AERA Annual Meeting Preview - March 27, 2014
AERA Annual Meeting Preview - March 27, 2014
 
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AERA14 Preview


March 27, 2014

In this Issue:
Go Green – Download the AERA Mobile App and the Print Program PDF
Live-Streamed Sessions at a Glance
AERA President Barbara Schneider to Address College Mismatching Trend
Political and Policy Leaders Headline Sessions
60 Years Since Brown: A Spotlight on Brown and Civil Rights
Honoring 2014 Award Winners in Educational Research
Innovation and Education Research – What Does This Year’s Theme Mean to You?
Making the Most of Philadelphia

Questions?

Go Green – Download the AERA 2014 Mobile App and the Print Program PDF

The Annual Meeting mobile app and Print Program PDF are ready for downloading. 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. Download the app by searching your app store for “aera 2014 annual meeting.” It is compatible with most major smart phones and on PCs.

You may also enjoy the Meeting-at-a-Glance (PDF).
Live-Streamed Sessions at a Glance

For the second consecutive year, AERA is live-streaming selected Annual Meeting sessions at no cost 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.

Registration for live-streamed sessions will be available in the coming days. Please view this Live-streamed Sessions at a Glance for information on all of the no cost virtual sessions at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Stay tuned to the AERA website, your email, and social media (#AERA14) for information on how to sign-up, as soon as registration opens. 

Join key session conversations on Twitter using the official hashtags found on the 2014 Annual Meeting Key Sessions Page.

Sign-up for live-stream professional development courses here (additional course fee).

AERA President Barbara Schneider to Address College Mismatching Trend

Every year more than 150,000 low-income and minority on-time high school graduates choose to enroll in postsecondary institutions that are less selective than their grades, test scores, and aspirations predict. These choices have long-term consequences for the lives of the students’ and their future earnings—and on the contributions they could make to our society.  

In her presidential address, Barbara Schneider will address the college “mismatching” trend, highlighting results from the College Ambition Program, a whole-high school quasi-experimental intervention designed to assist students in fulfilling their ambitions. After four years in the field, working with other 3,000 students, results demonstrate that there are concrete strategies that change college plans and enrollment, with potential for scale-up at a national level. 

A champagne reception will follow the presidential address.

Aligned Ambitions: What’s Behind the College Mismatch Problem?
Saturday, April 5, 4:35 to 5:35 pm (Reception – 5:35 to 6:20 pm)
Convention Center, Terrace Level - Terrace I
Session hashtag: #AERAPres

Browse more key sessions and speakers.


Political and Policy Leaders Headline Sessions

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, key federal science and research officials, and Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite will focus on emerging topics in – and the intersection between – education research and school, education, and science policy.

Rep. Fattah, ranking Democrat on the House science appropriations subcommittee, will address “Congress and Connecting Research to STEM Education and Innovation.” Rendell will discuss “The Political Realities of Education Reform: What Is the Role for Educational Research,” while Hite will offer his unique perspective on “The Landscape of Education Reform in Philadelphia.”

Key policy officials at U.S. federal agencies will speak on the current state of education research policies and priorities. John Q. Easton, director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will address “IES: Promises and Challenges.” Joan Ferrini-Mundy, assistant director at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources, will discuss “Promoting Innovation and Building Research Foundations.” Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss the implications of research on universal preschool for practice and policy.

Congress and Connecting Research to STEM Education and Innovation
Sunday, April 6 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Convention Center, Terrace Level – Terrace I
Rep. Chaka Fattah, U.S. House of Representatives

The Political Realities of Education Reform: What Is the Role for Educational Research?
Thursday, April 3, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Level - Terrace I
Former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell
Session will also be live-streamed

Landscape of Education Reform in Philadelphia
Friday, April 4, 10:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Convention Center, 100 Level - 115C
William R. Hite, Superintendent, Philadelphia School District

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Promises and Challenges
Saturday, April 5, 10:35am to 12:05pm
Convention Center, 100 Level, 108A
John Q. Easton, Institute of Education Sciences

Promoting Innovation and Building Research Foundations at the National Science Foundation: Priorities and Perspectives
Sunday, April 6, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 120A
Joan Ferrini-Mundy, National Science Foundation

Universal Preschool: What Have We Learned, and What Does It Mean for Practice and Policy?
Sunday, April 6, 12:25 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
Convention Center, Terrace Level - Terrace I
Libby Doggett, U.S. Department of Education
Session will also be live-streamed


60 Years Since Brown: A Spotlight on Brown and Civil Rights

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. To commemorate these landmark moments and the contributions of education research to educational equality and justice — while examining what else should, and must, be done – a special series of Annual Meeting sessions will focus on  Brown and civil rights. Leading scholars Charles M. Payne, James D. Anderson, Kenji Hakuta, and Marta Tienda will participate in a symposium and discussion forum, while six other sessions explore aspects of what has – and hasn’t – been accomplished in the past 60 years, and how education research can advance and foster equality for students and society.

60th Since Brown ... 50th Since the Civil Rights Act ... A Symposium and Discussion Forum
Saturday, April 5, 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. 
Convention Center, 100 Level - 114  

Division L Fireside Chat. Brown’s Aftermath: The Evolution of Integration and Desegregation Policy, Research, and Practice in Education
Thursday, April 3, 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 112 B

The Elusive Quest for Civil Rights in Education: Perspectives From AERA Past Presidents
Sunday, April 6, 12:25 to 1:55 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 114

A “Sankofa” Dialogue: Southeastern Scholars Collaborate on Research Focused on African American Education in the U.S. South
Sunday, April 6, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm
Marriott, Fourth Level - Franklin 8

Heritage Language Education as a Civil Right: Policy and Practice in Indigenous, Latina/o, Asian American, and African American Communities
Sunday, April 6, 2:15 to 3:45 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 114

Lessons Lost in Six Decades Since Brown: Resurrecting the Sociocultural Dimensions of Race and Education
Monday, April 7, 10:35 am to 12:05 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 120 A

Brown v. Board of Education at 60: What Happened?
Monday, April 7, 2:15 to 3:45 pm
Convention Center, 100 Level - 105 B


Honoring 2014 Award Winners in Educational Research

AERA invites Annual Meeting participants attending both in person and virtually to join in honoring this year’s 2014 Award Winners in Education Research. During the ceremony, each awardee will be announced officially and have their contributions to the field recognized and honored. They will also give a brief acceptance speech. The luncheon ceremony will be held on the third day of the Annual Meeting – Saturday, April 5 (12:25 to 2:25 pm) in the Convention Center Terrace Level – Terrace I. 

Saturday, April 5, 12:25 to 2:25 pm 
Convention Center, Terrace Level – Terrace I
Session hashtag: #AERAAwards


Innovation and Education Research – What Does This Year’s Theme Mean to You? 

Tell AERA what the 2014 Annual Meeting theme – “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy” – means to you by tweeting or posting using #AERA14. Watch President Schneider and Program Chair Mark Berends discuss the 2014 Annual Meeting Theme in this video.


Making the Most of Philadelphia

Get “pumped” for the Annual Meeting with this creative and informative video featuring Philadelphia attractions and hot spots. The video was produced by AERA Council Member Marybeth Gasman and her students at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Minority Serving Institutions.

Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia is a city of 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.

In addition, Discover Philadelphia, Philadelphia’s official convention and visitor site, has created a unique webpage for Annual Meeting Attendees including places to dine, events, attractions, and much more.

AERA has also listed additional discounts and tips online to help attendees save while planning their trips. 

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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