VRLC Professional Development Courses

VRLC On-Demand Courses

AERA Webinar: Sharing Education Research on Capitol Hill

Moderators: Juliane Baron, Director of Government Relations, AERA
George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development and Diversity Officer, AERA

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AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research

Open Access Course

Presenter:

George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development; Diversity Officer
American Educational Research Association

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PDC14: Strategies for Sharing Your Research

Instructor: Jenny Grant Rankin, University of Cambridge

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PDC17: Using the AERA/APA/NCME Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing to Improve the Quality of Education Research

Instructors: Linda L. Cook, Educational Testing Service; Wayne J. Camara, ACT, Inc.; Michael T. Kane, Educational Testing Service

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PDC19: Accessing and Exploring NCES Data

Instructors: Stephen Quin Cornman, U.S. Department of Education; Emmanuel Sikali, U.S. Department of Education; Andrew A. White, National Center for Education Statistics; Gigi Jones, U.S. Department of Education; Douglas E. Geverdt, U.S. Census Bureau; Sarah Kathryn Grady, National Center for Education Statistics; Stephanie R. Miller, National Center for Education Statistics

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PDC24: The Stanford Education Data Archive: Using Big Data to Study Academic Performance

Open access course

Instructors:
Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University
Andrew Dean Ho, Harvard University
Benjamin R. Shear, University of Colorado - Boulder
Erin Michelle Fahle, Stanford University

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Speaking Up for Education Research

Open Access Course

Presenters:
Juliane Baron, Director of Government Relations, AERA
Craig Fisher, Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, APA Science Directorate
Felice J. Levine, Executive Director, AERA
Christy Talbot, Program Associate, Government Relations, AERA

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Engaging Graduate Students in Education Research Advocacy

Open Access Course

Presenters:
Megan Austin, University of Minnesota
Juliane Baron, Director of Government Relations, AERA
Felice J. Levine, Executive Director, AERA
Amy Li, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
Federick Ngo, Ph.D., University of Southern California

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AERA Annual Meeting: How to Review Submissions

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Patricia Alexander - University of Maryland, College Park
James Cibulka - Independent Consultant
Cynthia Tyson - The Ohio State University

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AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research Informational Webinar

Open Access Webinar

Presenters:
George L. Wimberly, American Educational Research Association
Jean G. Agosto, American Educational Research Association

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AERA Webinar - Meet Members of Congress in Your District

Open Access Webinar

Presenters:
Juliane Baron, AERA Director of Government Relations
Christy Talbot, AERA Program Associate, Government Relations

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An Introduction to Hierarchical Linear Modeling for Education Researchers

Fee $125

Recorded April 8, 2016

Instructors: D. Betsy McCoach, University of Connecticut; Ann A. O'Connell, The Ohio State University

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Crafting the Story: An Introduction to Writing With Qualitative Data

Fee $55
Recorded April 9, 2016

Instructors: Karri A. Holley, The University of Alabama; Michael S. Harris, Southern Methodist University

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Analyzing the Civil Rights Data Collection for Education Policy Research

Fee $95

Recorded April 10, 2016

Instructor: Janis D. Brown, U.S. Department of Education
Stephanie Miller, National Center for Education Statistics

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AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning - Informational Webinar

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Michael Garet, American Institutes for Research, Co-Principle Investigator
George L. Wimberly, American Educational Research Association, Director of Professional Development
Kristina Zeiser, American Institutes for Research, Project Director

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New Weighting Methods for Causal Mediation Analysis

Fee: $95

Instructors: Guanglei Hong, University of Chicago; Jonah Deutsch, University of Chicago

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Improving Skills of School Leaders in Using Data to Drive Improvement: Building on a tested District model

Fee: $125

Instructors: Rolf K. Blank, University of Chicago; Sonya T. Stephens, Wake County Public School System; Nancy R. Baenen, Wake County Public School System; Colleen Graham Paeplow, Wake County Public School System; Bradley J. McMillen, Wake County Public School System

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AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy Mathematics Education and Equity

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Joseph P. Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Causal Inference

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Ken Frank, Michigan State University
Richard Houang, Michigan State University
Kim Maier, Michigan State University
William Schmidt, Michigan State University

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Mapping Your Educational Research: Putting Spatial Concepts into Practice with GIS

Open Access Course

Instructors:
Mark Hogrebe, Washington University in St. Louis; Doug Geverdt, U.S. Census Bureau

Course introduces geographic information systems technology (GIS) as a means to help researchers investigate the spatial context of education. Education has spatial context because schools are located in areas of metropolitan regions and neighborhoods that influence learning and teaching. This course provides a basic overview of GIS concepts, presents unique features of spatial data, demonstrates methods to analyze spatial relationships, and discusses online and desktop solutions for developing maps to analyze data and visualize research results.

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How to Get Published: Guidance from Emerging and Senior Scholars

Open Access Course

Instructors:
Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland - College Park; Sandra Loughlin, University of Maryland - College Park; Emily Grossnickle, University of Maryland - College Park; Alexandra List, University of Maryland - College Park; Jeffery A. Greene, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Matthew McCrudden, Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand; Panayiota Kendeou, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus; Gregory Hancock, University of Maryland - College Park; Diane Schallert, University of Texas, Austin; Sofie Loyens, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands; DeLeon Gray, North Carolina State University

Course will provide graduate students and early career faculty with critical information about how to publish. The course will feature two panels: emerging scholars who have learned how to navigate the complex and demanding publication process successfully, and senior scholars who have acquired expertise in foundational aspects of publication.

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Sensitivity Analysis: Quantifying the Discourse About Causal Inference

Open Access Course

Instructors:
Kenneth Frank, Michigan State University, Yun-jia Lo, Michigan State University, Michael Seltzer, University of California, Los Angeles, Min Sun, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Participants will learn how to quantify concerns about causal inferences due to unobserved variables or populations. Participants will also learn how to calculate the correlations associated with an unobserved confounding variable or the amount of one's sample that would have to be replaced to invalidate an inference.

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Improving Generalizations from Experiments: New methods

Open Access Course

Instructors:
Elizabeth Tipton, Teachers College, Columbia University; Larry V. Hedges, Northwestern University

Course is aimed at researchers of all levels who are interested in either making generalizations from large-scale experiments that have been completed or planning to conduct large-scale experiments. The course focuses on studies using a cluster randomized or multi-site design including many schools or school districts.

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AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Webinar - Dataset Overview and Fellowship Information

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Brian Rowan, The University of Michigan; Advisor, AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program
George L. Wimberly, Ph.D., Director of Social Justice and Professional Development American Educational Research Association (AERA)

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Using the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth for Education Research

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Elizabeth Cooksey, The Ohio State University
Steve McClaskie, The Ohio State University

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How to Analyze Large-Scale Assessments Data from Matrix Booklet Sampling Design: Focus on Psychometrics behind and Hands-on Analysis Using Actual Sample Data

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Emmanuel Sikali, National Center for Education Statistics
Andrew Kolstad, National Center for Education Statistics
Young Yee Kim, American Institutes for Research

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International Education Research Made Easier: How to Use Several Free Online Data Tools

Open Access Course

Faculty:
David C. Miller, American Institutes for Research
Lydia B. Malley, American Institutes for Research
Laura K. Warren, American Institutes for Research

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How to Get Published: Guidance from Emerging and Senior Scholars

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Patricia A. Alexander, University of Maryland - College Park
Sandra Loughlin, University of Maryland - College Park
Emily Grossnickle, University of Maryland - College Park
Alexandra List, University of Maryland - College Park
Jeffery A. Greene, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Matthew McCrudden, Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand
Panayiota Kendeou, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus
Gregory Hancock, University of Maryland - College Park
Diane Schallert, University of Texas, Austin
Tamara van Gog, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Patricia B. Elmore, Southern Illinois University

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Introduction to the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database

Open Access Course

Faculty:
Steve Cantrell, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University
Ben Kelcey, Wayne State University
Courtney Bell, ETS
Drew Gitomer, Rutgers University
George Alter, University of Michigan
Brian Rowan, University of Michigan
Johanna Bleckman, University of Michigan
Susan M. Jekielek, University of Michigan

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