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UW-Waukesha Continuing Education Online Courses Offer Skills for the 21st Century

Sept. 30, 2011

Get skills for the 21st century with online learning! UW-Waukesha Continuing Education online courses are provided by quality colleges and associations with expert instructors. Learning online is flexible, easy and fun. Classes start the first Monday of the month and for those new to online learning a tutorial begins the week before classes start. In the online classroom students listen to audio lectures, view slides, participate in online discussions and readings. Online learning is a way to boost your knowledge and increase productivity in your business while helping to achieve career goals.

 

Upcoming Online Classes Offered:

 

New! Technology Update

Online, Oct. 17-21, $45

Instructor, Gareth Mitchell

Join an internationally known technology reporter for a one-week online chat on the latest technology. Here’s your chance to ask your questions about where technology is going, what’s hot, and the latest big thing. Your presenter will choose his 3 picks for the latest, next important technology. Listen to some of your presenter’s latest broadcasts on them. Then engage him and other participants in a week-long online conversation and ask your questions.

 

Gareth Mitchell is host of the radio program ‘Click’ heard around the world the globe by the BBC, the largest broadcaster in the world. He travels around the earth to report on the latest technology.”

 

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization

Online, Nov. 7-Dec. 2, $195 as individual class

Instructor, Jennifer Selke

K-12 Teachers: Courses for graduate credit or continuing education units (CEUs)

Take away a practical strategy and techniques for implementing social media for your organization or business. Learn how to create your own private social media using Ning, work socially using Google Docs and calendars, and move your web site to an interactive Web 2.0 site. Then your instructor will help you choose which social media tools are right for your situation, and then integrate them into your web site to develop a social media strategy for your organization. Find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social media into your communication and marketing.

 

Jennifer Selke is a nationally known expert, speaker and consultant in the area of social media. She is a faculty member in the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education and is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for New Media. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

 

Social Media and Online Tools

Online, Nov. 7-Dec. 2, $245

Optional: 1.0 graduate credit from the University of South Dakota, $40 additional

Instructor, Heather Dimitt

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it’s seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let’s them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers.

 

Heather Dimitt is experienced in social media, working with Generation Y, and training others to use social media. She is director of membership services with a national education association where she does consulting, speaking and writing. She has a background teaching at-risk 14-18 year olds and was an administrator with the public school district in Columbia, Missouri, where she regularly encouraged high school and post-secondary teachers to utilize the numerous resources available on the web. Heather has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of South Dakota.

 

Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers

Online, Nov. 7-Dec. 2, $245

Optional: 1.0 graduate credit from the University of South Dakota, $40 additional

Instructor, Kassia Dellabough

Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need. Students learn in a variety of ways, this course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do. Come find out how to help your students learn more. And discover something new about yourself too! We will explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience”. You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Understand how your own generational characteristics impact your learning AND your teaching. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more.

 

Kassia Dellabough has over thirty years of teaching experience ranging from Montessori pre-school to teaching as artist-in-residence in elementary and high school settings. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and currently holds a Senior Instructor position at the University of Oregon. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development.

 

 

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Join the "Knowledge Revolution" and take command of your life!

Check out the many possibilities offered through Continuing Education

Web site: www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce

 

 

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