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Virtual Spring 2020 Conference Opportunities

Note: All listed virtual presentation times are Eastern Time, unless otherwise stated.





Teacher Professional Development in Developing Countries
Invited Symposium: August 5, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Register to attend August 5

Section: Education in Global Contexts

Organizer: Thomas de Hoop, American Institutes for Research

Arm-Wrestling in the Classroom: The Non-Monotonic Effects of Monitoring Teachers
Guilherme Lichand, University of Zurich and Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania*

Improving Early-Childhood Human Development: Experimental Evidence from India
Alejandro J. Ganimian, New York University*; Karthik Muralidharan, University of California - San Diego; and Christopher Walters, University of California - Berkeley

Impact of e-Learning Technology and Activity-Based Learning on Learning Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from Community Schools in Rural Zambia
Thomas De Hoop, American Institutes for Research*; Hannah Ring, American Institutes for Research; Garima Siwach, American Institutes for Research; Paula Dias, American Institutes for Research; Gelson Tembo, Palm Associates; Victoria Rothbard, American Institutes for Research; and Anais Tounguis, American Institutes for Research

Large Learning Gains in Pockets of Extreme Poverty: Experimental Evidence from Guinea Bissau
Ila Fazzio, Effective Intervention; Alex Eble, Columbia University*; Robin. L. Lumsdaine, American University; Peter Boone, Effective Intervention; Baboucarr Bouy, Effective Intervention; Jenny Hsieh, University of Oxford; Chitra Jayanty, Independent Consultant; Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ana Filipa Silva, Effective Intervention

Discussant: Garima Siwach, American Institutes for Research



Meet the Funders: Perspectives from Foundations
August 12, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Register to attend August 12

Moderator: Bethany Miller, Kresge Foundation

Jon Baron, Arnold Ventures
Rebecca Villarreal, Ascendium
Elliot Weinbaum, William Penn Foundation

Join program officers from several foundations to hear about their current interest and opportunities in education research, evaluation, and implementation, as well as tips on how to work with this sector and prepare a successful application.



Democratizing Evidence in Education: The Search for Balance between Inclusivity and Expertise
Professional Development Session: August 19, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Register to attend August 19

Section: Use of Research Evidence across Settings & Organization of Schools and Systems

Moderator: Jim Kohlmoos, EDGE Consulting

Steven Fleischman, Change Dynamics LLC
Ilene Berman, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Esther Quintero, Albert Shanker Institute
Ruth Curran Neild, Mathematica
Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Insight Policy Research



9A. Unpacking the Logic Model: A Discussion of Mediators and Antecedents of Educational Outcomes from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Program
Symposium: September 9, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Register to attend September 9

Section: Social and Emotional Learning in Educational Settings & Academic Learning in Education Settings

Organizer: Katie Lass, Policy & Research Group

Impact on Antecedents of Student Dropout in a Cross-Age Peer Mentoring Program
Katie Lass, Policy & Research Group*; Sarah Walsh, Policy & Research Group; Eric Jenner, Policy & Research Group; and Sherry Barr, Center for Supportive Schools

Supporting Content-Area Learning in Biology and U.S. History: A Randomized Control Trial of Enhanced Units in California and Virginia
Hannah D'Apice, Empirical Education*; Adam Schellinger, Empirical Education; Jenna Zacamy, Empirical Education; Xin Wei, SRI International; and Andrew P. Jaciw, Empirical Education

The Role of Socioemotional Learning in Teacher Induction: A Longitudinal Study of the CREATE Teacher Residency Program
Audra Wingard, Empirical Education*; Andrew P. Jaciw, Empirical Education; Jenna Zacamy, Empirical Education

Uncovering the Black Box: Exploratory Mediation Analysis for a Science Teacher Professional Development Program
Thanh Nguyen, Empirical Education*; Andrew P. Jaciw, Empirical Education; and Jenna Zacamy, Empirical Education

Discussant: Anne Wolf, Abt Associates



3B. Reaching Farther: Combining Data Sources to Extend and Enrich Research Findings
Symposium: September 30, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Register to attend September 30

Section: Research Methods

Organizer: Sophie Litschwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Characterizing Cross-Site Variation in Local Average Treatment Effects in Multisite RDD Contexts with an Application to Massachusetts High School Exit Exams
Sophie Litschwartz, Harvard University*; Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Generalizing Randomized Trial Findings to a Target Population using Complex Survey Population Data
Ben Ackerman, Johns Hopkins University*; Catherine Lesko, Johns Hopkins University; Elizabeth Stuart, Johns Hopkins University

Lurking Inferential Monsters? Quantifying Selection Bias in Non-Experimental Evaluations of School Programs
Ben Weidman, Harvard University*; and Luke Miratrix, Harvard University

Discussant: Elizabeth Tipton, Northwestern University



Session 4: Works in Progress Poster Session

4A. Academic Learning in Education Settings - In the Pipeline Poster Session

7. Works in Progress: Project DIMES- Diagnostic Instrument for Morphology of Elementary Students

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TaeYeon Kwon, University of Florida; A. Corinne Huggins-Manley, University of Florida; Amanda P. Goodwin, Vanderbilt University; Jonathan Templin, University of Iowa; Amber E. Benedict, Arizona State University; and Mingying Zheng, University of Iowa

10. Opportunities to Earn Industry Certifications in High School: Implementation of Florida’s Career and Professional Education Act

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Elizabeth Glennie, RTI International; Ben Dalton, RTI International; Siri Warkentien, RTI International; Erich Lauff, RTI International; Elizabeth Parish, RTI International; and Roger Studley, RTI International


Session 7: Afternoon Poster Session

7A. Academic Learning in Education Settings - Afternoon Poster Session

2. Instructional Technology for Reading Remediation in Rural Settings: An Examination of Effectiveness and Efficiency

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Benjamin Solomon, University at Albany, State University of New York; Brit'ny Stein, Osage County Interlocal Cooperative; Chase Kitterman, Oklahoma State University; and Debbie Enos, Osage County Interlocal Cooperative


7E. Research Methods - Afternoon Poster Session

Please address questions about the poster presentation to Gema Zamarro on Twitter @gema_zamarro

9. Student Academic Motivation and Non-Cognitive Skills: Improving Comparability across Cultures and Gender with the Anchoring Vignettes Method

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Hanka Vonkova, Charles University; Gema Zamarro, University of Arkansas; Ondrej Papajoanu, Charles University; and Katerina Kralova, Charles University


7H. Use of Research Evidence across Settings - Afternoon Poster Session

23. How the Education Doctorate Teaches Leaders to Use Research Evidence

William A. Firestone, Rutgers University; Karen Seashore Louis, University of Minnesota; Andrew S. Leland, Southern Illinois University; and Jill Alexa Perry, University of Pittsburgh





What Would It Take to Change Your Inference? Quantifying the Discourse about Causal Inferences in the Social Sciences
Workshop: March 11 - Noon - 4:00 PM

Q&A available throughout, and extension from 4PM - 5PM.

Recording available directly from presenter.

Abstract     Quick Examples     Combined Frameworks

Ken Frank, Michigan State University