March 31, 2022

Join EDC at AERA 2022

Register now to join EDC researchers at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) on April 21–26. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century.”

AERA participants can explore EDC’s research in sessions that focus on rural education, digital games and media, equitable mathematics education, computational thinking, and other topics.

Learn more about EDC’s research and evaluation work, and explore the following schedule to view all of our sessions.

EDC Sessions – Dates and Times

 Be sure to visit AERA for the most up-to-date session information.

Time (ET)

Session Title


Thursday, April 21

5:30–7 p.m.

Postcards from the Bronx: Students Redefine What a Healthy Place Is Through Justice-Oriented Data Art

Megan Silander, Anna Amato, Camillia Matuk, Veena Vasudevan, Kayla DesPortes, Marian Tes, Ralph Vacca, Peter Jacob Woods 

5:30–7 p.m.

National Rural Education Association Research Agenda 2022–2027

Pam Buffington, Sara Lohrman Hartman, Kessa Roberts, Catharine Biddle 

7:15–8:45 p.m.

An Efficacy and Replication Study of Molly of Denali: Supporting the Use of Informational Text

Naomi Hupert, Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, Claire Christensen

Friday, April 22

2:30–4 p.m.

A Study of Successful Doctoral Students in Mathematics from Historically Marginalized Groups

Sarah Sword, Michael Young

Saturday, April 23

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lessons from Ready to Learn Research: The Molly Denali Efficacy Study

Joy Lorenzo Kennedy, Naomi Hupert, Claire Christensen

7:15–8:45 p.m.

Designing Digital Games That Engage Preschool Learners in Engineering Practices

Regan Vidiksis, Kevin McElhaney, Tiffany Leones, Ximena Dominguez, Louise Flannery, Danae Kamdar, Jillian Orr

Sunday, April 24

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Leading Change: Engaging With Situational Complexity

Babette Moeller, Seth A. McCall, Ellen B. Meier

5:30–7 p.m.

Visual Access to Mathematics: Findings about Professional Development for Teachers of Multilingual Learners

Johannah Nikula

5:30–7 p.m.

Integrating Data Collection and Analysis into Preschool Classrooms with a Digital App: A Pilot Study

Ashley Lewis Presser, Jessica Young, Janna Kook, Lindsay Clements, Deb Rosenfeld, Heather Sherwood, Michelle Cerrone

Monday, April 25

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Examining School and District Effects on Algebra Performance in Middle School

Megan Silander, Makoto Hanita, Joshua Cox

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Supporting K–12 Teaching and Learning with Online Resources and Tools

Jacqueline Zweig, Chair

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Timing of Enrollment and Online Course Completion

Jacqueline Zweig, Erin Stafford

2:30–4 p.m.

Teacher Comfort and Preparedness for Teaching Diverse Students: Setting the Foundation for Equitable Classroom Practices

Babette Moeller, Teresa Garcia Duncan, Jason Schoeneberger, John H. Hitchcock

5:30–7 p.m.

Shifting from Vulnerability to Agency in the Co-Design and Implementation of Arts-Integrated Data Literacy Units

Megan Silander, Anna Amato, Camillia Matuk, Veena Vasudevan, Kayla DesPortes, Marian Tes, Ralph Vacca, Peter Jacob Woods

7:15–8:45 p.m.

Computational Thinking in Early Childhood: The State of Our Burgeoning Field

Heather Lavigne (Chair)

7:15–8:45 p.m.

The Promise of Integrating Computational Thinking into Literacy and Mathematics Instruction for Preschool Children

Heather Lavigne, Michelle Cerrone, Ashley Lewis Presser, Jessica Young, Marisa Wolsky, Jillian Orr