WestEd researchers will present on a range of topics at the 100th Annual Conference of the California Educational Research Association (CERA) on November 15-17, 2021, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.
The theme of the conference is Reimagining Education: Using Data and Evidence to Reshape our Future. The conference will focus on the work of California educators to ensure all students can learn and achieve at the highest level.
Check out WestEd’s schedule of presentations below.
Monday, November 15
Interactive Pre-Session Session: Equity in Action: Setting the Stage for Racial Equity Systems Change
Authors: Lori Van Houten (WestEd), Rebeca Cerna (WestEd), and Erin Browder (WestEd)
Time & Location: 3–4:15 p.m. (Pacific) / Monorail ABC
Tuesday, November 16
Session: Professional Learning Systems for Math Instruction in California: What Do We Know Today?
Authors: Elizabeth Burr (WestEd), Robert Sheffield (Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education), and Ryan Lewis (WestEd)
Time & Location: 8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m. (Pacific) / Castle C
Session: Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grant: Resources to advance literacy skills using evidence-based reading and writing instructional practices and interventions
Authors: Aileen Allison-Zarea (California Department of Education), Erika St. Andre (Natomas Unified School District), Sylvia Kwon (WestEd), and Tran Keys (WestEd)
Time & Location: 8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m. (Pacific) / Amazon
Session: Lessons From Recent Research on the Challenges and Opportunities for Diversifying the California Teacher Workforce
Authors: Reino Makkonen (WestEd) and Kai Mathews (University of California, Los Angeles)
Time & Location: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. (Pacific) / Castle C
Wednesday, November 17
Interactive Session: Fostering Student Engagement in High School English Classes During Online Learning
Authors: Anne Porterfield (WestEd), Tony Fong (WestEd), Lisa Benham-Lewis (Fresno County Superintendent of Schools), and Mariam Ogle (Fresno County Superintendent of Schools)
Time & Location: 8:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m. (Pacific) / Columbia
Interactive Session: Making Decisions Using Assessment Data in the Wake of a Pandemic
Authors: Eric Crane (WestEd) and Jessica Arnold (WestEd)
Time & Location: 10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (Pacific) / Monorail AB