<em>AERA18 Insider</em> - April 13, 2018
AERA18 Insider - April 13, 2018
 
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AERA18 Insider

Friday, April 13, 2018


Welcome to the opening day of the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting! Each morning, AERA18 Insider will provide tips on key sessions and events, as well as other Annual Meeting resources and highlights you won't want to miss.

Join the conversation: Use the conference hashtag #AERA18, and follow AERA on Twitter at @AERA_EdResearch.

Questions? Contact the AERA Meetings team at annualmtg@aera.net, or check out the Navigating the Annual Meeting section of the program for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

 
 
 
In this Issue:

Town Hall Forum on Gun Violence Research and Implications for Schools and Communities
Evolving Knowledge Infrastructures in Education: Engaging Diversity, Illuminating Inequities, and Imagining Possible Futures
Opening Plenary: Imagining Radically, Practicing Hope: How Public Education Could Disrupt Racial Injustice
AERA Welcoming Reception
The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News
Today's Live-Streaming Sessions
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Resources
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
- GTCOM
- Mathematica


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

 



Today's Highlights

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


4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Sutton South
Session Hashtag: #AERAGunViolenceRsch
Link to session

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 Adams (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). 

 

Evolving Knowledge Infrastructures in Education: Engaging Diversity, Illuminating Inequities, and Imagining Possible Futures
 

4:05 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor - Sutton North
Link to Session


There is a growing call in Information Sciences for “knowledge infrastructures” (KIs) to debalkanize scholarship, support inter-professional learning, enable distributed collaboration, and capitalize on economies of scope and scale. While infrastructures abound in education—from common standards to technology-enhanced learning environmentscomparative critical questions about alternatives and their consequences are rare. Panelists John Q. Easton (Spencer Foundation), Adam Gamoran (William T. Grant Foundation), Kris Gutiérrez (University of California, Berkeley), Steven Jackson (Cornell University), Carl Lagoze (University of Michigan), Carol D. Lee (Northwestern University), and Daniel A. McFarlan (Stanford University) will address multi-disciplinary questions within the contexts of their own work in education, critiquing existing KIs and imagining alternatives, to advance collective knowledge and capacity for action in complex educational systems. The session will be chaired by Pamela A. Moss (University of Michigan).
 
Opening Plenary: Imagining Radically, Practicing Hope: How Public Education Could Disrupt Racial Injustice

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom
Session Hashtag: #AERAOpening
Link to session


Chaired by AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball (University of Michigan) and Program Co-Chairs Carla O'Connor (University of Michigan) and Suzanne Wilson (University of Connecticut), the Opening Plenary  will feature enriching discussion about public education, its central role in our struggle for justice, and the lessons we must learn from those who came before us. A panel of educators, researchers, activists, and historians
including  Robert Moses (The Algebra Project), Eve Tuck (University of Toronto), Christopher Edley, Jr. (The Opportunity Project), Sheldon Danzinger (Russell Sage Foundation), Prudence L. Carter (University of California, Berkeley), and Particia Baquendano-Lopez (University of California, Berkeley)will launch our collective conversation about the meeting's theme. 

AERA Welcoming Reception

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Special program at 9:00 p.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square, Second Floor, Metropolitan East Room

Immediately following the Opening Plenary, join other meeting attendees and special guests for a celebratory opening reception. Meet your colleagues and enjoy live music and great food as we kick off the 2018 Annual Meeting. All registrants are welcome!
 

Coming on Tuesday: The Role of Education Researchers in an Era of Fake News
Read Brief Essays by the Presenters

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

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.

Read 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) here. Reactions and questions can be directed to lperna@upenn.edu in advance of the session.


Today's Live-Streaming Sessions
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