Summer Institute Series

Summer Institute Series

August 8-9, 2012

See brochure for group discount.

The Institute

This institute is specifically designed for educational professionals and service providers who are committed
to preventing occurrences of bullying in schools or in the community. Topics for discussion include:

  • Defining bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Identifying the signs of bullying
  • Understanding why bullying occurs
  • Understanding the impact of bullying on children and the school or organization
  • Research-based interventions for bullying and preventing bullying from occurring
  • The role of teachers and other service providers in providing safe schools and communities
  • The responsibilities of schools to prevent and respond to bullying

Who Should Attend

The Institute provides a three-part professional development program for:

  • Teachers; general and special education, early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary levels
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Administrators
  • Related service providers including speech and language clinicians, occupational and physical therapists, interveners, social workers, etc.
  • School psychologists and counselors
  • Other professionals and community agencies who are concerned about the occurrence of bullying

Registration Options


  • Participation in the Institute (August 8-9).
  • Complete the registration form provided on the back of this brochure and return to the address listed, OR register online:

Graduate Course Credit

  • Students registering for credit may register for all or part of the institute series (Institute Only [1 credit], Pre-Institute & Institute [2 credits], or Pre-Institute, Institute, & Post-Institute [3 credits]).
  • Students who are currently enrolled at UW-Whitewaterfor the Summer 2012 Session may register online using the WINS System.
  • Students who are not currently enrolled at UWWhitewatershould contact the Office of Graduate Studies by calling 800-621-5376 to request an Admission/Registration Packet.

Summer Institute Series


August 8-9 • 9:00-4:00 • (8:30 registration & materials)

Dr. Dorothy Espelage, faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and national expert on preventing bullying and intervention to eliminate bullying, leads the 2012 Summer Institute. Participants who take the Institute for one course credit will be required to complete an assignment applying Institute content within their professional settings. Participants may register for only the Institute.


August 6-7 • 9:00-4:00 • (8:30 registration & materials)

The Pre-Institute, facilitated by UW-W Department of Special Education faculty, will combine in-class discussion and web enhancement to examine selected literature and research related to the topic. Participants taking the Pre-Institute for one credit are required to complete additional readings, engage in extended discussion, and complete an assignment related to Pre-Institute content. Participants must also register for the Institute.


August 10-11• 9:00-4:00 • (8:30 registration & materials)

The Post-Institute will focus on site-based action planning to establish anti-bullying programs and safe learning
environments within schools, districts, and community agencies. Participants taking the Post-Institute for one credit are required to design and submit their own action plans as well as carry out web enhanced activities with
seminar participants and faculty. Participants must attend the Institute to enroll in this workshop.

Fee Information


  • For non-credit registration, the cost of materials is included in the continuing education fee of $200.
  • When three or more participants enroll from the same school district or agency, each participant in the group will receive a 50% discounted registration fee of $100. Registration forms must be submitted together to receive the discount.


  • Institute Only (1 Credit)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $435.09.
  • Pre-Institute & Institute (2 Credits)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $870.18.
  • Pre-Institute, Institute & Post-Institute (3 Credits)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $1305.27.
  • Students who enroll in any of these are required to purchase course materials available at the University Bookstore

The Speaker

Dr. Dorothy Espelage

Dr. Dorothy Espelage ImageDorothy Espelage, PhD, Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Child Development Division at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an international expert on bullying. Her extensive research has appeared in more than 100 publications and is recognized in over 200 presentations and in-services for organizations and schools. Dr. Espelage is an exemplary educator and researcher as demonstrated by her receipt of numerous awards including the American Psychological Association, Fritz Linn and Kuder Early Scientist/Practitioner Career Award, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society Teacher of the Year, and the R. Stewart Jones Award for Outstanding Teacher in Educational Psychology. Her expertise has resulted in consulting with the Holocaust Museum, U.S. Embassies, and the National Center for School Engagement among others. Sought in academic, educational, and public forums, Dr. Espelage’s research on bullying has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, PBS specials, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her dynamic teaching and depth of research based knowledge will leave audience participants with tools to recognize and intervene to provide safe environments free of bullying.

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