April 16, 2015

EDC at AERA Annual Meeting (4/16-20)

Join EDC researchers at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), to be held April 16–20 in Chicago. This year’s meeting will explore the theme “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis.”

Learn about EDC’s education research, evaluation, and policy analysis work:

  • Attend EDC sessions on topics such as proficiency-based learning, curriculum implementation, sparking student interest in STEM, preschool mathematics and science education, culturally relevant game design, and professional development.
  • Participate in a symposium on the U.S. Department of Education-funded Ready to Learn Initiative, where EDC’s Shelley Pasnik will present findings from the Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study led by EDC and SRI.
  • Visit symposia featuring EDC’s Bernadette Sibuma and Joyce Malyn-Smith who will discuss the EDC-led STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST).
Start Time Session Presenters Location
Thursday, April 16
12–1:30 p.m. The Role of Funding in Shaping Research on Math and Science Education for English Language Learners Barbara Berns Roundtable Session 2: Hyatt, East Tower–Purple Level, Riverside West
Friday, April 17
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Ready to Learn Transmedia Supplement Impacts Preschool Math Learning and Teaching in Low-Income Settings Shelley Pasnik Hyatt, West Tower–Green Level, Crystal C
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Considerations for District Support for Coherent Implementation: Insights From Case Study Research Zuzka Blasi, Louisa Anastasopoulos, Mary Beth Piecham Marriott, 6th Level, Lincolnshire
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Proficiency- and Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Factors Related to Implementation Jessica Brett, Joshua David Cox Roundtable Session 9: Hyatt, East Tower–Purple Level, Riverside West
2:15–3:45 p.m. Creating a Culturally Relevant Game Design Curriculum: Emerging Design Principles Jim Diamond Sheraton, 2nd Level, Superior B
2:15–3:45 p.m. The Effect of District Support for Implementation of Mathematics Materials: A Longitudinal Analysis of Fourth-Grade Student Outcomes Jessica Mercer Young, Deborah Spencer, Kristen Reed Roundtable Session 12: Hyatt, East Tower–Purple Level, Riverside West
4:05–6:05 p.m. Engagement Mediates the Effect of School Climate on Science Achievement in High School Students Bernadette Sibuma Marriott, 10th Level, O’Hare
Saturday, April 18
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. The Role of Teacher Beliefs in Adopting a Coherent Algebra 1 Curriculum Louisa Anastasopoulos, Mary Beth Piecham, Zuzka Blasi, Josephine Louie, Miriam Gates Sheraton, 2nd Level, Superior B
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Fostering and Maintaining Students’ STEM Interest Throughout the Educational Pipeline Joyce Malyn-Smith (discussant) Sheraton, 2nd Level, Superior A
Sunday, April 19
2:15–3:45 p.m. Understanding the Effectiveness of Open Learning Initiative Online Courses among Community College Students: Findings and Challenges for Future Research Sarah Ryan Swissôtel, Event Centre 1st Level, Zurich C
4:05–5:35 p.m. When Low-Socioeconomic-Status Students Perform Better than Expected on a Standardized Test: The Role of Teacher Professional Development Abigail Jurist Levy, Janna Fucillo Kook Marriott, 6th Level, Great America
Monday, April 20
8:15–9:45 a.m. Toward Social Justice through Expansion of STEM Opportunities: The Influence of Afterschool and Summer Programs Bernadette Sibuma (chair) Sheraton, 2nd Level, Arkansas
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Assessing Preschool Science Using an Evidence-Centered Design Approach Marion Goldstein, Ashley Lewis Presser Marriott, 6th Level, Northwestern/Ohio State
10:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m. College and Career Readiness: Preparation, Effects, and Matching Peggy Clements (chair) Marriott, 4th Level, Clark
12:25–1:55 p.m. Improving Early Math Learning With Technology: The Role of Professional Development Naomi Hupert Sheraton, 2nd Level, Colorado