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Propose a Course

PLATO depends on volunteer Course Coordinators to offer courses for our members.

If you are interested in coordinating a PLATO course, please submit a Course Proposal Form to Kathy Brown ( or Curriculum Chair, Kathie Burman ( . Feel free to contact them if you would like help in developing your idea.

Any member can propose a course. Some coordinators are retired educators who are willing to continue sharing their knowledge, but most coordinators are members with a strong interests and enthusiasms that they wish to share with others.

Course format is flexible ranging from lectures, with discussions, book discussions, and presentations by course members.

Options for course meetings are in-person, virtual, or hybrid.

Courses meet usually once a week for 8-10 weeks in Fall and Spring, and 4-6 weeks in Winter and Summer.

Once your course proposal is approved by the Curriculum Committee, we will contact you to fill out Course Description Form. This form is the basis for what appears on the PLATO website in the course listing and descriptions.

Course Forms

Course Proposal Form (Word)

Course Description Form (Word)

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Madison, WI 53705

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