Dear NERA members,
We, the Conference Co-Chairs and President, have been working hard since last October to plan a fruitful program for the upcoming 51st
annual NERA conference. We are excited to announce this year’s conference theme, “Say it Loud, Say it Clear: Communicating Results and Driving Change,” which focuses on the importance of effective communication in educational settings. Quality research is often our focus, but without considering effective ways to develop, communicate, and disseminate our findings, we may miss an opportunity to drive important decisions in education. It is thus critical for researchers to summarize and communicate results in meaningful ways to better inform such decisions and to reach a broader audience.
At the 2020 NERA conference, the program will cover a diverse array of educational topics, with the primary focus on effective communication in education settings. As such, we are excited to announce Dr. Nathan Kuncel as our keynote speaker. Dr. Kuncel is the Marvin D. Dunnette Distinguished Professor of Psychology and a McKnight Presidential Fellow at the University of Minnesota. His research is focused on the measurement of human cognitive and non-cognitive characteristics and their relationship to important life outcomes, including academic and job performance.
Additionally, we are working on finalizing invited featured seasons and workshops aligned with the following nine areas:
|Measurement and Psychometrics||Research Methods||Education and Psychology|
|Policy and Politics||Teaching and Teacher Education||The Professions|
|Social Context in Education||Technology in Education||Graduate Student Issues|
Our goal is to have at least one featured session and workshop aligning with each area. We hope this diverse set of featured sessions and workshops will stimulate the interest of all NERA members, including graduate students, educators, and researchers. We plan to announce the program outline with all confirmed featured sessions and workshops along with invited speakers and facilitators by early Spring. Be on the look-out for more details in the upcoming months!
|Jonathan D. Rubright|
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2020 Conference Co-Chairs