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August 3, 2020

Important Announcement—2021 AERA Annual Meeting Shifts To Virtual ONL

An important announcement from this past week.

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July 30, 2020

 

 

Dear AERA Members, Recent Annual Meeting Participants, and Friends of the Association,

 

On behalf of AERA Council, we announce that the 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting will be held in a totally virtual format on April 9 to 12, with extended programming.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to plan for a place-based meeting in a way that would allow for a safe and healthy convening for AERA Annual Meeting participants. We also want to be sure that the presence of AERA visitors for a conference does not lead to any further transmission of the virus. We thank the city of Orlando and our hotel partners for their flexibility. We look forward to holding our Annual Meeting in Orlando in 2025.

 

The 2021 AERA Annual Meeting will not ONLY be virtual but it will be delivered through a flexible internet platform that will provide for synchronous and asynchronous sessions, interactive paper presentations, workshop and professional development courses, plus networking and meet-up opportunities that can accommodate informal gatherings, receptions, and events.

 

Please note that the submission deadline is August 14, 2020 at 11:59 PDT. This is a first for AERA—the opportunity to present a paper or submit a session proposal for the 2021 Annual Meeting from every continent, every hemisphere, and every time zone irrespective of considerations that otherwise preclude place-based attendance. AERA is committed to maximizing participation consonant with peer review. If there is a substantial increase in the number of submissions, we intend to maintain our success rate through an increased number of acceptances. Assuming quality submissions, enlarging the program is more possible in virtual space.

 

We encourage your submissions in this time of transformation. Registered presenters and other registered attendees will have the benefit of participating in a unique convening that will continue to be an accessible asset for registrants through rebroadcasting well after the Annual Meeting concludes in April. Those with accepted papers will also be able to have their papers available through the AERA Online Paper Repository and their presentations available in the AERA Interactive Presentation Gallery.

 

In the months ahead, AERA will unfold special features of the AERA virtual meeting and how AERA intends to create this meeting responsive to those who aim to attend. The third week of August, we will be holding two town hall meetings to gather your input about the 2021 virtual meeting regarding what you most wish to experience and receive. We have already been expanding our attention to issues of accessibility and will continue to give this priority consideration. These town hall events will take place on August 19 and 21 from 3:00-4:30 pm EDT. Stay tuned for further announcements.

 

We also seek your ongoing commitment to membership in AERA without interruption in 2020. After announcing cancellation of the 2020 Annual Meeting in early March, membership renewal and new memberships came close to a virtual halt while AERA special programming, support, and services have been on the rise. We realize that resources for many are tighter than ever before, and we want to acknowledge and respond to those circumstances while still maintaining the vitality of what we offer our research community.

 

We ask that you stick with us by renewing or joining now. Membership fees for the five months remaining in 2020 are being deeply discounted up through the cut-off date of September 30th. You will be receiving an email next week from our membership team outlining this special offer.

 

As an educative organization, AERA seek to create an infrastructure and provide an innovative Annual Meeting environment that will support your research commitments, collaborations, and formal and informal networking opportunities. Please prepare your 2021 submissions by the August 14 deadline, and please also join a town hall meeting the week immediately following on August 19 and 21.

 

Take care and be safe,

 

Felice

 

Felice J. Levine, PhD

AERA Executive Director

202-238-3201 (office)

Executive.Director@aera.net

 

Shaun

 

Shaun R. Harper, PhD

AERA President

 

American Educational Research Association

1430 K Street, NW

Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20005

July 30, 2020

Virtual Research Learning Series To Offer Four More Courses Starting In August

Some professional learning opportunities for the more research-focused readers.

AERA 2020 Virtual Research Learning Series
The AERA Virtual Research Learning Series Continues with Four High-Quality, Interactive Courses, Starting in August
Register Now!


All courses are from 1:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. / FEE $35
Live or On Demand Access


How to Write About Qualitative Research (RL-6)
Thursday, August 6

Instructor
Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower, Virginia Tech

This interactive course aims to help beginning qualitative researchers—whether they are graduate students writing a qualitative dissertation or those learning qualitative methods so they can do mixed methods research—learn some of the key expectations, practices, and conventions of writing traditional qualitative research.

View full course description.


Empowerment Evaluation (RL-7)
Wednesday, August 26

Instructor
David M. Fetterman, Fetterman and Associates

Employing lecture, activities, demonstration, and discussion, the course will introduce participants to the theory, concepts, principles, and steps of empowerment evaluation as well as the technological tools to facilitate the approach.

View full course description.


Using Factor Analysis for Survey Design and Validation (RL-8)
Tuesday, September 1

Instructors
Katherine Picho, Howard University (course director)
Marie Plaisime, Howard University

Intended for educators (including administrators) and researchers at all levels, this interactive course provides a primer on survey development and the use of factor analysis to validate surveys.

View full course description.


Co-Decolonizing Research Methods: Toward Research Sustaining Indigenous and ‘Other’ Community Engaged Ways of Knowing (RL-9)
Tuesday, September 15

Instructors
Lorri Many Rivers Johnson Santamaría, Mixteco Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) (course director)
Cristina Corrine Santamaría Graff, Indiana University—Purdue University at Indianapolis

For those interested or engaged in research produced by or serving Indigenous peoples or people of Color in the United States directly or indirectly impacted by colonization, this course provides a way forward toward authentic collaboration with stakeholders and interested parties.

View full course description.

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest
national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific
study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, the Association strives
to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry
related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve
education and serve the public good.

 

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July 27, 2020

Special Call For ERSP Grant Proposals: COVID-19 And Systemic Racism

This opportunity from the AERA folks may be of interest to some readers.

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American Educational Research Association
Education Research Service Projects Program

Special Call for Proposals

Deadline: August, 31, 2020

 

The American Educational Research Association is currently accepting proposals for a special cycle of Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative grants to address the dual pandemics facing education and learning in formal and informal contexts: COVID-19 and systemic racism. AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative encourages education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to educational organizations, institutions, or other community groups that have identified and expressed a need for such assistance. The ERSP initiative provides small grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to defray direct costs involved in these projects.

 

Special Call for Projects Focusing on the

COVID-19 and Systemic Racism Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered the physical places where education formally takes place in the United States and across the globe, from childcare through graduate education. The broad impact of school closures on student well-being and academic outcomes as well as uncertainties about what education will look like in the months ahead are introducing new challenges and raising new questions for educators, institutions, and families related to the safe, effective and equitable provision of education at all levels. Simultaneously, educators and students are also facing the persistent reality of systemic racism in the United States. The recent murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis and the public outcry highlighting longstanding inequities in our education system have prompted many schools and other organizations to look more closely at the manifestations and implications of systemic racism. In the current context, there are increasing opportunities for education researchers to leverage their expertise in ways that are relevant to addressing these pandemics at the local level and serve the public good.

 

As part of AERA’s efforts to respond to the impact of these dual pandemics, a special call for Education Research Service Projects invites proposals that address through research service: COVID-19, systemic racism, or the intersection of the two. Education researchers are encouraged to submit proposals to offer their expertise, on a pro-bono basis, to address issues and questions related to these pandemics that educational entities or settings (e.g., childcare supports or services, schools, school systems, colleges and universities, community organizations) are currently facing.

 

The special call builds upon the Education Research Service Project Initiative’s broad aim to engender a culture of service that is responsive to significant needs at the local level and to support education researchers in using their skills and expertise to serve the public good.

 

The proposal deadline is Monday, August 31, 2020. For more information, please see the Special Call and Guidelines. If you have questions about the special call or the ERSP program, email edresearch@aera.net.

 

American Educational Research Association

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July 23, 2020

AERA Announces 2020 Award Winners In Education Research

Note this announcement from the American Education Research Association.

For Immediate Release

July 22, 2020

 

Contacts:

Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net

(202) 238-3235

 

Tong Wu, twu@aera.net

(202) 238-3233

 

AERA Announces 2020 Award Winners in Education Research

 

Washington, July 22, 2020—The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2020 awards for excellence in education research. AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at a Virtual Awards Celebration, September 12, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT.

 

“This year’s award winners exemplify commitment to the study and practice of education,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are proud to honor their outstanding scholarship and service to the education research field.”

 

Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award

Recipient: Howard Gardner (Harvard University)

The Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award is the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. It is designed to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for education research at its best.

Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award

Recipients: Carolyn J. Heinrich (Vanderbilt University), Jennifer Darling-Aduana (Vanderbilt University), Annalee Good (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Huiping (Emily) Cheng (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

A Look Inside Online Educational Settings in High School: Promise and Pitfalls for Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes

American Educational Research Journal, Volume 56, Issue 6, December 2019

This award recognizes the lifelong achievement of Palmer O. Johnson as a dedicated educator and for his pioneering work in educational research and methodology. The award is given for an outstanding article appearing in AERA Open, the American Educational Research JournalEducational Evaluation and Policy AnalysisEducational Researcher, or the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

 

E.F. Lindquist Award

Recipient: Randy E. Bennett (Educational Testing Service)

This award is presented jointly by AERA and ACT in recognition of outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of testing and measurement. The award is meant to acknowledge a body of research of an empirical, theoretical, or integrative nature rather than a single study.

 

Early Career Award

Recipient: Lindsay Page (University of Pittsburgh)

Established to honor an individual in the early stages of their career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree, this award is granted for study in any field of educational inquiry.

 

Outstanding Book Award

Recipient: Leilani Sabzalian (University of Oregon)

Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools

The Outstanding Book Award was established to acknowledge and honor the year’s best book-length publication in education research and development.

 

Social Justice in Education Award

Recipient: David Stovall (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Established in 2004, the Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice.

 

Distinguished Public Service Award

Recipient: Eddie Bernice Johnson (U.S. Representative, Texas)

This award is granted annually in recognition of an individual who has worked to enact or implement policies that are well grounded in education research, or who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for education research.

 

Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award

Recipient: Jessica Ringrose (University College, London)

Established in 2006, the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award recognizes individuals within AERA for distinguished research, professional practice, and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/or sexuality at any level in the education community.

 

Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Engaged Research Award

Recipient: Maria Coady (University of Florida)

This award is presented to an education research scholar or scholars in recognition of collaborative project(s) between researchers and practitioners that have had sustained and observable effects on contexts of practice.

 

Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award

Recipient: Morgan Polikoff (University of Southern California)

This award honors scholars exemplary in their capacity to communicate the importance of education research to the broad public, including education communities. It recognizes scholars who have excelled in conveying important findings and research to wide audiences and who have demonstrated the capacity to deepen understanding and appreciation of the value of education research in the public sphere.

 

Review of Research Award

Recipient: Francis A. Pearman, II (Stanford University) (formerly University of Pittsburgh)

Gentrification and Academic Achievement: A Review of Recent Research.” Review of Educational Research, Volume 89, Issue 1, February 2019

This award is given in recognition of an outstanding review of research article appearing in the Review of Research in Education or the Review of Educational Research.

 

Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Awards

The AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education Awards are intended to recognize (a) scholars at different stages in their careers who have made significant contributions to the understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minority populations, and (b) minority scholars who have made a significant contribution to education research and development.

 

Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award

Recipient: María Estela Brisk (Boston College)

Presented to a senior-level scholar, usually 20 years or more after receipt of the doctoral degree.

 

Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award

Recipient: Adrienne D. Dixson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Presented to a scholar in mid-career who is beyond the first level of professional appointment and for whom 10 or more years have passed since receipt of the doctoral degree.

 

Scholars of Color Early Career Contribution Award

Recipient: Jessica C. Harris (University of California, Los Angeles)

Presented to a scholar who is within the first decade of their career after receipt of a doctoral degree.

 

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About AERA

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

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American Educational Research Association

1430 K Street, NW

Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20005
(202) 238-3200

July 22, 2020

Virtual Research Learning Series To Offer Four More Courses Starting In August

Professional learning opportunities from the American Education Research Association.

AERA 2020 Virtual Research Learning Series
The AERA Virtual Research Learning Series Continues with Four High-Quality, Interactive Courses, Starting in August
Register Now!


All courses are from 1:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. / FEE $35
Live or On Demand Access

 


How to Write About Qualitative Research (RL-6)
Thursday, August 6

 

Instructor
Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower, Virginia TechThis interactive course aims to help beginning qualitative researchers—whether they are graduate students writing a qualitative dissertation or those learning qualitative methods so they can do mixed methods research—learn some of the key expectations, practices, and conventions of writing traditional qualitative research.

View full course description.

 


Empowerment Evaluation (RL-7)
Wednesday, August 26

 

Instructor
David M. Fetterman, Fetterman and AssociatesEmploying lecture, activities, demonstration, and discussion, the course will introduce participants to the theory, concepts, principles, and steps of empowerment evaluation as well as the technological tools to facilitate the approach.

View full course description.

 


Using Factor Analysis for Survey Design and Validation (RL-8)
Tuesday, September 1

 

Instructors
Katherine Picho, Howard University (course director)
Marie Plaisime, Howard University
Intended for educators (including administrators) and researchers at all levels, this interactive course provides a primer on survey development and the use of factor analysis to validate surveys.

View full course description.

 


Co-Decolonizing Research Methods: Toward Research Sustaining Indigenous and ‘Other’ Community Engaged Ways of Knowing (RL-9)
Tuesday, September 15

 

Instructors
Lorri Many Rivers Johnson Santamaría, Mixteco Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) (course director)
Cristina Corrine Santamaría Graff, Indiana University—Purdue University at Indianapolis
For those interested or engaged in research produced by or serving Indigenous peoples or people of Color in the United States directly or indirectly impacted by colonization, this course provides a way forward toward authentic collaboration with stakeholders and interested parties.

View full course description.

 

information here register here
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest
national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific
study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, the Association strives
to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry
related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve
education and serve the public good.
 

#VirtualResearchLearningSeries

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