Summer Institute Series

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Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
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800 West Main Street
Room 2005 Roseman Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241

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Summer Institute Series

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The Institute

Join us in learning about culturally responsive instruction and Common Core Curriculum Standards. Potential topics for discussion include:

  • Identifying and examining your own cultural biases.
  • Developing awareness of a variety of cultural needs.
  • Working with parents from diverse backgrounds.
  • Cultural bias and over-identification of disabilities.
  • Understanding and planning culturally responsive instruction
  • Integrating culturally responsive instruction within the
  • Common Core Curriculum Standards.
  • What to do if you are unfamiliar with a culture's morals and traditions.
  • Discussion of decision making processes for determining appropriate instructional activities based on Common Core Curriculum Standards in classrooms with diverse student populations.

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
  • Learning and Technology Specialists
  • Program Support Teachers
  • Related service providers including speech and language clinicians, occupational and physical therapists, interveners, etc.
  • School counselors
  • Other professionals and community agencies who want to learn about using technology to support instruction

Summer Institute Series


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

Dr. Gloria Campbell-Whatley, national expert on cultural diversity leads the 2014 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 4-5 • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.• (8:30 registration & materials)

The Pre-Institute, facilitated by UWW's Dr. Ozalle Toms, 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 8-9 • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.• (8:30 registration & materials)

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

Registration Options


  • Participation in the Institute (August 6-7).
  • Complete the registration form provided on the back of the 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 2014 Session may register online using the WINS System.
  • Students who are not currently enrolled at UW-Whitewatershould contact the Office of Graduate Studies by calling 800-621-5376 to request an Admission/Registration Packet.

Fee Information


  • For non-credit registration, the cost of materials is included in the continuing education fee of $250.
  • When three or more participants enroll from the same school district or agency, each participant in the group will receive a discount of $100, bringing each registration fee to $150. Registration forms must be submitted together to receive the discount.


  • Institute Only (1 Credit)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $469.79.
  • Pre-Institute & Institute (2 Credits)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $939.58.
  • Pre-Institute, Institute & Post-Institute (3 Credits)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $1,409.37.
  • Students are required to purchase course materials available at the University Bookstore. Pre-ordered books will be delivered the first day of class.

The Speaker


DR. GLORIA CAMPBELL-WHATLEY, EdD, Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is an international expert on high incidence disabilities and cultural diversity. She has written articles for journals in her field including Intervention in School and Clinic and Teaching Exceptional Children. Her extensive experience and research is reflected in more than 60 publications including her 2013 co-authored text, "Leadership Practices for Special and General Educators."

Dr. Campbell-Whatley gained extensive educational experience through more than 15 years as an urban special education teacher and administrator. She taught in self-contained, inclusive, and administrative settings. Dr. Campbell-Whatley has carried this experience into teacher preparation programming and professional development. She has led workshops and presentations in schools and communities and has made a number of juried research paper presentations at state, regional, national,and international conferences. She has also been an international guest lecturer and invited presenter in China, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.

For More Information

Dr. Amy Stevens Griffith

Department of Special Education

(262) 472-5817

Continuing Education Services

(800) 622-0350 or (262) 472-3165

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