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April 27, 2017

AERA17 Insider – Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today – and for that matter the next four or five – will likely be busier than normal blogging days due to AERA.  It will also likely mean that regular features may not be seen at normal times and the usual 2-4 hour window between postings will likely cease on most days.

AERA17 Insider
April 27, 2017

Welcome to the opening day of the AERA Annual Meeting. Each morning, AERA17 Insider will provide tips on key sessions and events, as well as other Annual Meeting resources and highlights you won’t want to miss.

Join the conversation: Use the conference hashtag #AERA17, and follow AERA on Twitter at@AERA_EdResearch.

Questions? Contact the AERA Meetings team at annualmtg@aera.net.

In this Issue:

Opening Plenary: The Challenges of Higher Education in a Diverse and Divergent World


Join Us for AERA Fiesta!


Increasing the Opportunity for Academic and Life Success: Trauma-Informed Schooling and Consequences


Solving Teacher Inequities by Putting Knowledge into Action


Stop Killing Us! The Praxis of Morally Engaged Research Advancing Equal Educational Opportunity and Human Freedom


How Social Media Is Changing the Politics of Education


Today’s Live-Streaming Sessions


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Resources


2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors

AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors
– American Institutes for Research
– Routledge

Gold Sponsor
– SAGE Publishing

Bronze Sponsors
– AccessLex
– IDRA
– National Institute of Education, Singapore
– NORC at the University of Chicago

Reception Sponsor
– UTSA





Today’s Highlights

Opening Plenary: The Challenges of Higher Education in a Diverse and Divergent World

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Ballroom Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Session Hashtag:#AERAOpening

Link to Session

On campuses across the United States and worldwide, there are growing concerns about equity, justice, and civility that reflect broader societal tensions. A panel of three higher education leaders—Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president, Texas A&M University San Antonio; Michael A. Olivas, interim president, University of Houston; and Jonathan D. Jansen, former vice-chancellor, University of the Free State in South Africa—will address the many challenges and complexities facing higher education in a world that increasingly faces racial, social, and political dvisisions. The session will be moderated by Katherine Mangan, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Join Us for AERA Fiesta!
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
River Level, The Grotto

Immediately following the Opening Plenary, stay for AERA Fiesta!, a celebratory and festive party for all AERA registrants and special invited guests. Meet your colleagues and enjoy live music and good food, as we kick off the 2017 Annual Meeting in grand style.

Increasing the Opportunity for Academic and Life Success: Trauma-Informed Schooling and Consequences

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Ballroom Level, 301 A&B

Link to Session

This session will examine critical issues around the meaning and indicators of trauma as well as its contexts and consequences.Trauma is increasingly becoming a catch-all term associated with problems with schooling, achievement and adaptation. While the pernicious effects of events involving abuse and the obstacles imposed by racism, homophobia, social discrimination and poverty are not questionable the conceptualization of trauma needs to be considered. This session will explore the conceptualization of trauma and its relationship to educational opportunity and equity. It will also consider gaps in trauma research in order to inform future research by asking: What do we know about and how do we integrate trauma research knowledge in our work? Session participants include Tony Brown (Rice University), Lalitha M. Vasudevan (Teachers College, Columbia University), Margaret Beale Spencer (University of Chicago), and Leon D. Caldwell (The Annie E. Casey Foundation).

Solving Teacher Inequities by Putting Knowledge into Action
4:05 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Ballroom Level, 302 A&B

Link to Session

This session will examine recent research on teacher shortages and the inequitable distribution of teachers in relation to policy and practice initiatives designed to address these issues more effectively than has often been the case in the past. The symposium will highlight knowledge leading to action by presenting research providing national and state level data and projections on growing teacher shortages that disproportionately affect our most disadvantaged students, and research that suggests how solutions can be achieved. Participants include Linda Darling-Hammond (Stanford University), Desiree Carver-Thomas (Learning Policy Institute), Leib Sutcher (Learning Policy Institute), Sharon P. Robinson (American Association of Colleges for Teachers of Education), Aaliya Arrocha-Samuel (National Governors Association), Michelle Exstrom (National Conference of State Legislatures), David G. Hinojosa (Intercultural Development Research Association), Richard Ingersoll (University of Pennsylvania), and Marc S. Tucker (National Center on Education and the Economy).

Stop Killing Us! The Praxis of Morally Engaged Research Advancing Equal Educational Opportunity and Human Freedom
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Ballroom Level, 302 A&B

Link to Session

This presidential symposium represents how epistemology and methodology grounded in the Black Intellectual Tradition advance education research and praxis through resisting Afrophobia, that is, anti-Black violence in schools and society. This symposium will demonstrate the under-theorized brilliance and intelligence of Black life with the goal of lifting the minds not only of people of African ancestry but also others who make policies and conduct inquiries in our communities using dehumanizing research methods. Discussants include Linda C. Tillman (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill) and Petronilha Beatriz Goncalves e Silva (Federal University of Sao Carlos).

How Social Media Is Changing the Politics of Education
4:05 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Ballroom Level, Room 304 C

Link to Session

This session will highlight the role of social media as a new means by which education politics and policy are conceptualized, understood, and engaged with by public actors. Presenters will also discuss how education scholars can use their work to engage with the broader public. Participants include Alan J. Daly (University of California – San Diego), Jonathan A. Supovitz (University of Pennsylvania), James P. Spillane (Northwestern University), Jeffrey R. Henig (Teachers College, Columbia University), Ryan Boyd (University of Texas at Austin), and Christian Kolouch (University of Pennsylvania).

Today’s Live-Streaming Sessions


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