Professional development is no longer optional. As many school administrators know, education professionals face many challenging demands:
Because of these pressures, other school districts have formed customized learning partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
The benefits of providing customized learning for your staff through a partnership with the UW-River Falls are numerous:
Graduate credits may be offered to your faculty at a discount when your school district provides the marketing, meeting facilities, course materials, and potentially, the instructor.
After completing a memorandum of understanding, your district decides the topics to address. Course syllabi are reviewed and approved by the UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies. You may request that UWRF identify and supply an instructor or, in many cases, a person from within your district who meets UWRF qualifications for an ad hoc instructor will be approved for that role.
Most popular are the one-credit book study courses in which colleagues read a professional book together, write an application paper, and meet to discuss implementation. Recent examples include The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete; Failure is Not an Option: Six Principals That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools by Alan Blankstein; and Classroom Instruction That Works by Marzano, Pickering and Pollock.
We can help you set up a training program that meets your school or district needs! Contact us by email or call 715-425-3256.
Hudson School District
New Richmond School District
Plum City School District
Prescott School District
School counselors from several Wisconsin school districts
Linda Jacobson, Outreach Program Manager
715-425-3190 or 800-228-5607