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                              The Department of Curriculum & Instruction


                            UW Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium 

                                            hosted by UW-Whitewater

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The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is excited to announce its summer 2013 course Currins 646 with Instructor Ruth Short, Ph.D (click on instructor name for bio).  The course has two sections which are taught completely online with required attendance of the 32nd Annual UW Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium hosted by UW-Whitewater, June 21 (Fri.) and 21 (Sat.) 8am - 5pm.  The topic will be 'Confronting Complexity'.  The event speakers are (click on speaker name for bio):

Suzette Youngs, University of Northern Colorado

Jill Castek, University of California-Berkeley

Gay Ivey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tamara Jetton, Central Michigan University

Who and Why You should Attend:  Teachers need to be abreast of recent research in the field of reading.  This course is designed for people interested in the teaching of reading or people who are pursuing a reading license.  This course explores some of the recent research, asking questions and engaging thought about reading instruction.


Currins 646-291 Class #19304 (1 Undergraduate Credit) - Additional online meeting and course work information TBA.  Symposium registration of $200 to be paid separately from and in addition to UWM credit tuition


Currins 646-292 Class #19334 (3 Graduate Credits) - Enrolled students must also attend 5 online meetings with the instructor, including one asynchronous pre-symposium meeting during the first week of classes, followed by 4 synchronous Wednesday, 5 - 6:3opm online meetings.  Additional online required course work TBA.  Symposium registration fee of $200 paid separately from and in addition to UWM credit tuition.


For additional information: contact Prof. Ruth Short (


Register Now!  Note the 'Class #' of the desired course section option below, and click here to register:


Currins 649-291 Class #19304 (1 U/G cr.)

Currins 649-292 Class #19334 (3 U/G crs.)


To register for the UW Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium hosted by UW-Whitewater, click here.

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education gratefully acknowledge support from the UW Systems Office of Professional & Instructional Development conference grant program for support of the 2013 Reading Research Symposium.