The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is re-inventing its summer youth series, rolling out 11 virtual camps in place of its traditional face-to-face offerings.
Continuing Education Institute staff will host a virtual open house Thursday, June 11 for families to learn more about the programs, all geared toward third through 12th grade campers. The open house will provide a more detailed overview and offer more information about these unique learning opportunities.
“Our virtual open house will be a great chance for any parent looking to engage their children in learning this summer to see what our programs can offer. They are going to be fun, creative and delivered in a safe online format,” according to Strategic and Program Manager Rebecca Powell.
The reimagined College for Kids and Middle School University will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, agriculture and math (STEAM). Other camps include creative writing, high school and college readiness courses, theatre, learning about horses with an eventual real-world horseback ride, and a world culture class.
In addition to real-time ‘in-class’ instruction, students will have fun activities and instructions to further their experience away from a screen. To provide the best online learning experience, the university is using the same secure software utilized to provide courses for its college students.
Powell added, “Our top priority is providing quality content to engage our community’s youth while also providing a sense of routine to students and their families. Almost 100% of our instructors this summer are University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty, an added bonus.”
To attend the virtual open house Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m., pre-register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or set a reminder to join live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UWPlattevilleContinuingEducationInstitute. For more information on the programs, visit https://go.uwplatt.edu/youth-programs.