<em>AERA18 Insider</em> - April 10, 2018
AERA18 Insider - April 10, 2018
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AERA18 Insider

April 10, 2018

Each year, the AERA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the United States and around the world. Leading up to the 2018 Annual Meeting, AERA18 Insider will provide a periodic glance at meeting highlights and features. Join us April 13–17 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.
In this Issue:

The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News
Town Hall Forum on Gun Violence Research and Implications for Schools and Communities
March for Science – April 14
Sessions on Engaging and Supporting Research and Science
Featured Presidential Sessions
Honoring Lives and Legacies
Annual Meeting at Your Fingertips
Making the Annual Meeting Supportive, Open, and Inclusive
Attend the Annual Meeting Virtually
Advance Your Skills – On-site and Online
Connect with Exhibitors
Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

About the Theme
The theme of the Annual Meeting calls us to confront the struggles for public education, considering the times in which we are living, the historical arcs that shape our present(s), and the roles we can play in the fight for justice. Read more
2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors
AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

- American Institutes for Research

Gold Sponsor
- SAGE Publishing

Silver Sponsors
- Mathematica

Bronze Sponsors
- AccessLex Institute
- National Institute of Education
- RAND Corporation

Join as an AERA18 sponsor!


The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News
Ensuring the Integrity of Knowledge
This Presidential session will provide a forum for dialogue about how education researchers, individually and collectively, can ensure the integrity of knowledge now and into the future and effectively respond to challenges to facts, data, research and science.

The next issue of AERA18 Insider (Friday, April 13) will link to brief essays from session chair Laura Perna (University of Pennsylvania) and presenters Ana Martinez Aleman (Boston College), Prudence Carter (University of California, Berkeley), Jeffrey Henig (Teachers College, Columbia University), Demetri Morgan (Loyola University Chicago), Antar Tichavakunda (University of Southern California), and William Tierney (University of Southern California). 

Session Details
Tuesday, April 17, 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman
Link to session

Town Hall Forum on Gun Violence Research and Implications for Schools and Communities
Addressing What We Know and How to Act on It

At a time when gun violence, on average, takes the lives of 100 people and injures hundreds more in the United States every day, credible, scientific research has never been more important to our understanding of what works to prevent gun violence. This session will address the implications of gun violence research on schools and communities, and examine how researchers, practitioners, and policymakers can build upon what we know and move forward to address this public crisis.

This session will be chaired by AERA Past-President Vivian L. Gadsden (University of Pennsylvania) and AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. Presenters include David Adam (Urban Assembly), Ron Avi Astor (University of Southern California), Matthew J. Mayer (Rutgers University), Katherine S. Newman (University of Massachusetts), Pedro Noguera (University of California, Los Angeles), David M. Osher (American Institutes for Research). Another town hall forum, on confronting sexual harassment in the academy and scholarly professions, was featured in the previous issue of AERA18 Insider.

Session Details
Friday, April 13, 4:30 to 6:15 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Sutton South
Session Hashtag: #AERAGunViolenceRsch
Session will be live-streamed
Link to session

March for Science – April 14
Show Your Support for Science and Evidence
With more 17,000 education researchers convening at the Annual Meeting in New York, April 13-17, AERA is a proud partner organization of March for Science New York City. AERA urges members, regardless of where they will be this Saturday, to show their support of science and evidence-based policy making. Click here to find a march closest to you. Be sure to use the hashtag #March4EdResearch and to tag @AERA_EdResearch in your social media posts.

On Monday, April 16, Caroline Weinberg, national co-chair for March for Science, will participate in an Annual Meeting session titled “Advocating for the Right to Science and Evidence-Based Policy Making in Education: Lessons from the March for Science Movement. Joining her will be Lori Diane Hill (AERA), Gustavo E. Fischman (Arizona State University), and Andrew Rosenberg (Center for Science and Democracy).

Session Details
Monday, April 16, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Madison
Link to session

Sessions on Engaging and Supporting Research and Science
Connecting Education Research to Policy and Practice
Sessions on advancing and benefitting from education research in tumultuous times, enhancing public communication of research, and the rise of nonprofit education journalism are among those offered through the Research and Science Policy Forum series at the Annual Meeting. The Forum series focuses on important areas at the intersection of education research and science policy. Click here to browse sessions. 

Featured Presidential Sessions
Engaging Content on Diverse Topics

High-quality, research-based early learning; state assessment opt-out movements; and teacher policy in the U.S. are among the many compelling Presidential sessions being offered at the Annual Meeting. Joining the sessions highlighted in the last issue of AERA18 Insider are several others that attendees will not want to miss.

Honoring Lives and Legacies
Memorial Sessions Held for Leading Scholars
As a tribute to their lives and contributions to the field of education research, memorial sessions for Marty Maehr, Brian V. Street, and Robert Tinker will be held at the 2018 Annual Meeting. View more details about these sessions here.

Annual Meeting at Your Fingertips
Download the AERA Annual Meeting Mobile App
The AERA Annual Meeting mobile app is available for downloading. The 2018 app will keep your day much more structured all from the palm of your hand. With the app, you will be able to add sessions to your schedule and sync between your multiple devices; search speakers; stay up-to-date with real time alerts; and engage with other Annual Meeting attendees through social media. Download the app by searching your app store for “AERA Meetings.” If you already have the 2017 app on your device, tap “Exit to show list” from the Gear Icon.

Click here for more details.

Making the Annual Meeting Supportive, Open, and Inclusive
AERA’s Commitment to Welcoming and Accessible Events
AERA is committed to making the Annual Meeting and all of its events and activities welcoming and accessible. It is the collective responsibility of all participants and attendees to support these aims so that the Annual Meeting is a respectful and supportive environment. Click here to learn more about AERA’s commitment and what to do if you witness any form of harassment or discrimination.

Attend the Annual Meeting Virtually
Find Out Which Annual Meeting Sessions Will Be Live-Streamed
If you are unable to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting in New York City or are simply trying to be in two places at once, take advantage of free live-streamed sessions.

Register here

Advance Your Skills – On-site and Online
Professional Development Courses Are Open for Registration
Annual Meeting attendees can take advantage of a rich program of extended and mini professional development courses. This year’s 31-course lineup provides ample opportunities for attendees to train in research methods and skills, discover specialized research disciplines, address professional development issues, and much more. To view more information about the on-site professional development courses at the Annual Meeting, click here.

In addition, four courses will be available via live-stream through AERA’s Virtual Research Learning Center. To register, click here.

Connect with Exhibitors
Enter to Win and Meet Special Speakers
Visit the New York Hilton Midtown Friday through Sunday (April 13-15) to meet exhibitors. Enjoy complimentary coffee and visit top publishers, research companies on the rise, technology experts, and many more.

Enter to Win

If you visit at least 10 different exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall during the meeting, you will be entered for a daily chance to win an iPad or a trip to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto (registration, hotel, and air fare included).

Speaker’s Corner 

Don’t miss the Speaker’s Corner in the Exhibit Hall, which provides attendees with opportunities to meet members of the press on issues relevant to research communications, see demonstrations, and learn more about publishing and research products.


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