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Summer Institute Series

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August 7-8, 2013

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The Institute

Join us in learning about using technology to enhance research supported instruction. Potential topics for discussion include:

  • Identifying types of technology benefiting instruction: SmartBoard, Blogs, Wikis, Games, etc.
  • Examining research supporting the use of technology for instruction
  • Trying out a variety of apps on tablets
  • Developing/reworking lessons to incorporate technology in meaningful ways
  • Examining appropriate technology for different developmental levels
  • Learning about Assistive/Augmentative technology for students with disabilities
  • Discussion of decision making processes for determining appropriate technology for classrooms in general and for students with exceptional needs (gifted and disabled)
  • Establishing a safe learning environment

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

Dr. Rebecca Hines, national expert on instructional use of technology and author of CEC Today’s educational technology column, leads in the 2013 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 5-6 • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.• (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 9-10• 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 7-8).
  • 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 2013 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 $454.18.
  • Pre-Institute & Institute (2 Credits)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $908.36.
  • Pre-Institute, Institute & Post-Institute (3 Credits)
    Graduate Course Fee (WI Resident) of $1362.54.
  • 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. Rebecca Hines

REBECCA HINES, PH.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Child Family and Community Sciences at the University of Central Florida is an expert on instructional technology to support special education. Her extensive experience and research is reflected in more than one million dollars in research and professional development grants, over 100 presentations, and more than 25 books and other publications including a regular instructional technology column for CEC Today.

Dr. Hines gained extensive public school experience as an inclusive special education teacher at a noted technology magnet school and as a general education language arts teacher. She has carried this experience into teacher preparation programming and professional development. Her personable teaching style was acknowledged when she received the Teaching Incentive Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2012. She has also received the SEMO-TECH Community Service Award for providing technology training to individuals with cognitive disabilities in the community.

To see Dr. Hines teaching about Skype go to her video at Youtube or other educational technology at Youtube.


Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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