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UH College of Education Researchers to Share Diverse Work at AERA Conference

UH Bus - Welcome to the PowerhousePosted April 21, 2017 About 40 professors and graduate students from the University of Houston College of Education will share their research on school leadership, science instruction and other critical topics at the upcoming American Educational Research Association conference in San Antonio.

"AERA is the gathering place where researchers meet to present, debate and share ideas about the state of education from across the globe," said Jerome Freiberg, the college's John and Rebecca Moores Professor and an AERA fellow.

Freiberg, a classroom management expert and founder of two AERA special interest groups, will present on his paper "Sustaining Classroom Management Change at a Large British Secondary School Over 14 Years."

The AERA conference, which will take place from April 27 to May 1, will draw thousands of emerging and veteran scholars. The theme this year is "Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity."

"I always find it reinvigorating to step outside of the bubble of my research and my own thinking to hear from folks I don’t interact with on a regular basis," said UH College of Education Assistant Professor Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, who will present research on an instrument designed to measure teachers’ level of empowerment. She worked in collaboration with Wallace Dominey, executive director of the college's STEM Teaching Equity Project; Andrew Kapral, director of the equity project; and Milijana Suskavcevic, formerly at UH.

Sissy Wong, an associate professor of science education at the college, said she hopes to gain feedback from colleagues in other specialty areas. She is presenting one poster session, "Understanding Nature of Science: A Two-Year Study with Middle School Science and Mathematics Teachers," and one paper session, "What Science Teachers Notice: Development of a Rubric to Assess Middle School Science Teachers' Noticing."

"What we are doing is pretty novel right now," Wong said. "I hope we can make connections with others doing this work."

Explore the list of all the upcoming AERA presentations featuring UH College of Education faculty and students.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Principal Retention: An Analysis of Retention in the 2010 Principal Cohort
    Thursday, April, 27, 12:00 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
    Presenting Authors: Silvester G. Mata, Toni Templeton and Rickey Frierson
  • Leading Schools in Uncertain Times: Toward Equal Educational Opportunity in Texas
    Thursday, April, 27, 12:00 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, 302C
    Participant: April Peters-Hawkins
  • Early L2 Reading Growth Trajectories in Language-Minority Students: The Moderating Effect of L2 Proficiency on Cross-Language Influence
    Thursday, April 27, 2:15 p.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Crockett C
    Presenting Author: Jackie Eunjung Relyea
  • In-Service Middle-Grade Mathematics Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Practice
    Thursday, April 27, 3:45 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 2
    Presenting Author: Karman Kurban
  • Implementing the Dance of Science in Constructivist Classrooms: Choreography of Dualities
    Thursday, April, 27, 4:05 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
    Presenting Authors: Mimi Lee, Rebecca B. Valls and Carolyn Black

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Stumbling in the Dark: Principal Sensemaking of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Policy and Practice in Racially Diverse Schools
    Friday, April 28, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Room 301 C
    Presenting Author: Bradley Carpenter
  • Not All Finns Think Alike: Varying Views of Assessment in Finland
    Friday, April, 28, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 7D
    Presenting Authors: Ashleigh Franco and Cameron White
  • The Embodied Nature of Narrative Knowledge: A Cross-Study Analysis of Teaching, Learning, and Living
    Friday, April 28, 10:35 a.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Texas Ballroom Salon E
    Presenting Author: Yali Zou and Page Evans
  • Understanding Nature of Science: A Two-Year Study With Middle School Science and Mathematics Teachers
    Friday, April 28, 10:35 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
    Presenting Author: Sissy S. Wong
  • Validating the Problem Behavior Scale of the Social Skills Improvement System: Testing Between-Level Measurement Invariance
    Friday, April 28, 12:25 p.m. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 7A
    Presenting Author: Leina Zhu, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Jacqueline R. Anderson
  • Fighting to Be Seen: (Re)Visioning the Strengths of Persistently Disciplined Black Girls
    Friday, April 28, 2:15 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
    Presenting Author: Bradley W. Carpenter
  • What Science Teachers Notice: Development of a Rubric to Assess Middle School Science Teachers' Noticing
    Friday, April 28, 2:15 p.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
    Presenting Author: Jennifer Donze, Sissy S. Wong, Lionnel Ronduen

Saturday, April, 29, 2017

  • Constitutional Inequities: A Review of Litigation and an Empirical Analysis of Equity in Texas Schools
    Saturday, April 29, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
    Presenting Authors: Toni Templeton and R. Anthony Rolle
  • Perceptions of Faculty and Instructional Designers on Multicultural Learners' Needs in Massive Open Online Courses
    Saturday, April 29, 8:15 a.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Republic C
    Presenting Authors: Trang PhanSara G. McNeil and Bernard Robin
  • Rethinking Education Through Self-Study: An International Doctoral Student's Narrative
    Saturday, April 29, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
    Presenting Author: Yumei Li
  • Exploring Faculty Competencies for Teaching With Technology in Colleges of Education
    Saturday, April 29, 10:35 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
    Presenting Authors: Sara G. McNeil, Susie Gronseth and Bernard Robin

Sunday, April, 30, 2017

  • Transfer Student Engagement: Characteristics of the Sending Institution That Influence Post-Transfer Engagement
    Sunday, April 30, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 6B
    Presenting Author: Kathryn Wheatley 
  • College Persistence: Sociocultural Factors and Early-College Minority Students' Pursuit of Four-Year STEM Degrees
    Sunday, April 30, 10:35 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 7C
    Presenting Author: Leah McAlister Shields
  • Critical Teacher Agency: Transformative Teaching and Learning
    Sunday, April 30, 12:25 p.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Third Floor, Bonham E
    Presenting Author: Ruth Lopez 
  • Leadership Fatigue and the Costs Associated With Turnaround Reform
    Sunday, April 30, 2:15 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
    Presenting Author: Bradley W. Carpenter
  • Leaks and Patches: Inquiring Into the Spanish Bilingual Teacher Pipeline
    Sunday, April 30, 2:15 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
    Presenting Author: Christine Beaudry
  • Preparing Elementary Teachers for Equitable Mathematics Teaching
    Sunday, April 30, 4:05 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
    Presenting Author: Monica Gonzalez
  • Brief Instrumental School-Based Mentoring: Effects on Academic Grades and Behavior of Low-Income Middle School Students
    Sunday, April 30, 4:05 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 216 A
    Presenting Authors: Rebecca Reese Johnson, Jacqueline R. Anderson and Sara Jolly Jones
  • Beginners' Struggles and Challenges With Qualitative Research: Instructional Strategies From 10 Years of Classroom Teaching
    Sunday, April 30, 4:05 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
    Presenting Author: Mimi Lee 
  • Impact of Cognitive and Psychological Factors on Math/Science Career Interest: The Gender Moderating Effect
    Sunday, April 30, 5:35 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
    Presenting Author: Jie Zhang
  • Exploring Principals' Perceptions of Developing an Equity-Responsive Climate in Schools: A Multisite Case Study of an Urban School District
    Sunday, April 30, 6:05 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 A
    Presenting Author: Bradley Carpenter

Monday, May, 1, 2017

  • A Revalidation of the School Participant Empowerment Scale Among Mathematics and Science Teachers
    Monday, May 1, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 A
    Presenting Authors: Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, Milijana Suskavcevic, Andrew Kapral and Wallace Dominey
  • Understanding Culture Studies Centers and Their Role in the Improvement of Diversity in American Education
    Monday, May 1, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
    Presenting Authors: Rickey Frierson and Trang Phan
  • School Principals' Instructional Leadership Preparation in STEM and the Impact on Teacher Retention and Student Performance in STEM
    Monday, May 1, 8:15 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 2
    Presenting Authors: Catherine Horn and Andrea Backscheider Burridge
  • Reflections at Curtain Call: Stories to Live and Leave by From Former Teacher Educators in the Field
    Monday, May 1, 8:15 a.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
    Presenting Author: Chestin T. Auzenne-Curl
  • The Application of Scholarly Knowledge: Amici Use of Research in Fisher I
    Monday, May 1, 10:35 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 B
    Presenting Author: Catherine Horn
  • Examining Effect Size Presentations in Introductory Statistics Textbooks for Psychology and Education
    Monday, May 1, 10:35 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 7D
    Presenting Author: Andrew Kapral
  • Sustaining Classroom Management Change at a Large British Secondary School Over 14 Years
    Monday, May 1, 10:35 a.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 213 A
    Presenting Author: Jerome Freiberg
  • Predictors of Adolescents' Generation of Causal and Noncausal Inferences
    Monday, May 1, 12:05 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 209
    Presenting Authors: Yusra Ahmed and David J. Francis
  • Understanding the Self-Regulated Learning Characteristics of First-Generation College Students
    Monday, May 1, 12:25 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 205
    Presenting Authors: Janeen Antonelli, Sara Jones, Andrea Backscheider Burridge and Jacqueline Hawkins
  • An Equity Perspective on Out-of-School Enrichment for Newcomer and Immigrant Youth
    Monday, May 1, 12:25 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
    Presenting Author: Ruth Lopez
  • Adapting for Learners' Cultural Diversity in Open Courses: MOOC Instructors' Efforts at Personalized Learning Environments
    Monday, May 1, 2:15 p.m., Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 2
    Presenting Author: Mimi Lee