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Division G Podcast: Navigating and Negotiating the AERA Annual Meeting

Greetings Division G Members:

The Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee is excited to share the final episode of the season. Launched in Fall 2014, the DivG Podcast series provides an added medium to highlight scholarship, discuss contemporary issues, and start a conversation among Div G Members and the greater community.

In anticipation of the Annual Meeting, the current podcast, Navigating and Negotiating the AERA Annual Meeting, features three amazing graduate students sharing their experiences in making the best of your time in Chicago (see attached publicity flier). We welcome advanced graduate students Taucia Gonzalez (Arizona State University), Adeyanju Odutola (Clemson University), and Jon Wargo (Michigan State University) for a conversation about ensuring a successful, informative, and enjoyable experience at the AERA annual meeting.

Please click on the following link (https://aeradivg.wordpress.com/divgpodcasts/) to listen to the podcast. For those of you with smartphones, we have recently added our podcasts to iTunes, just search “AERA Division G” and you can subscribe and download all of our podcast episodes. Just in time for your plane, train, or road trip to the annual meeting!

We hope to continue the conversation on Twitter using #divgchat. As always, please follow us at: https://aeradivg.wordpress.com and/or feel free to contact the Graduate Student leadership  at divggrads@gmail.com.

Call for Nominations 2015 Division G Awards

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the call for the 2015 AERA Division G awards. Below is a summary of each award, the Chair for each committee, and her or his electronic address. These are important awards; please nominate, and encourage your colleagues to nominate, outstanding candidates. Also note that self-nominations are not permitted.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Birr Moje VP Division G AERA

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline for submitting nomination materials: December 12, 2014
  • Selection of awardee: February 9, 2015
  • Submission of name to AERA: February 14, 2015

Awards and Nomination Information

Distinguished Dissertation Award

Chair: Stephanie Jones, University of Georgia, Email: sjones1@uga.edu

This award recognizes a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological and rhetorical quality on an important topic that addresses social contexts of education. Nominees must be members of AERA.
Nomination Materials – Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:
• A one-page letter and overview from a member of the dissertation committee that can be sent separately from the other materials as an email attachment;
• A title sheet showing the dissertation title, awarding institution, members of the dissertation committee, date of completion of the degree, and nominee’s current contact information; and
• A summary of the dissertation written in APA style not exceeding 7500 words in 12 point font, exclusive of title page, references, and appendices and without author identification.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

Early Career Award

Chair: Shaun Harper, University of Pennsylvania, Email: sharper1@upenn.edu

This award recognizes an individual in the early stages of her or his career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree. The awardee’s research must focus on social contexts of education.

Nomination Materials – Nominations must include electronic copies of the following:

• A letter of nomination explaining why this nominee is qualified to be recognized as having an exemplar early career record of research in this area;
• The nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
• Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee; and
• Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work and qualified to speak on his or her behalf in this area.
Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).

Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement Award
Chair: Kris Gutiérrez, University of California, Berkeley, Email: gutierrkd@berkeley.edu
This award recognizes a senior scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions to the systematic examination of the role of social context in education. This represents a lifetime achievement award.
Nomination Materials – Nominations must include electronic copies of the following: • A cover letter listing the applicable professional achievements of the candidate and stating the reasons that he or she is uniquely qualified to receive the award;
• A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vita;
• A representative publication of journal or book chapter length; and
• Although not required, additional letters of support are welcome.
Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).
Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education
Chair: Alfredo Artilles, Arizona State University, Email: alfredo.artiles@asu.edu

This award recognizes a scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions leading to the transformation of the social contexts of education, broadly defined.
Nomination materials must include electronic copies of the following:
• A letter of nomination explaining why this nominee is qualified to be recognized as contributing to the transformation of the social contexts of education;
• The nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
• Two representative scholarly publications by the nominee relevant to this award; and
• Two letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s work who are can provide evidence of how the nominee has contributed to transforming the contexts under which children, youth, or adults either learn and/or teach.

Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).
Mentoring Award
Chair: David Bloome, The Ohio State University, Email: davidbloome@gmail.com
This award recognizes a scholar (or group*) who has made distinguished contributions in the mentoring of students, undergraduate and Ph.D. students, as well as junior scholars, contributing to the development of a new generation of scholars who focus on social contexts of education.

Nomination materials must include electronic copies of the following:
• A cover letter describing the research contributions in this area and the reasons he or she is uniquely qualified to receive the award
• A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vita.
• A maximum of two letters of support from former mentees
Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send all materials electronically via email to the awards committee chair and cc the Division G Secretary (cmedina@indiana.edu).
* Note on group nominations: Nominations of groups are welcome for the Henry Trueba Award, the Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement, and the Mentoring Award. If the nominees belong to a center, group, lab, etc., the nomination could be made in the name of the group. Otherwise, individuals in the collaborative group could be nominated, but the requirement is that the people or units get nominated for a program of scholarship (not for a few loosely linked papers) that speaks to the spirit of the award. The nomination letter should clearly explain the rationale.
FINAL 2015DivisionGAwardscallfornominations 9-25

The Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) Announces Its Annual Conference

The Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) announces its annual conference. Please see the website for details (www.nera-educaiton.org) . This is an excellent conference for those that are interested in another opportunity outside of AERA to present their research or participate in professional development.

In case you need/want more information, the contact for the conference announcement is Javarro Russell Senior Research and Assessment Advisor, College Programs | Global Education | Educational Testing Service Rosedale Road Princeton, NJ 08541 Office: 757.402.0660 |Fax: 609.683.2040 | jrussell@ets.org.NERA call for proposals
NERA_Researcher_Winter_2014

Race, Equity and Higher Education: The Continued Search for Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies around the Globe

Race, Equity and Higher Education:  The Continued Search for Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies around the Globe

Editors:

Franklin Tuitt, EdD

Chayla Haynes, PhD

Saran Stewart, PhD

This book aims to describe how the utilization of critical and inclusive pedagogies have the potential to create transformative, affirming and equitable learning environments for all students, but especially historically marginalized students globally. With a focus on the higher education classroom, the editors expose the role that instructors play in making postsecondary institutions places where all students both want and are able to learn. We invite scholars who support national and international goals related to the examination of critical and inclusive pedagogies that disrupt persistent patterns of power inherent in classroom teaching to submit manuscripts. Examinations of critical and inclusive pedagogies have evolved to expand beyond that of race, gender, and class to include ability, language, and even religion. However, the existing literature neglects to substantively address: 1) the relevance of these issues in a global postsecondary education context and 2) the responsibility of the institution in creating a campus climate that cultivates academic spaces, which promote liberating and deep learning among students. This book, to be published by Stylus, will have three sections: 1) critical and inclusive pedagogies; 2) the learning environment; and 3) the instructor and the student.  Scholars interested in submitting a manuscript should craft a 350 word abstract  (maximum) of forthcoming scholarly work.  Interested authors should email their abstract, a section preference, to Dr. Saran Stewart at saranstewart@gmail.com. Please include the title of this book in the email’s subject. Abstracts must be received by July 2, 2014 to be considered. For more information about this publication, please contact Dr. Saran Stewart.

Mid-Western Educational Research Association Conference Proposal Call

Call for Conference Proposals – Mid-Western Educational Research Association

The deadline for proposals for the MWERA November conference in Evanston, Illinois has been extended to June 1, 2014. The proposal submission system is available at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/mwera/mwera14/

Proposals for papers, poster sessions, symposiums, workshops, alternative sessions, best practices forums, research in progress, and panel presentations are all welcome.  Eligible papers will be considered for publication in MWERA’s quarterly journal, and one paper will be chosen to represent MWERA’s research and scholarship at the spring 2015 AERA conference in Chicago. Additional details are available in the call which can be found at http://www.mwera.org/program-information.html

If you have any further questions, please contact T. Mark Beasley at
mwera2014@gmail.com

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues.

CALL FOR AERA DIVISION G STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

We are currently looking for 4 graduate students to join the Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee. The Graduate Student Executive Committee is in charge of outreach and involvement of graduate student members in the division. Our division is committed to examining processes of teaching and learning within social contexts. Such examinations take under consideration social, cultural, political, discourse, and economic influences. These complex views of teaching and learning provide a context in which to shed light on the ways in which significant social and technological change shapes our educational research, policy, and practices. We encourage graduate students to apply who are interested in the ways in which the new knowledge economies operate to include and exclude, embrace and marginalize, offer access and create barriers for learning in formal and informal contexts.

Being on the Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee is a great way to network with other graduate students in diverse institutions interested in Social Contexts of Education.  It is also a great opportunity to collaborate with Division G officers and shape graduate student events at the AERA Annual Meeting.

Interested applicants should submit a current CV and a 1-page statement describing your skills, prior experiences, and ability to execute tasks in alignment with the Division and the Graduate Student Executive Committee goals.  Please email your CV and 1-page statement to DivGgrads@gmail.com by June 15, 2014 11:59 PST.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan AERA events for undergraduate and graduate students in Division G
  • Co-lead a subcommittee in either Student Outreach & Technology or Mentoring
  • Work with co-existing Campus Liaison sub committee
  • Assist in editing and in the composition of committee records and documentation

Requirements Include:

  • Must be a current paid Division G member at time of application
  • Must be able to make a 2-year commitment to the Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee
  • Must be available for one hour conference-call (via Skype or other technological platform) meetings at least twice a month
  • Must be able to dedicate time outside of the monthly meetings to accomplish the work of the Student Outreach & Technology or Mentoring sub-committees
  • Must be willing to work with other student members at different institutions across the country (via Skype or other technological platforms)

Sub-committee Descriptions

Student Outreach & Technology:

  • Continue visibility and online presence of Division G (via Twitter, WordPress Blog, etc.)
  • Create online learning opportunities (i.e. screencasts) that pertain to the annual meeting, Division G foci areas, etc
  • Consider the development of an online space for students interested in participating in Division G as a means to offer feedback, network, and share their research interests

Mentoring:

  • Develop a mentor/mentee forum for faculty members and graduate students to establish long-term mentor/mentee relationships between faculty members and graduate students
  • Communicate with other Div-G mentoring liaisons to organize, plan, and execute at least one event at the annual AERA conference

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Learn more about Division G at https://aeradivg.wordpress.com/

CFP: **Last Week to Register** 3rd Annual Learning Science Workshop: Research and Innovation for Enhancing Achievement and Equity

Call for Participation

3rd Annual Learning Science Workshop

Research and Innovation for Enhancing Achievement and Equity

June 14-15

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh PA

 Applications Due May 15, 2014

No Cost To Attend

Overview

LearnLab, an NSF Science of Learning Center (SLC) at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, has an exciting summer research opportunity available to early career researchers in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies.

The workshop is targeted to senior graduate students, post-docs and early career faculty. The workshop seeks broad participation, especially members of underrepresented groups as defined by NSF (African American, Hispanic, Native American) who may be considering a research or faculty position in the learning sciences.

This two-day workshop immediately precedes the LearnLab Summer School (www.learnlab.org/opportunities/summer/).  Our workshop theme is theresearch and innovation for enhancing achievement and equity, including these five areas:

The substantive focus of the workshop is the use of current research and innovations to enhance achievement and equity at all levels of learning. Activities will include demonstrations of the diverse set of ongoing learning sciences research projects at LearnLab, and poster presentations or talks by participants. Participants will also meet with LearnLab faculty in research groups and various informal settings. We will provide information about becoming a part of the Carnegie Mellon or University of Pittsburgh learning science community.

In addition to these substantive themes, the workshop will provide participants with opportunities for professional development and the chance to gain a better understanding of the academic career ladder. These include mentoring that focuses on skills, strategies and “insider information” for career paths. Sessions will include keynote speakers and LearnLab senior faculty discussing professional development topics of interest to the attendees. These may include the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, proposal writing, among other topics.  There is no cost to attend this workshop

We are very pleased to announce that the workshop will have two distinguished keynote speakers:

Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Her research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and social computing. She is primarily interested in identifying needs and opportunities to further explore how theories from the social sciences can be used to design technologies that have a positive impact on group and individual behavior. With the narrowing of the digital divide, the ubiquity of smart devices and mobile hotspots in common places in the U.S. (e.g., libraries, community centers, and even McDonald’s) she sees an urgent need to explore the use of these technologies for those that stand the most to gain from these resources. Therefore, her research targets the use of these technologies among people in disadvantaged communities. Results from her past studies in the environmental sustainability domain suggest that improved communication provides individual community members with access to new information and helps to resolve common problems. Dr. Dillahunt plans to continue to apply her past research techniques to clarify and potentially meet the needs of disadvantaged, and often understudied communities in environmental and economic sustainability, and in other domains such as education and health. Her goal is to design and enhance innovative technologies to solve real-world problems.

She holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. in Computer Science from the Oregon Graduate Institute School of Science and Engineering (now a part of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR), and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. She was also a software engineer at Intel Corporation for several years.

Dr. Charles Isbell is a Senior Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Isbell’s research passion is artificial intelligence. In particular, he focuses on applying statistical machine learning to building autonomous agents that must live and interact with large numbers of other intelligent agents, some of whom may be human.

Lately, Dr. Isbell has turned his energies toward adaptive modeling, especially activity discovery (as distinct from activity recognition); scalable coordination; and development environments that support the rapid prototyping of adaptive agents. As a result he has begun developing adaptive programming languages, worrying about issues of software engineering, and trying to understand what it means to bring machine learning tools to non-expert authors, designers, and developers.

Dr. Isbell earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT and his B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1990.

About LearnLab

LearnLab is funded by the National Science Foundation (award number SBE-0836012).  Our center leverages cognitive theory and computational modeling to identify the instructional conditions that cause robust student learning.  Our researchers study robust learning by conducting in vivo experiments in math, science and language courses. We also support collaborative primary and secondary analysis of learning data through our open data repository LearnLab DataShop, which provides data import and export features as well as advanced visualization, statistical, and data mining tools.

To learn more about our cognitive science theoretical framework, read our Knowledge-Learning-Instruction Framework.

The results of our research are collected in our theoretical wiki which currently has over 400 pages. It also includes a list of principles of learning which are supported by learning science research. The wiki is open and freely editable, and we invite you to learn more and contribute.

Application Process

Applicants should email their CV, this demographic form, a proposed presentation title and abstract, and a brief statement describing their research interests to Jo Bodnar (jobodnar@cs.cmu.edu) by May 15, 2014. Please use the subject Application for LearnLab Summer Workshop 2014. Upon acceptancewe will let you know if you have been selected for a talk or poster presentation.

Costs

There is no registration fee for this workshop.  However, attendance is limited so early applications are encouraged.  Scholarships for travel are available. Scholarships will be awarded based on your application, including your research interests, future plans, and optional recommendation letter.

Important Dates

  •  May 15 Application Deadline
  •  May 29 Notification of Acceptance
  •  June 14-15 Workshop held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

AERA and NERA

The Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) announces its annual conference.  Please see the website for details (www.nera-educaiton.org) .  This is an excellent conference for those that are interested in another opportunity outside of AERA to present their research or participate in professional development. Please see the attached call for proposals (NERA call for proposals).  You can also obtain the newsletter by using the following link: http://www.nera-education.org/newsletter/NERA_Researcher_Winter_2014.pdf.

For more information, please contact:

Javarro Russell Senior Research and Assessment Advisor, College Programs| Global Education | Educational Testing Service Rosedale Road Princeton, NJ 08541 Office:  757.402.0660 |Fax:  609.683.2040 | jrussell@ets.org