits include improved performance and reliability. All you have to do to
enjoy these benefits is to go to and follow the links to the content you
want to view. It will be automatically delivered to your browser from the WiscNet mirror

Annenberg/CPB videos are designed to help teachers increase their expertise in their
fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. The programs are also
intended for viewers at home and students in the classroom.

To see what else is available, go to
Sharon Webb
Instructional Technology Consultant
Telephone:(608) 758-6232
FAX: (608) 868-6891

CESA #2 has the largest number (75) of school districts of the twelve cooperative
educational service agencies in Wisconsin. Within CESA #2's seven counties are more
than 135,000 students and 7,200 teachers. Visit the CESA #2 website: for more information and upcoming events.

CONTACT Person: Patrice Vossekuil
TITLE: Coordinator of Distance Education
MAILING ADDRESS: 2300 State Hwy 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
PHONE NUMBER: 920/387-1449

CONTENT: CESA 6 Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)

Patrice Vossekuil, Project Coordinator,,
Tom Heideman, Designer & Integrator,,
Paula Walser, Instructional Advisor,, 920/236-0541
Kelly Brodhagen, Project Support Specialist,,
CESA 6, 2300 State Road 44, P.O. Box 2568, Oshkosh, WI 54903

To serve CESA 6 and statewide educators in creating and locating online content and
resources, CESA 6 launched OPDI in Fall 2004. Providing a full range of online
professional development services, OPDI—

-Teaches teachers to create their own online modules and courses
-Creates custom professional development courses and programs in educational areas
including PI-34, ESEA, ELL and Title programs
-Partners with local, state and national content providers to create classroom-ready
online modules and courses for K-12, post-secondary and graduate-level students.
-Assists educators in adapting traditional curricula to the online environment
-Offers professional development in instruction/facilitation of online content and courses
-Supports users in implementing, facilitating and assessing online programs
-Provides full technology support for online teaching and learning
-Maintains a complete registry of online content providers, K-20 virtual schools, online
policy and planning materials, and training and informational resources

In January 2005, OPDI will begin its professional development sequence with
“Enhancing Your Curriculum with Online Modules”, a two-credit online graduate course
created at CESA 6 for teachers interested in complimenting traditional curricula with
online lessons, units and content enrichments. For more information, contact Kelly
Brodhagen, 920/236-0533,

CONTACT Person: Chris Rogers
TITLE: Program Coordinator
MAILING ADDRESS: 595 Baeten Road
Green Bay, WI 54304
PHONE NUMBER: 920-617-5640

CONTENT: Integrating the Internet into the K-12 Language Arts Curriculum PBS
TeacherLine 2 grad credits 1/26/05-3/3/05, online through CESA 7. Designed to give
elementary teachers numerous Internet resources for use in the classroom, as well as
an understanding of how to successfully integrate such resources into existing
curriculum. Learners will study and use the National Educational Technology Standards
(NETS) and the Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy Standards (ITLS) as a
guide for selecting the most appropriate and efficient Internet resources. Internet safety
concerns are addressed. As a final task, learners develop a plan for integrating their
chosen Internet resources into their language arts curriculum in a meaningful way.

CONTENT: "Children's Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate
Students to Write"

PBS TeacherLine course for K-6 teachers, 4/20/05-5/25/05. 2 grad credits.
Connecting with authors motivates students to read and write. In this course, learners
will explore author studies and learn how to use technology to introduce the idea of
authorship to their students. Learners will explore author websites and other Internet
sources in order to build a collection of resources that introduce students to a variety of
genres, as well as encourage students to experiment with communicating in different
forms with others.
CONTACT Person: Jayne Werner
TITLE: Director, Instructional Services and Professional Development
Tomahawk, WI 54487
PHONE NUMBER: 715.453.2141

CONTENT: Web-based Wisconsin educator PDP development and review system.

CONTENT: Orientation to Mentoring Online Learning Community: Via email,
participants expand their knowledge and skills of mentoring practices including
professional self-reflection, peer coaching, writing SMART professional development
goals and generating student-centered objectives. The ten-week course (1 credit
option)requires 1-1.5 hours per week of reflection, reading and posting.

Comprehensive Center – Region VI
CONTACT Person: Ernest Morgan
ORGANIZATION: Comprehensive Center - Region VI
TITLE: Assistant Director and Distance Learning Specialist
MAILING ADDRESS: Comprehensive Center-Region VI
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
1025 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706
PHONE NUMBER: (608) 263-4220

CONTENT: The Comprehensive Center – Region VI is one of fifteen federally-funded
centers nationwide. CC-VI is based within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research
at UW-Madison. Its mission is to assist teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, tribal
members, school principals, administrators, district coordinators, and state education
agency consultants to help all children succeed academically.

Via the Pyle Center’s WisLine Web, CC-VI offers math and writing oriented professional
development via distance. For the current school year we already have two series of
web-conferences available:

Writing with the Traits
This series will look at how to teach writing across the curriculum using the traits of a
writer including: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and
conventions. Participants will become familiar with the traits, assessment rubrics, and
practice scoring student writing. If you are interested in setting up dates and times for
this webconference, please contact Nancy Anderson ( or 608-263-

Reading Research and Resources K – 8
An in-depth look at how to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary,
and comprehension using articles and resources found on the Internet. We will explore
web-based and teacher-made reading assessments that can monitor the five
components of reading. If you are interested in setting up dates and times for this
webconference please contact Sheryl Beglinger ( or 608-263-

Make Math Meaningful K – 8
Activities will be presented for each of the 5 content standards of math: numbers and
operation, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis. Methods for assessing
student progress in mathematics and web-based articles and resources will also be
shared. If you are interested in setting up dates and times for this webconference
please contact Sheryl Beglinger ( or 608-263-4532).

Department of Public Instruction
Online Resources for Online Professional Development

WINSS—Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools—WINSS is an
interactive website that focuses on improving schools.

CRC--Curriculum Resource Center—The CRC provides high quality lesson plans,
classroom activities, and instructional television programs, aligned to Wisconsin’s Model
Academic Standards.

MarcoPolo—MarcoPolo is a nonprofit program that provides teachers and students with
the highest quality Internet content for the K-12 classroom. FREE.

PI 34—Teacher Education Program Approval and Licenses, Chapter PI 34—The
Wisconsin Administrative Code as it pertains to the Certification Rules PI 34 of the
Department of Public Instruction.

SIP tool—School Improvement Planning Tool--This includes a number of tools for
devising a school improvement plan. References are cited; however, you should feel
free to revise as needed.

WiscNet Forum--This event is an effort focusing on how technology can support the
new requirements for schools in PI 34.
NCREL—North Central Regional Educational Laboratory—NCREL offers a wide
range of technology products and services, including Internet sites, CD-ROMs, online
resources, professional development courses, and video programs.

SREB—Southern Regional Education Board—“Standards for Online Professional
Development” presents guidelines for planning and evaluating online professional
development courses and programs.

SREB--Multi-State Online Professional Development (MOPD) ToolKit provides
resources to promote and support efforts of states and schools to use online
professional development is at

ISTE—International Society for Technology in Education—The ISTE Professional
Development Portfolio provides a grid of programs with descriptions and details.

NSDC—National Staff Development Council and NICI—National Institute for
Community Innovations—“E-Learning for Educators: Implementing the Standards for
Staff Development” is a guide to encourage and assist educators in asking the tough,
important questions about e-Learning to ensure that it benefits both educators and

Educational Communications Board (ECB)
CONTACT Person: Marta Bechtol
ORGANIZATION: PBS TeacherLine/Wisconsin Educational Communications Board
TITLE: Wisconsin TeacherLine Coordinator
MAILING ADDRESS: 3319 W. Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713
PHONE NUMBER: 608/264-9733

CONTENT: PBS TeacherLine
Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB)

        Marta Bechtol ( or 608-264-9733)
        Lin Hanson ( or 608-264-9688)

Program description
      PBS TeacherLine lets you pursue professional development on your own
schedule while earning graduate credit. Operating under a grant from the U.S.
Department of Education, PBS TeacherLine offers content-rich, cost-effective solutions
to teachers and allows schools and districts to host courses targeted to their local
professional development needs.
        Currently, more than 90 research-based, facilitated online courses for teachers
are available at every grade level, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Courses in
mathematics, reading, instructional technology, instructional strategies, science, and
curriculum mapping answer No Child Left Behind requirements for high-quality
professional development for teachers. Courses provided locally have been customized
to meet Wisconsin standards and PI-34 requirements. Most courses offer graduate
credit, available through Viterbo University or Adams State College.
        TeacherLine courses are facilitated by highly qualified educators who hold
master’s degrees and are peer selected. All content is standards-based and geared
toward educators in the classroom. Best teaching practices are modeled through video
segments, and course assignments are authentic tasks with real-world applications,
making them immediately useful in the classroom.
        PBS TeacherLine creates learning communities where teachers teach each
other. Each course involves a cohort of 15 to 25 teachers and lasts from six to eight
weeks. Teachers can plan on committing 25 to 40 hours of time, which will be spent in
online discussion forums incorporating readings, Web tools, streaming video,
simulations, and personal reflection.

Course offerings
        PBS TeacherLine courses currently are offered through most cooperative
educational service agencies (CESAs), the Madison Metropolitan School District
(MMSD), as well as the Northwest Instructional Broadcast Service (NIBS) and Southern
Wisconsin Educational Communications Service (SWECS).
Among them the many TeacherLine courses are being offered in Wisconsin
during the 2004-2005 school year are:

-Building Critical Thinking Skills for Online Research
-Children’s Authors on the Web: Online Sites that Motivate Students to Write
-Creating Units to Support Differing Learning Styles*
-Enabling Students with Special Needs to Success in Math Class (Grades 4-8)
--Math in Everyday Life for Grades 6-8*
-Teaching and Learning with Graphic Organizers: Featuring Inspiration*
-Teaching with WebQuests for Grades K-12
-Utilizing Technology in Creating Problem-Based Curriculum

*Denotes most popular courses in Wisconsin; their descriptions are as
Creating Units to Support Differing Learning Styles
Learn how to develop curriculum that meets your students’ diverse learning needs. First,
you will assess and identify the learning styles of students. Then, by creating a cross
curricular unit that integrates technology to support learning, you can plan lessons that
address many learning styles. Building adaptations and accommodations into your plans
will enable you to integrate what you’ve learned into your teaching.

Math in Everyday Life for Grades 6-8
Discover effective ways to teach problem-solving with illustrations drawn from the real
world. Explore Web-based technologies to generate resources for students to use as
they explore problem-solving concepts. Use online discussion boards to collaborate with
one another and to draw from the professional experiences of fellow educators. Review
NCTM standards and guidelines for calculator use and problem-solving to develop a
framework when designing lesson plans and addressing content and state standards.
Finally, create a lesson plan or mini-unit that uses technology and real-world activities to
teach problem-solving in accordance with the NCTM standards.

Teaching and Learning with Graphic Organizers: Featuring Inspiration
Graphic organizers, which present information and concepts in a visual format, help
students deepen their understanding by showing connections between ideas. Examine
the ways visual learning can enrich the educational experience in all subject areas in K-
12 classrooms using Inspiration. You will discover how to harness the power of graphic
organizers to expand and enhance thinking and learning through presentations, personal
productivity, and in the learning station or lab.

A catalog of all TeacherLine courses can be found at:

John Fischer (
Milly Jones (
The IDEAS Website ( provides Wisconsin educators access
to teacher-reviewed web-based resources such as lesson plans, professional
development, video clips, and online projects aligned with the Wisconsin Model
Academic Standards. IDEAS’ professional development offerings
( come from various UW and statewide
organizations. IDEAS collaborates with the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Catalog
of Distance Learning ( to offer educators over 260
courses for professional development.

Lakeland College
CONTACT Person: Patti Jorgensen
ORGANIZATION: Lakeland College
TITLE: Director of the Kellett School
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359
PHONE NUMBER: (920) 565-1256

CONTENT: Undergraduate degrees available in business, business related, and
computer science. Graduate degrees available in business administration, and
education - with select courses available in the master's in counseling and the master's
in theology.
K-12 at University of Wisconsin Portal

K-12 at UW is a gateway to university resources that are useful for teachers, students,
parents, and anybody else involved or interested in K-12 education. K-12 at UW has
links to information on outreach programs, partnership programs, events, activities,
information on a specific topic, lesson plans, courses, professional development, and
much more.

University staff have identified, described, and organized resources in an easy-to-use
format. Users can find information on a topic by keyword or specific subject terms,
and/or for a specific grade level. Resource descriptions include the following information:
title, annotation, subject terms, keywords, alignment to the Wisconsin Model Academic
Standards (if applicable), contact information, audience (who can use the resource and
who will benefit from its use), cost, duration (e.g. time required to complete an activity),
and, in most cases, a direct link to the resource.

Users of K-12 at UW can be sure they’re finding high-quality, reliable information. All
resources described in K-12 at UW were created by university faculty, researchers, and
staff — guaranteeing content quality and accuracy.

Who is behind K-12 at UW?

K-12 at UW is a collaborative effort across the entire University of Wisconsin system.
The project is overseen by members of the following Institutions:

       - University of Wisconsin System
       - IDEAS
       - University of Wisconsin-Extension
       - The General Library System
       - WiscNet
       - The Office of the Provost, University of Wisconsin
       - Division of Information Technology (DoIT)

University of Wisconsin Institutions at: Eau Claire, Green Bay , La Crosse, Madison,
Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior,

How did K-12 at UW start?

This project started as a collaborative effort between the Graduate School and the Office
of the Provost in 2001. At the time the focus of the project was to develop the portal and
was limited to resources within UW-Madison. University Communications was
responsible for the initial database, search engine and the portal’s interface.
Once the portal was launched successfully in October 2002, an effort to expand the
project to include resources from all UW campuses was initiated. You can also access
all the UW resources by searching the IDEAS database If
you have any suggestion or question, please contact us by e-mail at

Marquette University – Online
CONTACT Person: Heidi Schweizer
ORGANIZATION: Marquette University
TITLE: Assistant Professor
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
PHONE NUMBER: (414) 288-8811

CONTENT: Marquette University – Online

For additional information on Marquette University – School of
Education online programs go to:


The 30-credit master’s degree is flexible, interdisciplinary and is offered in both
traditional face-to-face and Web-based formats. The program places special emphasis
on becoming an instructional leader within schools, organizations and communities. It is
designed for teachers in K-12 schools, technical and vocational schools, continuing
education and professional development programs, business, and industry. You will be a
part of a community of Internet-connected learners working toward a common goal. You
will interact with your instructor and classmates as you share ideas and collaborate on
class projects. Because class discussions are asynchronous, you participate at your
convenience. You choose when to study, and you turn in your assignments

Marquette’s ONLINE Accelerated Teacher Certification/Masters Degree in Instructional
Leadership is designed to meet the needs of working professionals with a bachelor’s
degree in fields certifiable for middle/secondary teaching in Wisconsin to earn both an
initial Wisconsin secondary (Grades 6-12) teaching license AND a master’s degree. If
you can envision a program that is flexible enough to accommodate ANY schedule,
engaging enough to interest the most serious of students, and practical enough to help
you achieve your own personalized educational goals, you’ve accurately described our
certification program.

The ONLINE learning option allows you to:
- Plug into class from home
- Work at your own pace
- Connect and collaborate with other ONLINE learners
In addition to being convenient for you and your busy lifestyle, this licensure program is
aligned with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to effective teaching and
articulated in the Wisconsin State Teaching Standards for Licensure and Professional

EDPL 220 - Introduction To Educational Inquiry (3 credits)
This course introduces students to traditions and conceptions of educational research
with an emphasis on careful reading and critique of research as well as the role of
teachers as researchers. Using research methods introduced in the course, students will
conduct short inquiries into their own practice and contexts and explore potential textual
and Internet resources on a question of interest. Students will work on developing strong
questions for their own future research.

EDPL 221 Intermediate Inquiry Methods (3 credits)
Using research methods introduced in Teacher as Researcher I, students will frame a
research question, and review literature related to the question and write a research
proposal. In groups, they will also conduct a collaborative teacher research project.

EDPL 222 Advanced Inquiry Methods (3 credits)
Focus in this course is on the student’s completion of the research project required for
the Master’s degree. There will also be focus on the required synthesis paper.

EDPL 223 Teacher Leadership (3 credits)
Students will explore five leadership roles a teacher plays: classroom leader, team
leader, school leader, district/organization leader and leader in the profession. Skills in
group dynamics, motivation, communication and human relations will be developed.
Students will investigate the teacher leader in relation to organizational change,
decision-making, team building and moral leadership.

EDPL 234 Foundations of Curriculum (3 credits)
Students will 1) identify and analyze the variety of forces and current issues which shape
curriculum development and change; 2) develop skill in curricular planning and
evaluation within their own education contexts; and 3) think critically about their own
roles in curriculum development and change.

EDPL 237 Theories of Learning Applied to Instruction (3 credits)
Students will 1) identify and use theories of learning, motivation and intelligence to
analyze curriculum, teaching and assessment in a variety of contexts including their
own; 2) identify ways in which culture, gender and socioeconomic class influence
learning and how particular teaching strategies might address these factors in learning;
3) identify, analyze and utilize a variety of technological tools for thinking and learning; 4)
analyze own ways of learning.

EDPL 286 Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3-4 credits)
Develop skills in assessing students’ literacy abilities. Explore
Interview techniques and student observation strategies, and examine relationships
between assessment and instruction.
EDUC 125 Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
Examine the interacting components of the learning environment and lesson planning,
and explore pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategy instruction, to
become grounded in a theoretical foundation for content area literacy instruction.

EDPL 298 Reading Instruction for Primary Grades (4 credits)
Practitioners, who work with students at the emergent, beginning, and early fluency
stages of reading development, examine current research on effective literacy
instruction, review instructional practices and reflect on your own literacy teaching.

EDPL 298 Reading Instruction for Intermediate Grades (4 credits)
Practitioners, who work with students at the intermediate stages of reading development,
examine current research on effective literacy instruction, review instructional practices
and reflect on your own literacy teaching.

EDPL 215 Using Technology for Instruction and Assessment (3 credits)
Teachers will learn how to use these technologies to enhance instruction and
assessment: the Internet, electronic mail, presentation managers, multi-media,
interactive video, desktop publishing, animation, assistive technologies and distance
learning technologies. A theoretical foundation for performance assessment will be
provided to help guide students through the process of developing instructional and
assessment strategies. Legal and policy issues surrounding copyright, fair-use and
equity issues will be explored.

EDPL 215 (HR) Using Technology for Administration and Human Resources (3 credits)
Learn to use technology effectively in business operations, through examining a wide
array of technologies and their application to administration and human resources in the
areas of recruitment, compensation, training, assessment, policy creation and

EDPL 298 Design Issues in Technology and Instructional Systems (3 credits)
Explore the concepts, issues, processes, and techniques of design and its applications
in a variety of learning contexts, through the application of instructional design concepts.
Develop and evaluate instructional modules, learning environments, computer graphics,
and interface design.

EDPL 298 Facilitating a Web-based Course or Facilitating the Online Learning
Experience (3 credits)
Develop the skills and strategies to become an effective online moderator, through
exploring the ideas, methods, and techniques for building learning communities,
including developing discourse and interaction, creating reflective, collaborative, and
enriching learning experiences, by using technology to plan and engage learners in
structured dialogues.

EDPL 298 Theories and Research in Instructional Technology (3 credits)
Survey recent developments in the research areas and theoretical frameworks in the
field, focusing on current cognitive theories and research topics in instructional
technology, investigating specific theories and theorists, and examining some of the
major research projects, though individual research projects.
EDPL 298 Teaching Academically and Culturally Diverse Learners (3 credits)
Effectively teach the wide range of learners in your classroom, through examining their
needs and the ways in which to meet them.

EDPL 298 Foundations of Instructional Technology (3 credits)
Learn about the field of instructional technology, including both the historical and current
trends of the field, investigating the various ways that a particular technology may be
used to support teaching and learning.

EDPL 298 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
Explore the physical, affective, social and cognitive development of children and

EDPL 298 Standards Based Classroom 1 and 2 (3 credits each)
Take this two-course series to get online teacher training aligned with Wisconsin
Department of Public Instruction Standards. For post baccalaureate, non-education

EDPL 298 Advanced Science Methods 1 and 2 (3 credits each)
In these sequential courses, apply the National Science Education Content and
Teaching Standards to the development of science teaching methods and corresponding
curricula, using clear objectives, activities and performance assessments, and
integrating technology.

EDPL 298 Advanced Math Methods 1 and 2 (3 credits each)
In these courses, apply the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards to
the development of teaching methods and curriculum development. The first course in
this series focuses on algebra and geometry. The second focuses on data analysis and

Silver Lake College Graduate Education Offerings
for Teachers and Administrators
Dr. Julie A. Mayrose
Silver Lake College—Office of Graduate Education
2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220
920 686-6370
Log-on to the Silver Lake College Graduate Education website: to
see course and seminar offerings, application information, and answers to most

Silver Lake College Graduate Education offers affordable educational opportunities for
teachers and administrators via short commutes and accommodating schedules.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
CONTACT Person: Susan Davis Allen
ORGANIZATION: Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
TITLE: Facilitator, Center for Learning Innovation
MAILING ADDRESS: 1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore WI 53809
PHONE NUMBER: 608-822-3262, ext 2322
CONTENT: Teaching Techniques for Online Learning

This course provides students with the skills necessary to create and use components
for Online courses. Learners will use Blackboard to participate in discussions about
online teaching styles, online delivery and assessment online. Learners develop an
online teaching philosophy and design appropriate online course materials.

UW Green Bay
CONTACT Person: Carmen Leuthner
ORGANIZATION: UW Green Bay Education Outreach
MAILING ADDRESS: Office of Outreach and Extension
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
PHONE NUMBER: (920) 465-2311 or (800) 892-2118

CONTENT: Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning (2 or 3 grad credits)
This course is ideal for the busy professional who finds it difficult to travel to classes.
Primarily independent study supported by an online learning community and
assignments, each participant will develop, implement, and assess a technology-
integrated lesson plan or project which has practical application in their own classroom.
Participants will go through phases of self-assessment of technology use, review of
practice, unit or lesson development, implementation and review. You may choose to
enroll for either two or three graduate credits; requirements will vary depending on the
number of credits sought. This is an online course. There will be one face-to-face
meeting on Saturday, January 29, 2005 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at De Pere High
School. The remainder of the course will be conducted independently, supported by an
online learning community. Participants are expected to login twice per week at their
convenience via home or work computer. The two-credit course ends April 15, 2005.
The three-credit course ends on May 20, 2005.
UW Madison College of Letters & Science
Sonya Brown, Ph.D.
Academic Planner
College of Letters and Science
208B South Hall, 1055 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

UW-Madison College of Letters and Science offers online courses for educators seeking
to expand their expertise in content areas while fulfilling continuing education
requirements. Online courses provide an opportunity for personal and professional
development through classes that can be completed from any computer with an internet

Description of Courses

I. “Adventures in Humanities” courses

The Adventures in Humanities courses provide an essential framework of knowledge in
a specific area of the humanities and offer a fun and unique opportunity to use that
knowledge in a real-world context. An Adventures in Humanities course includes a
traditional credit class that can be completed online, as well as an optional summer field
experience. Upon completion of the online portion of the class students are eligible to
register for an additional credit for completing a field experience. These experiences are
a great way to use what you have learned and interact with others who have similar


•        Introduction to Children's Literature (Library and Information Studies 354) - This
3-credit course explores the landscape of children's literature within the larger context of
childhood, past and present. This background will prepare you to respond inter-textually
to literature and to bring books that matter to children. Lectures will explore what
children's literature means culturally, educationally, and aesthetically, emphasizing how
to read text and image across genres.
Offered: Spring.

•       19th Century American Architecture (Art History 368) - This 3-credit course
examines nineteenth-century American architecture, and focuses on the work of four
architects who played key roles in American design after mid-century. The course
explores American architecture in a number of contexts, including social, economic, and
technological, but the central theme will be the Americans' enthusiastic search for an
architecture that would rival, or exceed, the accomplishments of their European
Offered: Spring.

•       Monsters and Science: The History of Vertebrate Paleontology (Geology and
Geophysics/ History of Science 517) - This 3-credit course appeals to teachers and
other non-traditional students who are interested in paleontology from a humanities
perspective. Students who successfully complete this course are be eligible to
participate in a one-credit summer field course in which they travel to Wyoming and
excavate dinosaur fossils.
Offered: Fall/Spring.

II. “Adventures in Science” courses

The Adventures in Science courses provide an essential framework of knowledge in a
specific area of the sciences and offer a fun and unique opportunity to use that
knowledge in a real-world context. An Adventures in Science course includes a
traditional credit class that can be completed online, as well as an optional summer field
experience. Upon completion of the online portion of the class students are eligible to
register for an additional credit for completing a field experience. These experiences are
a great way to use what you have learned and interact with others who have similar


•       Gems: The Science behind the Sparkle (Geology 331) - This 1-2-credit course
(second credit requires a 5 page term paper) explores introductory earth science topics
and provides students with a solid understanding of gemology. The course covers
processes leading to the formation of gems in the earth, how gems are identified, factors
that affect the appearance and value of gems, processes used to enhance their
appearance, materials used to simulate common gemstones, and issues associated with
the synthesis of gems.
Offered: Fall/Spring.

•      The Age of Dinosaurs (Geology 333) - This 3-credit course provides an
introduction to dinosaurs and other major groups of land vertebrates that coexisted with
the dinosaurs, including crocodilians, pterosaurs, and the ancestors of mammals.
Approximately two thirds of the course is devoted to a chronological survey of Mesozoic
vertebrates; the other third covers topics and techniques that are relevant to a broad
range of problems in vertebrate paleontology.
Offered: Fall/Spring.

•       Presenting the Cosmos (Astronomy 107 or 577) - This 3-credit course covers
both basic visual astronomy and the highlights of modern astrophysics. It employs
practical and historical approaches to much of the material and offers pedagogical units
intended for those who teach astronomy in the K-12 levels. The ability to handle basic
algebra is a sufficient mathematical background for students in the course.
Offered: Fall/Spring.

•      Humans and the Changing Biosphere (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 401) -
This 3-credit course begins with basic introductions to earth’s biophysical,
biogeochemical and ecological systems. It then progresses to descriptions of “human
factors” in environmental science, and conclude with case studies chosen to integrate
many concepts and current topics.
Offered: Spring.

•       Midwestern Ecological Issues (Botany 450) - This 2-credit course gives students
a concrete understanding of how the science of ecology approaches applied problems of
particular relevance in the Midwest focusing on five ecological case studies. Students
will gain detailed knowledge on these cases and learn to think critically about how
science is used to address such issues. They will also learn how history and landscape
conditions determine the context for contemporary ecological problems.
Offered: Spring.

•       Introduction to Prehistory and Archaeological Principles (Anthropology 338) –
This 4-credit course introduces students to the basic methods, techniques, and
principles of modern anthropological archaeology. Participants explore the nature of
archaeological remains and the use of archaeological materials to study the long-term
changes in human behavior.
Offered: Fall/Spring.

III. Developmental Disabilities and Autism courses

•       Developmental Disabilities (Social Work 644) - This 2-3 credit course examines
the definition, incidence, etiology, and prevention of mental retardation and other
developmental disabilities. Participants examine the life-cycle needs of this population,
as well as social-welfare issues, social services available, and the social worker's role.
The course uses pre-produced videotaped lectures, printed materials, Internet web
pages and telephone office hours for undergraduate and graduate level instruction.
Presented over a fifteen week semester period, the course examines the complex field
of mental retardation and other developmental disabilities with a focus on definition,
incidence, etiology, assessment, prevention & intervention from a life cycle perspective.
This course has been developed primarily for undergraduates and graduate students
with minimal or no previous academic work or employment experience in the area of
Developmental Disabilities.
        Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring.

•       Understanding Autism: Beyond Myths and Misconceptions (Psychology 411) -
This 3-credit course covers the definitions of autism spectrum disorders (including trends
in prevalence and incidence), the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (diagnostic
instruments and recent attempts at early identification), different proposals about the
etiology of autism spectrum disorders, and approaches to remediating behaviors that are
considered autistic. The goal is to understand people who receive autism spectrum
disorders diagnoses, including what people with autism diagnoses want researchers,
parents, and practitioners to know about them. This course is intended for anyone who
works with children or adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, anyone who
knows children or adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, or anyone who
simply wants to learn more about autism spectrum disorders.
        Offered: Fall/Spring.

Registration Information:
Non-University students must register as Special Students through the Division of
Continuing Studies at 2004-2005 rates for Wisconsin residents
are $246.26 per credit. Information on current course fees can be found at the registrar’s

UW Madison
Distance Education Certificate Program
Chris Olgren
Distance Education Certificate Program
Program Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B136 Lathrop Hall
Madison, WI 53706

CONTENT: The Distance Education Certificate Program builds professional knowledge,
skills, and leadership in distance/online education through a curriculum covering
distance teaching, learning, technology, instructional design, evaluation, learner support,
and management. A Professional Development Certificate in Distance Education is
earned upon completion of 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The program provides distinctive features designed to fit the schedules and continuing
education needs of working professionals: distance learning formats. The courses use
distance learning formats to provide the convenience of at-home learning, including
Internet seminars, print modules, and telephone conferencing.

A comprehensive, practical emphasis. Through core and elective courses, the
program covers all major components of distance education. Courses emphasize best
practice principles and the application of knowledge to decision making in everyday
practice, so you'll be able to apply what you learn to your own work situations.

· Choice of self-paced track or collaborative track. In the self-paced track, you can
start the program at any time and complete the courses at your own pace. In the
collaborative track, you enroll in an established schedule of courses as a member of a
collaborative, online learning group.

· Hands-on distance learning. Because the courses use distance learning formats, you
gain hands-on experience as a distance learner and insights into best practices for
course design, teaching, and learner support.

· Individualized support services. Questions and coursework receive personalized
attention from an experienced advisor who provides consultation and feedback
throughout your work in the program
UW Madison Center on Education and Work

John Gugerty
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center on Education and Work
Success From the Start: Preparing Students with Disabilities for
Their First Semester in College
Center on Education and Work
University of Wisconsin-Madison
964 Educational Sciences Building
1025 W. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706-1796

Train currently-employed professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact
of college-preparation programs for students with disabilities who have been accepted
into postsecondary institutions but have not yet begun classes. Each six-week
professional development course will be delivered via the World Wide Web. Participating
professionals will:

(a) work interactively in small groups to develop a face-to-face college preparation
    program to offer at their respective local schools; and

(b) work on a group project to create a face-to-face college preparation program to offer
    at their respective local schools.

Participating professionals will learn how to develop the curriculum content, format, and
learning experiences that they can use to implement a face-to-face college preparation
program that will be offered at their local school. Participating professionals will learn
how to: interpret and apply the latest research-based approaches to teaching self-
advocacy skills; instill in students with disabilities a greater understanding of their
disabilities and the ramifications of those disabilities on the need and desirability of
obtaining accommodations and/or assistive technology; and much more!

UW Madison School of Education Outreach
Master of Science for Professional Educators Degree Program
Blanche B. Emerick
Steve Lanphear
Office of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(608) 828-9823
Brief Description of Program
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education offers a newly designed
Master of Science in Educational Psychology for professional educators. In just two
years, teaching professionals can complete this 24-credit Master of Science Degree
from one of the leading Educational Psychology Departments in the U.S. News & World
Report rankings.
In summer, participants join a cohort of fellow students on the UW-Madison campus for
ten days of collaborative learning over a two-week period, with weekends off. During the
school year, classes are taken from home through the World Wide Web, so there's no
need to travel or change work schedules.
The MSPE curriculum emphasizes practical applications and strategies and is closely
aligned with national teaching standards and the Wisconsin Model Standards for
Teachers. Throughout the program, students have direct contact with world-class
Brief Description of Course
In the Learning Communities course students explore key concepts and models related
to learning communities. Students develop skills in analyzing learning communities and
identify approaches to improving them. Students will select a curriculum unit to which
they will apply those concepts and models.
The courses are currently taught through D2L in Learn@UW. The courses also uses
audioconferences as a means of synchronous communication. All other communication
is done through Learn@UW.

UW Platteville
Dawn Drake
Distance Learning Center

Distance Learning Center at 1-800-362-5460 or e-mail
University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Masters degrees: Criminal Justice, Engineering, Project Management
Bachelor’s degrees: Business Administration
Certificates: Project Management, Engineering Management,

--Leadership and Human Performance, Food Marketing, Human Resources, and
International Business

--Alternative Educational Licensure Program

--Non-credit courses in CJ first-line supervisory training and PMP test preparation.

--Customized courses and certificates can also be developed.
UW River Falls
Amber Tubré, Outreach Program Manager
More information on these and other UW-RF courses is available at or by calling (715) 425-3256 or (800) 228-5607.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has recently been focused on expanding its
selection of online coursework. All students who enroll in courses that are entirely online
pay the tuition of WI residents for those classes, regardless of residency. Three
graduate-level certificate programs have been developed:

Wildlife Recreation and Nature Tourism
This 15-credit certificate was designed in conjunction with Watchable Wildlife, Inc. It
offers the knowledge and applied skills necessary to achieve positive economic impact
and enhanced quality of life for citizens in a community by protecting and thoughtfully
planning access to its resources.

Community Education
This 15-credit certificate program was developed in collaboration with the National
Community Education Association (NCEA) and is closely aligned and will partially fulfill
the skill requirements for NCEA's Administrative Competency Endorsement and/or the
Applied Professional Program Leadership Endorsement. The program can be completed
in one year, and includes courses on the philosophy and history of community
education, community education administration, extended learning administration, and
family-community-school partnerships, as well as a practicum.

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, working in partnership with the National Youth
Leadership Council (NYLC), has developed a 15-credit certificate in service-learning.
The program will assist educators in understanding, planning and applying service-
learning methods in their classrooms and their communities. Coursework that covers
research, evaluation, assessment, and community partnerships, as well as a practicum,
are available in this program.

We also offer several individual courses that are online or have an online
Examples include:
Introduction to Technology: Tools for the Teachers
Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
Education and the Internet
Motivating the Reluctant Learner
International Education
Early Childhood Education
Solution-Focused Counseling in School Settings
Methods in Research
Conflict Resolution
Wisconsin Native American Tribal Sovereignty
Economics for the Elementary Classroom
NRES 733 (Sec 88) Energy Education: Concepts and Practices (1credit)
This course will address energy concepts relating to energy definitions,
natural laws of energy and energy flows in living and non-living systems,
and their relationships to understanding and evaluating environmental

Please contact the KEEP Office at 715-346-4770 for registration and
payment information. Scholarships are available to practicing K-12
teachers from Wisconsin school whose utility participates in the
scholarship program (call for clarification).

Instructor: Steve Knudsen and Carrie Hembree
Location: Internet

SOC 395/796 (Sec 882) End of Life Issues and Care (0 - 2 credits)
In all areas of the human service sector, workers encounter people in
end-of-life situations. Workers struggle with how to respond to those who
are nearing the end of their lives. It is difficult to know how to
interact with dying individuals and their families. How can we best be
supportive? This course will explore common issues faced by individuals
and families, services available, and approaches for workers to use when
relating to those near death and helping families cope with their loss.
An important part of examining such end-of-life issues is understanding one's attitudes,
and emotions as they relate to death. Participants in the course will be encouraged to
look at their own experiences and values about death and dying. Self-awareness might
reduce the barriers to effective service provision and enhance worker comfort with end-
of life situations. Also available as a non-credit workshop for $213.00. Complete the
credit registration form and indicate 0 credits.

Instructor: Amy Boelk
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - March 6, 2005 for 0 or 1 credit
February 7 - April 15, 2005 for 2 credits

SOC 395/796 (Sec 883) Care Needs of the Frail Elderly and Their Families (0 - 2
What variety of services do frail older people need to stay living in their own homes, with
family or in other community facilities such as foster care, group homes and assisted
living facilities? What issues do families struggle with (spouses or adult children) to
insure proper and safe care of their frail family member? We will explore the tough
decisions, from taking the car keys away, to getting home care in the house, to where
and when to "place" the frail person in a nursing home. How do the family dynamics of
care giving affect agency service providers? How can family and service providers better
deal with those who have dementia (Alzheimer's disease), Parkinson's, strokes,
depression, etc.? Also available as a non-credit workshop for $213.00. Complete the
credit registration form and indicate 0 credits.

Instructor: Jerry Rous
Location: Internet
Dates: March 14 - April 18, 2005 for 0 or 1 credit
March 14 - May 13, 2005 for 2 credits
UW Stevens Point Extension
CONTACT Person: Sheila Bannister-Gross
ORGANIZATION: UW-Stevens Point Extension
TITLE: Credit Coordinator
2100 Main Street
Room 012 Main Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481

PHONE NUMBER: 800-898-9472

CONTENT: CIS 370/570 (Sec 883) Integrating Technology Into The Classroom
(3 credits)
Students will finish this course with a solid understanding of educational technology,
including how to use computers, how to access information on the World Wide Web and
how to integrate computers and educational technology into everyday classrooms.
Practical, efficient ways to integrate technology resources and technology-based
methods into everyday curriculum-specific practices will be presented. Students will be
provided with an understanding of the concepts and skills outlined in the National
Educational Technology Standards for Teachers. The fundamentals of computers and
educational technology will be presented in an easy to follow format. The World Wide
Web will be used as a repository of the latest information and as an education resource
and learning tool for K-12 education. A Shelly Cashmen Series textbook will be used to
make learning about computers interesting and interactive. Every chapter in the book
has special features updated to reflect the latest technology. Check course website for
all required coursework prior to start of the class.

Instructor: Donna Kitchens
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005

CONTENT: CIS 373/573 (Sec 88) Microsoft PowerPoint - XP (1-2 credits)
Microsoft PowerPoint is an excellent tool for creating presentations and handouts. This
is a graduate and undergraduate level introductory computer course for educators.
Students should have a basic knowledge of computers. You will learn how to make
powerful multimedia presentations that will enhance and enrich their presentation of
curriculum material. Students taking the course for two credits will complete an
additional project. Students may have Mac's but special arrangements may have to be
made to receive assignments. Check course website for all required coursework prior to
start of the class.

Instructor: Donna Kitchens
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005
CIS 373/573 (Sec 881) Microsoft Excel - XP (1-2 credits)
In this on-line course students will learn how to design, create, edit, and enhance Excel
workbooks. Basic Chart skills will be taught that will enable students to create
meaningful charts to illustrate their data. Other topics in this course will be the following:
Automating worksheet tasks by running macros, working with formulas and functions,
managing workbooks and preparing them for the web and using lists. Students will
purchase the book “Microsoft Excel 2000 OR 2002XP - Illustrated Series” from Course
technology will be used with step by step directions and illustrations. Check course
website for all required coursework prior to start of the class.

Instructor: Donna Kitchens
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005

COMM 306/506 (Sec 88) Web Authoring and Publishing on the Internet (3 credits)
Training in the development of computer mediated communication applications.
Understand and apply methods in web environment including: file formats, browser safe
colors, backgrounds, bullets and buttons, graphics in Paint Shop Pro and PhotoShop,
navigation and linking, typography, alignment techniques, animation, sound and
interactivity. Create an advanced web page for a client.

NOTE: Students taking the course this semester will use Microsoft “FrontPage” 2000
and “PhotoDraw 2000 if you already have available or you can purchase this or the
Office XP version from the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog for UW students. The
Office 2000 premium bundle includes Office 2000 products (Word, Excel, Outlook,
PowerPoint, and Publisher) along with FrontPage and PhotoDraw 2000 and cost $30.00.
The Office XP Professional includes the same software with some different computer
requirements at the cost of $35.00. Please check the site below to place your order.
Your registration for the course (unless you are already a UWSP student) must be
processed prior to your purchase. Go to this web page for complete ordering and
delivery information: Is not recommended that those
using MAC’s register for this course. This course may be used as a partial fulfillment of
the TechLead Certificate Program. Check course website for all required coursework
prior to start of the class.

Instructor: Barb Portzen
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005

COMM 342/542 (Sec 88) Organizational Communication: Consulting (3 credits)
The consultant may have a significant impact on people and organizations.
Intervention to sop destructive processes or to initiate positive processes must be done
with competence and care. This course seeks to provide a base for understanding the
consultant’s role and to permit seeking that role with justifiable confidence within the new
electronic communications environments of modern organizations. The course
recognizes that both external and internal consultants can lead major organizational
change. Many professionals working from within an organization have specialized
expertise and insight into directions for change, however, learning how to influence and
to successful provide advice and leadership direction without line authority is the
consultant’s special challenge. Having a proposal for the needed change is desirable.
Having the skills to have the proposal implemented is vital. This course works to build
consulting success through the blending theory and practice applied within organizations
which are often experiencing the dynamic affects of rapid technological change. It
requires active engagement in course issues and the personal contributions of students
as a rich resource of experience and insight. This classroom interaction occurs online.
Check course website for all required coursework prior to start of the class.

Instructor: CY Allen
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005

COMM 385/585 (Sec 88) Interpersonal Communications on the Internet (3 credits)
Remember the phrase, “I like to work with people” But how often do you come home
from work or school completely stressed by your work with people, by frustrations in
communication and interactions? Recent web-based tools such as e-mail, on line
information retrieval systems, real-time discussion rooms, etc. provide some creative
options for enhancing working with others. This course will help you understand different
interpersonal roles people play in groups, stages of group development, the difference
between a group and a team, and different types of teams within today’s organizations
(cross-functional teams, self-directed teams, short-term project teams). In this course
you will learn by (1) Doing - using the Internet to communicate with each other and with
the professor to work on projects, and to display your finished work, (2) Critical
Reflection - on your own experiences, and upon the experiences of others in the class,
and (3) Creative Application – a group project will challenge you to apply theoretical
learning to your personal work environment. Check course website for all required
coursework prior to start of the class.

Instructor: Jim Moe
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005
Times: All course requirements must be completed by May 20, 2005

COMM 390/590 (Sec 88) Positive Change: Individual – Organizational Transformation (3
This course steps outside of the problem based paradigm of individual and
organizational study and begins with a new set of questions because "the questions we
ask set the stage for what we find." The emerging field of "appreciative inquiry" (AI)
provides a new and systematic approach to change. Appreciative inquiry owes its origin
to a landmark essay written by David L. Cooperrider, entitled: "Positive Image, Positive
Action: The Affirmative Basis of Organizing." This course will begin with that essay and
examine the most current literature on this subject. The focal point of the course will be
the interrelationship between individual and organizational transformation. The course
builds from Gandhi’s observation that "We must become the change we want to see." It
will focus on both the theory and the application of appreciative inquiry in a myriad of
contexts -- ranging from communities and schools to corporations and its applicability to
metal health. Participants in this class will engage in a dialogue about how to apply
some of the most important ideas in this exciting new field. Through this dialogue we will
share our thoughts and learnings about appreciative inquiry and the difference it can
make in our lives. This course is offered for undergraduate as well as graduate credit.
Additional requirements apply for students taking the course for graduate credit. Check
course website for all required coursework prior to start of the class.
Instructor: Bill Davidson
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005

ECON 699 (Sec Varies) Economic Education for Teachers (1 per section credits)
A series of one credit online classes intended to explore contemporary and historical
issues in economics. Each of these courses will include teaching and learning resources
appropriate for middle school and high school students. Internet resources will be
featured. Course material and activities will be related to Wisconsin Academic Standards
in economics for grades 8 and 12.

(Sec 88) The Global Economy (1 credit)
An examination of the contemporary international economy. Discussion of international
economic relations including exports, imports, foreign investment, currency markets,
immigration, government policies, international organizations, and anti-trade
movements. Emphasis on who wins and who loses as the world economy becomes
more integrated.

(Sec 884) Great Economists of the Past and Present (1 credit)
An examination of the ideas of leading economists from different historical periods, and
the way economic theories influenced events and shaped public opinion. Analysis of the
major ideas of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and
Milton Friedman. Introduction to the lives and work of recent Nobel Prize winners in

(Sec 885) US Economic History: The Roaring 20's Through the Great Depression (1
An examination of the transformation of the American economy in the post-World War I
era. Discussion of the investment boom in the 1920's followed by the collapse of the
American economy in the 1930's. Exploration of the role of the Federal Reserve, the
collapse of world trade, and Roosevelt's New Deal.

(Sec 886) Economics for the Elementary Classroom (1 credit)
An overview of basic economic concepts, including scarcity, opportunity cost,
production, consumption, and financial decision making. Emphasis will be placed on
lessons that incorporate these topics into elementary subjects, such as mathematics and
reading. Teaching materials will be reviewed and lessons plans will be developed.

(Sec 887) How "Public is Public Finance?"(1 credit)
This course covers issues relating to public policy-making, including government
spending, entitlement programs, and revenue sources (taxes, fees, etc.). Teaching and
learning resources are appropriate for middle school and high school students and some
are available via the Internet. Course material and activities are correlated with the
Wisconsin Academic Standards in economics for grades 8 and 12.

Instructor: Brian Schultz (
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005
EDUC 370/705 (Sec 88) or SOC 395/796 (sec 88)Basic Statistical Methods (Mail
Section) (3 credits)
The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. You will learn how to
display data in frequency distribution, create charts and graphs, test hypotheses, and
calculate a variety of statistics commonly used by students and researchers.

Please include an email address on registration form for communication purposes with
the Instructor. You will receive a course packet containing required assignments one
week prior to the start of class.

Instructor: Kirby Throckmorton
Location: Watch taped program on Public Broadcasting Channel on
Sundays, January 23 - May 1, 2005
Course materials will be mailed one week prior to the start date.
Submit course assignments via postal mail or fax.
Dates: January 23 - May 13, 2005
ETV Dates/Times: Sundays, January 23 - May 1, 7:00 am - 8:00 am

EDUC 370/705 (Sec 881) or SOC 395/796 (sec 881) Basic Statistical Methods (Online
Section) (3 credits)
The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. You will learn how to
display data in frequency distribution, create charts and graphs, test hypotheses, and
calculate a variety of statistics commonly used by students and researchers.

Please include an email address on registration form for communication purposes with
the Instructor. Prerequisite: Must use Excel 95 or higher for course assignments.

Instructor: Kirby Throckmorton
Location: Watch taped program on Public Broadcasting Channel on
Sundays, January 23 - May 1, 2005
Submit course assignments via Desire to Learn Courseware system.
Dates: January 23 - May 13, 2005
ETV Dates/Times: Sundays, January 23 - May 1, 2005, 7:00 am - 8:00

GEOG 101 (Sec 88) The Physical Environment (5 credits)
Introduction to modern physical geography; survey of the spatial distribution of the
earth's physical characteristics, including weather and climate, water, soils, vegetation,
and landforms; discussion of environmental processes and interactions creating these
physical geographic patterns; discussion of the importance to humans of the physical
environment; use of geographic tools including maps, air photos, and investigative
techniques. GDR:NS Check course website for all required coursework prior to start of
the class.

Instructor: Michael Ritter
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - May 20, 2005

NRES 410/610 (Sec 85) Fundamentals of Environmental Education (0 or 3 credits)
The goal of this course is to provide you with a foundational knowledge of EE and the
skills to become a more effective educator. Several states require EE in K-12
curriculums and many others support its inclusion. This course is a great way for you to
develop the skills and knowledge to include EE in your instruction. You will develop a
better sense of what EE is and expand your skills as an educator. You will become
familiar with many resources that will assist the environmental educator in you. Also
available as a non-credit workshop for $300.00. Complete the credit registration form
and indicate 0 credits.

Instructor: Susan Toth and Rick Wilke
Location: Internet
Dates: February 7 - April 15, 2005

NRES 410/610 (Sec 851) Applied Environmental Education Program Evaluation (0 or 3
This course is designed to assist environmental educators and natural resource
professionals in evaluating their education programs. Participants have the opportunity
to apply skiss in designing evaluation tools such as surveys, observation forms, and the
interview and focus group guides. Also available as a non-credit workshop for $300.00.
Complete the credit registration form and indicate 0 credits.

Instructor: Janice Easton and Lyn Fleming
Location: Internet
Dates: February 21 - April 29, 2005

NRES 510 (Sec 88) Environmental Education Teaching Methods (1 credit)
This course covers strategies for teaching K-12 students about the environment using
effective educational methodology. Topics include environmental values and teaching
problem-solving skills. Meets DPI certification requirement in environmental education in
conjunction with NRES 600 from UWSP offered during the Fall 2004 term. Pre-service
and certified teachers only. Students will complete readings and assignments on-line
before and after the face-to-face session.

There is no overnight requirement for this course. If you wish to stay in Stevens Point,
contact the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-236-4936, or see for lodging information. Note: There are additional fees for
resource materials. Details will be provided with confirmation materials via email one
week prior to course start date. Check course website for a required assignment that
must be completed prior to coming to class on-campus.

Instructor: Dan Sivek
Location: On-line via the Internet and UW-Stevens Point, College of
Natural Resources, Room 120
Dates: February 25 - March 18, 2005
Times: Classroom Attendance Required on Saturday, March 5, 2005
7:45 am - 5:00 pm

NRES 530 (Sec 88) Environmental Health (1 credit)
This course will provide insights into the relationships between industrial and
technological progress, human consumptive patterns and the associated environmental
and/or public health effects. Topics, assignments and exams/projects will be presented
so as to foster the student’s ability to identify interconnections between natural and
human systems, the nature of an environmental threat, understand which human
activities may be environmentally threatening, and what may be done about the given
threat. Sample topics and how they may relate to the ecology include , toxicology,
(indoor and outdoor) air quality, water quality, food management and community
nutrition. Check course website for all required coursework prior to start of the

Instructor: James Ramsay
Location: Internet
Dates: February 28 - April 1, 2005
Times: All course requirements must be completed by April 1, 2005

NRES 510 (Sec 88) Environmental Education Teaching Methods (1
This course covers strategies for teaching K-12 students about the environment using
effective educational methodology. Topics include environmental values and teaching
problem-solving skills. Meets DPI certification requirement in environmental education in
conjunction with NRES 600 from UWSP offered during the Fall 2004 term. Pre-service
and certified teachers only. Students will complete readings and assignments on-line
before and after the face-to-face session. There is no overnight requirement for this
course. If you wish to stay in Stevens Point, contact the Stevens Point Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau at 800-236-4936, or see for lodging
information. Note: There are additional fees for resource materials. Details will be
provided with confirmation materials via email one week prior to course start date.
Check course website for a required assignment that must be completed prior to coming
to class on-campus.

Instructor: Dan Sivek
Location: On-line via the Internet and UW-Stevens Point, College of
Natural Resources, Room 120
Dates: February 25 - March 18, 2005
Times: Classroom Attendance Required on Saturday, March 5, 2005
7:45 am - 5:00 pm

NRES 704 (Sec 88) Ecological Lifestyles (1 credit)
This course offers an examination of personal lifestyles in light of ecological
considerations. Students will explore several dimensions of every day life, such as
transportation, food, and water, and examine the impact of these things on the
environment. Emphasis will be placed on alternative behaviors that foster environmental
quality and quality of life. Check course website for all required coursework prior to start
of the class.

Instructor: Deborah Engel-DiMauro
Location: Internet
Dates: January 31 - February 25, 2005
UW Stevens Point
Professional Development Network
CONTACT Person: Barbara Grover, Laurie Kallstrom
ORGANIZATION: UW-Stevens Point: Professional Development Network
TITLE: Outreach Specialist
MAILING ADDRESS: College of Professional Studies, RM 330
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
PHONE NUMBER: 715-346-3801

CONTENT: UWSP Professional Development Network (PDN) is here to connect with
educators and school districts throughout the UWSP service area in developing
programs and courses that meet individual and district needs. Current programs include
first-year teacher courses, mentor teacher courses, add-on certification programs in
Reading, Early Childhood Education, and Adapted Physical Education; and courses for
the Masters of Science in Education General with Specialization in Gifted and Talented

The PDN offers several online courses to support Wisconsin teachers at varying levels
of licensure. These courses are designed to be integrated into teachers’ professional
development plans; Master’s Degree plans of study; or simply to further their personal or
professional growth and development.

Spring 2005 Course Offerings:
•     Transforming Conflict (1 cr) LATE SPRING
•     Essential Skills for Learning/Turtle Project (1-13 cr)
•     Creative Problem Solving Tools & Process (1-3 cr)
•     Teaching to the Test: Problems and Possibilities (3 cr)
•     The Initial Educator (3 cr)
•     Models of Teaching (3 cr)
•     Mentor Training: Research & Practice (1-3 cr )
•     Alternate Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 cr)
•     Professional Reading: Rekindling the Spirit of Teaching (1-3 cr)
•     Administrative Leadership, Development, and Application (1-3 cr)

For more information regarding these courses, please visit our website:
UW Stout—Online Professional Development
For Educators
Sandy White
University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional
Development for Educators
Outreach Program Manager
Stout Solutions-Continuing Education
140 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

We Never Close....make UW-Stout Your Choice for the 21st
Century With Online Professional Development for Educators!

University of Wisconsin-Stout is offering a new program, Online Professional
Development for Educators, starting in Spring 2004. The program offers over 30 courses
online developed with research-based learning that is:
        - student-focused
        - collaborative
        - results-driven
        - standards-based and curriculum
The courses are built on the philosophy that the TEACHER is the most influential person
in the pursuit to improve the quality of education for every child. This online professional
development program is designed to support career development plans for individual
teachers, portfolio documentation of professional growth, standards of practice for
teaching, No Child Left Behind initiative, National Standards for professional
development, and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards
and Performance Indicators for Teachers.

The course participants will share courses with educators from around the world
because one of the primary audiences is the Department of Defense Schools educators.
Currently, UW-Stout has educators enrolled from over 23 different countries, 18 states
and 18 Wisconsin School Districts. Don't miss your opportunity to earn professional
development credits via your computer and meet career professional development plans
for professional growth, recertification, and advancement on the salary schedule. These
courses offer rich and diverse learning experiences.

For more information, go to, or call 715-232-2693.

For other learning opportunities, go to
UW Extension
CONTACT Person: Milly Jones
ORGANIZATION: Catalog of Distance Learning
TITLE: Programming and Marketing Services Manager
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
PHONE NUMBER: 608-262-3772

CONTENT: The Catalog of Distance Learning is published online by
Instructional Communications Systems, UW-Extension. The catalog is a compilation of
programs and courses offered via distance learning technologies from the UW System
institutions. It features listings and descriptions for more than 200 credit and non-credit
programs along with information about each of the technologies, site lists, and contact
and registration information.

Courses listed in the catalog cover a wide range of topics: from degree completion
courses and online degree programs, to programs offered to update local government
officials on new laws and trends, to courses for personal enrichment, and many more.
Courses are offered statewide, nationally and internationally. Technologies used for
delivery include asynchronous online tools, audioconferencing, videoconferencing, and

Quality Educator Interactive (QEI)
CONTACT Person: John Fischer
ORGANIZATION: Quality Educator Interactive (UWEX, WEAC, UWS)
TITLE: Outreach Program Manager II
MAILING ADDRESS: 432 N. Lake St., #439
Madison, WI 35706
PHONE NUMBER: 608-262-3340

CONTENT: Quality Educator Interactive (QEI)
A web-based Professional Development Plan (PDP) for PI34 connected to a
comprehensive database of professional development opportunities. The QEI serves the
needs of Educators, Professional Development Team Members, Professional
Development Providers
Viterbo University
CONTACT Person: Christine Valenti
ORGANIZATION: Viterbo University
TITLE: Off-Campus Coordinator, Wisconsin
MAILING ADDRESS: 2323 S. 109th St., Suite 375
West Allis, WI 53227
PHONE NUMBER: 414-321-4210

CONTENT: all one credit courses offered through WebED in conjunction with the CESAs
in the state of Wisconsin. Extensive amount of topic and listings can be gained by
logging on to: and following the directions on how to enroll for
graduate credit in on-line courses in Wisconsin. (sending a copy of the listing in our blue
brochure that can be re-printed with full directions as an attachment on a separate e-mail
to Andrea's attention)



In order to take a Canter’s Online course through Viterbo University, please do the

•       In order to see a sample of a Canter’s Online course format, access their site by
typing through your computer. DO NOT REGISTER DIRECTLY
•       Once you feel you are interested in doing this, look at the topics listed below that
are approved for Viterbo credit, one graduate credit per topic will be the credit value.
•       Register just as you would for any other Viterbo University course by using the
registration form on the back page of this brochure. A full $250.00 one-credit fee must
accompany your registration form. Canter’s Online courses do not count for Viterbo
discounts. Once we receive this, we will forward to you your prepaid code to access the
course and full instructions on when your summary paper will be due back to us.

ONLINE ARE LISTED. Should you be interested in a course, please go to the Canter’s
Online website listed above first and check out all their course titles under the heading

•      Developing Leadership skills in a School Setting
•      Designing and Evaluating Standards-Based Multiple-Choice and Open Response
•      Understanding Portfolios as an Assessment Tool in a Standards-Based
•      Improving Classroom Management through Effective Communication
•      Multiyear Education: Making Multi-age and Looping Classrooms Work
•      Differentiating Instruction Using Curriculum Compacting
•      Forget Dodgeball: Games and Activities for Real Physical Education Classes
•      Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: Resilience and Risk
•      Differentiating Instruction through Curriculum Compacting
•      Communicating Clearly Through Writing
•      Huckleberry Finn and American Culture
•      Creating Effective Young Writers
•      Motivating Hands-On Math Through the Works of Escher
•      Science and the Media
•      Primer for the Science of the Human Body
•      Civil Disobedience: Issues of Social Justice
•      Introduction to the American Civil War
•      Military Conflicts in Medieval Europe
•      Dyslexia: An Introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach
•      An Introduction to Autism
•      Self-Care 101: Resiliency and Health in the World’s Most Noble Profession
•      Sexual Harassment in Schools
•      Educator’s Guide to the Internet
UW Learning Innovations
University of Wisconsin Learning Innovations
505 S. Rosa Road, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719-1257
Ph: 877 UW-LEARN (895-3276)
University of Wisconsin—Extension – Your Lifelong Learning Partner Learner Services

Lifelong Learning:
Needs Assessment

With 110 years of distance education experience in content enhancement, creation and
delivery, learner services, and instructor support, UWLI identifies your employees’
education and training needs and generates creative, custom solutions that help you
meet those requirements.
Digital Learning Materials
UWLI enhances traditional training materials with an interactive, cost-effective online
format. These digital learning materials can be used on most computers and are
compatible with many types of learning software. Flexible content means your
employees have an easier time accessing training materials.

Online Degree Programs/ Print Based Courses

UWLI currently supports eight degree and seven non-degree certificate programs online:

The complete degree programs are:

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees from UW Colleges
BS in Nursing undergraduate degree completion for Wisconsin RNs through a
collaboration of UW–Eau Claire, UW–Green Bay, UW–Madison, UW–Oshkosh, and
BS in Nursing undergraduate degree completion for national RNs through UW–Green
BS or BBA from UW–Platteville
Collaborative MBA from UW–Eau Claire, UW–La Crosse, UW–Oshkosh, and UW–
Master of Science in Project Management from UW–Platteville
Master of Engineering from UW–Platteville
Master of Science in Criminal Justice from UW–Platteville

The seven on-line certificate programs include:

Human Resource Management from UW–Platteville
Project Management from UW–Platteville
International Business from UW–Platteville
Leadership and Human Performance from UW–Platteville
Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice from UW–Platteville
MBA Foundations of Business from UW–Eau Claire, UW–La Crosse, UW–Oshkosh, and
Online Gerontology Certificate from UW–Eau Claire, UW–Green Bay, UW–La Crosse,
UW–Madison, UW–Milwaukee, UW–Parkside, UW–Stevens Point, UW–Stout, and UW–

The University of Wisconsin, with support from UWLI, also delivers more than 300 print-
based university, high school, vocational, and continuing education Independent
Learning courses. These courses are offered through many University of Wisconsin
academic units, including the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, the School of
Education, and Engineering Professional Development. UWLI provides quality learner
support for online degree and certificate programs that personalizes and facilitates the
learning experience. UWLI coordinates call center help, registration, payment, advising,
and course tracking for students at the 26 University of Wisconsin campuses.
American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service
Add value to your employee education and training programs by obtaining college credit

UWLI can introduce you to this ACE program and help you decide whether you should
pursue college credit recommendations for the training you offer employees or clients.
University of Wisconsin—Extension – Your Lifelong Learning Partner Lifelong Learning

Learner Services:

Our Background:

The office of Learner services provides seamless, full-service support to distance
learners by using the award winning Learner Relationship Management System (LRMS)
technology developed by UWLI. Not only does the LRMS coordinate registration,
payment, bookstore and course tracking functions, but it also allows staff to provide
enhanced call center and advising services. These services assist learners enrolled in
online degree/certificate programs of the UW System, as well as the print-based or e-
mail courses (university, continuing education, and high school) provided by
Independent Learning.

Our Features:

Educational Support Services: A professionally staffed, toll-free service, responds to
learner/client questions regarding UWLI-supported programs and services. Staff
members answer queries regarding education and training.

Learner Recruitment: Provides follow-up calls and e-mails to prospective learners. Also
able to track the impact of marketing and recruitment efforts on behalf of partners.
Help Desk Support: The help desk provides expertise to resolve technical difficulties
experienced by learners. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Registration Services: Faster and simpler registration services (including online
registration) make it easier for learners to register for classes. An online catalog and
scheduler function allow learners to select courses across multiple institutions and add
them to a schedule of classes.
Administrative Access: Secure, authorized online access for course administrators
provides learner registration information, payment, course roster, etc.

Virtual Bookstore: New/used books and study materials may be easily purchased online
or by toll-free phone, fax or mail (credit card or mail-in payment).

Course/Learner Tracking: Course tracking capabilities ensure a high degree of personal
attention and awareness of individual learners’ needs, even at a distance. Each learner
interaction with LRMS is tracked, producing accumulated data relating to the learner’s

Waisman Center
Early Childhood Professional Development

Linda Tuchman, Program Director, Waisman Center Early Intervention Program

Early Childhood Statewide University Courses

Winterim, Spring, or Summer 2005

Interested in expanding your knowledge base about working with young children with
disabilities and their families? Maybe you would like to…

• learn more about best/evidence-based practices for application to your work,
• gain information for application to your child and family,
• take a few classes without enrolling in a degree program,
• increase career options beyond those offered on your own campus, or
• learn more about entering a Master’s degree program.

If so, please read on to discover course-based professional development opportunities
across the state of Wisconsin!

Who may participate in these course-based professional development opportunities?
You may be a teacher, allied health provider, day care provider, or parent…anyone
enrolled in a University program or who has obtained the consent of the instructor to
register as a special student is welcome to explore these statewide course options.

When are these courses being offered? There are courses available in the Winterim,
Spring, and Summer semesters of 2005.
Where are these courses offered? Courses are offered at numerous of the University of
Wisconsin-System campuses throughout the state and Edgewood College. Both
campus-based and on-line courses are available.

Why are these particular courses being offered? Through the Wisconsin DPI State
Improvement Grant, Early Childhood Special Education faculty across Wisconsin made
a commitment to expanding access to courses outside of their individual campuses. This
collaboration has lead to organization of a broad range of topical/content area offerings
across the state.

How can I learn more? Specific course information for various Universities is given
below. Please contact each University on an individual basis for information regarding
enrollment and/or course specifics.

General questions may be directed to Linda Tuchman, Program Director, Waisman
Center Early Intervention Program, at or 608-263-6467.

Wisconsin Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development (WASCD)
Denise Pheifer
Wisconsin ASCD Executive Director
142 North Main Street
Thiensville WI 53092
(262) 242-3771
fax (262) 242-1862
Wisconsin’s leadership organization for curriculum, instruction, and supervision~
promoting quality programs and practices, advocating continual professional growth, and
influencing decisions that improve learning.
WASCD envisions an interconnected system of quality curriculum, effective instructional
practices, ongoing professional development, and meaningful accountability measures
for the benefit of all learners.
If you are a professional involved in teaching and learning in Wisconsin, membership in
WASCD will keep you on the cutting-edge of information, advocacy and networking.
WASCD’s publications and programs provide you with what you need to know about
what’s happening with state and national mandates. WASCD also helps you stay current
on curricular and staff development issues.
Wisconsin PK-16 Leadership Council
Francine Tompkins
Director, PK-16 Initiatives
University of Wisconsin System Administration
1632 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-5464 (minutes of meetings, list of participants, position
papers, etc.)

The Wisconsin PK-16 Leadership Council's mission is to foster collaboration among the
four sectors of education and to work in partnership with business, industry and
government to enhance learning and learning opportunities throughout the state so that
all students are prepared to live in and contribute to a vibrant 21st Century society .

The Council has focused its work on three central themes: early childhood, the high
school senior year and transitions to post-secondary education and school-to-work, and
quality teacher preparation. In addition to educating council members on the key issues
within these areas, the PK-16 Leadership Council seeks to acknowledge and promote
"best practices" within the state. In 2003, the Programs of Distinction Award was
created to recognize educational programs exemplify broad-based collaboration and are
able to present outcomes of quality teaching and/
or learning.

Wisconsin Online Resource Center
Wisconsin On-line Resource Center Digital Library

Kay Chitwood, Director of Educational Technology Services
Dave Bunnow, Center for Applied Technologies—Fox Valley Technical College or

Fact Sheet

Brief Description:
The Wisconsin Online Resource Center is a digital repository of web-based teaching,
learning and assessment resources for instructors to use when designing or revising
courses. The goals of this initiative are to provide an avenue for the development of
high quality resources while, at the same time, minimize the cost of resource
development by identifying and sharing best practices.

Faculty from throughout the 16 colleges within the Wisconsin Technical College System,
supported by web technicians at Fox Valley Technical College, author and design
“learning objects” (activities, text, animation, graphics…) for competencies within the
General Education, Adult Basic Education and Manufacturing areas utilizing federal
funding sources: FIPSE/LAAP and NSF-ATE. State funding (eTech, GPR,
Apprenticeship) has also provided financial resources for creation of learning objects for
the health online programs (nursing, medical lab technician, medical coding, and
radiology), anatomy & physiology, chemistry, faculty professional development,
assessment, dietary management, and barber/cosmetology, and welding.
After learning objects are created and housed in the Wisc-Online Digital Library,
individual instructors then have the option to pick and choose from the menu of learning
objects to customize their online courses, as well as their traditional courses for their
students and their personal style. The repository is a searchable database that allows
faculty to search by author, topic, and key word.

        - 1220 Learning Objects currently in development or online in Wisc-Online
Digital Library
        - 203 faculty representing 16 technical colleges have authored learning objects,
2 community colleges, 3 foreign countries
        - 7 webmasters/programmers provide technical support in
          creating the learning objects
        - 1 instructional designer works with faculty to design the
          layout of the learning objects
        - graphic artist provides graphic designs for animations
          The Core Team offers customized workshops on the
          development and use of learning objects. For more
          information, contact the Wisc-Online Resource Center
          Director, Kay Chitwood.
Andrea Deau, Education Technology Liaison

To help meet the goals we’ve set out for this forum…...

       - Create a forum that brings K12 and Higher Education folks together to learn
more about what online professional development offerings and content that exist in our
educational community, and to create a dialog that helps folks better understand the
professional development and content needs of K12.

       - Facilitate K12—Higher Education collaboration

……….We have created a website to support these efforts.

Online Offerings from our Community

Use the online webform to submit content to be included in the Joint Forum booklet and
information that will be posted on our website. Submissions may include professional
development offerings as well as other educational content from our Wisconsin
educational community.

Content Development

We are trying to help folks connect to others in an effort to create made-to-order
content. Many of you have expressed an interest in working with others to develop
specialized professional development sessions, programs and educational content that
meets your institution's specific needs. In a first-step effort, we plan to list those
opportunities on this page that people post through the online webform.

If you are a K12, CESA, library, higher education, or government institution that wants
educational content designed specifically for your needs, please post that need through
the webform. If you are a content developer and are willing to work with K12s, CESAs,
libraries, higher education, and government, please post your areas of interest though
this form.

This is a bit of an experiment, and we believe it is something we will continue to evolve
and improve over time. So please your comments and suggestions on how we can make
this better to Andrea Deau,, 608-265-1126.
740 Regent St., Suite 203
   Madison, WI 53715
     (608) 265-6761

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