The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, March 15

Fellows Reception

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception for Dissertation & Postdoctoral Fellows

Elizabeth Birr Moje, University of Michigan
Chair of the NAEd Professional Development Committee

China Chilcano

418 7th St NW

Thursday, March 16

Fellows Retreat

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Keck Center of the National Academies.

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 101)

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Opening & Welcome to the Spring Fellows Retreat

Elizabeth Birr Moje, University of Michigan
Chair of the NAEd Professional Development Committee

Keck 100

8:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Fellowship Retreat Sessions

Dissertation Fellows: Check-in and updates

Postdoctoral Fellows: Check-in and updates

Fellows will have check-in time with their cohorts and then each cohort will move to small table topical discussions.

Dissertation Fellows will utilize Keck 100 and 101.

Postdoctoral Fellows will utilize Keck 105 and 106.

Keck 100

Keck 105

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Keck Cafeteria (3rd Floor)

12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Mentor Session 1

Room Assignments TBD

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM


First Floor Lobby

2:30 PM – 4:10 PM

Fellows Discussion Panel 1

See Assignments

Location: Keck 101

DiscussantsRawia Hayik, Chenyi Zhang, Blaine Smith, Laura Aull
Senior Discussant: Susan Goldman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kyle Booten, University of California, Berkeley
Online Quotation Culture: Investigating the Fate of the Book in the Age of New Media

Shayl Griffith, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Home Learning in the New Mobile Age: Parent-Child Interactions and Emergent Academic Development across Multiple Home Learning Contexts

Jennifer Higgs, University of California, Berkeley
A National Study of Talking to Learn Across Digital and Face-to-Face Contexts in K-12 Classrooms

Laura Horton, University of Chicago
The Influence of Communicative Ecology on Language Acquisition and Emergence at Home and in School: Shared Homesign Systems in Guatemala

Location: Keck 103

Discussants: Kabria Baumgartner, Kathryn Schumaker, Alan Dillingham, Michael Hevel
Senior Discussant: Maris Vinovskis, University of Michigan

John Bell, Harvard University
First Days of Fellowship: Abolitionist Colleges and the Dilemmas of Racial and Gender Equality, 1833-1893

Alisha Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
Respectable from their Intelligence: The Education of Louisiana’s gens de couleur libres, 1800 to 1860

Lauren Lefty, New York University
Seize the Schools, Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre: Cold War Education Politics in New York and San Juan, 1948-1975

Louis Mercer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Detention of a Different Kind: Police, Chicago’s Schools, and the Origins of the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Location: Keck 105

Discussants: Matthew Steinberg, Cassandra Hart, Katharine Destler
Senior Discussant: Helen Ladd, Duke University

Barbara Biasi, Stanford University
Wages and The Composition of the Teaching Body: Evidence from Wisconsin

Johanna Quinn, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Unequal Work in Unequal Schools: Working in New York City Middle Schools in an Era of Accountability

John Singleton, Duke University
The Supply-Side of School Choice: Costs and Competition in the Charter Sector

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM


Keck Atrium (3rd Floor)

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Meet the Funder

An interactive introduction to federal and foundation funding agencies

Elizabeth Albro, Institute of Education Sciences
Wilsonia Cherry, National Endowment for the Humanities
Michael Ford, National Science Foundation
Rhoda Freelon, Spencer Foundation
Vivian Louie, William T. Grant Foundation
Brett Miller, National Institutes of Health
Doug Wood, Ford Foundation

Keck Atrium (3rd Floor)

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Fellows Dinner

La Tasca

722 7th St NW

Friday, March 17

Fellows Retreat

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Keck Center of the National Acadmies.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 101)

9:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Fellows Discussion Panel 2

See Assignments

Location: Keck 106

DiscussantsConra Gist, Frank Reichert, Tzu-Jung Lin
Senior Discussant: David Kirp, University of California, Berkeley

Sarah Fine, Harvard University
Unlearning Certainty: Deeper Learning, Restorative Practices, and the Quest to Transform Relationships at an Urban Charter School

Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, University of Chicago
Student Behavior in Context: Examining School Practice Contributions to Behavioral Peer Effects

Sarah Miller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Tolerance Generation: High School, Inequality and the Anti-Bullying Era

Location: Keck 101

Discussants: Shiv Desai, Megan Hopkins, Elizabeth Todd-Breland
Senior Discussant: TBD

Brandon Buck, Teachers College, Columbia University
White Schools, White Ignorance: Toward a Racially Responsive Pedagogy

Eliot Graham, Rutgers University
“In Real Life, You Have to Speak Up”: Civic Implications of Behavior Management in a No-Excuses Charter School

Laura Hernandez, University of California, Berkeley
Managing the Brand: Racial Politics, Strategic Messaging, and the Coalition-Building Efforts of Charter Management Organizations

Location: Keck 103

Discussants: Dake Zhang, Sarah Levine, Shirin Voussoughi
Senior Discussant: Geoff Saxe, University of California, Berkeley

Dominic Gibson, University of Chicago
Putting Cognitive Science to Work: How Word-Learning Biases are the Source and Solution to Children’s Misconceptions in Mathematics

Nicholas Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
Expanding Competence: Creating Space for Students to Engage with Each Other’s Mathematical Ideas

Patricia Vela, Emory University
Heuristics Employed by Problem Solvers Engaged in a Robotics-based Task

Location: Keck 105

Discussants: Sarah Gallo, Amy Stich, Jie Park
Senior Discussant: Jennifer Lee, Indiana University

Karina Chavarria, University of California, Los Angeles
Land of Opportunity: School Incorporation of Undocumented Latina/o High School Students

Rita Harvey, University of Pennsylvania
Complexities of Capital: Readings of Cultural Capital in the Education of Youth on the Margins

Cristina Lash, Stanford University
Making Americans: Schooling, Diversity, and Assimilation in the Twenty-First Century

10:25 AM – 10:35 AM


First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 101)

10:35 AM – 12:00 PM

Fellows Discussion Panel 3

See Assignments

Location: Keck 101

Discussants: Huriya Jabbar, Ann Owens
Senior Discussant: Valerie Lee, University of Michigan

Jordan Conwell, Northwestern University
Racial Achievement Gaps within Income Categories: Historical Trends and Gap Development in a Single Birth Cohort

Daphne Henry, University of Pittsburgh
The Intersection of Race and Socioeconomic Status (SES) in Early Family Life: Why Do the Academic Returns to SES Differ for Black and White Children?

Natasha Quadlin, Indiana University
Academic Performance and Gender: Perceived Causes and Potential Consequences

Location: Keck 103

Discussants: Brian Burt, Michelle Bellino, Gina Garcia
Senior Discussant: Mitchell Chang, University of California, Los Angeles

Anthony Johnson, Northwestern University
Social Identity, Campus Culture, and STEM Persistence at Selective Colleges and Universities

Bethany Mulimbi, Harvard University
Botho – “I am because we are.” Constructing National Identity in the Midst of Ethnic Diversity in Botswana’s Junior Secondary Schools

Nydia Sanchez, University of North Texas
Educational Uplift Along the U.S.-Mexico Border: How Students, Families, and Educators Cultivate a College-Going Culture in Contested Terrain

Location: Keck 106

Discussants: Bianca Baldridge
Senior Discussant: Bud Mehan, University of California, San Diego

Julia McWilliams, University of Pennsylvania
Branding Against Closure: Philadelphia Neighborhood Schools and the Management of Risky Futures

Kathryn Wiley, University of Colorado Boulder
Explaining the Contradictions: Autonomy, Equity, and the Development of Exclusionary Discipline and Tracking Practices in an Innovation School

Location: Keck 105

Discussants: Daniel Klasik, John Papay
Senior Discussant: Richard Murnane, Harvard University

Tolani Britton, Harvard University
Locked Up and Locked Out: The Effects of the Anti-Drug Act of 1986 on Black Male Students’ College Enrollment

Emily Weisburst, University of Texas
Discipline, Safety and Learning: What is the Impact of Police Officers in Public Schools?

12:00 PM – 1:10 PM


Keck Cafeteria (3rd Floor)

1:15 PM – 2:50 PM

Small Group Sessions

Session 1, Keck 101

The Journal Review Process: A Behind the Scenes Look
Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University

Session 2, Keck 103

Writing a Winning Proposal
Glynda Hull, University of California, Berkeley
Annemarie Palincsar, University of Michigan

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM


First Floor Lobby
(outside Keck 101)

3:00 PM – 3:55 PM

Mentor Session 2

Room Assignments TBD

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Recap and Closing

Keck 100

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