Faculty and Students Give Presentations at AERA Conference

Faculty and Students Give Presentations at AERA Conference


At the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) from April 8 to 12 in New Orleans, 53 Northwestern University faculty members and graduate students will give presentations about their education research. In addition, professor Carol Lee will be honored as a new AERA Fellow in recognition of her exceptional contributions to education research. 

The theme of the 2011 conference is "Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good." Founded in 1916, AERA is an international research society with 25,000 education researchers as members. Northwestern faculty members and graduate students are slated to make presentations or participate in sessions at the following times:

Friday, April 8

Amy Claessens (Presenter)
How Important Is Where You Start? Early Mathematics Knowledge and Later School Success
Noon-1:30 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom B 

Matthew Shirrell (Presenter)
Student Teaching and the Challenge of Difficult-to-Staff Schools
Noon-1:30 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C

Christopher Rhoads (Chair)
Addressing Heterogeneity and Selection Issues
Laura Tipton (Presenter)
Improving the External Validity of Randomized Experiments Using Propensity Score Matching
2:15-3:45 p.m., Doubletree / International Ballroom

Lois Trautvetter (Presenter), Carla Cortes (Non-Presenter)
Developing Civic Competence in Undergraduate Engineers Using Institutional Values, Curricula, and Pedagogies of Engagement
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom A

Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde (Presenter), Uri Wilensky (Non-Presenter)
New Tools for Modeling Quantitative Variation in Complex Systems: A Design and Preliminary Classroom Study
2:15-3:45 p.m., Astor Crowne Plaza / Toulouse A

Seung Choi (Non-Presenter)
Context Effects on Item Parameters and Scale Score Estimation
2:15-3:45 p.m., Doubletree / International Ballroom

Rebecca Lowenhaupt (Presenter)
State Education Policy and Teacher Capacity in Wisconsin's New Latino Diaspora
4:05-5:35 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Mardi Gras Salon FGH

David Rapp (Non-Presenter)
The Effects of a Questioning-While-Reading Intervention on the Eye Movements of Struggling Adolescent Readers
4:05-5:35 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C

Saturday, April 9

Lois Trautvetter (Discussant)
Assessing Student Learning, Development, and Outcomes in STEM Education
8:15-9:45 a.m., JW Marriott / Conde

Kaleen Healey (Presenter)
Diversity, Social Networks, and Trust Among Teachers
8:15-9:45 a.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom A 

Amy Claessens (Non-Presenter)
Teaching Students What They Already Know? The Misalignment Between Mathematics Instructional Content and Student Knowledge in Kindergarten
8:15-9:45 a.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom B

Carol Lee (Discussant)
Visions of New Teachers Danced in Their Heads: Getting Policymakers to Rethink the Role of Veteran Educators in the Age of Teach for America
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Astor Crowne Plaza / Grand Ballroom A

Bruce Sherin (Discussant)
Computing What the Eye Cannot See: Educational Data Mining, Learning Analytics, and Computational Techniques for Detecting and Evaluating Patterns in Learning
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m.,  Astor Crowne Plaza / St. Louis

Spiro Maroulis (Presenter)
Using Online Log Data to Analyze Group Learning
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Astor Crowne Plaza / St. Louis 

Rebecca Lowenhaupt (Presenter)
Rethinking Preservice Teacher Mentoring: Professional Development School (PDS) or Non-PDS?
10:35-12:05 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Preservation Hall Studio 3

Carol Lee (Chair, Discussant)
Symposium: Poverty and Education
12:25-1:55 p.m., Sheraton / Gallier

Kenneth Elpus (Presenter)
Music Education and School Choice Reform: Music Programs in New York City Charter Schools
12:25-1:55 p.m., JW Marriott / St. Jerome

Cassidy Puckett (Presenter)
Digital Adaptability: A New Construct and Measure for Digital Inequality Research
12:25-1:55 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C 

Lois Trautvetter (Chair)
The Role of the Family in Postsecondary Access and Success
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom A

Carol Lee (Presenter)
We Have a Charge to Keep: Revisiting the Agenda of the AERA Commission on Research in Black Education (CORIBE), 2000-2010
Panel I: Seniors Scholars
2:15-3:45 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / La Galerie 6 

Miriam Sherin (Presenter), Melissa Luna (Presenter)
Developing Expertise in Attending to Student Thinking in Science
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Napoleon Ballroom C2

Edd Taylor (Presenter)
The Mathematics of Tithing: A Study of Religious Giving and Mathematical Development
2:15-3:45 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Preservation Hall Studio 10

Douglas Medin, Ananda Marin, Cynthia Soto, Adam Kessel (Non-Presenters)
Community-Based Design Research: Transforming Teaching and Learning and Rebuilding Community Capacity
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C

Kelly Iwananga Becker (Presenter), Jennifer Stephan (Non-Presenter), James Rosenbaum (Non-Presenter)
Structural Constraints and Alternative Strategies: Counselors' Differential Responses to Similar Structural Influences
4:05-5:35 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C 

Carol Lee (Presenter)
The Critical Importance of Addressing Culture in Educational Research
4:05-6:05 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom A 

Miriam Sherin (Presenter), Rosemary Russ (Non-Presenter), Adam Colestock (Non-Presenter)
Accessing Mathematics Teachers' In-the-Moment Noticing
4:05-5:35 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Preservation Hall Studio 2

Sunday, April 10

Carol Lee (Chair)

Boundary Crossing: Theorizing and Methodologies for Cultural-Ecological Studies of Learning
(Presenter) 
Integrating the Psychosocial and the Cognitive in Instructional Design: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for a Cultural-Ecological Framework for Learning
Joan Chiao (Presenter)
Cultural Neuroscience: Where Does Human Diversity Come From?
8:15-9:45 a.m., Sheraton / Napoleon Ballroom A2&A3

Pryce Davis (Presenter)
Not Every Edit Is a Lie: The Application of Media Knowledge in Response to Science-Related Reality Television
8:15-9:45 a.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom B

Allan Collins (Discussant)
Design Research Exploring Transformative Frameworks for Learning and Education
10:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Sheraton / Napoleon Ballroom B3

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon (Presenter)
The Nature of Listening, Including Listening to Music
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Chenier

Nathan Holbert (Presenter), Uri Wilensky (Non-Presenter)
Racing Games for Exploring Kinematics: A Computational Thinking Approach
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Preservation Hall Studio 5

Larry Hedges (Discussant)
Inside the Black Box: Understanding Educational Processes and Mechanisms
12:25-1:55 p.m., Sheraton / Napoleon Ballroom C3

Douglas Medin (Chair)
Decolonizing Methodologies in an Urban Community: Ripple Effects of Community-Based Design Research
Cynthia Soto (Presenter)
Honoring Community Voices: Reclaiming Engagement and Responsibility
Ananda Marin (Presenter), Adam Kessel (Non-Presenter)
Narratives of Place: Teachers' Ideological Becoming Across Design Spaces and Place-Based Instruction
12:25-1:55 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Preservation Hall Studio 10

Spiro Maroulis (Discussant)
Effects of Curricular Modifications Based on Principles of Cognitive Science for Middle School Science Curricula
2:15-3:45 p.m., Doubletree / Madewood A

Rebecca Lowenhaupt (Presenter)
Developing Resourceful Social Networks Through University-School-Community Collaboration
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom D

Lori Ann Delale O’Connor (Presenter)
Choosing, Defaulting, or Falling Short: Nonchoosers in the Education Context
2:15-3:45 p.m., Astor Crowne Plaza / Toulouse A

Monday, April 11

Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon (Discussant)

Pedagogies of Active Listening
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / La Galerie 1 

Eva Lam (Chair)
Learning, Culture, and Citizenship: Exploring the Literacies of Immigrant Youth
12:25-1:55 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom E

Maud Hickey (Presenter)
Function-Based Music Education: A Framework for Facilitating Musical Learning and Developing Human Relationships
12:25-1:55 p.m., JW Marriott / Orleans

Nathan Jones (Presenter)
The Extent of Late Hiring and Its Relationship With Teacher Turnover: Evidence From Michigan
12:25-1:55 p.m., Sheraton / Southdown

Michelle Naffziger (Presenter)
Motivated and Rational but NOT Directionless: Risk Assessment and Risk Management of College-Going Among Low-Income Students
2:15-3:45 p.m., JW Marriott / Ile de France I

Christopher Rhoads (Presenter)
The Implications of Contamination for Experimental Design in Education Research
2:15-3:45 p.m., Doubletree / Madewood A

James Spillane (Presenter)
Government Accountability, School Administration, and the Technical Core: School Leaders' Social Tactics for Gaining Teachers' Cooperation
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom E

Nathan Jones (Non-Presenter)
The Influence of Labor Management Relations Climate on Novice Teachers’ Union Attachment
2:15-3:45 p.m., Sheraton / Gallier

Carol Lee (Chair, Discussant)
Revisiting the National Research Council Report How People Learn: A Re-Examination
(Presenter)
From "Transfer of Learning" to Knowledgeable Navigation Across Contexts
4:05-5:35 p.m., Sheraton / Napoleon Ballroom B1 

Scott Hinze (Presenter)
Assessment as Learning: Testing (Sometimes) Influences Learning From Science Texts
4:05-5:35 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom C

Tuesday, April 12

James Spillane (Chair)
Scaling up an Ambitious Reform of Teaching and Learning: Evidence From a Large-Scale Randomized Trial
8:15-9:45 a.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom A

Steven McGee (Presenter), Linda Brazdil (Non-Presenter)
The Influence of Teacher Grading Practices on Course Performance and High-Stakes Test Performance
8:15-10:15 a.m., Doubletree / Madewood B 

Megan Sauter (Presenter), David Rapp, David Uttal, Kemi Jona, Ricarose Roque (Non-Presenters)
Grounding Students' Understandings of “Doing Science” in Actual Lab Experiences
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Mardi Gras Salon FGH

David Uttal (Non-Presenter), Dedre Gentner (Non-Presenter)
The Role of Alignment in Learning Geoscience Structures
10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Mardi Gras Salon FGH

Carol Lee (Discussant), Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde (Chair)
Rethinking STEM Content, Access, and Agency for Broad Participation: A Designer/Practitioner Dialogue
Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde (Presenter), Uri Wilensky (Non-Presenter)
Designing for Multiple Access Points to Powerful Mathematics and Science
12:25-1:55 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Mardi Gras Salon A

David Rapp (Non-Presenter)
The Effects of Mood on Moment-by-Moment Text Comprehension
12:25-1:55 p.m., Sheraton / Grand Ballroom D

Carol Lee (Discussant)
Deconstructing Student Diversity for Schooling Equity: A Critical Discussion of Educational Research to Reinvent Language Policy
2:15-3:45 pm., Sheraton / Napoleon Ballroom B3

Kenneth Forbus (Presenter)
Understanding and Supporting Learning With Computational Models of Analogical Processing
2:15-3:45 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Mardi Gras Salon A

Dedre Gentner (Presenter)
Analogy and Relational Language: Mutually Support Children's Learning of Relational Categories
2:15-3:45 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Mardi Gras Salon A

Elizabeth Todd-Breland (Presenter)
Reform Within the System: The Woodlawn Experimental Schools Project and Community Control in Chicago
12:25-1:55 p.m., JW Marriott / Ile de France II

Heather Johnson (Non-Presenter)
Examining Study Attrition: Implications for Experimental Studies of Professional Development
2:15-3:45 p.m., New Orleans Marriott / Preservation Hall Studio 4




By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 3/21/12