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Scratch and ScratchEd at AERA 2012

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a national research society whose mission is "to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good." The 2012 annual AERA meeting will take place this year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from April 13 to April 17, 2012. This year's conference theme is Non Satis Scire: To Know is Not Enough.

If you are attending AERA this year, Scratch will be represented through presentations, symposiums, and roundtable sessions:

Friday, April 13, 12:00-1:30pm
A Clubhouse of Their Own: A Role-Playing Game Society in Scratch Programming Community
Ricarose Roque, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Deborah A. Fields, University of Pennsylvania; Joanna L. Siegel, University of Pennsylvania; David Eric Low, University of Pennsylvania; Yasmin B. Kafai, University of Pennsylvania
Paper Session: 19.042. Examining the Role of Digital Media in Teaching/Learning About Issues of Identity/Diversity. SIG-Media, Culture, and Curriculum
VCC, Second Level, West Room 222

Saturday, April 14, 4:05-6:05pm
Fostering Systems Thinking Through Digital Storytelling in Scratch
Rafi Santo, Indiana University - Learning Sciences; Kylie A. Peppler, Indiana University - Bloomington
Symposium: 34.071. Seeing the Bigger Picture: Supporting Systems Thinking Through Designing Digital Systems. SIG-Systems Thinking in Education
Sheraton Wall Centre, Lower Lobby Level, North Gulf Islands BCD

Monday, April 16, 8:15- 9:45am

Using artifact-based interviews to study the development of computational thinking in interactive media design
Symposium: 52.026. Examining Computational Thinking in the Field. Division C - Learning and Instruction
Karen A. Brennan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mitchel Resnick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sheraton Wall Centre, Third Level, North Junior Ballroom C

Tuesday, April 17, 12:25-1:55pm

Scratch: An Entrée into Computational Literacy and Learning in Young Adolescents

Florence R. Sullivan, University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Claire E. Hamilton, University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Annemarie Foley, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Roundtable Session: 66.054-1. Computational Literacy Revisited. SIG-Advanced Technologies for Learning
Sheraton Wall Centre, Third Level, South Beluga