… in Chicago, please come to the special, interactive session that launches the 2016 Annual Meeting theme emphasizing “public scholarship” (see attached). Jeannie Oakes, Michelle Renee and I invited NEPC Fellow David Garcia, should-be-an-NEPC-Fellow Linda Darling-Hammond, and he-really-wishes-he-were-an-NEPC-Fellow Rick Hess to help us get started thinking about the world of public scholarship. Please spread the word!
I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there, and in Chicago more generally.
Kevin G. Welner
Professor and Director
National Education Policy Center
School of Education
University of Colorado Boulder
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Attachment: 2015 Session Flyer
April 17, 2015
April 16, 2015
April 13, 2015
The American Education Research Association is hosting is annual meeting at the end of this week. After looking through the program, I think I have identified all of the sessions that are related to K-12 online learning based on subject and author searching. I should note that it seems that this is a VERY light AERA in terms of K-12 online learning sessions – at least in comparison to previous years.
31.052 – Advocacy Networks and Intermediaries in Educational Policy: Local, National, and Global Perspectives
Fri, April 17, 12:25 to 1:55pm, Swissotel, Event Centre First Level, Zurich AB
Session Type: Symposium
Education policymaking has seen the rise of advocacy networks of loosely affiliated organizations that work to shape policies around their shared agendas. Such networks can include funders, researchers, media, lobbyists, think tanks, and the intermediary actors that connect them all. Yet little is known about how these emerging networks operate, what makes some more effective, or their impacts on research use and democratic access in the policymaking process. This session includes scholars focusing on this issue from local, national, and global perspectives, often employing innovative network analysis approaches in order to illuminate the role of advocacy networks in shaping policy. The discussion will consider how these networks operate across levels and contexts, and their potential for democratizing education policymaking.
- Division L – Educational Policies and Politics / Division L – Section 1: Governance, Finance, and Intergovernmental Relations
- Patricia Burch, University of Southern California
- Mobilizing Reform: Global and Local Nodal Actors in Education Policy Entrepreneurship – StephenJ.Ball, Institute of Education – London
- Co-Creating Impact Measures of Research Mobilization With Intermediary Organizations – AmandaCooper, Queen’s University
- E-Advocacy Among Intermediary Organizations: Brokering Knowledge Through Blogs – EliseCastillo, University of California – Berkeley; PriyaGoelLa Londe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; StephenOwens, University of Georgia – Athens; ElizabethH.DeBray, University of Georgia; JanelleT.Scott, University of California – Berkeley; ChristopherA.Lubienski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Urban Regimes, Intermediary Organization Networks, and Research Use: Patterns Across Three School Districts – JanelleT.Scott, University of California – Berkeley; ElizabethH.DeBray, University of Georgia;ChristopherA.Lubienski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; PriyaGoelLa Londe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; EliseCastillo, University of California – Berkeley; StephenOwens, University of Georgia – Athens
- The Movement Rising From Progressive Resistance to American Legislative Exchange Council–Inspired Legislation: The Case of North Carolina – CatherineMarshall, University of North Carolina
- KalervoN.Gulson, University of New South Wales
31.074 – Online Teaching and Learning SIG Paper Session 3
Fri, April 17, 12:25 to 1:55pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, AddisonSession Type: Paper Session
This session addresses culturally responsive research.
- SIG-Online Teaching and Learning
- NaiyiXieFincham, Michigan State University
- Best Practices for Online Global Cross-Cultural Collaborations – DawnM.Armfield, Frostburg State University; ShadowWilliam JonArmfield, Northern Arizona University; LauraEsthelaSujo-Montes, Northern Arizona University; J.MichaelBlocher, Northern Arizona University
- Hispanic and Latino Students in Online Education – MichaelCorry, The George Washington University; WilliamR.Dardick, The George Washington University; JulieAnnStella, The George Washington University
- Interactions and Learning Outcomes in Online Language Courses – Chin-HsiLin, Michigan State University; BinbinZheng, Michigan State University; YiningZhang, Michigan State University
- Overcoming Language Barriers Online: Fostering Community With Nonnative Speakers in a Massive Open Online Course – BryanArthurMann, Pennsylvania State University; ArmendTahirsylaj, The Pennsylvania State University; HuihuiZhang, The Pennsylvania State University – University Park
- Marginalization of Under-Represented Populations in Online Courses – MatthewA.Williams, Kent State University; N.J.Akbar, Kent State University; ScotBTribuzi, Kent State University; JesseWray, Kent State University
46.086-18 – Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning SIG Roundtable 3: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Leadership
- In Event: 46.086 – Roundtable Session 16
Sat, April 18, 8:15 to 9:45am, Hyatt, East Tower – Purple Level, Riverside WestSession Type: Roundtable Session
- SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning
- VanessaHammlerKenon, The University of Texas – San Antonio
- Leadership Strategies for a Future-Focused Intermediate School: A Case Study – JulieKarenMackey, University of Canterbury; NikiDavis, University of Canterbury
- Learning to Teach With Digital Technologies and Learning to Lead: A Tale of Two Countries – PingGao, University of Northern Iowa
- Use of Personal Learning Environment Management to Support Lifelong Learning – Cherng-JyhYen, Old Dominion University; Chih-HsiungTu, Northern Arizona University; BodiAnderson, Indian RIver State College;LauraEsthelaSujo-Montes, Northern Arizona University; GayleA.Roberts
65.076 – Research on the Impact of Virtual Learning
Sun, April 19, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, ArmitageSession Type: Paper Session
- SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning
- CathyC.Leogrande, Le Moyne College
- Digital Dilemmas in Dilemmatic Space(s): Analysis of a Digitalized Society – GöranFransson, University of Gävle
- Technology and Increased Self-Efficacy: Online Learning as a Solution for At-Risk Students – SomerLewis, University of North Carolina – Wilmington; AmyE.Garrett Dikkers, University of North Carolina – Wilmington;AimeeWhiteside, University of Tampa
- The Impact of Interactive, Video-Based Professional Development on the Use of Chat in Online Courses – CorinneHyde, University of Southern California; KimberlyA.Ferrario, University of Southern California
- To Teach Is to Learn Twice: Embedded Online Peer Mentoring Support in a First-Year Education Course – NormanDavisVaughan, Mount Royal University
- Virtual Learning in New Zealand: Examples of Networked Schools – MichaelKristopherBarbour, Sacred Heart University; DerekWenmoth, Core Education Ltd; NikiDavis, University of Canterbury
- NatalieB.Milman, The George Washington University
72.062 – Understanding the Digital Evolution in K–12 Education: Policy and Practice Perspectives
Mon, April 20, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Marriott, Fourth Level, ArmitageSession Type: Symposium
Researchers will present diverse perspectives and research projects that examine how computing and digital tools are impacting education across states, districts, schools, and classrooms. Computer devices, digital content, video games, online learning, and models such as blended learning, are becoming an accepted part of the toolset in educational practice. There is a great need to understand how technology impacts all aspects of the K-12 education system including how for-profit and public institutions structure education options, district leaders make decisions regarding technology spending and implementation, and school leaders and teachers adopt local practices. The panelists will present research projects that illuminate key issues surrounding new technological developments in education, and frame agendas to inform research that can address these challenges.
- SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning
- RichardR.Halverson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Equal Scrutiny: Data Use, Access, and Assessment in Digital Education Contracting – AnnaleeG.Good, University of Wisconsin – Madison; PatriciaBurch, University of Southern California
- K–12 Online Education: Tracing Developments in Policy and Adoption in Ohio – JuneAhn, University of Maryland – College Park; AndrewMcEachin, North Carolina State University
- Drowning Digitally: How Disequilibrium Shapes Practice in a Blended Learning Charter School – AndreaJ.Bingham, University of Southern California
- Blended Learning in K–12 Education: What Do We Really Have, and Where Do We Go? – PeterSamuelsonWardrip, University of Pittsburgh; JuneAhn, University of Maryland – College Park
- PatriciaBurch, University of Southern California
75.054 – Understanding Educational Opportunity in Rural School Districts: An Examination of Community, Demography, and Policy
Mon, April 20, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Swissotel, Lucerne Level, Alpine ISession Type: Symposium
The purpose of this session is to examine how community, demography, and policy impact educational opportunity in rural contexts. Given that Brown v. Board of Education was a compilation of cases, including some rural, it is important to analyze progress concerning educational opportunity for students currently attending school in rural districts. Papers included in this session range in scope from broad topics such as school funding and school choice to case studies of rural districts seeking to provide equal educational opportunity to students in their respective districts. Additionally, papers presented in this symposium vary in methodology. They range from theoretical to complimentary mixed methods.
- SIG-Rural Education
- Sheneka M. Williams, University of Georgia
- School Funding and Rural Districts – Jerry Johnson, University of West Florida; Brian P. Zoellner, University of North Florida
- Location, Location, Location: School Choice in the Rural Context – Ain A. Grooms, University of Georgia – Athens
- A New Narrative on Rural Education: How One High School Takes on 21st-Century Challenges – Erica Lopatofsky Kryst, The Pennsylvania State University – University Park; Stephen Kotok, The Pennsylvania State University; Annelise Hagedorn
- It Takes a Community: Preparing Teachers for Rural African American Early Childhood Students – Janeula M. Burt, Bowie State University; Daniel Boyd, Lowndes County Public Schools
If I have missed any, do let me know…
March 31, 2015
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