UW Institute for Urban Education Presents
The Fourth Annual Professional Development Conference

IUE 2017 Conference Families First title banner.

Hosted at
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education
161 W Wisconsin Ave #7000, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Thursday, August 10, 2017
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Conference Registration

Conference Registration is now open.

Wisconsin ResidentsProfessional Development Conference Registration Form

Out of State: Professional Development Conference Registration Form

2017 Professional Development Conference Program (PDF)

The UW System Institute for Urban Education (IUE) is pleased to announce registration is now open for our fourth annual IUE Professional Development Conference: Families First: Building School and Family Partnerships in Urban Settings. This conference highlights family-school partnerships and family supports beyond the classroom such as behavioral and emotional health. In addition, we continue to highlight culturally responsive pedagogy as a necessary practice for cooperating teachers and other educators working with children who are culturally, linguistically and economically diverse.

Who is the audience?

  • Current cooperating teachers (CT) and prospective CT who work in urban and diverse settings.
  • All other educators who work or are interested in urban and diverse settings.

2017 IUE Conference Strands

Strand 1: Understanding Culturally Responsive Teaching
Strand 2: Building School and Family Partnerships
Strand 3: Providing Quality Clinical Experiences
Strand 4: Other Culturally Relevant Topics

Keynote Speaker

Tyrone Howard

Tyrone C. Howard, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ at UCLA.Tyrone C. Howard is professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies’ at UCLA. He is also the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning. He has looked at this work in particular with the experiences of Black males and other males of color in K-12 schools. A former classroom teacher in the Compton Unified School District, Dr. Howard’s work has assessed the utility of race and racism in the school experiences and practices affecting racially diverse students.

Professor Howard has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and promise in the education of African American males. His new book “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth” looks at ways that schools and colleges can create postsecondary possibilities for youth of color. Dr. Howard was recently named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest honor provided to teaching excellence at the university. In 2016, Dr. Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice and reform.

Earn Course Credit with Special Pricing Options

  • Currins 593: Pre-Conference Cooperating Teacher Verification Workshop
  • Currins 579: Current Topics in Curriculum and Instruction: Implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching

Undergraduate and Graduate credit are available.

IUE-PD Conference Earn Course Credit (PDF)

Cooperating Teacher Verification Workshop Flyer (PDF)

Cooperating Teacher Verification Workshop Information

Many of you have hosted student teachers for us in the past or have inquired about doing so. Teacher Verification is mandated by DPI prior to hosting a teacher candidate and provides valuable information about hosting, mentoring, expectations, and requirements.

This summer the Institute for Urban Education Conference (IUE) and UW Milwaukee Office of Clinical Experiences partnered to offer a Cooperating Teacher Verification Workshop in conjunction with the IUE conference. This is a two part workshop. The fist sessions is on August 9, 2017 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and the second session is on August 10, 2017 from 2:25 – 3:40 pm. Both sessions are held at the IUE conference location at the UW School of Continuing Education, 161 W Wisconsin Ave #7000, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

You also have the option to earn course credit at special pricing options for both the teacher verification and attending the IUE conference. Please explore this page for the Teacher Verification Flyer, Earn Course Credit information, and conference details.

Please register for the Cooperating Teacher Verification Workshop through the conference registration link at the top of this webpage. Questions about the Teacher Verification Workshop contact Kim Jacobson jacobso2@uwm.edu.

Conference Accommodations

We are pleased to offer the following accommodations for your convenience.

Hampton Inn logo.Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown
176 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 271-4656

Conference Room Rates: $119 per night
Booking Link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/UWM-Institute-of-Urban-Education
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee-Downtown
Group Name: UWM Institute for Urban Education

If calling directly to the hotel, please refer to the Institute for Urban Education. You must reserve your room at the Hampton Inn by July 3, 2017 to receive the conference rate. Conference rates available one day before and after the conference.

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Conference Parking

Directions to the Conference Site

Shops of Grand Avenue Parking Structure Discounts

The School of Continuing Education provides a parking discount for participants in its classes/programs who park in the Grand Avenue structure. Please bring your parking gate ticket to the 7th floor reception desk to have it validated. The validation entitles you to the special UWM daytime rate of $6, regardless of day of the week, time of day or length of stay.

Professional Development Conference Archive

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IUE Professional Development Conference 2016 Video

Keynote Panel: “Building Strong Schools and Communities: Collaborating with Schools, Community Organizations, and Institutes of Higher Education”

Presented by:
Maureen Gillette – Seton Hall University
Lissette Moreno Kuri – Logan Square Neighborhood Association,
Katelyn Johnson – Action Now
Demetrius Davis – Chicago Public Schools
Juan Luis Martinez – Chicago Public Schools

Conference Flyer (PDF)

Conference Program (PDF)

2015 - 2nd Annual Professional Development Conference
2014 - 1st Annual Professional Development Conference