WestEd at AERA 2014

AERA 2014 The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy

Register for the 2014 American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Conference, April 3-7, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

WestEd will have a strong presence at the AERA Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. Attend WestEd sessions and visit booth #306 to learn more about our products, research, services, and career opportunities. 

Thursday, April 3 

Session: Broadly Conceptualizing Inclusion and Accommodation: A Survey of the Field
Time & Location: 12-1:30 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 124
WestEd Presenter: Lynn N. Shafer Willner
Presentation: Trends in State English Language Learner Test Accommodations Guidelines: 2000/2001-2011/2012

Roundtable Session: Challenging Preservice Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices of Student Assessment and Evaluation
Time & Location: 12-1:30 p.m., Convention Center, Terrace Level, Terrace III
WestEd Presenters: Ellen Mandinach, Edith Gummer, Jeremy Friedman
Presentation: What Are Schools of Education Doing to Improve Data Literacy Among Educators?

Friday, April 4

Session: So You Want to Be a Peer Reviewer: An Interactive Session on Learning to Review Annual Meeting Papers 
Time & Location: 12:25-1:55 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 122B
WestEd Presenter: Neal Finkelstein (Chair)

Session: Helping Teachers to Help English Learners: Initial Findings From Three Studies of Sustained Professional Development for Teachers
Time & Location: 2:15-3:45 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 120C
WestEd Presenter: Eric Haas
Presentation: Developing Effective Genre-Based Literacy Practices With English Language Learner Teachers Through Sustained Professional Development

Session: Approaches to the Use of Learning Progressions Within Multidimensional Formative Assessment Activities in Science
Time & Location: 4:05-5:35 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 116
WestEd Presenter: Edys Quellmalz
Presentation: SimScientists—Use of Learning Progressions Within Curriculum-Embedded Simulations for Formative Assessment

Session: Evaluation of Reading Apprenticeship Improving Secondary Education
Time & Location: 4:05-5:35 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 102A
WestEd Presenters: Cynthia Greenleaf, Ruth Schoenbach
Presentation: Challenges of Scaling Up a Complex Set of Changes in Teaching Practice Across 300 High Schools

Poster Session: Exploring the Space of Science Pedagogical Practices
Time & Location: 4:05-5:35 p.m., Convention Center, 200 Level, Hall E
WestEd Presenter: Shandy Hauk
Poster: Multiple Perspectives on Teacher Implementation of Learning Progression Teaching Strategies in Environmental Science

Saturday, April 5

Session: Leveraging Simulation-Based Learning Environments to Support Science Practices
Time & Location: 8:15-9:45 a.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 113B
WestEd Presenters: Daniel Brenner, Andrew Grillo-Hill, Kim Luttgen, Matt Silberglitt, Mark Loveland, Edys Quellmalz, Barbara Buckley, Jodi Davenport
Presentations:

  • Exploring the Assistance Dilemma in a Simulated Inquiry Learning Environment for Evolution Theory
  • SimScientists: Interactive Simulation-Based Science Learning Environments
  • Using Simulations to Foster Integrated Understanding of Complex, Dynamic, Interactive Human Body Systems
  • ChemVLab+: Simulation-Based Lab Activities to Support Chemistry Learning

Session: Using Data for School and Student Performance Improvement
Time & Location: 8:15-9:45 a.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 116
WestEd Presenters: Ellen Mandinach, Edith Gummer, Martin Orland (Discussant)
Presentation: Building a Conceptual Framework for Data Literacy

Roundtable Session #13: Cases of Learning to Engage in Social Justice Activism
Time & Location: 8:15-9:45 a.m., Convention Center, Terrace Level, Terrace IV
WestEd Presenter: Kathryn Jill Strom”
Presentation: Inquiring and Facilitating Inquiry With Students: Residents Develop a Social Justice Teaching Stance

Roundtable Session: Implications of Assessment Systems and Tools for Formative Classroom Practice and Improved Learning
Time & Location: 2:45-4:15 p.m., Convention Center, Terrace Level, Terrace IV
WestEd Presenters: Matt Silberglitt, Barbara Buckley, Mark Loveland, Daniel BrennerEdys Quellmalz
Presentation: SimScientists Assessment Systems

Session: School Security and Surveillance: Patterns and Impacts
Time & Location: 2:45-4:15 p.m., Marriott, Fourth Level, Franklin 13
WestEd Presenters: Anthony Petrosino, Sarah Guckenburg, Trevor Fronius
Presentation: Policing Schools’ Strategies to Reduce Crime, Increase Perceptions of Safety, and Improve Learning Outcomes in Primary and Secondary Schools 

Sunday, April 6

Session: Professional Learning in STEM Areas
Time & Location: 8:15-9:45 a.m., Convention Center, 200 Level, 204A
WestEd Presenter: Cathy Ringstaff
Presentation: Temporary Fix or Lasting Solution? Investigating the Longitudinal Impact of Professional Development on K-2 Science

Session: Learning Environments Inside and Outside the Science Classroom
Time & Location: 12:25-1:55 p.m., Marriott, Fifth Level, Grand Ballroom I
WestEd Presenters: Jodi Davenport, Jacklyn Powers
Presentation: Mitigating Factors of Student Learning Using Online Virtual Chemistry Lab Activities

Session: Genres of Formative Assessment
Time & Location: 2:15-3:45 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 116
WestEd Presenters: Ted Britton (Chair), Edys Quellmalz, Barbara Buckley, Mark Loveland
Presentation: SimScientists Assessments

Session: Researching the Promise and the Challenges of Teaching and Learning Argumentation Across the Disciplines
Time & Location: 4:05-5:35 p.m., Marriott, Fourth Level, 414
WestEd Presenters: Cindy Litman, Stacy Marple, Cynthia Greenleaf, Irisa Charney-Sirott, Lisa Richardson, Willard Brown, Gayle Cribb
Presentations:

  • Opportunity to Learn Argumentation in English Language Arts, History, and Science Classrooms
  • Designing for Argumentation: Learning Outcomes From Teacher-Research Collaborations in Science, History, and Literature

Session: Creating Respectful Caring Cultures From Birth to Three: Moving From Research to Policy
Time & Location: 4:05-5:35 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 120C
WestEd Presenter: Peter Mangione
Presentation: Using Research to Guide Efforts to Meet Babies’ Developmental Needs

Monday, April 7

Roundtable Session: Early Childhood Classroom Technology Issues
Time & Location: 8:15-9:45 a.m., Convention Center, 400 Level, Terrace III
WestEd Presenters: Betsy McCarthy, Linlin Li, Ursula Sexton, Sara Atienza, Michelle Tiu
Presentation: Engaging Parents in Early Mathematical Learning Through Transmedia Games

Invited Session: Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): An Overview of the Activities of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and Smarter Balanced to Build Capacity for Implementation of the CCSS and CCSS-Aligned Assessments With a Focus on Technology Readiness
Time & Location: 10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 119B
WestEd Presenter: Neal Finkelstein

Session: Disciplinary Literacy and Learning From Text: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Time & Location: 12:25-1:55 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 124
WestEd Presenter: Cynthia Greenleaf (Discussant)

Session: Empirically Based Language Learning Progressions and Their Implications for Instruction, Assessment, and Policy
Time & Location: 12:25-1:55 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 111A
WestEd Presenter: Robert Linquanti
Presentation: Implications of Dynamic Language Learning Progressions for English Learner Education Policy

Session: The Problem of Linear Thinking in Research on Teacher Learning: Can Complexity Theories Help?
Time & Location: 2:15-3:45 p.m., Convention Center, 100 Level, 114
WestEd Presenter: Kathryn Jill Strom
Presentation: Teaching as Rhizomatic Activity: Negotiating Learning and Practice in the First Year of Teaching

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