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April 17, 2015

If You’re Available At 4pm On Sunday…

As the the 2015 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association begins today, I wanted to share this AERA event from Sunday…

… 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.

Cheers, k

Kevin G. Welner
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National Education Policy Center
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Attachment: 2015 Session Flyer

April 16, 2015

AERA15 Insider – April 16, 2015

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April 16, 2015Welcome to opening day of the AERA Annual Meeting. Each morning, AERA15 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 #AERA15, and follow AERA on Twitter at@AERA_EdResearch.

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

In This Issue:AERA Opening Plenary Session


Social Justice in Education Award Lecture


Critical Race Theory in Education 20 Years Later


Confronting a Culture of Sexual Violence


Describing Diverse Dreams of Justice in Education


Symposium and Discussion Forum on a New National Research Council Study


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2015 General Annual Meeting Sponsors
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Today’s Highlights
AERA Opening Plenary Session: John Whittington Franklin, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture 

Creating the Smithsonian’s Newest Museum: the National Museum of African American History and Culture

4:05 to 5:35 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower – Gold Level – Grand CDEF

Session hashtag: #AERAFranklin
Session will also be live-streamed

John W. Franklin, Senior Manager in the Office of the Deputy Director at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will trace the museum’s history from the Colored Civil War Veterans who asked for the museum through the conceptualization of the museum’s scope by scholars and educators. Franklin will explain the processes involved in engaging architects, designers, and builders to construct the edifice, develop its exhibitions and programs, and plan for the Grand Opening in 2016.

Social Justice in Education Award (2015) Lecture: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Justice… Just, Justice!

7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower – Gold Level – Grand CDEF

Session hashtag: #AERASJ

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and professor of curriculum and instruction and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison; she was AERA president in 2005–2006. Her research anchors on the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students, and extends to educational anthropology, cultural studies, and the application of critical race theory to education.

And We Are Still Not Saved (Redux): Critical Race Theory in Education 20 Years Later
12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower – Gold Level – Grand CDEF
Session will also be live-streamedParticipants—who include Adrienne D. Dixson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Celia Rousseau Anderson (The University of Memphis), Jamel K. Donner (College of William and Mary), David Gillborn (The University of Birmingham), Nicola Rollock (The University of Birmingham), Paul Warmington (The University of Birmingham), Rema Ella Reynolds (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sonya Aleman (University of Utah), Enrique Aleman (University of Utah), and Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira (Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil)—will consider the contribution critical race theory (CRT) has made to educational scholarship and examine the progress made in terms of the field’s understanding of racial inequity in education since CRT was first introduced to the field.

Toward Justice on Campus: Confronting a Culture of Sexual Violence
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Hyatt, West Tower – Gold Level – Regency D
Chaired by Karen L. Graves (Denison University), panelists—Linda M. Perkins (Claremont Graduate University), Christopher Krebs (RTI International), Stephanie Atella (Loyola University Wellness Center), and Rabia Khan Harvey (Loyola University Chicago)—will address higher education policies and politics regarding sexual violence on college campuses, highlighting research about the extent and effects of sexual assault with the intent of enhancing dialogue between policy makers and college administrators regarding responsible and effective ways to address this critical concern.
Toward What Justice? Describing Diverse Dreams of Justice in Education

2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Hyatt, East Tower – Gold Level – Grand CDEF
Chaired by Eve Tuck (SUNY – College at New Paltz) and K. Wayne Yang (University of California, San Diego), this session brings together compelling scholars within diverse intellectual traditions in educational research to discuss corresponding and sometimes competing definitions of justice. Each panelist—Lisa Patel (Boston College), Nirmala Erevelles (The University of Alabama), Jen Jack Gieseking (Bowdoin College), Sandy M. Grande (Connecticut College), and Michael J. Dumas (University of California, Berkeley)—will respond to a set of questions designed to reveal the salient points of convergence and difference between Indigenous studies, critical disabilities studies, critical race studies, immigration and border studies, and queer studies in education.How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning. Symposium and Discussion Forum on a New National Research Council Study
2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Hyatt, West Tower – Gold Level – Regency D

How People Learn II will update and extend the original 1999 report by critically reviewing research that has emerged in the past decade and a half on learning and learning contexts across the lifespan. In this open forum symposium chaired by Robert M. Hauser (National Research Council), commentators—Heidi A. Schweingruber (National Research Council), Sujeeta Bhatt (National Research Council), Barbara Rogoff (University of California, Santa Cruz), James W. Pellegrino (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Penelope L. Peterson (Northwestern University)—will reflect on what has changed or become more apparent and also share aspirations for the next generation ofHow People Learn.

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Meeting Info & Accessibility
Contact AERA
2015 Annual Meeting
“Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in
Education Research and Praxis”
Thursday, April 16Monday, April 20, 2015
Chicago, Illinois


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April 13, 2015

AERA 2015 And K-12 Online Learning

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

Abstract

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.

Sub Unit

  • Division L – Educational Policies and Politics / Division L – Section 1: Governance, Finance, and Intergovernmental Relations

Chair

  • Patricia Burch, University of Southern California

Papers

  • Mobilizing Reform: Global and Local Nodal Actors in Education Policy EntrepreneurshipStephenJ.Ball, Institute of Education – London
  • Co-Creating Impact Measures of Research Mobilization With Intermediary OrganizationsAmandaCooper, Queen’s University
  • E-Advocacy Among Intermediary Organizations: Brokering Knowledge Through BlogsEliseCastillo, 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 DistrictsJanelleT.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 CarolinaCatherineMarshall, University of North Carolina

Discussant

  • 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

Abstract

This session addresses culturally responsive research.

Sub Unit

  • SIG-Online Teaching and Learning

Chair

  • NaiyiXieFincham, Michigan State University

Papers

  • Best Practices for Online Global Cross-Cultural CollaborationsDawnM.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 EducationMichaelCorry, The George Washington University; WilliamR.Dardick, The George Washington University; JulieAnnStella, The George Washington University
  • Interactions and Learning Outcomes in Online Language CoursesChin-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 CourseBryanArthurMann, Pennsylvania State University; ArmendTahirsylaj, The Pennsylvania State University; HuihuiZhang, The Pennsylvania State University – University Park
  • Marginalization of Under-Represented Populations in Online CoursesMatthewA.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

Sub Unit

  • SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning

Chair

  • VanessaHammlerKenon, The University of Texas – San Antonio

Papers

  • Leadership Strategies for a Future-Focused Intermediate School: A Case StudyJulieKarenMackey, University of Canterbury; NikiDavis, University of Canterbury
  • Learning to Teach With Digital Technologies and Learning to Lead: A Tale of Two CountriesPingGao, University of Northern Iowa
  • Use of Personal Learning Environment Management to Support Lifelong LearningCherng-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

Sub Unit

  • SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning

Chair

  • CathyC.Leogrande, Le Moyne College

Papers

  • Digital Dilemmas in Dilemmatic Space(s): Analysis of a Digitalized SocietyGöranFransson, University of Gävle
  • Technology and Increased Self-Efficacy: Online Learning as a Solution for At-Risk StudentsSomerLewis, 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 CoursesCorinneHyde, 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 CourseNormanDavisVaughan, Mount Royal University
  • Virtual Learning in New Zealand: Examples of Networked SchoolsMichaelKristopherBarbour, Sacred Heart University; DerekWenmoth, Core Education Ltd; NikiDavis, University of Canterbury

Discussant

  • 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

Abstract

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.

Sub Unit

  • SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning

Chair

  • RichardR.Halverson, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Papers

  • Equal Scrutiny: Data Use, Access, and Assessment in Digital Education ContractingAnnaleeG.Good, University of Wisconsin – Madison; PatriciaBurch, University of Southern California
  • K–12 Online Education: Tracing Developments in Policy and Adoption in OhioJuneAhn, University of Maryland – College Park; AndrewMcEachin, North Carolina State University
  • Drowning Digitally: How Disequilibrium Shapes Practice in a Blended Learning Charter SchoolAndreaJ.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

Discussant

  • 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

Abstract

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.

Sub Unit

  • SIG-Rural Education

Chair

  • Sheneka M. Williams, University of Georgia

Papers

  • School Funding and Rural DistrictsJerry Johnson, University of West Florida; Brian P. Zoellner, University of North Florida
  • Location, Location, Location: School Choice in the Rural ContextAin A. Grooms, University of Georgia – Athens
  • A New Narrative on Rural Education: How One High School Takes on 21st-Century ChallengesErica 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 StudentsJaneula M. Burt, Bowie State University; Daniel Boyd, Lowndes County Public Schools

If I have missed any, do let me know…

March 31, 2015

AERA Highlights – March 2015

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March 2015

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
New on the AERA Website
AERA in the News


AERA News

Vivian L. Gadsden Voted AERA President-Elect
Vivian L. Gadsden (University of Pennsylvania) has been voted president-elect of AERA. Her term as president begins at the conclusion of AERA’s 2016 Annual Meeting.
Key Members Elected to AERA Council
AERA members selected several new AERA Council representatives, including two members-at-large, four division vice presidents-elect, and a chair-elect of the Graduate Student Council, among others.
King, Lagemann, Tate, Franklin Among Headliners at 2015 Annual Meeting
The 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held in Chicago this year (April 16–20), offers a distinguished list of speakers. The event is the single-largest annual gathering of scholars in the education research field.
AERA Delegation Meets With Capitol Hill and White House Staff
On March 16 and 17, a delegation of nine AERA members, led by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and Government Relations Director Juliane Baron, met with White House staff and key congressional offices.
AERA Announces 2015 Award Winners in Education Research
AERA has announced the winners of its 2015 awards for excellence in education research. Recipients will be honored for their outstanding scholarship at an awards ceremony at the AERA Annual Meeting.
AERA to Publish Three New Books
AERA will publish three books in April with groundbreaking scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research.

Research Policy and Funding News

COSSA Holds Annual Meeting and Hill Day
The Consortium of Social Science Associations held its 2015 Annual Meeting and Social and Behavioral Science Advocacy Day on March 9 and 10, bringing together more than 100 members of the social and behavioral science community.
NSF Releases Public Access Plan for Agency-Funded Research
The National Science Foundation has announced a public access plan, Today’s Data, Tomorrow’sDiscoveries, that details the requirements for providing public access to publications and conference papers drawn from NSF-funded research.
House Panels Hold Hearing on Education Department, NSF Budget Proposals
House Appropriations subcommittees have been busy in March with several hearings on education and National Science Foundation–related FY 2016 budget requests.

AERA Calls 


Beyond AERA 

Institute of Medicine, National Research Council to Study the Effects of Peer Victimization
Peer Reviewers Wanted for School Safety Solicitations
NCER Announces Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials
NCER Announces Summer Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

New on the AERA Website

Multimedia and open-access content of interest to education researchers

Special Issue of Educational ResearcherExamines Value-Added Measures
Updated—Trending Topic Research File: Value-Added Models

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, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager
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March 27, 2015

AERA15 Insider – March 2015

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AERA15 Insider
March 2015

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research and a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. Leading up to the 2015 Annual Meeting, AERA15 Insider will provide a monthly glance at meeting highlights and features. We invite you to join us Thursday, April 16 – Monday, April 20 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.

In this Issue:

Download the AERA Annual Meeting Mobile App


Reps. Bobby Scott and Mike Honda to Address National Education Issues


Policy Leaders Headline Sessions


Professional Development Courses Open for Registration


Spotlight on New AERA Books


Final Paper Upload Deadline Is March 26


Get Your Bearings at the Welcoming Orientation


JOIN US IN CHICAGO
April 16–20, 2015

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Meeting-at-a-Glance


Key Date

  • March 26 – Paper Upload Deadline

Annual Meeting at Your Fingertips
Download the AERA Annual Meeting Mobile App 

The AERA Annual Meeting mobile app is ready for downloading. The new app will keep your day much more structured all from the palm of your hand. With the app, you’ll be able to add sessions to your schedule and sync between your multiple devices; search speakers; stay up-to-date with real time alerts; and engage through social media. Download the app by searching your app store for “AERA Meetings.” Once you have installed the app, select the 2015 Annual Meeting program and click “download.” Click here for more details.

Congressional Speakers at the Annual Meeting
Rep. Bobby Scott and Rep. Mike Honda to Address National Education Issues

Congressmen Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mike Honda (D-CA) will provide perspectives from Capitol Hill on key education issues. Scott, ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, will address the education agenda for the 114th Congress. Honda, as a panelist on a session titled “Linking Our Struggles: Visioning a Different Future,” will discuss educational equity. More details on Rep. Scott’s session to come.

A Focus on Research and Science Policy
Policy Leaders Headline Sessions

Federal science and research officials will focus on emerging topics in—and the intersection between—education research and school, education, and science policy. An engaging line-up of research and science policy sessions covers a range of key issues, including the future of IES and NCES, replication in education research, strategies for connecting education research to policymakers and the public, and proposed changes to FERPA.
Advance Your Skills
Professional Development Courses Open for Registration

Annual Meeting attendees can take advantage of a rich program of extended and mini professional development courses. This year’s 27-course lineup provides ample opportunities for attendees to train in research methods and skills, discover specialized research disciplines, address professional development issues, and much more. Check out courses and learn how to register.

Spotlight on New Research Books
Learn More About New AERA-Published Volumes

Three new AERA books—Socializing Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue, Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning, and LBGTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda—will be released at the Annual Meeting. Hear from editors and noted experts at three individual sessions about how these volumes advance scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research.

Reminder to Presenters
Final Paper Upload Deadline Is March 26

Annual Meeting presenters have until March 26 to upload final versions of their papers to the online Annual Meeting submission system. The final paper should include any additional research findings and conclusions from the time of submission. It also should address the elements required for submission in greater detail and should expand upon the initial 2,000 word paper.Click here for additional information and upload instructions.

New to AERA or the Annual Meeting?
Get Your Bearings at the Welcoming Orientation

New members and first-time meeting attendees are encouraged to attend an hour-long orientation session the morning of April 17. Chaired by AERA President Joyce E. King, President-Elect Jeannie Oakes, and Executive Director Felice J. Levine, this session will offer an opportunity to navigate the Annual Meeting and learn more about AERA and its members.

Annual Meeting Page
Program
Registration
Housing, Travel, & Tourism
Presenter and Participant Info
Exhibitors, Sponsors, Advertising
Professional Development
Grad Student Resources
Press Info and Registration
Meeting Info & Accessibility
Contact AERA
2015 Annual Meeting
“Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in
Education Research and Praxis”
Thursday, April 16Monday, April 20, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

 


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