Learning & Instruction (C)
Learning & Instruction (C)
Message from Division VP


Dear Division C members:
By now you may have learned that AERA will NOT be holding an in-person meeting in San Francisco next month.  The situation with the coronavirus is getting quite serious.  The city of San Francisco also recently put out its own announcement encouraging formats other than face-to-face for conferences with 50 or more participants.  Like our host city, AERA’s first and foremost concern is the safety of our members and other attendees at the annual meeting. 
Let me emphasize that AERA is not cancelling the meeting.  Steps are now being worked out to make this a virtual meeting to the extent possible. So for those of you on the program, keep working on your talks and posters.  You just may be presenting them in a different format.
Regarding expenses incurred, AERA is working on the possibility of reimbursement for paid registration fees.  If you made hotel reservations through AERA, Felice Levine recommended that you cancel personally with the hotel.
Finally, program chair April Taylor and I want to get the word out to everyone on the Division C program.  But this is more challenging for non-members.  If you are a session chair, please take the time to notify everyone that we are not convening in San Francisco.
We are resilient.  We will figure out a way to make our exciting meeting happen virtually.  More information to come.
Sandra Graham
Division C Vice President
Core Sessions & Social Events


We’ve got an exciting program planned for AERA! Mark your calendars and add these events to your schedule.

[1] Happy Hour in Honor of Mentoring – co-sponsored with APA Division 15

  • Come kick off AERA by celebrating mentorship with our friends in Division 15 at our co-sponsored happy hour.
  • Friday, April 5th, 4:30-6:30pm (right before the opening plenary), at The Pint Public House – 277 Front St W
  • Hope to see you there!

[2] Business Meeting and Session Highlights (login to add to your personal schedule & sync with iPhone/Android app):

  • Sylvia Scribner Award
    • Sat, April 6, 10:25 to 11:55am, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Dominion Ballroom South
    • Winner: Steve Graham – Changing School-Based Writing Practices: Evidence from 40 Years of Research
  • Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award and Jan Hawkins Early Career Award
    • Sat, April 6, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Dominion Ballroom South
    • Early Career Award Winner: Doug Lombardi – Think Again: Shifting Epistemic Judgments Toward the Scientific
    • Hawkins Award Winner: Antero Garcia – Learning, Play, and Power in an Era of Trumpism
  • Tea Time with Leaders of Division C
    • Join us for an informal session of networking!
    • Sat, April 6, 4:10 to 6:10pm, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, City Hall - Working Group
    • Chair: Sandra Graham
    • Participants: Eric M. Anderman; Lynley H. Anderman; Alfredo J. Artiles; Dorothy L. Espelage; Kimberly Gomez; Luis Gomez; Kris D. Gutiérrez; Karen R. Harris; Cynthia Hudley; Avi Kaplan; Ernest Morrell; Richard E. Mayer; P. Karen Murphy; Annemarie S. Palincsar; Reinhard Pekrun; Paul A. Schutz; Gale M. Sinatra; Allan L. Wigfield
  • Business Meeting, Awards Announcements, and Featured Graduate Student Posters 
  • Shark Tank: Graduate Students Pitch Equity and Inclusion–Focused Research Designs (for Money)!
    • Cheer on your favorite pitch and help decide the winner!
    • Mon, April 8, 8:00 to 10:00am, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine, Birchwood Ballroom
    • Chairs: DeLeon Gray, Rachel Miriam Vriend Croninger, Sara Elizabeth Baszczewski
    • Participants:
      • Encouraging Empathy in Engineering Students Through Equity-Informed Dialogue – Aamir Fidai
      • Culturally-Responsive Video Game Design with Off-Reservation Indigenous Youth and Communities – Megan Hamilton
      • Say it Loud - #WeAreNotTheSame: How Middle-schoolers' Intra-racial Perspectives Affect Schooling – Laronnda Thompson, Sia Brown, and Lisette Enumah
      • Fandom Kingdom: Developing Literacies Across Contexts – Karis Jones and Scott Storm
      • Discussant: Helenrose Fives
  • Building your Research Community to Impact the Field: Insights from the #Cloud2Class Social Media in Education Initiative sponsored by AERA. Division C Fireside Chat.
    • Mon, April 8, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine, Birchwood Ballroom
    • Chair: Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University
    • Participants: Alan J. Daly; Ken Frank; Sihua Hu; Kaitlin Torphy; Martin Rehm; Diana Brandon; Vanessa Dennen

Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto!


Winners of Division C Awards announced at AERA. Click here to see the list of awards and winners.

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