6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 92045
Room 203 JUNE 17th 8:30am- 6:30pm
JUNE 18th 9:00am- 12:00pm

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Elluminate Action Research Conference

JUNE 17th

Opening & Welcome

8:30 -8:50 AM
Dr. Margaret Riel and Dr. Paul Sparks

Opening Remarks: Associate Dean Eric Hamilton

8:50 - 9:00 AM
Associate Dean Eric Hamilton has been an enthusiastic advocate and developer of technology tools for creating better 'sightlines' to help see and understand learning. He believes that we are entering the most exciting era of learning and technology any of us have seen. He will open the conference with some comments on the importance of distributed learning and distributed cognition.

Session 1: Action Research with Students -- Designing better environments for student learning

Session Opening Comments: Dr. Marlene Scardamalia (Presenting Virtually)

9:00- 9:15
Dr. Scardamalia is the co-author (with Carl Bereiter) of the book Surpassing Ourselves: An inquiry into the nature and implementation of expertise. While action research is not mentioned in the book, it provides one of the best answers to the question of why one might engage in a program of lifelong action research.

Learning Circle 1: Chair and Discussant Dr. Riel
9:15 - 10:30 AM Presentations
Emily Lauer
Review Panel: Dr. Eric Hamilton, Jenith Mishne & Kathleen Lepori

10:30-10:45 Informal Poster discussions (Break)

Learning Circle 2: Chair and Discussant Dr. Sparks
10:45 – 12:30 AM Presentations
Review Panel Dr. Linda Purrington, Dr. Gary Stager, & Tanner Ragland

12:30 – 1:45 PM Light Lunch served next door

Session 2: Action Research with Educators - Developing Professional Connections

Session Opening Comments: Dr. Jack Whitehead (Presenting Virtually)

Dr. Jack Whitehead (along with Jean McNiff) authored two of the books on action research that all of the students have read many times over this past year-- You and Your Action Research Project and, All you need to know about Action Research. These books have helped students learn how to develop and value their own knowledge and theories as they engage in their action research.
1:45- 2:00

Learning Circle 1: Chair and Discussant Dr. Riel
2:00 - 3:10PM Presentations

Review Panel: Dr. Cara Garcia, Bill Moseley, & Michael Dulay

3:10 – 3:30 PM Informal Poster discussions (Break) ----

Learning Circle 2:
Chair and Discussant Dr. Sparks
3:30 - 5:00 PM Presentations

Review Panel: Dr. Nancy Harding, Bill Moseley, & Israel Valenzuela

5:00 -6:30
Open House with light refreshments for family and friends

Friday June 18th

Session 3: Action Research in Industry and with Organizations - Sharing Practice, Building knowledge, Developing Communities

Session Opening Comments: John Smith (Presenting Virtually)

John Smith is one of the authors of Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities (along with Etienne Wenger and Nancy White). This insightful book helped many of the students understand how to use emerging technology tools to help develop community and knowledge building in their workplaces.
8:30- 8:45

Learning Circle 1:
Chair and Discussant Dr. Riel
8:45 - 10:10 AM Presentations

Review Panel: Jeff Lee, Melissa Loble & Maria Johnson

10:10 - 10:20-- Informal Poster Discussions (Break)

10:20 - 11:45 AM Presentations

Learning Circle 2
Chair and Discussant Dr. Sparks

Review Panel: Dr. Eric Hamilton, Melissa Loble & Dr. Cheryl Getz

Conference Closing: Dr. Margaret Riel
11:45- 12:00pm