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April 2015  

RSVP FOR THE SOCIAL RECEPTION AT THE METROPOLITAN CLUB BY APRIL 12TH

 

On Sunday, April 19th from 7-10pm (beer, wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres), AERA Division H will host its annual Social Reception, this year in the Metropolitan Club in the tallest building in Chicagoland…the Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) at 233 S Wacker Drive, 67th Floor.

 

Access to the Social Reception has to be secured via RSVP because of security precautions.  Everyone will need to check in at the front desk when they enter the Willis Tower. The Willis Tower will look for your name on the guest list and if your name is listed, you will receive a pass that will allow you to go through security and take the elevators up to the Metropolitan Club on the 67th floor.

 

Please RSVP using the following link (copy into your browser) by Sunday, April 12th.

 

http://www.evite.com/event/015EN4ONGYON74P5SEPE3WLKUAVTXA/guests/#

The dress code at The Metropolitan Club is business casual.  

  • Business casual dress does not allow jeans, sneakers or sandals.  
  • Ties are not required.

RESEARCHERS NEEDED FOR GRADUATE STUDENT ROUNDTABLE ON APRIL 16TH

We are a little over a week away from seeing each other in Chicago. Division H Graduate students are seeking the help of our professional researchers currently in the field at our 5th annual Graduate Student Round Table on Thursday, April 16th, from 10:00 AM to Noon in the Marriott, Fourth Level, Clark room.

We are seeking your expertise on the following topics: 

  • ·      Applied Research and Assessment
  • ·      Assessment
  • ·      Program Evaluation
  • ·      Evaluation and Accountability

Be part of the scholarly conversations with our graduate students as were share our research. Please let us know if you will be attending the Graduate Student Round table and the topic you would like to share your expert knowledge on.

Please email us at Divisionh.graduatestudents@gmail.com with ‘2015 DIV. H GS Round Table’ in the subject line and the in the body of the email include yourname and topic you wish share your expertise in the body of the email.

Thank you so much; we are looking forward your contribution development of Division H present and future scholars.

KEY ACTIVITIES/EVENTS FOR DIVISION H AT AERA

 

Listed below are some of the key events/activities that will take place related to our Division at AERA in Chicago.  See Reality Test for information regarding Division H program sessions which is posted on our website at http://bit.ly/DivH2015PreConf:

 

THURSDAY

8:00 am to 3:45 pm

  • Division H Pre-Session. Using Data to Drive Improvement: Building on a Tested District Model.  Fairmont, 2nd Level, State [$125 - register and pay through AERA. Division H members who register for the presession eligible for $50 rebate]

    10:00 am to noon

  • Division H Graduate Students/Early Career Mentoring Seminar. Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Fourth Level, Clark.

    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Division H Leadership Meeting (Movers and Shakers). VP Suite- Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (All Division H committee leadership and interested members are invited to attend)

     

    FRIDAY

    9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Exhibits Booth. Sheraton Chicago, River Exhibition Hall, First Level, Booth 208. Sign-up to volunteer at the Exhibit Booth via Doodle poll at https://doodle.com/e82vc43rh3xerue2

     

    SATURDAY

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Exhibits Booth. Sheraton Chicago, River Exhibition Hall, First Level, Booth 208.

    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • New Members Reception. Vice-President’s Suite, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • International Member Reception. Vice-President’s Suite, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • Graduate Student Reception. Vice-President’s Suite, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mil.

     

    SUNDAY

    8:15 am to 10:15 am

  • Division H Business Meeting, Awards Presentation, and Breakfast. Featured speaker:  Dr. John Q. Easton, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Spencer Foundation and Former Director of the Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education. [Long-time member of Division H and DRE]  Cost-$10-Go to AERA Registration, find the Events tab and pay for a ticket online.

    Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Seventh Level, Grand Salon II.

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Exhibits Booth. Sheraton Chicago, River Exhibition Hall, First Level, Booth 208.

    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

  • Division H Social. Willis Tower Metropolitan Club, 67th floor of the former Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive.

  •  [VP’s Suite will be in the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile]

 

 

ATTENTION: LAST CALL!!!!! ONLY FOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS REMAIN FOR THE DIVISION H EXHIBITS BOOTH IN CHICAGO!!!

 

Thank you for showing your overwhelming support of the Division H Exhibits Booth again this year! We have only the following four shifts left to cover at the Booth in Chicago:

 

Sunday, April 19, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Sunday, April 19, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Sunday, April 19, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Sunday, April 19, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

 

Participate in the Doodle poll "Volunteer For AERA 2015 Division H Exhibit Booth (Booth 208)”, in order to select time slots that work for you. You can find this poll at:

 

https://doodle.com/e82vc43rh3xerue2

 

Be sure to write your full name, and check off the time slots you choose. Remember to hit the save button (you must scroll all the way to the right of the poll). After you hit “Save,” a window will pop up. It will prompt you to provide your email address, so that we can send out additional information to all of our volunteers as AERA gets nearer.

 

Don’t forget to write down the dates and times that you volunteer for, and prepare to arrive at least 5 minutes early. Please share this link with other Division H members, and sign up for a time slot today!

 

Thank you for your continued support of Division H!

 

Exhibit Booth Co-Chair, Glynn Ligon (gligon@espsg.com)

Exhibit Booth Co-Chair, Sarah D. Newton (sarah.newton@uconn.edu)

 

Location:

          Sheraton Chicago, River Exhibition Hall, First Level, Booth 208.

 

 
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