Welcome to the UW System Institute for Urban Education (IUE). The IUE is a UW System program housed at the UW-Milwaukee. The purpose of the Institute for Urban Education is to:
- Create a residential initial educator preparation program for preservice teachers from UW System campuses.
- Provide professional development opportunities for practicing teachers.
- Support scholarly research focused on urban education.
The IUE Presents: The First Annual Professional Development Conference
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Classroom Practices for Student-Centered Learning, August 13th & 14th, 2014. Please access the Professional Development Opportunities page for more information.
IUE In The News
About the IUE
Schools and programs of education have a responsibility to respond to the persistent education gap that exists in public schools. This gap has consequences throughout our society. Although the structure of economic opportunities provides a major influence on the gap in performance, school-related variables also have an impact on the performance of culturally and socio-economically diverse youth.
Within the dialogue around, and research on school reform, one factor consistently identified as influential is the presence of an effective teacher in the classroom. The preparation of highly effective, culturally relevant and responsive teachers to serve the needs of culturally diverse youth should be central to the mission of schools and programs of education within the UW System. The UW System Institute for Urban Education is a program designed to establish urban educational opportunities for pre-service teachers and in-service teachers as well as for scholars.
The Institute aims to:
- Improve the depth and quality of the applicant pool for Wisconsin Public Schools.
- Increase professional development opportunities for Wisconsin teachers who are working in urban settings or want to work in urban settings.
- Create a program that facilitates the integration of science and practice in the area of urban education.
- Increase and improve the collaborative teaching and research efforts of UW System Schools and Programs of Education.
IUE Enrollment History
UW-System Campus Resources
Book Titles We Recommend: (most are available on Amazon.com)
Leading for Social Justice: Transforming Schools for All Learners by Elise M. Frattura et al
Poverty is NOT a Learning Disability: Equalizing Opportunities for Low SES by Lizette Y. Howard
Social Worlds of Children Learning to Write in an Urban Primary School by Anne Haas Dyson
Reflective Teaching: An Introduction (Reflective Teaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling Series) by Kenneth M. Zeichner et al
The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance, and Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom
Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
Open Minds to Equality – A sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity by Nancy Schniedewind et al
Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings
Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Robert J. Marzano et al
Star Teachers of Children in Poverty by Martin Haberman
Differentiation for Real Classrooms: Making It Simple, Making It Work by Kathleen Kryza, et al
Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester and Karen Barbour
White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: A Guide to Building Inclusive High Schools, Promoting High Expectations, and Eliminating Racism by Julie Landsman and Chance W. Lewis