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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
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UW-Eau Claire to Offer Course On
American Indian Curriculum Development 

MAILED: Jan. 14, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer a course for teachers called "Developing Wisconsin American Indian Curriculum" during the spring 2002 semester.
         The course will provide instruction about the histories, cultures and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized tribes and bands in Wisconsin, and provide guidelines for teachers to develop curriculum that addresses that knowledge base for K-12 students. The majority of class time will be spent on curriculum development.
         The one-credit course fulfills the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements for teacher licensing. It will take place from 6-7:50 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21 and April 2. The cost is $145.91 for one undergraduate credit and $250.70 for one graduate credit.
         The class will be offered over the Educational Teleconference Network, an audio conference service that links the instructor to students at sites around the state. Participants should call Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636 to identify a site that is convenient for them.
         The final grade will be based upon completion of a journal indicating understanding of the material and presented information, completion and application of a curricular unit, participation in weekly discussion and written responses. Graduate students will write a five to 10 page paper on a Wisconsin Indian tribe or complete a curricular professional development plan or set of units on Wisconsin Indians.
         Cynthia Gray-Mash, assistant professor in Foundations of Education, and Marge Hebbring, American Indian program coordinator, will be the lead instructors.
         To receive course registration materials, a syllabus and an Educational Teleconference Network site reservation form, contact La Vone Sneen at (715) 836-3636. Or send a written request to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, 210 Water St., Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-4004.
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Updated: Jan. 14, 2002