• Post-Secondary Readiness

    Through conversations with area business owners, faculty at UWSP, and faculty and staff at Mid-State Technical College, we’ve learned that many students enter post-secondary institutions or the workplace lacking many of the skills and aptitudes necessary for success. Even many of the students who were academically successful in high school lack the ability to collaborate with others, communicate effectively, think flexibly and critically, and creatively solve problems. We place a great deal of emphasis on those “soft skills” by:

    • Designing lessons and projects that require students to collaborate with a variety of their peers.
    • Teaching students how to tailor written and oral communication to an intended audience, then requiring students to write and speak to a variety of groups.
    • Developing activities that require students to grapple with and solve problems without adult intervention.
    • Asking students to adapt their projects and work as circumstances change.