Three Annual Meeting Professional Development Courses to Be Offered Live Online

April 2017

Three courses from AERA’s rich and dynamic professional development and training program at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting will be available via live-stream through the
AERA-Virtual Research Learning Center (VRLC).

The courses are:

PDC14: Strategies for Sharing Your Research
Instructors: Jenny Grant Rankin, University of Cambridge
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017   
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $55.00                

PDC17: Using the AERA/APA/NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing to Improve the Quality of Education Research
Instructors: Linda L. Cook, Educational Testing Service; Wayne J. Camara, ACT, Inc.; Michael T. Kane, Educational Testing Service
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fee: $55.00    

PDC19: Accessing and Exploring NCES Data
Instructors: Stephen Quin Cornman, U.S. Department of Education; Emmanuel Sikali, U.S. Department of Education; Andrew A. White, National Center for Education Statistics; Laura Nixon, U.S. Census Bureau; Osei Ampadu, U.S. Census Bureau; Jumaane Young, U.S. Census Bureau
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $95.00

Space is still available for most of the 27 on-site 2017 AERA Annual Meeting Professional Development Courses, but advanced registration is encouraged. Potential participants can register by logging in for the first time, or by logging in and updating their 2017 AERA Annual Meeting registration. Extended courses (eight hours) occur on Thursday, April 27, or Friday, April 28. Mini-courses (four hours) take place from Friday through Sunday, April 28–30.

The courses are taught by expert scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, and government agencies. Specialized training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, advanced skills in statistical techniques, and other important substantive areas, are addressed in the professional development courses. Courses are designed at various levels (e.g., basic, intermediate, advanced) to reach graduate students, early career scholars, and other researchers who seek to increase their knowledge and enhance research skills.

Questions should be directed to George L. Wimberly, AERA Director of Professional Development (

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