Continuing Education

2021 Annual Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium

This past year has revealed the many ways in which digital literacy pose opportunities and challenges. Today's literacy educator must navigate the multiple ways in which students are experiencing literacy within and around increasing technology, internet and social media. This year’s theme is Digital Literacy: Developing Critical Thinking. We invite you to engage with notable researchers in the field of digital literacy as we challenge one another to push our students to be critical thinkers of digital information.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm CST


Register Online

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 6/18/21. 

We do NOT accept day of registrations. 


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Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails

Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Presenters

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Troy Hicks

Dr. Troy Hicks
Professor of English and Education
Central Michigan University

Elena Forzani

Dr. Elena Forzani
Assistant Professor in Literacy Education
Boston University

Dr. Ian O'Byrne

Dr. Ian O'Byrne
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
College of Charleston

Cost Information

Fees

  • Researchers & Professionals - $99
  • Students - $49

Included in the Fee: All fee includes access to workshop and instruction. 

Those registrants that enrolled during the register risk free time-period will be notified by email when payment is due.

All registrant accounts must be paid in full one week (7 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify.   NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started. 

Full refund will be given to families who need to cancel because of COVID illness.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Student discount is available for $49

Additional Information

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Microphone or webcam (these are not required).

WebEx will be the hosting platform for this event.  Meeting links for joining will be available a week prior to the event.  We will email you and provide the link to access sessions.

Questions or need help on the day of the event? Please call 262-472-2838 or email spikej@uww.edu.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

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.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Event Schedule

12:00 pm Welcome and Introduction to Symposium
12:15 pm Presentation by Dr. Elena Forzani
12:45 pm Breakout Session Discussions
1:15 pm Presentation by Dr. Ian O'Byrne
1:45 pm Breakout Session Discussions
2:15 pm Presentation by Dr. Troy Hicks
2:45 pm Breakout Session Discussion
3:15 pm Panel Discussion with Dr. Forzani, Dr. O'Byrne, & Dr. Hicks
3:55 pm Closing

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