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Join WestEd at AERA 2019

WestEd staff will present, chair, or serve as discussant in more than 40 sessions during the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April 5–9, in Toronto, Canada. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. This year’s theme is “Leveraging Education Research in a Post-Truth Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.”

View a comprehensive list of WestEd’s sessions below, and be sure to visit us at booths 201 and 203 in the exhibition hall to learn about our career opportunities, research, publications, and services.

WestEd’s reception will be at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto. We invite all AERA attendees to learn about WestEd research, meet our staff, visit AGO exhibits, and enjoy food and drink. (Click on image to download and print your invitation.)

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 7–10pm
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario – 317 Dundas Street West – Walker Court

WestEd Presentations

Friday, April 5

Session: Promoting and Measuring Student Learning and Engagement Through Project-Based Learning: Leveraging Coherence
Time: 12:00–2:00pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 707
WestEd Participant: Christopher Harris (Discussant)

MTCC Roundtable Session: Setting the Record Straight in the Post-Truth Era: The Importance of Indigenous Research and Praxis I
Time: 2:25–3:55pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G
WestEd Participant: Sharon Nelson-Barber and Jonathan Boxerman
Presentation: Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Science Professional Learning Opportunities: Lessons From the Field

Session: Cognition and Emotion in Game-Based Learning Environments
Time: 4:20–5:50pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205C
WestEd Participants: Linlin Li and Kylie Flynn
Presentation: Accelerating Early Math Learning With a Digital Math Resource: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

MTCC Poster Session: Social and Cognitive Influences on Academic Performance
Time: 4:20–5:50pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 300 Level, Hall C
WestEd Participant: Bryan Matlen
Presentation: Scaffolding Visual Comparison through Spatial Alignment

Session: Mathematics Coaching for Sensemaking: Shifting the Lens to Teachers in the Coaching Relationship
Time: 4:20–6:20pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 206C
WestEd Participant: Elizabeth Dyer
Presentation: Collective Sensemaking through Side-by-Side Coaching: Examining In-the-Moment Discursive Reasoning Opportunities for Teachers and Coaches

Session: Special Topics in Test Validity Research: Artificial Intelligence in Test Construction and Scoring
Time: 4:20–6:20pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Confederation 3
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Chair)

WestEd Participants: Matthew Gaertner and Matt Silberglitt
Presentation: Assessing Explanation, Argument, and Integrated Knowledge for the Next Generation Science Standards

WestEd Participants: Matt Silberglitt, Andrew Grillo-Hill, and Charles Mahoney
Presentation: Validity of Automated Scoring in Game-Based Assessment

Saturday, April 6

NCME Coordinated Session: Practical Measurement for Improvement Science: Principles and Applications
Time: 10:25–11:55am
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – Territories
WestEd Participant: Sola Takahashi
Presentation: Practical Measurement for Improvement: An Introduction

Session: Advances in Personalized Learning and Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Time: 12:20–1:50pm
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine, Chestnut West
WestEd Participant: Betsy McCarthy
Presentation: Strengths-Based Blended Personalized Learning: An Impact Study Using a Virtual Comparison Group

Session: Issues in Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness
Time: 2:15–3:45pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Nova Scotia
WestEd Participants: Rebeca Diaz, Jaclyn Tejwani, and Valentin Pedroza
Presentation: Expanding Technology Learning: An Evaluation of Two Teacher Preparation Programs

Session: New Developments in Vocabulary and Concept Teaching and Learning
Time: 2:15–3:45pm
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Linden
WestEd Participants: Linlin Li, Cathy Ringstaff, Rachel Grimes Tripathy, and Kylie Flynn
Presentation: Improving Elementary School Students’ Vocabulary Skills and Reading Comprehension through a Word Learning Strategies Program

Session: Digital Literacies and Technology
Time: 4:10–5:40pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205A
WestEd Participants: Michelle Tiu and Rosanne Luu
Presentation: Engaging in Game-Based Family Discussions to Promote Science Inquiry

Sunday, April 7

Session: Relationships of Policy and Teacher Learning
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 707
WestEd Participant: Johanna Barmore
Presentation: Journey from Data into Instruction: How Teacher Teams Engage in Data-Driven Inquiry

MTCC Poster Session: Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning: A Survey of Research
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 300 Level, Hall C
WestEd Participants: Betsy McCarthy and Melissa Cheung
Presentation: New Methodologies for Identifying On- and Off-Task Behaviors and Refining Telemetry in Digital Learning

Session: Roles of Tools, Resources, and Routines for Supporting Teachers’ Professional Learning
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 705
WestEd Participants: Cathy Ringstaff and Laura Gluck
Presentation: Offering Modest Supports to Extend Professional Development Outcomes and Enhance Elementary Science Teaching of NGSS

Governance Session: American Educational Research Journal Closed Editorial Board Meeting
Time: 9:55–11:25am
Location: InterContinental Toronto Centre, Lower Level, Ballroom A
WestEd Participant: Sharon Nelson-Barber

Symposium: The Current Context for Assessment Education in Preservice Preparatory Programs: A Symposium of International Perspectives
Time: 9:55–11:25am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 705
WestEd Participant: Margaret Heritage (Discussant)

Session: Applications of Social and Emotional Learning Measures
Time: 10:20–11:50am
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, NCME – Salon A
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Discussant)

Session: Collaborative Data Use: Why, How, and When Does It (Not) Work?
Time: 11:50am–1:20pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Confederation 6
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach (Chair)

MTCC Roundtable Session: Exploring Structural Inequalities in High Schools: Implications for Student Preparation, Completion, and Achievement
Time: 11:50am–1:20pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F
WestEd Participants: Elizabeth Dyer, Jessica Triant, Mingyu Feng, Joshua Valcarcel, Kim Luttgen, Ted Britton, and Steve Schneider
Presentation: An Examination of Relationships Between Factors that Support STEM Pathways at Selective STEM High Schools

Symposium: Overcoming Challenges in Developing and Implementing Next Generation Science Standards–Aligned Instructional Materials and Assessments
Time: 11:50am–1:20pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 709

WestEd Participant: Jodi Davenport
Presentation: Leveraging a Virtual Chemistry Lab Environment to Engage Students in 3D Learning

WestEd Participant: Christopher Harris
Presentation: Designing and Implementing Instructionally Supportive Assessment Tasks for Promoting Three-Dimensional Learning: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned

Monday, April 8

Symposium: Formative Assessment to Support English Learners’ Academic Language Development: Resources for Teachers and Students
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 206A
WestEd Participant: Margaret Heritage (Discussant)

Session: How Political, Social, and Institutional Contexts Matter for Teacher Learning
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 710
WestEd Participant: Nanette Seago
Presentation: Context-Driven Learning from Professional Development: Examining Teacher Knowledge, Instructional Practice, and Student Mathematics Achievement Gains

MTCC Roundtable Session (B): Data Analytics and Research Methodologies in Cognition and Learning
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G
WestEd Participant: Melissa Cheung and Betsy McCarthy
Presentation: Innovations in Methodologies for Telemetry Testing in Learning Games to Improve Accuracy and Engagement

NCME Invited Speaker Session: Preparing Students for College and Careers: Theory, Measurement, and Educational Practice
Time: 10:25–11:55am
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, NCME – British Columbia
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Discussant)

WestEd Participant: Margaret Heritage
Presentation: Changing the Assessment Relationship to Empower Teachers and Students

Session: New Directions in Scoring and Classification Accuracy
Time: 12:20–1:50pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Convention Floor, NCME – Salon B
WestEd Participant: Mingyu Feng
Presentation: Integrating Expert Review and Diagnostic Classification Models for Online Assessments

Session: Testing Continuous Improvement in Practice: Learning Locally to Improve at Scale
Time: 2:15–3:45pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 202C
WestEd Participant: Jason Willis
Presentation: Toward a Common Vision of Continuous Improvement for California

Session: Interrogating Preservice Teachers’ Performance Through Feedback and Reflective Practice
Time: 4:10–5:40pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 712
WestEd Participant: Melissa Eiler White
Presentation: Developing a System for High-Quality Feedback to Support a Practice-Based Teacher Education

MTCC Roundtable Session: Promoting Language, Literacy, and School Readiness
Time: 4:10–5:40pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F
WestEd Participant: Julie Nicholson (Chair)

Sheraton Roundtable: Evidence from College Access Interventions
Time: 4:10–5:40pm
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse, Osgoode Ballroom
WestEd Participant: Marycruz Diaz
Presentation: Evaluation Findings of a College Affordability Advising Program

Session: Technology Integration in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Time: 4:10–6:10pm
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Linden
WestEd Participant: Mingyu Feng
Presentation: Putting Technology to the Test: Efficacy Studies of an Adaptive System in China

Business Meeting Session: Test Validity Research and Evaluation SIG
Time: 6:35–8:05pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Saskatchewan
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Officer)

Business Meeting Session: Data-Driven Decision Making SIG
Time: 6:35–8:05pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Algonguin
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach (Chair)

Tuesday, April 9

Structured Poster Session: Advancing the Knowledge Base to Improve Teaching: Generating a Design Framework for Video-Based Activity Systems
Time: 8:00–9:30am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Room 801A
WestEd Participant: Nanette Seago (Co-Chair)

Workshop Session: An Interactive Workshop to Develop an Agenda for Data-Driven Decision Making
Time: 8:00–10:00am
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine, Tutor 7
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach (Chair)

Symposium: WOKE Educational Leaders in the Era of Alternative Facts
Time: 8:00–10:00am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 203C
WestEd Participant: Saroja Warner
Presentation: Ensuring a Diverse and Learner-Ready Teacher Workforce

NCME Symposium: Formative Assessment and Learning Progression Approaches to Assessing Science and Language Learning of English Learners
Time: 10:25–11:55am
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Convention Floor, NCME – Salon B
WestEd Participant: Margaret Heritage
Presentation: Commentary: The Promise of Learning Progressions for the Integration of Science and Language Assessment

SIG Roundtable Session: Student Focus–Science Teaching and Learning
Time: 10:25–11:55am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F
WestEd Participants: Elizabeth Dyer, Maya Salcido White, Ted Britton, and Steve Schneider
Presentation: How Students’ Participation, Importance, Competence, and Vision Frames Their Conceptualization and Identification With STEM

Session: Student-Centered Approaches to Support Student Engagement and School Climate
Time: 12:20–1:50pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Convention Level – Salon A

WestEd Participants: Trevor Fronius, Jo Ann Izu, Thomas Hanson, Anthony Petrosino, and Darius Taylor
Presentation: In the Shadows: School Experiences Among Students Prone to Bullying

WestEd Participants: Tom Hanson, Jo Ann Izu, Anthony Petrosino, and Trevor Fronius
Presentation: Evaluating the Impacts of the No Bully System on School Safety and Climate

Session: The Role of State Education Agencies and New Wave of School Reforms
Time: 12:20–1:50pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 206B
WestEd Participant: Lenay Dunn

Presentation: Mapping the Landscape of State Education Agencies’ Use of External Providers for School Turnaround Services

Presentation: Analyzing the Implementation of ESSA State Plans: The Role of LEAs in School Improvement

Session: Assessing Language Learning: The Cases of EFL, ESL, and World Language Teaching
Time: 2:15–3:45pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, NCME – Salon A
WestEd Participants: Kevin (Chun-Wei) Huang and Sharon Nelson-Barber
Presentation: Validating Language Factors Affecting English Learners’ Performance: Democratizing Research Methods

Symposium: Supporting Children’s Early Learning and Kindergarten Goals With a Standards-Aligned Assessment: Effective Practices in Statewide Aggregate Reporting
Time: 2:15–3:45pm
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 203B

WestEd Participant: Peter Mangione
Presentation: The Policy Implications of Using the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) and Criterion-Zone Boundary Approach for Statewide Aggregate Reporting

WestEd Participant: Kerry Kriener-Althen
Presentation: Aligning Early Learning Foundations and Standards From Infancy Through Kindergarten With a Developmental Assessment Instrument

WestEd Participant: Emily Newton
Presentation: The Criterion-Zone Boundary Approach to Studying Progress Toward Reaching Statewide Early Learning Goals

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Event Type

Conferences

Date

April 5–9th, 2019

Location

Toronto, Canada

Organizers

American Educational Research Association

Audience

Early Childhood Professionals, Researchers, Teacher Educators