AERA Annual Meeting Preview – March 13, 2014
AERA Annual Meeting Preview – March 13, 2014
 
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AERA14 Preview


March 13, 2014

In this Issue:

AERA Annual Meeting Preview Returns
Annual Meeting App Anticipated Release Date: March 25
UVA President Sullivan to Give Opening Plenary Address

Ravitch, Gym Join Impressive Line-up of First Day Speakers
Olivas Wraps Up Day 1 With Social Justice Award Lecture
Be in Two Sessions at Once or Attend Online through Live-Streamed Sessions and Tweetups
Professional Development Courses Offered Onsite and Online
New to AERA or the Annual Meeting? Get Your Bearings at the Welcoming Orientation
Making the Most of Philadelphia
Giving Back to the Philadelphia Community
Questions?

AERA Annual Meeting Preview Returns

AERA is pleased to provide this first issue of AERA14 Preview. Launched in advance of the 2012 Annual Meeting, and now in its third year, this and subsequent previews will provide meeting attendees a glimpse of what to expect at the 95th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Over 13,000 education researchers from more than 60 countries are expected to turn out for the Annual Meeting and present the latest in education research in 2,400+ sessions. Anchoring the program this year is the theme “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy,” showcasing ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas, from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. The program and the app can be searched by presenters, sessions types (e.g., Presidential, division), and topics. A little advance study and a quick read of AERA14 Preview can provide a valuable jumpstart.

In addition to this first communiqué, another AERA14 Preview will be sent prior to the Annual Meeting. Also, you will receive a daily preview of highlighted events on each of the five days of the meeting. Whether you are attending the meeting in person or attending parts of it online, AERA14 Preview will keep you on top of key programming.
Annual Meeting App Anticipated Release Date: March 25

The Annual Meeting mobile app will be ready for downloading by March 25, 2014. The app gives attendees comprehensive information on the meeting, including session times and locations, presenter names and affiliations, and an exhibitor directory keyed to an exhibit hall map. With the app, you will be able to build a custom meeting schedule, connect with colleagues, and engage through social media. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and BlackBerry devices, and available for all other web browser–enabled phones, as well as PCs, through a web-based platform version.

Free Wi-Fi will be available in every session and throughout the convention center and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel, giving you complete access to online Annual Meeting information at all times. Stay tuned to the AERA website, emails, and social media for download instructions as soon as the app is ready.

UVA President Sullivan to Give Opening Plenary Address

Teresa Sullivan

Kicking off the Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 3, Teresa Sullivan, eighth president of the University of Virginia (UVA), will deliver the Opening Plenary Address. Sullivan will speak about education research that is leading to innovative practices and policies at every level of education, from kindergarten through higher education, making the case for a continuum of innovation.

An accomplished scholar in labor force demography and the author or coauthor of six books and many scholarly articles, Sullivan has undertaken award-winning research on bankruptcy and on the fragile middle class. Her most recent work reflecting her considerable scholarly and practice expertise focuses on the measurement of productivity in higher education. Since taking office in 2010, she has led UVA through a period of significant progress.

Thursday, April 3, 4:05 pm to 5:35 pm
Convention Center, 400 Level - Terrace I
Session hashtag: #AERAInnovate
Session will also be live-streamed

Afterward, all Annual Meeting attendees are invited to attend the Opening Reception.


Ravitch, Gym Join Impressive Line-up of First Day Speakers


Helen Gym


Diane Ravitch

Noted education historian and researcher Diane Ravitch and Philadelphia public education advocate Helen Gym are among a compelling line-up of major speakers at the Annual Meeting, the very first day. In a session titled “Rising to the Challenges of Quality and Equality: The Promise of a Public Pedagogy,” Ravitch will speak about the unanticipated consequences of educational innovations, while Gym will discuss what educational research means for the lives of school children in Philadelphia. Ravitch is a research professor of education at New York University and author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools. Gym is cofounder of Parents United for Public Education.

Thursday, April 3, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 121 B


Olivas Wraps Up Day 1 With Social Justice Award Lecture

Michael A. Olivas

University of Houston’s Michael A. Olivas will present the 2014 Social Justice in Education Award Lecture Drafting Justice: Statutory Language, Public Policy, and Legislative Reform. Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance at UH. 

“Of all the dimension of a full life as a professor—the opportunities and rewards of teaching, mentoring, scholarship, consulting, professional service, advising—one small piece has been more deliberate and purposeful,” said Olivas. “I have chosen as my AERA topic ‘Statutory Language, Public Policy, and Legislative Reform.’”

Thursday, April 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   
Convention Center, 100 Level - 119A
Session hashtag: #AERASJ


Be in Two Sessions at Once or Attend Online through Live-Streamed Sessions and Tweetups

For the second consecutive year, AERA is live-streaming selected Annual Meeting sessions for attendees who want to watch two simultaneous sessions, or for people who are unable to attend. This year, 20 Presidential and featured sessions will be live-streamed. Free registration is required to watch any of the sessions. Stay tuned to the AERA website, emails, and social media for further registration information.

Join key session conversations on Twitter using the Tweetup hashtags found on the 2014 Annual Meeting Key Sessions Page.
 
Annual Meeting Live-Streamed Sessions Include:

Innovations in Access to and Success in College
Thursday, April 3, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
 
The Political Realities of Education Reform: What Is the Role for Educational Research?
Thursday, April 3, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
 
AERA Opening Plenary Session: Teresa A. Sullivan, President, University of Virginia
Thursday, April 3, 4:05 pm to 5:35 pm EDT
Enriching Research and Innovation Through the Specification of Professional Practice: The Core Practice Consortium
Friday, April 4, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm EDT
 
The Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture: Catherine Snow, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard University
Rigor and Realism: Doing Educational Science in the Real World
Friday, April 4, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm EDT
 
The Science of Learning and the Education Sciences: Strange Bedfellows or All in the Family?
Friday, April 4, 12:25 pm to 1:55 pm EDT
 
Reframing Immigrants and Immigration: The Promise and Possibility
Friday, April 4, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm 
 
How Housing and Neighborhood Contexts Shape Children’s Educational Outcomes
Friday, April 4, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
 
The Contributions of Research and Evaluation to the Educational Innovation Ecosystem: Lessons From Around the World
Friday, April 4, 4:05 pm to 5:35 pm EDT
 
Innovative Validity Approaches for High-Quality Assessments: An Interaction
Saturday, April 5, 8:15 am to 10:15 am EDT
 
The Need for Evidence-Based Understanding of Immigration and Its Consequences
Saturday, April 5, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm EDT
 
2012 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) Results: Why We Should Care
Saturday, April 5, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm EDT
 
Awards Luncheon: 2014 Award Winners in Education Research
Saturday, April 5, 12:25 pm to 2:25 pm EDT 
 
Designing Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems: New Guidance for Educators and Policy Makers Emerging From the Measures of Effective Teaching Study
Saturday, April 5, 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm EDT
 
AERA Presidential Address: Barbara Schneider, AERA President; John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology, Michigan State University 
Aligned Ambitions: What’s Behind the College Mismatch Problem?
Saturday, April 5, 4:35 pm to 5:35 pm EDT 
 
AERA Distinguished Lecture: Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Improving: Joining Improvement Science to Networked Communities
Sunday, April 6, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm EDT 
 
Universal Preschool: What Have We Learned, and What Does It Mean for Practice and Policy?
Sunday, April 6, 12:25 pm to 1:55 pm EDT
 
Analysis of Social Networks of Educators: Empirical Findings, Practical Applications, New Directions, and Theoretical Issues
Sunday, April 6, 4:05 pm to 5:35 pm EDT
 
Noncognitive Factors Affecting Student Success: State of the Science and Opportunities for School Improvement
Sunday, April 6, 4:05 pm to 5:35 pm EDT
 
Learning Analytics: Capturing, Analyzing, and Visualizing Experiences of Lifelong Learning
Monday, April 7, 12:25 pm to 1:55 pm EDT 

Professional Development Courses Offered Onsite and Online

Enrich your Annual Meeting experience by attending onsite or virtually one or more of AERA’s highly rated professional development and training courses. A rich program of 26 courses is being offered, including four that will be streamed live through the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center. The courses provide training in specific research methods and skills, cover significant research issues in related fields and disciplines, emphasize specialized areas, address professional development issues, focus on research for the improvement of practice, and examine recent methodological and substantive developments in education research. Many courses are designed to enhance skills and knowledge among advanced graduate students and early career scholars and address topics such as academic writing and publishing. All courses are offered at modest fees. Regardless of whether you attend onsite or online, you will have continued access to courses via the AERA website for future subsequent viewing. Course capacity is limited. To preregister, go to the AERA website

Annual Meeting Professional Development Courses Available via Livestream:

PDC12: Sensitivity Analysis: Quantifying the Discourse About Causal Inference
Friday, April 4, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

PDC14: Improving Generalizations from Experiments: New Methods
Friday, April 4, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

PDC19: How to Get Published: Guidance from Emerging and Senior Scholars
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

PDC22: Mapping Your Educational Research: Putting Spatial Concepts into Practice with GIS
Sunday, April 6, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Extended courses begin on Wednesday, April 2, one day before the start of the Annual Meeting. Mini-courses will be held Friday through Sunday, April 4–6.
New to AERA or the Annual Meeting? Get Your Bearings at the Welcoming Orientation

New members and first-time meeting attendees are invited to an orientation session. Chaired by AERA President Barbara Schneider, President-Elect Joyce E. King, and Executive Director Felice J. Levine, the session offers an opportunity to learn more about AERA, the benefits of membership, and how to navigate the Annual Meeting.

Welcoming Orientation for New Members and First-Time Attendees
Friday, April 4, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Convention Center, 100 Level – 122B


Making the Most of Philadelphia

Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia is a city of historical American landmarks. In addition to the vast array of historical attractions—from the Liberty Bell to the Betsy Ross House—Philadelphia is rich with art installations, museums, jazz venues, and architectural wonders. AERA is pleased to offer AERA members a selection of tours and off-site visits to make the most out of your time in Philadelphia.
Giving Back to the Philadelphia Community

Consider joining the Graduate Student Council Community Service Project where they will join hands with grassroots youth organization Philadelphia Urban Creators to work outdoors supporting a mission of empowering Philadelphia youth to transform urban landscapes into models of community-based sustainability. Contact Marisa Anne del Campo for registration information (open to all attendees, $20 fee).

Questions?
Contact the AERA Meetings Team at annualmtg@aera.net.
We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, April 3-7!

 
 
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