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July 3, 2015

Attend Or Watch Live July 9 Briefing – LGBTQ Issues In Education

A message from AERA from Tuesday’s inbox…

Capitol Hill BriefingLGBTQ Issues in Education

*Thursday, July 9, 2015*
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center—Room SVC 212-10
Noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT
(Lunch available beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Program begins promptly at noon)

Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency. K-12 schools and colleges are responding to the increased visibility of LGBTQ students, parents, faculty, and staff, opening up a new realm of issues and thinking for these groups as well as the overall school population. Now is the time to enhance and increase knowledge of LGBTQ issues in education and to promote research that can support educators, school leaders, and policymakers.This live-streamed Capitol Hill event, organized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), will focus on several of the critical areas that were addressed in the recently published AERA report, LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda. These include:

RSVP TodayTo attend the briefing on-site, please register here.

Please RSVP by noon EDT,Tuesday, July 7.

Register to watch the event via live-stream.

All on-site attendees will receive one complimentary copy ofLGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda

  • Bullying and K-12 students
  • Student achievement and educational attainment
  • Challenges conducting research
  • Recommendations for further research

Speakers:

  • Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) (Invited)
  • George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, AERA; and LGBTQ Issues in Education Editor and Contributing Author
  • Dorothy L. Espelage, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois; and LGBTQ Issues in EducationContributing Author
  • Lindsey Wilkinson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Portland State University; and LGBTQ Issues in EducationContributing Author
  • Felice J. Levine, Executive Director, AERA

Sponsor:

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Audience Q&A will follow speaker presentations.  This event is free and open to the public.

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June 19, 2015

AERA Highlights – June 2015

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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June 2015

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on LGBTQ Issues in Education
On July 9, AERA will host a live streamed Capitol Hill briefing on LGBTQ issues in education, including bullying and K-12 students, student achievement and educational attainment, the challenges conducting research, and recommendations for further research.
Deadline for 2016 Annual Meeting Submissions Quickly Approaching
Held in AERA’s Centennial Year, the 2016 Annual Meeting will illuminate and enhance the role of education researchers as public scholars who contribute to public understanding, political debate, and professional practice in increasingly diverse democracies in the U.S. and around the globe. Deadline for submissions: July 22.
AERA Announces 2017 RRE Coeditors
Maisha Winn and Mariana Souto-Manning have been appointed coeditors for the 2017 edition (volume 41) of Review of Research in Education (RRE), the annual AERA journal that focuses on a chosen topic every year.
Executive Director Levine Presents at Two Research Meetings
AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine presented at two high-profile research meetings during June. On June 3, Levine served on a panel that discussed international perspectives of advocacy for the social sciences and humanities at the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Ottawa, Canada.

Research Policy and Funding News

More than 1,100 Sign Letter Opposing Student Privacy Bill
The education research community, led by AERA and the Knowledge Alliance, sent Senator David Vitter (R-LA) a letter signed by more than 1,100 organizations and individuals opposing the Student Privacy Protection Act (S. 1341), a bill he introduced.
House Panel Approves Cuts to Department of Education Funding
For the first time in three years, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education has passed a funding bill.
AERA Responds to Call for Public Comment on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act
A provision added to Defense Department-related legislation in December 2014 has the potential to affect every agency throughout the federal government.
NSF Spending Bills Move Forward
The House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committee have now passed Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bills, which include funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
National Board of Education Sciences to Act on IES Funding, FERPA Concerns
The National Board of Education Sciences, which oversees the Institute of Education Sciences, met on June 8. The board passed a motion to draft a letter to congressional appropriators encouraging full funding for Institute of Education Sciences.

AERA Calls 


Beyond AERA 


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, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot

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June 1, 2015

AERA Highlights – May 2015

From Friday’s inbox…

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May 2015

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA spotlighted groundbreaking research that has helped improve student achievement at the Coalition for National Science Funding’s 21st Annual Capitol Hill Exhibition on April 29.
Video: AERA President Jeannie Oakes Discusses the 2016 Annual Meeting Theme
AERA President Jeannie Oakes discusses the meaning and importance of the 2016 Annual Meeting Theme – “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies” – in a new video featured on the AERA website.

Research Policy and Funding News

FERPA Proposals Put Alignment Between Privacy, Data Quality, and Data Use at Risk
Student data privacy continues to be a hot topic in Congress, with potentially harmful consequences for researchers following the introduction of new privacy bills.
House Action Further Threatens NSF Autonomy, Funding
Before leaving for Memorial Day recess, the House of Representatives took action on two important pieces of legislation affecting the National Science Foundation.
Senate HELP Committee Turns Attention to Higher Education
Higher education was the focus of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in May as it held two hearings on specific issues related to the Higher Education Act.

AERA Calls 


Beyond AERA 


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, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager


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May 4, 2015

AERA Highlights – April 2015

From this past week…

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April 2015

AERA News
AERA Publications News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls 
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA News

2015 Annual Meeting Draws Third Largest Attendance
Turnout for the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting, with 15,750 in attendance, was the third highest in the association’s history.
Commemorating AERA’s Centennial: A Call for Knowledge and Findings
This call invites scholars to contribute to building a compendium of robust knowledge and findings related to education and learning.
Deadline: May 15
AERA Selects Teresa McCarty to Deliver 2015 Brown Lecture in Education Research
Teresa L. McCarty, a professor of education and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and professor emerita at Arizona State University, has been selected to present the 2015 AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research.
AERA Awards 11 Education Research Service Projects Grants
Eleven projects were selected in February to receive awards through AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative.

AERA Publications News

AERA Publishes Two New Books
AERA has published two new books with groundbreaking scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research. Socializing Intelligence Through Academic Talk and Dialogue andInterest in Mathematics and Science Learning emerged from AERA Education Research Conferences.
AERA LGBTQ Report Released
LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda examines the current state of the knowledge on LGBTQ issues in education and addresses future research directions.
New Coeditors to Take Helm of All of AERJ
AERA is pleased to announce the new coeditor team for the newly integrated American Educational Research Journal.
New EEPA Coeditors to Commence Term
After an extensive search new coeditors have been named for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Research Policy and Funding News

Census Bureau to Retain Question on Field of Undergraduate Degree in ACS
On April 28, the Federal Register published a notice from the Census Bureau stating that the agency will retain Person Question No. 12 – Undergraduate Field of Degree in the American Community Survey.
House Science Committee  Approves  America COMPETES Act, Undercutting Social and Behavioral Sciences
The House Science Committee passed the America COMPETES Act on April 22, despite opposition by the broad science community, including AERA.
Congress Makes Headway on FY 2016 Budget and Appropriations
Congress is in the midst of developing a budget and determining funding levels for the 2016 fiscal year. The House and Senate Budget Committee chairs have advanced a compromise agreement.

AERA Calls 


Beyond AERA 


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, Nathan Bell, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager


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April 20, 2015

AERA 2015 – Connectedness, Learning, and the Social Presence Model: A Decade of Research on Online and Blended Learning in Higher and K–12 Education

This is the fourteenth and final session that I am blogging from the 2015 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association.  Unfortunately, I had to leave the conference yesterday, but I did want to post an entry for this – and the other entries from today – so that others might contribute their notes from the session.  So, this presentation is a part of the following session:

75.061-8 – Online Teaching and Learning SIG Roundtable Session 2
In Event: 75.061 – Roundtable Session 34

Mon, April 20, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Hyatt, West Tower – Green Level, Crystal BC
Session Type: Roundtable Session

Abstract
This roundtable session will focus on k-12 research.

Sub Unit
SIG-Online Teaching and Learning

Chair
Patrick Mose, Ohio University – Athens

Papers
Click Here If 13 or Older: Achievement Outcomes and Grade-Level Differences in Texas Online Schools – Bryan Arthur Mann, Pennsylvania State University

Comparing High-Quality Online Professional Development Features to a Statewide Online Professional Development Program – Linda Collins, The University of Akron; Xin Liang, The University of Akron

Connectedness, Learning, and the Social Presence Model: A Decade of Research on Online and Blended Learning in Higher and K–12 Education – Aimee Whiteside, University of Tampa; Amy E. Garrett Dikkers, University of North Carolina – Wilmington; Somer Lewis, University of North Carolina – Wilmington

Implementation of Constructivist Online Game-Based Learning at School: Teacher Facilitation in the Academically Achieving Classroom – Morris S.Y. Jong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Chin-Chung Tsai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Tianchong Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Social Studies Research in the Age of Wikipedia: How Do Secondary School Teachers Guide Students? – Demetrius C Roberts, Chester County Intermediate Unit; Margaret D. Roblyer, Nova Southeastern University

The specific session is:

Connectedness, Learning, and the Social Presence Model: A Decade of Research on Online and Blended Learning in Higher and K–12 Education

Abstract
We condense over a decade of case study research on social presence, or the level of connectedness among students and instructors, in online and blended learning environments. In this presentation, we define the concept of social presence, describe the Social Presence Model, offer evidence from students and instructors in four case studies in K-12 and Higher Education, and summarize the key findings. Our findings suggest the SPM serves as a useful model for teachers to create connections and to inform instructional practices. For youth in online or blended programs, we discovered the importance of a cadre of leaders who invoke innovative strategies and individualize student learning. Finally, social presence represents an essential literacy for successful online and blended learning experiences

Note that this was another one that I did not have in my original list of K-12 online learning sessions, but one that I did discover through interacting with folks here in Chicago before I left.

Anyway, if anyone has any notes from this presentation, please feel free to post them here.

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