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March 6, 2019

Critical Thinking Skills For Successful Students

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NEW! Teaching Soft Skills in College Courses Certificate
Online | Seven modules | Mar 25‑May 6 | 2.4 CEUs | $495 | Group of 3+, $395 each
Learn how to teach communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and self‑motivated learning—four “soft skills” strongly linked to student success.
This certificate will provide college educators and administrators with a strong foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of these crucial 21st‑century skills. You’ll also examine skills frameworks, critiques of these frameworks, instructional design principles, and the science behind each of the four skills. At the conclusion of the certificate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An in‑depth understanding of 21st‑century skills frameworks
  • A deeper understanding of the research behind teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and self‑regulated learning
  • An understanding of how these four soft skills should be conceptualized and taught in your own discipline
  • How to incorporate best practices for teaching these skills in your curriculum
Learn more >
Course is taught by award‑winning author and presenter Matthew Hora.
Read about his new book and its implications for higher education here >
Questions? Professor Hora at matthew.hora@wisc.edu • 608‑265‑5629
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Our mission and values
The mission of Continuing Studies is to advocate for and to engage lifelong learners through high-quality and innovative programs and services. Our 150 staff and faculty provide leadership, administrative oversight, program development, and marketing support for UW–Madison’s noncredit offerings. In addition, we teach and direct hundreds of programs and courses that address the professional development and personal enrichment needs of face-to-face and online learners. Continuing Studies also advises and admits people enrolled in certain credit or capstone programs, as well as adults pursing undergraduate degrees.

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February 19, 2019

Boost Your Online Teaching Skills!

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Distance Teaching and Learning Certificates
Creating Presence in Online Courses
Mar 5‑Apr 1 • $395
Learn practical examples, evidence‐based principles, and a design framework for promoting presence before, during, and after your online courses. This four‐week mini‐course approaches online presence in a multidimensional way from the perspectives of both instructor and student.
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Fundamentals of Online Teaching
Apr 2‑May 13 • $645
Gain a basic overview of the knowledge and skills you need to teach in the online environment. Key topics include online course models, characteristics of online learners, understanding your role as an online instructor, how to plan content and learning activities, and strategies to manage courses.
LEARN MORE >
Check out our other certificate courses >
Questions? Contact Janet Staker Woerner • janet.stakerwoerner@wisc.edu
 
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January 31, 2019

Stop Teaching. Start Educating!

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Distance Teaching and Learning Certificates
Fundamentals of Online Teaching
Feb 5‑Mar 18 • $645
Gain a basic overview of the knowledge and skills you need to teach in the online environment. Key topics include online course models, characteristics of online learners, understanding your role as an online instructor, how to plan content and learning activities, and strategies to manage courses.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >
Online Education Administration
Feb 5‑25 • $395
As colleges and universities continue to expand their online courses and degree programs, the management and administration of these offerings becomes essential. In this certificate, you will learn how to create a campus culture of acceptance of online learning and become more strategic with distance learning initiatives, including developing effective policies and procedures. You will also explore strategies for improving the quality of online programs as well as student support services.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >
Professional Certificate in Online Education
Feb 12‑Jun 10 • $1,595
Expand your online teaching knowledge and skills with this 16‑week program. Learn proven strategies for designing effective and engaging online courses. This certificate program culminates in a professional ePortfolio project that demonstrates your online course development and delivery skills. Appropriate for faculty and instructors with some online teaching experience.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER >
Also… Don’t miss the Teaching Soft Skills in College Courses Certificate. Save by enrolling before the early bird registration deadline on Feb 4.
Questions? Contact Bridget Powell • bridget.powell@wisc.edu
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January 19, 2019

Don’t Miss Our Winter Certificate Offerings!

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Distance Teaching & Learning Certificates
Designing Digital Teaching and Learning for Theological Educators
Jan 29‑May 6 • $1,195
Gain a strong foundation in essential knowledge and skills for online instruction, contextualized for those teaching in a theological setting. In this course, you will learn about the core competencies of successful instructors, practical guidelines for designing and teaching online courses, and strategies to support active learning. You will engage in hands‑on work that uses a template to guide you through planning basic components of your online course.
LEARN MORE >

Fundamentals of Online Teaching
Feb 5‑Mar 18 • $645
Gain a basic overview of the knowledge and skills you need to teach in the online environment. Key topics include online course models, characteristics of online learners, understanding your role as an online instructor, how to plan content and learning activities, and strategies to manage courses.
LEARN MORE >

Online Education Administration
Feb 5‑25 • $395
As colleges and universities continue to expand their online courses and degree programs, the management and administration of these offerings becomes essential. In this certificate, you will learn how to create a campus culture of acceptance of online learning and become more strategic with distance learning initiatives, including developing effective policies and procedures. You will also explore strategies for improving the quality of online programs as well as student support services.
LEARN MORE >
Check out our other certificate courses >
Questions? Contact Bridget Powell • bridget.powell@wisc.edu
 
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January 17, 2019

Critical Thinking Skills For Successful Students

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– Educators –
Online Teaching Soft Skills in College Courses Certificate
Online • seven modules • Mar 25‑May 6 • 2.4 CEUs • $345 through Feb 4, $495 after • Group of 3+, $245 through Feb 4, $395 after
Learn how to teach communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and self‑motivated learning—four “soft skills” strongly linked to student success.

This certificate will provide college educators and administrators with a strong foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of these crucial 21st‑century skills. You’ll also examine skills frameworks, critiques of these frameworks, instructional design principles, and the science behind each of the four skills.

At the conclusion of the certificate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An in‑depth understanding of 21st‑century skills frameworks
  • A deeper understanding of the research behind teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and self‑regulated learning
  • An understanding of how these four soft skills should be conceptualized and taught in your own discipline
  • How to incorporate best practices for teaching these skills in your curriculum
Check it out >
Course is taught by award‑winning author and presenter Matthew Hora.
Read about his new book and its implications for higher education here >
Questions? Matt Hora • matthew.hora@wisc.edu • 608‑265‑5629
Our mission and values
The mission of Continuing Studies is to advocate for and to engage lifelong learners through high-quality and innovative programs and services. Our 150 staff and faculty provide leadership, administrative oversight, program development, and marketing support for UW–Madison’s noncredit offerings. In addition, we teach and direct hundreds of programs and courses that address the professional development and personal enrichment needs of face-to-face and online learners. Continuing Studies also advises and admits people enrolled in certain credit or capstone programs, as well as adults pursing undergraduate degrees.
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