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Character Education Conference

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Sponsored by:  The School District of South Milwaukee in partnership with Alverno College and Wisconsin Character Education Partnership (WCEP)

2017 Character Education Conference
June 20, 2017

Conference participants will have the opportunity to explore the important role that character education and social emotional learning play in improving school culture and academic achievement. Through keynote presentations, breakout sessions and the resource fair, participants will interact with like-minded colleagues to share and learn strategies on how to engage their students and help them develop into ethical citizens.

Who should attend the conference:

  • Teachers                                     
  • Coaches                                         
  • Administrators                       
  • School Board Members                                      
  • School Counselors               
  • Parents                                                              
  • Community Leaders           
  • Pupil Services Professionals                       
  • PBIS/RtI Coordinators

Opening Keynote June 20, 2017          

Thomas R Hoerr photoThomas R Hoerr, PhD

Thomas R. Hoerr retired after leading the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri, for 34 years and is now the Emeritus Head of School. He teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis.


Lunch Speaker June 20, 2017

LeRoy Butler PhotoLeRoy Butler

LeRoy Butler, Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer and Community Activist, through his "Butler vs. Bullying" campaign, is taking a grass roots approach by striving to bring professionals, teachers, parents/families together to discuss, in an open microphone format, the social problems that derive from bullying.


Conference Agenda:

8:00-8:30 am                Registration/Breakfast
8:30-10:00 am             Welcome/Keynote by Thomas R Hoerr, PhD
10:15-11:30 am           Concurrent Session 1
11:30-12:00 pm           Lunch/Resource Fair
12:00-1:00 pm             Lunch Presentation by LeRoy Butler
1:15-2:30 pm               Concurrent Session 2
2:45-4:00 pm               Concurrent Session 3

2017 Conference Rates :

  Individual   Group
1- Day Conference $199   $179 each
Pre-Conference: Mindfulness $75   $75 each
Eleven Principles Workshop
(Training sourcebook included)
$295   $149 - $179
  Please call for group rate

Refund policy:  Registrations canceled prior to June 15th will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Registrations canceled after June 15th are non-refundable. All requests must be submitted in writing.


For General Conference Information:

Please contact the Institute for Educational Outreach at or 414-382-6087.


Conference sponsored by:
The School District of South Milwaukee South Milwaukee School District logo
In partnership with Alverno College and WCEP logo

South Milwaukee School District