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Thursday, April 27

Paper Session • 2:15 to 3:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
(Re)Envisioning Educational Equity: Explorations of Teacher Practice
Discussant: Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Third Floor, Bonham C
Scratchin’ and-a Survivin’: Contradictions of Diversity as Action at the Front Lines of the Neo-Democratic Postracial
Presenting Authors: Kenneth James Fasching-Varner, Lori Latrice Martin (Louisiana State University) andChristine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 209
Writing Tasks in Content-Area Instruction for Secondary Students: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Presenting Authors: Dianne M. Miller (University of Houston), Erin M. McTigue (Texas A&M) and Chyllis Elayne Scott (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 64:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3

  • What Is Happening in the Science Classroom When Academic Language Is Used With English Language Learners?
    Presenting Authors: Tiberio Garza, Margarita Huerta, Tracy Spies (UNLV), Rafael Lara-Alecio (Texas A&M), Beverly J. Irby and Fuhui Tong (Texas A&M-College Station)
  • Individual-Referent and Group-Referent Measures of Student Engagement: Linear and Nonlinear Evidence for Classroom Systems
    Presenting Authors: Johnathan C. Hilpert (Georgia Southern University) and Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Friday, April 28

Seminar8:00 to 10:30am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 8B
International Session on Societal Challenges and Educational Research – German Institute for International Educational Research
Participant: Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 78:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
“Never Say Never”: Engendering Hope to Scaffold Collective Classroom Efficacy in Urban Schools
Presenting Authors: Suzanne H. Jones (Utah State University), LeAnn G. Putney (UNLV) and Brett D. Campbell (BYU)

Roundtable Session 88:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Vocabulary Instruction for Young Children
Chair: Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (UNLV)

Invited Speaker Session8:15 to 10:15am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon A
Rethinking Discipline and Incarceration: Examining Systemic and Pragmatic Issues that Limit and Promote Positive School and Community Climates
Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Symposium8:15 to 10:15am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 6A
Critically Engaging With Children’s and Young Adult Literature by, About, and With Latinas/os
Chair: Denise Dávila (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 210 A
Web-Delivered Training to Improve Learning and Achievement for Underrepresented and First-Generation STEM Learners
Presenting Authors: Matthew L. Bernacki, Lucie Vosicka and Jenifer Utz (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
Integrating Science, Language, and Literacy With Diverse Learners: One Teacher’s Perspective and Practice
Presenting Authors: Tracy Spies, Margarita Huerta, Tiberio Garza and Joseph John Morgan (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 1012:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1

  • Mentor-Mentee Self-Disclosure and Mentoring Preservice Teachers’ Learning to Teach in Field Experience
    Presenting Authors: Khaled Ismail Alnajjar and Shaoan Zhang (UNLV)
  • Exploring the Role of Information Literacy in Preservice Teachers’ Current and Future Lives
    Presenting Authors: Jennifer J. Wimmer (Brigham Young University) and Sophie Marie Ladd(UNLV)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 D
Establishing the Invariant Natures and Exploring the Variable Relations of Value and Cost
Presenting Authors: Rachel Part, Matthew L. Bernacki, Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 B
Defining Mentor-Mentee Self-Disclosure in Mentoring Preservice Teachers in Field Experience
Presenting Authors: Shaoan Zhang and Khaled Ismail Alnajjar (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 214 A
Strategies and Outcomes of Grassroots Organizing
Chair: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Structured Poster Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 221 D
What Can Be Inferred From Trace Data? Current Methods to Triangulate and Validate Traces of Learning Behavior
Presenting Authors: Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV) and Philip H. Winne (Simon Fraser University)

Structured Poster Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 221 D
How Well Do Logged Events Represent Students’ Learning Processes? Aligning Students’ Reports With Trace Data
Presenting Authors: Lucie Vosicka and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 122:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Cuentos y Ciencia: Advancing Families’ Scientific Habits of Mind via Dual-Language Narratives
Presenting Authors: Denise Dávila (UNLV), Max Vazquez (University of Georgia) and Silvia C. Nogueron-Liu (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Roundtable Session 134:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Surveying the Frontiers of Research on Young Adult Literature: Speculation, Representation, Emotion, and Action
Chair: Denise Dávila (UNLV)

Invited Speaker Session4:05 to 6:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon A
Division K: Successful Proposal Submission and Reviewing Tips from Section Co-Chairs
Presenting Authors: Dana L. Bickmore, Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Career and Technical Education SIG Business Meeting6:15 to 7:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
Overview of Journals in Career and Technical Education: Status, Issues, and Opportunities for Publication
Presenting Authors: Howard R. Gordon (UNLV)

Teacher Education SIG Business Meeting6:15 to 7:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon E
ePortfolios in Teacher Education: Challenges in Preparing Reflective Practitioners
Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu and Richard C. Miller (UNLV)

Literature SIG Business Meeting (Multi SIG Event)6:15 to 8:15pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 302 A&B
Conversation and Reception With Texas Poet Laureate Dr. Carmen Tafolla
Organizer/Participant: Denise Dávila (UNLV)


Saturday, April 29

Symposium8:15 to 10:15am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 D
The Role of Situational Interest in Personalized Learning
Presenting Authors: Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV) and Candace A. Walkington (Southern Methodist University)

Roundtable Session 158:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Assessing Study Quality Using the Methodological Quality Questionnaire: A Case Study of Novice Rater Training
Presenting Authors: Sandra T. Acosta (Texas A&M), Tiberio Garza (UNLV) and Hsien-Yuan Hsu (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Roundtable Session 168:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
I Shouldn’t Be So Unique, but I Am: A Case Study on the Professional Identity of Teachers of Color
Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu, Brenda Anne Pearson and Steve Hayden (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 207 A
But Was It Ethical? Dewey in China and Japan and the Perils of Translation
Presenting Authors: Richard C. Miller and Katrina Liu (UNLV)

Poster Session 810:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
A Quantitative Study of the Mentoring Needs of Contingent Faculty
Presenting Authors: Heidi Batiste (Heidi Batiste & Associates, LLC) and Cecilia Maldonado (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 210 A
Mentoring and Identity as a Scientist: Insights From Ethnically Diverse Undergraduates and Their Research Mentors
Presenting Authors: Rachael Robnett (UNLV), Martin Chemers, Eileen Zurbriggen and Faye Crosby (UC Santa Cruz)

Symposium2:45 to 4:15pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Texas Ballroom Salon B

  • Data-driven Techniques that Complement Theoretical Study of Cognition and Learning with Technology
    Presenting Authors: Eric G. Poitras (University of Utah) and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)
  • Examining Students’ Achievement Goals, Metacognitive Monitoring Behaviors, and Achievement Using Person-Centered and Data-Mining Approaches
    Presenting Authors: Wonjoon Hong and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 182:45 to 4:15pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Theorizing Teacher Induction Through Preservice Teachers’ Expectations of the Principal’s Role
Presenting Authors: Matthew Nishimoto, Shaoan Zhang, Dana L. Bickmore and Gene E. Hall (UNLV)

Poster Session 92:45 to 4:15pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Relations of Teacher Personality With Teacher Self-Efficacy, Work Engagement, and Job Satisfaction: A Person-Centered Perspective
Presenting Authors: Harsha Perera (UNLV), Helena Granziera and Peter McIlveen (University of Southern Queensland)

Paper Session • 2:45 to 4:15pm
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, Third Floor, Conference Room 17
The Relationship Between Teaching Efficacy and Teaching Quality of EFL Teachers in Niger*
Presenting Authors: Bong Gee Jang (Syracuse), Hyonsuk Cho (University of North Dakota) and Peter Wiens (UNLV)

*AERA SIG 54 International Studies Best Paper Award Winner


Sunday, April 30

Paper Session8:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 C
Web-Based Training to Improve Undergraduates’ Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills: Impact on Performance and Behavior
Presenting Authors: Megan Cogliano and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Paper Session8:15 to 9:45am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon D
They/She/He/Us: Provocative teacher alliances with the gender identities of students
Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session8:15 to 10:15am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
Prospective Teachers’ Perceptions of Classroom Disciplinary Action in Relation to Diversity
Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu, Sandra Candel, Ana Paola Zenteno and Yichen Yang (UNLV)

Poster Session 1010:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
The effect of analogical transfer on belief bias in scientific reasoning
Presenting Authors: Matthew T. McCrudden (Victoria University of Wellington) and Gwen C. Marchand(UNLV)

Roundtable Session 2110:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Expanding Circle: The Case of Nigerian EFL Teachers’ English, Training, and Career Satisfaction
Presenting Authors: Peter Wiens (UNLV) and Elena Andrei (Clevland State University)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission B
Transition Factors Bridging Secondary and Postsecondary Career and Technical Education
Discussant: Howard R. Gordon (UNLV)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 214 A
Improving College Access
Chair: Xue Xing (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 232:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1

  • General Education Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs/Knowledge Regarding Second Language Acquisition and English Language Learners
    Participating Authors: Ezgi Yesilyurt, Refika Turgut, Erdogan Kaya and Hasan Deniz (UNLV)
  • Case Studies of Teach For America Teachers’ English Language Learner Teacher Identity Development
    Presenting Authors: Refika Turgut and Steven G. McCafferty (UNLV)
  • Teacher Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Literacy Classroom
    Chair: Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
Curriculum and Academic Programs for Multicultural/Multiethnic Societies
Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 6B
Examining the Impact of Culturally Engaging Campus Environments on College Students’ Self-Efficacy
Presenting Authors: Samuel D. Museus (University of Denver), Diana Lourdes (UNLV) and Michael Steven Williams (Baruch College-CUNY)

Poster Session 122:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Engagement and Loss of Complexity During Interactive Instruction: A Multilevel Analysis of Energy Science Classrooms
Presenting Authors: Jonathan C. Hilpert (Georgia Southern University), Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV) and Jenefer E. Husman (University of Oregon)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Case Studies of Teach For America Teachers’ English Language Learner Teacher Identity Development
Presenting Authors: Refika Turgut and Steven G. McCafferty (UNLV)

Paper Session4:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 218
Are There Benefits to Combining Social and Cognitive Writing Interventions? A Mixed-Methods Investigation
Presenting Authors: Manognya Murukutla, Celeste Calkins and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Paper Session4:05 to 5:35pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Republic A

  • We Serve Them All: Social Capital and Resilience of Teachers in a Dual-Language Program
    Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu (UNLV) and Jorge Luis Inzunza (Delavan Darien School District)
  • The Color of Music: Resistance and Resilience in the Recital Hall
    Presenting Author: Richard C. Miller (UNLV)
    Chair: Emily Lin (UNLV)
    Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 25 • 4:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Study of Stress, Stress Regulation, Executive Function, and Behavioral Outcomes of Students with Behavioral Problems
Presenting Authors: Michelle Cumming (UNLV) and Stephen W. Smith (University of Florida)

Paper Session4:05 to 6:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
Hispanic Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Preparedness to Teach English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms
Presenting Authors: Elif Adibelli Sahin (TED University), Refika Turgut and Margarita Huerta (UNLV)

Poster Session 134:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Developing Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice Through Designing Integrated Curriculum in a Professional Learning Community
Presenting Authors: Derek Jordan (Clark County School District), Shaoan Zhang, Marilyn McKinney andLeAnn G. Putney (UNLV)


Monday, May 1

Roundtable Session 288:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Revealing the Detrimental Impacts of Teacher Evaluation Reform Upon Teachers’ Lives and Classroom Climate
Presenting Authors: Allison Smith (UNLV) and Alexandru A. Spatariu (Houston Baptist University)

Paper Session8:15 to 10:15am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon E
STEM in Teacher Preparation
Chair: Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 2910:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Traditional Urban Principals’ Perceptions and Reactions to Charter School Competition
Presenting Author: Dana L. Bickmore (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Republic A
Youth Seeking Well-Being
Discussant: Shahla Fayazpour (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 2910:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Diverse perspectives on teachers and teaching
Chair: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session 12:25 to 1:55pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Crockett B
Student-Athlete Mindset About Academic and Athletic Ability
Presenting Authors: Marissa Katherine Nichols and Alice J. Corkill (UNLV)

Roundtable 3212:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3

  • Constructing Multicultural Education Through Policy: A Response to Mexican American Studies in Arizona
    Presenting Authors: Leander D. Kellogg (UNLV) and Carrie Sampson (Arizona State University-West)
  • Family Discussions of Race Impacting Children’s Pre-K–12 Schooling
    Presenting Authors: Tarryn McGhie (UNLV) and Rebekah Piper (Texas A&M-San Antonio)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 7D
Using Surveys in School Research
Discussant: Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 342:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Climate Science Learning Technologies and Assessments
Chair: E. Michael Nussbaum (UNLV)