UW-Parkside hosts Chiwaukee Academy for teacher training

2010-07-20T00:15:00Z UW-Parkside hosts Chiwaukee Academy for teacher training Journal Times
July 20, 2010 12:15 am

SOMERS - The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, in collaboration with Carthage College and the Kenosha and Racine unified school districts, will host the 2010 Chiwaukee Academy Aug. 9-13 on the campus at 900 Wood Road.

Offering K-12 teachers standards-based instruction in computers, language arts, mathematics, professional development, reading, science, social studies and technology, teachers can earn up to four continuing education credits.

The Racine Unified School District is using Chiwaukee Academy to bring teachers up to speed on its new curricula in middle school science and elementary math. Kenosha Unified School District teachers will study the district's new elementary reading curriculum and literacy strategies for English language learners.

Chiwaukee Academy begins with a keynote address by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor Michael P. Ford. A leader in literacy education for more than 30 years, Ford presents "Moving from ‘most and much' to ‘all and every:' Exploring issues and ideas to reach all readers in classroom literacy programs." He is presented by MacMillan/McGraw-Hill.

Following the keynote, teachers can attend one of 15 courses ranging from "Making the Most of Math" and "Understanding Autism" to "Scientific Ocean Drilling and the Deep Earth Academy" featuring UW-Parkside geosciences professor Patricia Cleary. Complete information on courses can be found at http://www.uwp.edu Keyword: Chiwaukee Academy.

Racine and Kenosha teachers can have their registration fees paid by their districts. Racine Unified School District teachers can call (262) 631-7087 while Kenosha Unified School District teachers can call (262) 359-8112.

Chiwaukee Academy is open to teachers from Wisconsin, Illinois and beyond. For more information, call (262) 595-2753 or access chiwaukee.academy@uwp.edu by


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