AM 2013 Daily Preview
AM 2013 Daily Preview
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Welcome to Day 4 of the AERA Annual Meeting. Each morning, AM2013 Preview will provide tips on major sessions and events, as well as other updates.

Join the conversation: Use the conference hashtag #AERA13, and follow AERA on Twitter at @AERA_EdResearch and @AERA13.

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Highlighted Sessions - Tuesday, April 30

AERA Early Career Award (2012) Lecture: Maisha T. Winn

“Agitating, Educating, Organizing.” Toward a Theory of Black Literate Lives
Tue, Apr 30 - 8:00 - 9:30 am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza B

AERA Distinguished Lecture: Pedro A. Noguera (#AERAFuture)

Education, Racial Inequality, and the Future of American Democracy
Tue, Apr 30 - 10:20 - 11:50 am
Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5

Drawing on research from a variety of studies, Pedro Noguera of New York University will discuss how schools can be transformed to counter social (and racial) inequality to promote mobility and community development.  In addition to research carried out in schools throughout the United States, Noguera will also include lessons derived from recent experiences of developing new educational models in cities such as New York; Union City, N.J.; Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

Can’t attend the session? Register to watch the livestream. 

AERA Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: A Report

Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 10:20 - 11:50 am
Place: Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level - Plaza A

The AERA Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities was mandated to prepare and present to the AERA Council practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. The report was adopted by the Council in February 2013, and is being released in book form at the Annual Meeting. It addresses legislative, policy and procedural matters with pragmatic and practical strategies.

What Is the Role for Teachers’ Unions in School District Reforms? (#AERAUnions)

Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 12:10 - 1:40 pm
Hilton Union Square, Ballroom Level - Continental 5

Chair: Frederick Hess, American Enterprise Institute
Discussant: Richard Carranza, San Francisco Unified School District
Participants: Susan M. Johnson, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Terry M. Moe, Stanford University; Katharine O. Strunk, University of Southern California; Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers

Can’t attend the session? Register to watch the livestream.

International Handbook of Research in Environmental Education (IHREE): A New AERA Publication

Time: Tue, Apr 30 - 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Place: Hilton Union Square, Yosemite B

The environment and contested notions of sustainability are increasingly topics of public interest, political debate, and legislation across the world. Environmental education journals now publish research from a wide variety of methodological traditions that show linkages between the environment, health, development, and education. The growth in scholarship makes this an opportune time to review and synthesize the knowledge base of the environmental education (EE) field.

Invited Special Address: U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan (#AERASec)

Choosing the Right Battles: Remarks and a Conversation
Tue, Apr 30 - 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Hilton Union Square - Continental 4-6

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will give a major talk on K-12 student assessment and take audience questions.

Can’t attend the session? Register to watch the livestream.

New in 2013

Tour GLIDE Memorial Church

AERA meeting attendees are invited to visit and see how Glide members engage the local community. The tour of Glide’s educational outreach activities will include the Youth and Childcare Center today from 10:30 a.m.- noon or  3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Register to attend.

Mobile Mac Lab Fund
Inspired to give back to the San Francisco community? Consider a donation to GLIDE's MacBook Learning Lab, a mobile unit that enhances youth and children's learning in areas of literacy, nutrition, tutoring, creative arts, wellness, media awareness, and digital arts. 

Community Cashmob
Why not check out a local restaurant committed to social good? Each day of the conference we’ll share a location that has been selected as a “community cashmob.” We hope you’ll visit the site and support their work in the San Francisco community.

Mission Chinese is more than just fast delivery food; they donate .75¢ from each entrée to the Food Bank. Menu | Entrees: $10-$18

AERA Film Festival

The Association’s Film Festival features contemporary films related to the conference theme, “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis,” and to other critical issues in education. Films run throughout the Annual Meeting, and some will include post-viewing discussions led by educators, filmmakers, and researchers. All film festival events take place in Hilton Union Square, Fourth Level - Union Square 22.

Today’s films include Brooklyn Castle, Pariah, Growing Up Is Activism, Adelante, and Precious Knowledge. 


AERA ED Talks will enable education researchers to use the TEDx format for “ideas worth spreading.” Presenters will address the conference theme or some other compelling aspect of the practice of education research. See how educational researchers tackle the topic “Poverty, Education, and Justice” today, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, in Hilton Union Square, Lobby Level, Plaza A.