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The School of Education at AERA 2021

The Syracuse University School of Education is well represented by our faculty, students, and alumni at the American Educational Research Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting, held virtually April 7-12. Presentation titles, times, and direct links are listed. The full program including abstracts is available on the AERA website.

Virtual Reception for Doctoral Students and Alumni

Friday, April 9, 2021
4-5 pm EDT

Join us for a virtual reception for alumni, students, faculty, and emeriti faculty from across the School of Education! Wear your orange and show us how you’re #ProudToBeSOE. There will be drawings for Syracuse University swag and faculty books during the event’s breakout rooms. Please RSVP by April 7 to receive the Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Division D Graduate Student in Progress Research Gala – Poster Session
1-2 p.m. EDT

  • Choosing schools, choosing belonging: Examining school choice decisions among return migrants in India
    Adrienne Lee Atterberry

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SIG-Lesson Study Poster Sessions
Research on Teacher Learning Through Lesson Study

2-3 p.m. EDT

  • What Makes a Model? Using Lesson Study to Promote Changes in Scientific Modeling
    Sharon Dotger
    Kelly Chandler-Olcott
    Jennifer Heckathorn
  • The Collective Experiences of Teachers Working to Build School-Wide Lesson Study
    Sharon Dotger
    Jennifer Heckathorn
    BethAnn Kempf, Burton Street Elementary School
    Christy Allen, Burton Street Elementary School
    Julie Kielbasinski, Burton Street Elementary School
    Mary Ann McIntosh, Burton Street Elementary School

Learning Environments Poster Sessions
The Impact of the Learning Environment on Student and Educator Outcomes
5-6 p.m. EDT

  • Content Learning, Computer-Based Instruction, Mathematics Learning Interest, and Achievement Among Middle Schoolers
    Lei Jin
    Yue Zhang, Santa Clara University

Friday, April 9, 2021

Division K, Division K – Section 5 Roundtable Sessions
Equity and Ableism in Preservice Teacher Education
9:30-10 a.m. EDT

  • Ableist Notions of Professionalism in Dispositions Assessments
    Katie Roquemore

SIG Sessions, SIG-Research in Mathematics Education Roundtable Sessions
Studying Language in Mathematics Classrooms
9:30-10 a.m. EDT

  • Reframing Equitable Communication Mechanism to Blur Research Practice Boundaries
    Nicole Fonger
  • Using Visual and Linguistic Resources: ESL Learners’ Communication of Mathematical Ideas
    Miriam RA Kabagorobya
    Nicole Fonger
    Nigar Altindis

SIG Sessions, SIG-Second Language Research Paper and Symposium Sessions
English Learners With Disabilities and Opportunity to Learn
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • Better Opportunity, Better Life”: Constructing Community Cultural Wealth for Parents of English Learners With Disabilities
    Chelsea Stinson

SIG Sessions, SIG-Critical Educators for Social Justice Paper and Symposium Sessions
Critical Educators for Social Justice Dissertation Awards: Highlighting Emerging Scholars
12:20 to 1:20pm EDT

  • Martin Alberto Gonzalez

SIG Sessions, SIG-Online Teaching and Learning Paper and Symposium Sessions
Attending to Design Issues in Online Courses
4:10 to 5:40pm EDT

  • Instructional Design Features of Self-Paced MOOCs
    Moon-Heum Cho
    Lei Zhang, Shanghai International Studies University

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Division G, Division G – Section 5 Paper and Symposium Sessions
Accepting the Responsibility to Examine and Innovate With Frameworks Used in Education Research
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • Framing Black Girl Leadership Practices With Transgressive Leadership
    Courtney Maudlin

SIG Sessions, SIG-Science Teaching and Learning Paper and Symposium Sessions
Science Teaching and Learning: Preservice Teacher Training
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • I’ll Tell You About It: Understanding Preservice Teachers’ Construction of Scientific Explanations Through Clinical Simulations
    Jennifer Heckathorn
    Sharon Dotger
    Benjamin Dotger

SIG Sessions, SIG-Special and Inclusive Education Research Paper and Symposium Sessions
Challenging the Abstract Subject: Beth Harry’s Contributions to Disability Research
12:20-1:20 p.m. EDT

SIG Sessions, SIG-Online Teaching and Learning Paper and Symposium Sessions
Discussing Online Discussions
2:30-4 p.m. EDT

  • Investigating Cognitive Learning Patterns in an Asynchronous Online Discussion: A Directed Qualitative Content Analysis
    Tanxiao Yang
    Zhijuan Niu
    Jing Lei

2021 AERA Global, AERA Presidential Sessions
The 24th Conversations With Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Professional Development Related to Black Education
4:10 to 5:40pm EDT

  • Virtual Room 7. Advancing Equity Through Academic Leadership While Addressing Politics of Diversity, Inclusion, and New Culture Wars: Personal and Professional Challenges
    Howard C. Johnson
    Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Monika Williams Shealey, Rowan University

SIG Sessions, SIG-Research in Mathematics Education Paper and Symposium Sessions
Exploring Student and Teacher Cognition in Mathematics Education
4:10 to 5:40pm EDT

  • Exploring How to Support Students’ Co-Emergence of Representational Fluency and Functional Thinking
    Nigar Altindis
    Nicole Fonger

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Division A, Division A – Section 1 Paper and Symposium Sessions 2
Leadership for Democracy: How Are Principals Responding in Troubled Times?
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • Discussant: George Theoharis

Division F, Division F Paper and Symposium Sessions
Latinx Educational Activism During the Civil Rights Era
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • Discussant: Mario Rios Perez

Division J, Division J – Section 1 Paper and Symposium Sessions
Investigating the Role of Research, Career Development, and Other High-Impact Practices in Higher Education
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • Early-Year Undergraduate Researchers’ Reflections on the Values of Their Research Experience
    Gayle D. Ceyhan, Bogazici University
    John W. Tillotson

SIG Sessions, SIG-Bilingual Education Research Paper and Symposium Sessions
Parent Language Perceptions and Ideologies in Bilingual/Dual-Language Contexts
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • Challenging English Hegemony in a Preschool Dual-Language Classroom: “I Don’t Like to Speak Spanish”
    Sultan Kilinc
    Sarah Lopez Alvarado, Arizona State University

SIG Sessions, SIG-Disability Studies in Education Paper and Symposium Sessions
Intersectional Responsibilities: The Linguistic Rights of Disabled Students
10:40am to 12:10pm EDT

  • “They Leave a Little Bit of Themselves Behind”: Language Learning, Disability, and Community-Based Resistance
    Chelsea Stinson

SIG Sessions, SIG-Instructional Technology Poster Sessions
Instructional Technology SIG Poster Session 2: Instructional Technology in Higher Education and Corporate Settings
10:40 to 11:40am EDT

  • The Use of a Digital Question Board to Engage “Vulnerable Students” in Large Lecture Classes
    Lili Zhang
    Jing Lei
    Qui Wang
    Jiaming Chang, Texas Tech University
    Fuyi Yang, East China Normal University

Division A, Division A – Section 1 Paper and Symposium Sessions
Bending Toward Justice: Leadership for Cultural Responsiveness and Equity
2:30-4 p.m. EDT

  • Troubling Unintended Harm of Heroic Discourses in Social Justice Leadership
    Courtney Mauldin
    Tayyeon Kim, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Division K, Division K – Section 3 Roundtable Sessions
Teachers’ Identities: Intersections Between Content, Self, and Professional Roles
2:30-3 p.m. EDT

  • Navigating Tensions: Negotiating Professional Identity on an Interdisciplinary Team
    Christine Morgan

SIG Sessions, SIG-Leadership for Social Justice Paper and Symposium Sessions
Social Justice and Equity Leadership in Changing Times: New Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice
2:30-4 p.m. EDT

  • Together, Toward Equity: A Collaborative Equity Audit to Understand High School Opportunity Gaps
    Christine Ashby
    George Theoharis
    Nathan Franz, Syracuse City SD
    Sarah Gentile, Syracuse City SD
    Corey Williams, Syracuse City SD
    Benjamin Steuerwalt, Syracuse City SD

SIG Sessions, SIG-Writing and Literacies Paper and Symposium Sessions
Pluriversal Scholarship: An Intergenerational Discussion of Writing and Literacies
4:10 to 5:40pm EDT (4:10 to 5:40pm EDT)

  • Working Against Hierarchical Curation and Working Toward Community-Based Academic Dialogues
    Gemma Cooper-Novack
    Karis Michelle Jones, NYU
    April Camping, Arizona State University
    Alexander Power Corbitt, Boston College
    Jessica L Lough, West Virginia University

SIG Sessions, SIG-Leadership for Social Justice Business Meeting
Leadership for Social Justice SIG Business Meeting
6:15 to 8:15pm EDT

  • George Theoharis

Monday, April 12, 2021

SIG Sessions, SIG-Critical Educators for Social Justice Paper and Symposium Sessions
Exploring the Possibilities of an Embodied Dialogic Praxis for Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
11:10am to 12:40pm EDT

  • Reclaiming the Body: An Autoethnography in the Power of Emotions in Intergroup Dialogue on Race
    Easton James Davis
  • Speaking Out While Speaking In: Transforming Intergroup Dialogues With Mindfulness-Based Antiracist Practices
    Jersey Cosantino

SIG Sessions, SIG-Disability Studies in Education Paper and Symposium Sessions
Understanding Intersectional Lines of Inequities and Diverse Pathways of Resistance
2:50 to 4:20pm EDT

  • Critically Analyzing the Global Affective Intersections of Dis/ability, Race, Language, and Migration
    Chelsea Stinson
    Valentina Migliarini, University of Portsmouth
    David Isaac Hernandez-Saca, University of Northern Iowa

SIG Sessions, SIG-Lesson Study Structured Poster Session
Lesson Study Variation Across Contexts
2:50 to 4:20pm EDT

  • Chair – Sharon Dotger

SIG Sessions, SIG-Critical Educators for Social Justice Paper and Symposium Sessions
Shifting the Gaze in Multilingualism: Meeting at the Intersections of Language, Race, and Immigration
4:30-6 p.m. EDT

  • Without Consideration: Raciolinguistics, Critical Spatial Theory, and Transforming School Discipline for Multilingual Youth of Color
    Chelsea Stinson
    Amanda L Miller, Wayne State University
    Valentina Migliarini, University of Portsmouth

SIG Sessions, SIG-R Reading Research 2
4:30-6 p.m. EDT

  • Examining the Validity Structures of Three Popular Reading Motivation Measures
    Kristin Conradi Smith, The College of William & Mary
    Bong Gee Jang
    Ji Hoon Ryoo, Yonsei University