May 4, 2022
College of Education Members Present at AERA Conference
Each year, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) holds their Annual Meeting that is the world's largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. This year, many K-State College of Education members attended and presented at this dual-component conference in San Diego, CA or attended virtually. From April 21 to April 26, different ideas, excellent engagement and professional networking occurred.
This year’s focus was, “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.” Dr. Todd Goodson, professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Elieen Wertzberger, coordinator for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction presented on, “Measuring Completer Impact in Non-Data-Sharing States: A Multiyear Case Study Design and Findings.”
Many more College of Education members presented at this conference as well. Including, Nicole Meritt, an instructor in the Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs, Dustin Meritt, a professor of practice in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Kaylee Myers, an instructor for Core Teaching Skills in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Tracey Conway, a professor of practice in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction presented on, “Examining Teachers' Instructional Practices and Student Engagement: Students' Exposure to Higher-Level Tasks and Their Engagement Level.” Chanh Lam, a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction he presented on, “Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Teacher Strikes: A Systematic Review of Research on Pre-K–12 Teacher Activism in the United States.” Socorro Herrera, a College of Education professor, and executive director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA), and Melissa Holmes, CIMA assistant director, presented “The Trajectory of the Invisible Teacher: Latinx Teachers in Search of Professional Belonging” as part of a symposium focused on retaining teachers of color.
The College of Education is thrilled about our members presenting at a variety of conferences and continuing to represent us so well to the rest of the nation.