Sunday, March 27, 2011

GSC 2011 Annual Meeting Sessions & Tips

The Graduate Student Council has organized some terrific sessions to welcome first-time attendees and facilitate graduate student transition to professional researcher. Check them out:

1. Welcoming Orientation for New Members and First Time Attendees
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom A, Saturday April 9, 7:00 – 8:00 am

2. Orientation to the Annual Meeting and Networking for Graduate Students and Campus Liaisons
Astor Crowne Plaza, St. Charles Ballroom, Friday April 8, 6:15 – 7:45 pm

3. So you want to be a peer reviewier: Learning to review annual meeting papers and enhancing annual meeting quality
Sheraton, Napoleon Ballroom C2, Sunday April 10, 12:25 – 1:55 pm

4. Other Divisions Fireside Chat

5. Graduate Student Council Orientation Meeting
Astor Crowne Plaza, St. Charles Ballroom (Graduate Student Resource Center), Friday, April 8, 6:15 pm

6. Graduate Student Council Open Business Meeting and Reception
Astor Crowne Plaza, St. Charles Ballroom (Graduate Student Resource Center), Saturday, April 9, 6:15 pm

7. Division C Business Meeting and Reception
Hotel Monteleone, Royal Ballroom, Sunday, April 10, 6:15 pm

More Division C program details can be found under the Conference tab on this blog. 

8. Map with link to NOLA information

9. AERA’s Annual Meeting Website

10. AERA GSC 2011 Annual Meeting Wiki

11. Internet Access Locations

Internet Access at Hotels
Wireless internet access is available to attendees in the lobby and public areas of the hotels where sessions are being held as listed below. Please see below for access information at each hotel, as some hotels have complimentary internet access and some charge a fee. Internet is available in the meeting rooms at hotels only if specified below.

  • Astor Crowne Plaza – Free wireless in lobby for hotel and non-hotel guest.
  • DoubleTree – Free wireless in lobby for hotel and non-hotel guests. Access is also available, although reliability varies depending on the number of users and specific location, in the 2nd floor meeting rooms.
  • Hotel Monteleone – Hotel guests and non-hotel guests can purchase wireless for $9.95 for 24 hours for access throughout the hotel including the meeting rooms.
  • JW Marriott – Free wireless in lobby for hotel and non-hotel guests.
  • New Orleans Marriott – Free wireless for all attendees at the Cyber CafĂ© computers located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, Third Level. Free wireless for hotel and non-hotel guests in the public space and the meeting rooms on the second, third and fourth levels.
  • Sheraton – Free wireless in lobby for hotel guests only. Non-hotel guests can purchase wireless, accessible in the lobby only, for $6.95 - $16.00 depending on speed for a 24-hour period.

See you all soon!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Announcing 2011-2012 new student leaders ...

Congratulations to Brittany Hott, incoming Junior Co-Chair, and Angela Shelton, incoming Junior Representative!!! We are pleased to welcome Brittany and Angela to the graduate student committee for 2011-2012. A little introduction is in order ... : )

Brittany Hott
Incoming GSC Div C Junior Co-Chair (2011-2012)
George Mason University
College of Education and Human Development
4400 University Drive | Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Brittany began her career in education as a middle school special education teacher.  She earned a Master's of Education in Special Education with a concentration in emotional and behavioral disabilities from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia.  Brittany has worked in the juvenile justice system as a special education coordinator and most recently served as an instructional specialist for middle schools in a large urban public school division. She completed an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia and is currently studying special education as doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Brittany's research interests include curriculum-based measures and teacher-directed strategies within the context of a three-tier intervention framework for middle school mathematics.  Her primary research interest involves how opportunities for overt responding impact participation and performance of students with internalizing and externalizing behaviors in mathematics.  Brittany recently presented papers on student-directed strategies at the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) conference in Tempe, Arizona and the International Council for Learning Disabilities annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  She is currently teaching courses in behavior management and collaborative models in special education.  Brittany hopes to foster relationships with fellow graduate students and enhance opportunities for student participation within Division C.

Angela Shelton
Incoming GSC Div C Junior Representative (2011-2012)
Temple University | College of Education
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19112  | Office: 215-204-5195 

Angi began her career in education as a high school Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Space Science teacher for four years, during which time she earned a Master’s degree in Education at Wilkes University.  Currently, she is finishing her doctoral coursework in the Science Education program at Temple University.  Her main research interest and focus is how an auditory affordance affects students’ performance on and presence within virtual assessments.  She has presented this topic at NARST and AERA.  In addition, she has conference presentations on professional development and teacher education at SITE, ISTE, and AERA. She has worked for the SAVE (Situated Assessment using Vitual Environments) Science project since June, 2009, primarily as an instructional designer.  As part of the Division C graduate student committee, she hopes to help people form true networking partnerships that lead to lifelong friendships and collaboration.

2010-2011 Graduate Student Committee

At each Annual Meeting, there is a change of student leadership. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact us. The current 2010-2011 Graduate Student Committee is made up of the following students:

Graduate Student Committee Sr. Co-Chair (2010-2011)
Jonathan D. Bostic
School of Teaching and Learning | University of Florida
P.O. Box 117048 | 2403 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7048 | 352-359-1502

Graduate Student Committee Jr. Co-chair (2010-2011)
Jennifer McGee
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd. | College of Education, Room 283
Charlotte, NC 28223
Office: 704-687-8486 | Fax: 704-687-3493

Graduate Student Council Senior Representative (2010-2011)
Janice Hansen
University of California, Irvine | Department of Education
2001 Berkeley Place | Irvine, CA 92697-5500 | 714-401-1509

Graduate Student Council Junior Representative (2010-2011)
Yin Wah B. Kreher
Syracuse University | School of Education
400 Ostrom Avenue | Syracuse, NY 13244  | Office: 315-443-0318

Our Distinguished Graduate Student Committee Faculty Advisor (2010-2011) is:
Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Program in Education | Duke University
247 Soc Psych Bldg. | PO Box 90086
Durham, NC 27708-0086
919-660-5649 (phone) | 919-660-5726 (fax)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Graduate Student Social @NOLA

Bourbon House New Orleans Logo
You are cordially invited to ... the Division C Graduate Student Social! 

Reasons why you shouldn't be there? None? Reasons why you should be there? Plenty! The Conference feels less overwhelming when you find a community you can connect with. Come meet us, the people behind this blog, and network with graduate students from other universities. They might become your future colleagues. Plus, it will be a great opportunity for you to try authentic New Orleans seafood cuisine.

Join us after the Division C Business Meeting (at 6:15pm, Hotel Monteleone, Royal Ballroom). We will meet at the conclusion of the meeting and walk to Bourbon House together. Or, you can meet us there.

Location: Bourbon House New Orleans, 144 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Web: (For a full menu with pricing please visit the website)
Date/Time: Sunday, April 10, 8-10 PM

For more information, please contact Jonathan Bostic, Division C Senior Co-Chair,

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


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