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Gutiérrez to speak at annual Cellmer, Morgridge Literacy Symposium on Oct. 8

September 30, 2015

UW-Madison will host its third annual Susan J. Cellmer and Tashia F. Morgridge Literacy Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The event, hosted by the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will feature a talk by Kris D. Gutiérrez, the former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Each year, this symposium invites an esteemed literacy scholar to share their evolving body of work with our community. Gutiérrez will give a presentation titled, “Designing for Possible Futures: The Potential of Social Design Experiments.”

In addition, there will also be a graduate student poster session featuring the work of students from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

The poster session begins at 1 p.m. in room 220 of the Teacher Education building, with Gutiérrez’s talk to start at 4 p.m. in the same room.

This annual event was created by Maisha Winn and Gay Ivey, who both are faculty members with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Winn is UW-Madison’s Susan J. Cellmer Chair in English Education, and is a professor of language and literacy. Ivey is the Tashia F. Morgridge Professor of Reading Education.