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June 13, 2016

AERA Publishes Two New, Groundbreaking Books

From this past Friday’s inbox…

AERA just released two new books with groundbreaking research, including AERA’s classic volume, the Handbook of Research on Teaching (Fifth Edition). These titles are available in both eBook and printed formats, with deep discounts for AERA members!

Handbook of Research on Teaching, Fifth Edition

Edited by Drew H. Gitomer and Courtney A. Bell, the Handbook of Research on Teaching is an essential resource for students and scholars dedicated to the study of teaching and learning.

1540 pages, 8.5″ X 11″, figures, tables, references, name index, subject index.
Member Price: $124.95 for eBook and paperback; $249.95 for hardback.
ISBN: 978-0-935302-47-9 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-935302-50-9 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-935302-48-6 (eBook)

Click here for more information and to purchase the volume.


Thinking and Acting Systemically: Improving School Districts Under Pressure

Edited by Alan J. Daly and Kara S. Finnigan, this volume focuses on systemic approaches to improving education by targeting the school district as the unit of reform and argues for new theoretical and methodological strategies.

256 pages, 6″ X 9″, figures, tables, references, index.
Member Price: $29.95 for eBook and paperback; $49.95 for hardback.
ISBN: 978-0-935302-45-5 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-935302-44-8 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-935302-46-2 (eBook)

Click here for more information and to the purchase volume.


These noteworthy titles are also available in hardback, paper, and eBook formats:

Socializing Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue
Lauren B. Resnick, Christa Asterhan, and Sherice Clarke (Editors)

Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning
K. Ann Renninger, Martina Nieswandt, and Suzanne Hidi (Editors)

LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda
George L. Wimberly (Editor)

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

www.aera.net/booksebooks.aera.net


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June 10, 2016

2017 AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions Now Open

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Dear AERA Members and Past Annual Meeting Attendees,I am writing to encourage you to participate in the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Vivian L. Gadsden, AERA President, Angela E. Arzubiaga, Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair, James Earl Davis, Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair, and the 2017 Program Committee, are pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meeting Theme: “Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity”. Now is the time to advance a paper or session submission for consideration by a division, special interest group, or committee and to volunteer as a chair or discussant.

Deadline for Paper and Session Submissions is July 22
Please review the Call for Submissions as it contains important information about this year’s Annual Meeting theme and submission requirements. Please log in to advance a paper or session submission. After you login, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2017 Annual Meeting and click ‘Online Program Portal’.

In preparing your submission, please pay special attention to the six elements that must be addressed in a narrative paper even if the results, conclusions, or findings are not complete or final at the time of the submission. Also, please indicate your preferred type of session and willingness to present in alternative formats at the time of submission.

Volunteer to Serve as a Chair or Discussant by August 31
Please review the Call for Volunteer Session Chairs and Discussants and consider volunteering. Please log in to volunteer as a chair or discussant. The quality of the AERA Annual Meeting depends on education researchers with appropriate expertise who serve as chairs and discussants for paper sessions and roundtables.

Please contact the AERA Meetings Team at annualmtg@aera.net or (202) 238-3200 with any questions. We look forward to your participation in an innovative and valuable 2017 Annual Meeting.

Best wishes,

Felice J. Levine, PhD
Executive Director

Robert L. Smith, CMP, CMM
Director of Meetings

2017 Annual Meeting | Theme | Contact AERA
2017 Annual Meeting
“Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity”
Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1, 2017

San Antonio, TX


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June 2, 2016

AERA Highlights – May 2016

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May 2016

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
Beyond AERA Calls
Noteworthy Reports

AERA in the News


AERA News

From the Desk of the Executive Director  AERA to Further Refine Gender Demographic Categories
In the April issue of AERA Highlights, AERA announced that members would soon have the option to select from an expanded list of gender identity categories when renewing their membership or joining the association. After release of the April issue, I received some very thoughtful comments, especially from scholars in AERA’s Queer Studies SIG, directed to further altering the choices to better reflect the association’s goals and intent.
Submissions Period for 2017 Annual Meeting Opens June 1 
The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting—“Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity”—is a call to examine critical dimensions of educational opportunity and rigor in research as they pertain to the diversity of issues, populations, and contexts served in and by educational inquiry. The Call for Submissions will be released June 1; deadline for submissions: July 22.
2017 Annual Meeting Planning Gets Underway with San Antonio-Area Scholars Gathering
More than 30 AERA members from the San Antonio region joined AERA President Vivian L. Gadsden, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine, and 2017 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Angela E. Arzubiaga and James Earl Davis to discuss the 2017 Annual Meeting.
AERA Grants Program Holds Institute on Use of Large-Scale Data
The AERA Grants Program held its annual AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy, on May 10–13 in Washington, D.C.

Research Policy and Funding News

Senate and House Committees Approve NSF Spending Bills; Senate Expected to Consider NSF Reauthorization 
The House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committees have now passed Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bills, which include funding for the National Science Foundation.
Education Discussed at CEF Presidential Forum 
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) held a Presidential Forum on May 26, where representatives from the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns spoke about their candidates’ education platforms.
Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act Signed into Law
At the end of March, President Barack Obama signed into law the Evidence-Based Policy Commission Act. The House of Representatives initially passed the bill in 2015, and the Senate advanced the bill under unanimous consent in March.

AERA Calls


AERA Publications Calls

Call for Editors of Review of Research in Education, Volumes 42 and 44 – Deadline: June 30

AERA Open Special Topic Calls for Papers:


Beyond AERA Calls

NSF Call for Proposals Focused on Advancing Knowledge About STEM Teaching and Learning, and Workforce Development, for Individuals With Disabilities – Deadline:September 8

Spencer Foundation Call for Applications for Midcareer Grant Program – Deadline:September 13


Noteworthy Reports

NSB Report Emphasizes Higher Education Sector’s Essential Contributions to the Nation

NAEP Releases Results of New Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment

NCES Releases ECLS-K:2011 First Findings Report, Findings From the Third-Grade Round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS-K:2011)

NCES Releases Digest of Education Statistics, 2014


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News


AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Jean Agosto, Juliane Baron, Nathan Bell, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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April 30, 2016

AERA Highlights – April 2016

Also from Friday’s inbox…

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April 2016

AERA News
AERA Publication News

Research Advocacy News
AERA Calls
New on the AERA Website

AERA in the News


AERA News

2016 Annual Meeting Returns to DC with Big Success 
Returning to Washington, D.C. after almost 30 years, the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting brought the second-largest turnout ever (16,182) and a unique opportunity to connect research to policy and public issues.
Annual Meeting Commemorates 100 Years of AERA
The 2016 Annual Meeting featured major events to mark AERA’s Centennial, including a special Opening Plenary Session and Gala, a Knowledge Forum series featuring Ed-Talks, and the release of the first AERA Centennial publication.
AERA Holds Higher Education Leadership Conference
AERA held a Higher Education Leadership Conference on Advancing Public Scholarship in Education on April 7 with about 90 attendees.
Marta Tienda Selected to Deliver 2016 Brown Lecture
Marta Tienda, a professor of sociology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, has been selected by AERA to present the 2016 Brown Lecture in Education Research.
AERA Expands Gender Category Options for Members
Beginning in 2017, AERA members will have the option to select from an expanded list of gender categories when renewing their membership or joining the Association.

AERA Publication News

P. Karen Murphy Appointed Editor of RER
P. Karen Murphy, Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed editor of Review of Educational Research (RER) for the 2017–2019 volume years. She will begin to receive manuscripts on July 1 and will become editor of record in January 2017.
New AERA Books Available for Online Ordering
AERA has published two books with groundbreaking scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research that are now available for online ordering.
  

Research Advocacy News

AERA Holds Advocacy Day 
On the first day of the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., AERA held an Advocacy Day with more than 50 AERA members visiting 100 congressional offices.
AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition 
AERA spotlighted innovative research that aims to improve student STEM outcomes and encourage interest in STEM among middle school students at the 22nd Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (NSF) Hill Exhibition on April 26.
Capitol Hill Event Debunks “Wasteful” Research
On April 13, AERA co-sponsored a poster exhibition organized by the Coalition to Promote Research and the Coalition for National Science Funding titled “Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract.

AERA Calls


New on the AERA Website

Multimedia and open-access content of interest to education researchers 

Videos – Meet the 2016 AERA Fellows

Video – AERA Celebrating 100 Years

Videos of Education Research Leaders Discussing the Future of Education and Research –


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News


AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Juliane Baron, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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April 12, 2016

AEAR 2016 – Narrative Analysis of Students’ and Teachers’ Reflections on Technology-Enhanced Blended Instruction

As I mentioned in the entry entitled AERA 2016 and K-12 Online Learning, the 2016 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association is occurring in Washington, DC over the next few days.  That means that I will be blogging many of the sessions throughout the week.  The sixteenth session (and the final one for the conference) that I am blogging is:

Narrative Analysis of Students’ and Teachers’ Reflections on Technology-Enhanced Blended Instruction

  • In Event: Roundtable Session 55
    In Roundtable Session: Teachers’ Perspectives on Technology Integration

12:25 to 1:55pm, Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom B

Abstract

A qualitative narrative inquiry was conducted to examine student cognitive and affective factors that are impacted by implementing a technology-mediated blended learning instructional approach. By analyzing the narratives of six teachers and six students, six major themes emerged from the data: (a) being challenged, (b) effective student collaboration, (c) incorporating multi-disciplinary opportunities, (d) streamlining an effective classroom, (e) streamlining individual success, and (f) utilizing resources. The data indicated that both engagement and achievement can increase when instruction is relevant and authentic, and students are empowered to take responsibility for multiple aspects of their learning.

Authors

  • Frank LaBanca, National Center for Inquiry Learning
  • Sara Doble, Wilton High School

Unfortunately, I have had to leave the conference a day early and I am missing these sessions on the final day.  So if anyone in attendance is able to post notes from the session in the comments below, I’d welcome it.

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