Join WestEd at AERA 2018

AERA 2018 Annual Meeting

WestEd staff will present, chair, or serve as discussant in more than 20 sessions during the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April 13–17, in New York, New York. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. This year’s theme is “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.”

View a comprehensive list of WestEd’s sessions below, and be sure to visit us at booths 1201 and 1203 in the exhibition hall to learn about our career opportunities, research, resources, and services.

Also, please save the date for the WestEd AERA Reception, an opportunity for good food and conversation with education colleagues, overlooking Times Square. (Click on image to download and print your invitation.)

Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 7–10pm
Location: Sky Room, 330 West 40th Street

WestEd Presentations

Friday, April 13

Session: Research in Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Time:
12–1:30pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Americas Hall 1-2 – Exhibit Hall

WestEd Participants: Jodi Davenport, Kristen Johannes, Yvonne Kao
Presentation: Testing Approaches to Improve Second Grade Students’ Understanding of Mathematical Equivalence

WestEd Participant: Sharon Nelson-Barber
Presentation: Modifying Nonessential Language Features to Lessen the Score Gap Between English Learners (ELs) and Non-ELs

Session: Discourse-Centered Pedagogy with English Learners: Deepening Reasoning, Strengthening Language, and Enacting Critical Disciplinary Practices
Time:
12–1:30pm
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square, Second Floor, Empire Ballroom West

WestEd Participants: Margaret Heritage, Robert Linquanti
Presentation: Enacting Pedagogical Shifts that Foster Disciplinary Discourse and Deeper Learning for English Learners

WestEd Participant: Aida Walqui
Presentation: Affordance Variability: Talk in Discipline-Specific Classes with English Language Learners at the Secondary Level

Poster session: Technology Integration
Time:
2:15–3:45pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Americas Hall 1-2 – Exhibit Hall
WestEd Participant: Mira-Lisa Katz
Presentation: Improving Literacy Skills through Teacher Professional Development: Focus Group Research on Reading Apprenticeship Strategies

Session: Problem Solving and Challenges for Teachers and Learners
Time:
4:05–6:05pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse Level, Concourse F Room
WestEd Participant: Elizabeth Dyer
Presentation: Developing Responsive Teaching Practices from Causal Reasoning About Classroom Experiences in Secondary Mathematics

Saturday, April 14

Session: Cultural Studies in Early Childhood
Time:
8:15–9:45am
Location: Crown Plaza Times Square, Act III-IV Room
WestEd Participant: Haley McNamara
Presentation: Productive Persistence and Starting Strong: Integrating Noncognitive Interventions with Practice-Based Evidence Into Developmental Mathematics Courses

Session: Exemplary Practices in Test Validity Research and Evaluation
Time:
10:35am–12:05pm
Location: Westin New York at Times Square, Fourth Floor, Imperial Room
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Chair)

Session: The Possibilities and Necessity of Supporting Children and Families of Diverse Backgrounds and Abilities
Time: 10:35am–12:05pm
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom Salon 3
WestEd Participant: Julie Nicholson (Chair)

Session: Social-Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Well-Being in Preservice Teacher Education
Time:
10:35am–12:05pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Sutton South Room
WestEd Participant: Rebeca Diaz
Presentation: Integrating SEL in Teacher Preparation: Third Year Evaluation Outcomes of Graduate Observations

Session: Improving Participation, Attitudes, and Outcomes in STEM
Time:
12:25–1:55pm
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom Salon 2
WestEd Participants: Linlin Li, Kylie Flynn, Rachel Tripathy, Jennifer Wang, Kelsey Austin-King
Presentation: Word Learning Strategies: A Program for Upper Elementary School Students

Session: Responding to Student Thinking in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms: Studying and Supporting Teaching Practice
Time:
12:25–1:55pm
Location: The Parker, Third Floor, Tansa 1 Room
WestEd Participant: Elizabeth Dyer
Presentation: Strategic Responsiveness: Building on Student Thinking through Instructional Design

Session: Measuring and Modeling Test-Taker Behaviors and Experiences
Time:
2:15–3:45pm
Location: Westin New York at Times Square, Ninth Floor, Pearl Room
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Chair)

Session: The Challenges and Successes of Conducting Large-Scale Educational Research
Time:
2:15–3:45pm
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square, Second Floor, Central Park East Room
WestEd Participant: Aleata Hubbard (Chair)

WestEd Participants: Jodi Davenport, Yvonne Kao, Aleata Hubbard, Kimberly Viviani, Steve Schneider
Presentation: When Research Proposal Meets Reality: Challenges of a Multiyear National Randomized Trial

WestEd Participants: Shandy Hauk, Bryan Matlen, Alma Ramirez
Presentation: Recruiting and Data Sharing in a Study of Flipped College Calculus

WestEd Participants: Bryan Matlen, Shandy Hauk, Aleata Hubbard
Presentation: Implementation in a Large-Scale Evaluation of the Khan Academy in Community College Algebra

Session: Data-Driven Decision Making: Does It Lack a Theory of Learning to Inform Research and Practice?
Time:
4:05–6:05pm
Location:
New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Regent Parlor
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach (Discussant)

Sunday, April 15

Session: Networked Improvement Communities (NICs): Understanding the NIC Model for Improvement and Scaling
Time:
10:35am–12:05pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Madison
WestEd Participant: Chris Thorn
Presentation: Scaling Developmental Math Innovations in a Networked Improvement Community: Evidence from the Carnegie Math Pathways

Session: The Changing Role of States in Supporting School Turnaround in the Era of the Every Student Succeeds Act
Time:
2:45–4:15pm
Location: Park Central Hotel New York, Broadway
WestEd Participant: Lenay Dunn
Presentation: Analyzing the First Round of Every Student Succeeds Act State Plans: The Role of Local Education Agencies in School Improvement

Monday, April 16

Session: Motivation, Engagement, and Cognition in Computer Science Education Research
Time:
8:15–9:45am
Location: Millennium Broadway New York Times Square, Seventh Floor, Room 7.02-7.03
WestEd Participant: Aleata Hubbard
Presentation: The Role of Epistemic Cognition in Secondary Computer Science Teaching

Session: Advancing Online and Blended Professional Development Through NSF’s DRK-12 Program
Time:
8:15–9:45am
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square, Second Floor, Central Park East Room
WestEd Participants: Cathy Ringstaff, Laura Gluck
Presentation: We Still Need Help! Providing Modest, Blended Professional Development to Improve Elementary Science Instruction

Session: Reconceptualizing the Role of Critical Dialogue in Realizing the Dream of Justice and Equity in American Classrooms
Time:
8:15–10:15am
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Sutton South
WestEd Participant: Aida Walqui
Presentation: Youth, Power, Protest, and Change: Voice, Agency, and Autonomy as Developmental Goals in Diverse Classes

Session: In the Long Run: Long-Term Studies of Teacher Learning
Time:
10:35am–12:05pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse Level, Concourse B Room
WestEd Participants: Cathy Ringstaff, Laura Gluck
Presentation: Sustaining Elementary Science Teaching: A Longitudinal Comparison of Professional Development Outcomes across Four Programs

Session: Early Childhood Science
Time:
12:25–1:55pm
Location: Crown Plaza Times Square, Act I-II Room
WestEd Participant: Julie Nicholson (Chair)

Session: Local Contexts, Conditions, and Concerns in School Choice

Time:
2:15–3:45pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Rendezvous Trianon
WestEd Participant: Sola Takahashi

Presentation: Practical Measures in Educational Improvement: Overview and the Student Agency Improvement Community Case
Session: Applications of the Rasch Model
Time:
2:15–3:45pm
Location: New York Marriott Marquis, Manhattan Ballroom
WestEd Participant: Matthew Gaertner (Chair)

Session: Data-Driven Decision Making SIG Business Meeting
Time: 6:15 to 8:15pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Concourse Level, Concourse G Room
WestEd Participant: Ellen Mandinach (Chair)

Tuesday, April 17

Session: Comparative Education Policy
Time:
10:35am–12:05pm
Location: New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Grand Ballroom Suite-West Ballroom
WestEd Participants: Ellen Mandinach, Ryan Miskell
Presentation: The Development of Assessments to Measure Data Literacy for Teachers

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