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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2006

8:00–9:00am Registration
Continental breakfast served during the registration period.

9:00–9:45am

Knowledge creation, accumulation, and utilization in education: Federal objectives and supports

Speaker:

Janice Earle, National Science Foundation


9:45–10:15am

IERI: What we've learned, what we're learning, and how we can ensure it makes a difference

Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University and the Data Research and Development Center


10:15am–12:00pm

Concurrent Small-Group Discussions:

What We've Learned, What We're Learning

All attendees were asked to register in advance for one of the following small-group meetings; from 11:30am onward, individuals could move to contribute to additional group discussions:


•   Impacts of interventions on mathematics achievement
Facilitator: Douglas A. Grouws

•   Impacts of interventions on science achievement
Facilitator: Ellen Mandinach

•   Impacts of interventions on reading achievement
Facilitator: Patricia Mathes

•   Impacts of technologically-based/-enhanced interventions
Facilitator: Christopher Dede

12:00–12:45pm

What we've learned, what we're learning — Report-back and group discussion of key themes

Facilitator:

John Cherniavsky, National Science Foundation


1:00–2:00pm

Lunch
Open seating


2:15–2:45pm

Variance structure of academic achievement in America: Reference values for planning evaluation studies

Speaker:

Larry V. Hedges, Northwestern University and Data Research and Development Center


2:45–3:15pm

Documenting what we've learned A user's guide to the results of the Interagency Education Research Initiative

Facilitators:

Janice Earle, National Science Foundation

Sarah-Kathryn McDonald, Data Research and Development Center


3:30–5:00pm

Concurrent Workshops:

Education Research that Makes a Difference

All attendees were asked to register in advance for one of the following 90-minute workshops:


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Supporting school improvement: Communicating implications of your research for teachers, principals, and district administrators

Workshop leader:
Kate Nolan, Chief Officer, Professional Services Group, Learning Point Associates


•   Having a broader impact: Developing, implementing, and evaluating a media relations strategy

Workshop leader:
Leslie Fink, Head of Media and Public Information Section, National Science Foundation

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Documenting impacts within the academy: Using the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge to provide evidence of research impacts

Workshop leaders:
Kevin Brown, Research Scientist, DRDC

Sarah Makela, Research Associate, DRDC

Kohki Yamaguchi, Research Assistant, Harvard University


5:00–6:00pm Poster setup

6:30pm

Dinner

After-dinner speaker:
Sharon Derry, Professor of Educational Psychology and Learning Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison on “Guidelines for Conducting Research with Videography”

 

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8:00–9:00am Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:00am

Education Research that Makes a Difference:

Accumulating and synthesizing research findings for replication and extension

Speakers:

Chad Nye, Coordinator, Education Coordinating Group, Campbell Collaboration; Executive Director, Center for Autism & Related Disabilities; and Professor, University of Central Florida

Herbert Turner, Editor, Education Coordinating Group, Campbell Collaboration; President, ANALYTICA; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Phoebe Cottingham, Commissioner of Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education


10:00–11:45am

Education Research that Makes a Difference:

Communicating findings clearly, concisely, accurately, and powerfully when resources are scarce and issues are complex

Panel members:

Peg Goertz, Co-Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) and Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Barbara Eason-Watkins, Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools

James Kohlmoos, President, National Education Knowledge Industry Association (NEKIA)

Daniel Princiotta, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Division, National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices

Valerie A. Woodruff, President, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education


12:00–1:30pm

Lunch

Speaker: TBA


1:30–3:00pm

Education Research that Makes a Difference:

From research to practice—forging effective partnerships to develop and bring exemplary interventions to scale

Speakers:

Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education, Florida State University and Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research

Robert Mislevy, Professor, Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation, University of Maryland, College Park

John Behrens, Sr. Manager, Assessment Development and Innovation (ADI), Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jack Mostow, Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Language Technologies Institute, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

Jon Bower, President and COO, Soliloquy Learning

Deborah Tatar, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech


3:00–4:00pm

Poster Reception

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