2016 AERA Annual Meeting Off-Site Visits
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2016 AERA Annual Meeting Off-Site Visits
 
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Please consider these substantive off-site sessions as alternative opportunities as you plan your schedule for the Meeting. Space is limited for these visits, and interested attendees are encouraged to register in advance. Registered participants wishing to add courses, off-site visits, or tours can log in to add events to your registration. Off-site visits are listed below in day and time order.

How to Register or Add an Event to Existing Registration:

  1. Log in to register and make a hotel reservation or view and add events to your existing registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting.
  2. Once you are logged in, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page.
  3. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2016 Annual Meeting and click ‘Register and Reserve a Hotel Room Now’ or ‘View and Add Events to Existing Registration’.
  4. Once you are in registration, click on the 'visits/tours tab' or the ‘events tab’ and add this event to your cart.

Learning for All Employees: A Site Visit to the Hilton Worldwide

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Hilton Worldwide Headquarters, 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Fee: No fee
Transportation: Charter coach transportation will be provided if 10 or more attendees register.
Sponsor: Workplace Learning SIG
Contact: Shahron Williams Van Rooij (swilliae@gmu.edu), George Mason University

Description:

The purpose of this off-site visit is to provide Workplace Learning SIG members and guests insights into the ways in which a U.S. multinational in the hospitality sector uses learning to develop a broad, diverse and multicultural workforce. Hilton’s strategic approach to learning combines internal learning opportunities with partnerships with secondary and post-secondary institutions to develop a workforce that aligns with and enriches local and regional economic goals. Attendees will observe a sample of learning events in the Culinary/Food Services and Housekeeping departments, which represent one of the largest employment areas for Hilton, as well as have the opportunity to reflect on how researchers can engage with multinational businesses to inform scholarship and practice to influence a broader public.
Who may attend: Workplace Learning SIG members Only, limited to 30 attendees.

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National Library of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Date: Friday, April 8, and Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.
Fee: No fee
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided.
Sponsor: Presidential Session

Description:

The National Library of Education is holding two site visits designed for participants at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Library Director Pamela Tripp-Melby is hosting the visit, which will include a briefing on the libraries collections and access to them. This visit is a unique opportunity to receive a guided tour of the National Library. Tripp-Melby will lead the tour, using items from the historical collection to illustrate issues in education from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s that continue to be of concern today: Equity in education, the education of immigrants and English language learners, and teacher quality. Participants will have the opportunity to read original documents and ask questions.

Founded in 1994, the library’s collection reaches back nearly 150 years. The historical collection includes education-related government documents, textbooks, monographs, and journals that span a critical era in U.S. history— the transition from an agrarian to an industrial economy. Many of the documents have been recently catalogued and are now available for viewing for the first time.
Who may attend: Registration is required for this site visit to the National Library of Education. Each visit is limited to 40 participants. There is no fee to attend. Transportation is provided to the site. The library is located at 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Education's headquarters building. It is one block from the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop (Maryland & 7th Street exit).

The site visit is three hours. It will be held twice—from 12:30 – 3:30 pm on Friday, April 8, and on Monday, April 11.

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Response Abilities: Generating Arts-based Research with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: FDR and MLK monuments, 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
Fee: No fee
Transportation: Please make your own transportation arrangements.
Sponsor: Arts and Inquiry in the Visual and Performing Arts in Education SIG
Contact: Joe Norris (jnorris@brocku.ca), Brock University

Description:
Arts-based researchers mediate their world through images gestures, sounds and words. They have the ability to respond to their environments with an inquiring mind and generate works of that extend our understandings of the world. In keeping with the conference goal “to highlight the interplay of research, politics, and social analysis” scholars from the Arts and Inquiry in the Visual and Performing Arts in Education and/or the Arts-based Educational Research SIGs will assemble at the Franklyn Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Martin Luther King (MLK) monuments to create evocative responses. Rather than arriving overly prepared, they will a) respond to a particular element and b) invite those in attendance, including the public, to participate in this four-hour videotaped event.
Who may attend: All may attend

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Fighting for the Right to the City: Community Organizing for Public Education in a Gentrifying D.C.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee: $10
Transportation: Please make your own transportation arrangements.
Sponsor: Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing for Education Reform SIG
Contact: Antwan Jefferson (Antwan.jefferson@ucdenver.edu), University of Colorado Denver; Esa Syeed (esa.syeed@nyu.edu), New York University

Description:
In Washington, D.C., community organizers have a dual challenge. On one hand, they must confront a powerful education reform agenda that has dramatically changed the education landscape through massive school closures, the vast expansion of charter schools, and persistent inequality. On the other, they must navigate new forms of urbanization that have changed the character of the city. Rather than focus on a particular policy issue, this year’s proposed offsite event seeks to situate D.C. education organizing experiences deeply within the context of a rapidly gentrifying city.
Who may attend: All may attend

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Public Scholarship and Community Organizing for Sustainable Community Schools

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Montgomery Knolls Elementary School, 807 Daleview Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Fee: No fee
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided.
Sponsor: Presidential Session
Contact: Reuben Jacobson (jacobsonr@iel.org), Institute for Educational Leadership

Description:
This participatory session takes place at a local community school, bringing researchers and practitioners together to discuss the scholarship and organizing on community schools that currently exists and also to discuss what more is needed. High-quality community schools are deeply rooted in and responsive to engaged communities. The community school strategy is gaining attention across the nation in recognition of the potential for schools to become centers of opportunity and support in communities of poverty. The session focuses on the research infrastructures needed to create and sustain such schools, discussing the challenges and opportunities in using research as support. Attendees will hear from leaders and stakeholders at the site visit school, which is part of a systemic community schools initiative.
Who may attend: All may attend, maximum of 100 attendees.

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Youth Engagement in Transformative School/Community Problem-Solving: Challenges & Opportunities in Washington, DC & Atlanta, GA

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Yetunde Reeves, Principal and Ballou Senior High School, 3401 4th Street SE, Washington, DC 20032
Fee: $25
Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided.
Sponsor: Presidential Session
Contact: Joyce E. King (drjoyceking@yahoo.com), Georgia State University

Description:
This 2-part session begins with a 2-hour field trip to an urban high school in South East Washington, DC where youth are engaged in a Restorative Justice Program and Youth Participatory Research. The aim is to contribute to the body of "public scholarship" around youth engagement in school/community transformation, with a focus on youth research as critical literacy learning in the African American education for liberation tradition. Part 1 is a 2-hour guided field trip experience. Field trip participants will observe and interact with students and staff involved in youth engagement programs at Ballou High School. Invited guests / panelists, including Atlanta-area police department leaders engaged with youth crime prevention/diversion partnership, will participate in a facilitated feed-back session with the host school students and staff who are involved in "youth engagement in transformative school-community problem solving". Part 2 is a 90-minute public Forum following the site visit. Two research-based panel presentations will focus on the challenges, opportunities and results of engaging youth in transformative school/community problem-solving in Washington, DC (Ballou Senior High School) and Atlanta-area public schools.
Who may attend: All may attend, maximum of 25 attendees.

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