March 25, 2024

Connect with EDC at AERA 2024

We invite you to join EDC researchers and discuss our equity-focused research at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme of this year’s meeting is Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action.”

AERA participants will explore our findings on social justice-focused data literacy, equity in computer science education, equitable mathematics learning, inclusive maker programs, and more.

Browse the schedule below to view our sessions, and scroll down for related resources.

EDC Sessions – Dates and Times

Be sure to visit AERA for the most up-to-date session information.


Session Title

EDC Researchers

Thursday, April 11

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Co-Designing for Critical Data Storytelling with Middle School ELA and Art Teachers

Megan Silander

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Taking a Critical Lens to Large-Scale Population Data as a Mirror and Window for Studying Society

Josephine Louie
Jennifer Stiles
Emily Fagan  

Friday, April 12

11:25 a.m.–12:55 p.m.

Supporting Teacher Understanding of Computational Thinking as a Problem-Solving Strategy in Early Elementary Education

Heather Sherwood
Camille Ferguson

Alice Kaiser

4:55–6:25 p.m.

Building Computational Thinking (CT) Readiness for All: A Planning Tool for Guiding the School-Wide Integration of CT

Heather Sherwood

Babette Moeller

Saturday, April 13

7:45–9:15 a.m.

Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, and Implementation of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Practices in Computer Science Education

June Mark

11:25 a.m. –12:55 p.m.

Expanding Equity in Computer Science: Lessons from a Teacher Survey in a Large Urban District

June Mark

11:25 a.m. –12:55 p.m.

The Role of External Evaluation: Promoting Continuous Quality Improvement as a New Accountability

Meg Caven

3:05–4:35 p.m.

Impact of an Inclusive Maker Program on Student Engineering Design-Process Knowledge and Understanding

Ariana Riccio Wendy Martin

Sunday, April 14

7:45–9:15 a.m.

Catalyzing Innovation: Rethinking Scalability

Babette Moeller

9:35–11:05 a.m.

Supporting Preschoolers’ Spatial Thinking through Hands-On Activities and Digital Experiences

Emily Braham
Ashley Lewis Presser
Regan Vidiksis

11:25 a.m.–12:55 p.m.

Religious Identity & Culturally Responsive Pedagogy among Urban High School Teachers

Candace Kyles



Social Justice-Focused Data Literacy

EDC Investigating U.S. Society with Data (curriculum)

Critical Data Literacy: Creating a More Just World with Data, in National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Foundations of Data Science for Students in Grades K-12

Advancing Social Justice Through Data Literacy, in Educational Leadership

Equity in Computer Science Education

EDC Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum

Design Principles Behind Beauty and Joy of Computing, in Association for Computing Machinery Proceedings

Why Do Students Enroll in AP CSP?, in Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology

Inclusive Maker Programs

EDC IDEAS: Inventing, Designing, and Engineering for All Students (curricula)

Understanding STEM Outcomes for Autistic Middle Schoolers in an Interest-Based, Afterschool Program: A Qualitative Study, in Research in Science Education

Promoting Science, Technology, and Engineering Self-Efficacy and Knowledge for All With an Autism Inclusion Maker Program, in Frontiers in Education

Equitable Mathematics Learning

EDC Mathematics For All Professional Development Program

The Role of Local Facilitators in Scaling Up a Well-Specified Teacher Professional Learning Program, in Investigations in Mathematics Learning

Reframing Our Goals for Mathematics Education: The Importance of Nurturing a Sense of Belonging, Belonging, Learning, Learning Environment

Learn about EDC’s research and evaluation work.