University of Virginia faculty, research scientists, and graduate students associated with the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning will be heading en masse to Washington DC this week for the spring 2012 conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, March 8-10.
The theme of this year’s conference is Understanding Variation in Treatment Effects. Five different symposium sessions will feature CASTL researchers in a variety of conference program sections, including teacher preparation, early childhood education, classroom instruction and context, in research methods.
Robert Pianta, director of CASTL and dean of the Curry School of Education, will lead an invited symposium on Multiple Measures of Effective Teaching, along with CASTL associate director Bridget Hamre. Many Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) Pre-Doctorate Fellows and CASTL graduate students will also be presenting, including Faiza Jamil, Tashia Abry, and Carolyn Gosse.
The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness works to advance and disseminate research on causal effects of education practices, interventions, programs, and policies. Its membership shares a mutual commitment to education research that aligns with CASTL’s mission to advance the quality and impact of teaching through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education. The semi-annual conference disseminates developments in research design, measurement, modeling and data analysis to advance education research.
The Society’s conferences are an ideal venue for highlighting CASTL’s work and having a discourse with others doing intervention-based educational research, says Bridget Hatfield an IES Post-Doctorate Fellow at CASTL. As a smaller conference, attendees are able to see intervention based research designs at work, and attend short-courses or workshops that have targeted topics of interest for educational researchers. “SREE is a great opportunity to make connections in the field, and become better educational researchers for the future” says Hatfield.
The following people associated with CASTL are in presenting roles on the SREE program this week:
Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman
Julie B. Thomas
Carolyn S. Gosse
Faiza M. Jamil