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First in the World Conference

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 to Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

    Location
  • Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center

Implementation and Dissemination of a College-Wide RCT: Assessing the Impact of Metacognition on Educational Outcomes

FITW Conference Purpose
To disseminate findings from a field-based, experimental study implemented at Spelman College. The focus of the study was to assess the impact of metacognitive instruction on students’ academic performance.

Specific Objectives

  • To analyze the metacognitive strategies used in the instructional program.
  • To examine research methods used in the project.
  • To review the project administration and management model.
  • To share research results.

All attendees must REGISTER. Registration for the conference includes admission to all conference sessions, breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

We encourage all faculty to register to attend the Conference which is sponsored by the First in the World Program, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Space is limited, so please register early. Early registration will increase your chance of admission. The First in the World Team will send confirmations.

If interested in presenting a poster session, please submit a 300-word abstract. Be sure to explain your poster's connection to metacognition, RCT, or African Diaspora. Use the American Psychological Association’s instructions. Deadline for the submission of the poster abstract is October 18, 2019.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. David Daniel, a member of the FITW National Advisory Board, was named one of the most influential researchers in the field of education for 2014. Dr. Daniel focuses on translating findings in neuroscience, cognitive science and other fields to classroom practice.

Dr. Stephen Chew, professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Samford University, is an award-winning professor nationally known for a series of YouTube videos that focus on how to get the most out of studying, which includes metacognition.

Members of the Spelman FITW Leadership Team, Drs. Francesina Jackson, Jimmeka Guillory Wright, Angelino Viceisza and Jarod Apperson, will facilitate sessions focusing on teaching metacognition, researching metacognition and administering a campus-wide RCT.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOV. 1 (PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY)

2 p.m. | Walking Tour of Three Atlanta University Center (AUC) Campuses
Interested participants will meet the tour guide in the front of Sisters Chapel on the Spelman Campus. The tour highlights the AUC’s connections to the African Diaspora and demonstrates use of metacognitive strategies. The study was housed in the African Diaspora course, which is required of all first-year students.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

8 - 8:30 a.m. | Continental breakfast
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Lobby


8:30 - 9:15 a.m. | Welcome & Project Background
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Francesina R. Jackson: "Metacognitive Awareness and Academic Performance Among Female African-American Undergraduate Students"

Dr. Jarod Apperson: "An Overview of Quantitative Findings from an Experiment in Metacognition Faculty Training"

Dr. Jimmeka Guillory Wright: "Results of the Sophomore Survey"

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Presentation
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium


Dr. David Daniel: "When Insignificant is and Significant isn’t"
Facilitator: Dr. Jimmeka Guillory Wright

9:55 - 10:25 a.m. | Panel Discussion
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

"Spelman Voices on Metacognition: A Strategy to Improve Student Learning"
Facilitator: Dr. Curtis Martin
Panelists: Dr. Myra Burnett, Dr. Veta Goler and Dr. Tikenya Foster-Singletary

10:25 - 11:10 a.m. | THREE CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Strand: Teaching Metacognitive Strategies
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room LL31
"Thinking about Thinking:  Metacognitive Instructional Design"
In this session, attendees will learn about the faculty training process, including the specific metacognitive strategies that outline the primary project intervention.
Facilitator: Dr. Jimmeka Guillory Wright
Moderator: Dr. Ruby Thompson
    
Strand:  Researching Metacognition
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room LL27

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Implementing a College-Wide Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)"
This session will explore the RCT design, outcome measurement, and reporting results in a way that satisfies What Works Clearinghouse standards.
Facilitators:  Drs. Angelino Viceisza and Jarod Apperson
Moderator:  Dr. Michael Price

Strand: Administering a College-Wide RCT
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room LL28

"Fire and Fury: Administering a Field-based Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) on a College Campus"
This session explores the promises, pitfalls and lessons learned from administering an RCT on a college campus.
Facilitators: Drs. Francesina R. Jackson and Pushpa Parekh
Moderator: Dr. Curtis Martin

11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lightning Talks
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium
Facilitator: Dr. Rhonda Sharpe

11:20 - 11:25 | Dr. Tikenya Foster-Singletary "Prioritizing Student Voice Through  Metacognition"
11:25 - 11:30 | Dr. Veta Goler "Contemplative and Creative Assignments"
11:30 - 11:35 | Joan F. McCarty "Countering Sleeping with Eyes-Wide Open"
11:35 - 11:40 | Dr. R. Nicole Smith "Classroom Collaboration as a Method of Constructing Knowledge"
11:40 - 11:45 | Dr. Soraya Mekerta "On Performance and Metacognition: Performing Living, Learning and Teaching, and Utilizing Metacognitive Strategies to Maximize Students’ Academic success while Developing the Whole Person"
11:45 – 12 |  Q&A and Viewing Film "The FITW Project"

12 - 12:40 p.m. | LUNCH
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Lobby

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. | Keynote Presentation
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

Dr. Stephen Chew: "Translating Metacognition into Instruction"
Moderator: Dr. Chatee Richardson

1:20 - 2 p.m. | THREE CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Strand: Teaching Metacognitive Strategies
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room LL31

"Thinking about Thinking:  Metacognitive Instructional Design"
In this session, attendees will learn about the faculty training process, including the specific metacognitive strategies that outline the primary project intervention.
Facilitator: Dr. Jimmeka Guillory Wright
Moderator: Dr. Ruby Thompson
    
Strand:  Researching Metacognition
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room LL27

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Implementing a College-Wide Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)"
This session will explore the RCT design, outcome measurement, and reporting results in a way that satisfies What Works Clearinghouse standards.
Facilitators:  Drs. Angelino Viceisza and Jarod Apperson
Moderator:  Dr. Michael Price

Strand: Administering a College-Wide RCT
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room LL28

"Fire and Fury: Administering a Field-based Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) on a College Campus"
This session explores the promises, pitfalls and lessons learned from administering an RCT on a college campus.
Facilitators:  Drs. Francesina R. Jackson and Pushpa Parekh
Moderator: Dr. Curtis Martin

2:05 - 2:45 p.m.
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

"An Overview of Qualitative Findings from an Experiment in Metacognition Faculty Training"
External Evaluators Report, Dr. Shanesha Brooks Tatum
Reading Logs Report, Dr. Danielle Dickens
Moderator: Dr. Mary Ukuku

2:50 - 3:30 p.m. | Lightning Talks
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

Facilitator: Dr. Rhonda Sharpe

2:50 - 2:55 | Dr. Hanan Davis "Multifaceted ways music is instrumental to African Diasporic Studies"
2:55 - 3:00 | Laura Jones "Just Checking In: Compassion as a Foundation for Teaching Metacognition"
3:00 - 3:05 | Dr. Elethia Tillman "Implementing Meta-Cognition into the ADW Classroom"
3:05 - 3:10 | Dr. Alisa Griffin "Rapid Reflection on Today’s Diaspora"
3:10 - 3:15 | Harun M. Black "M.E.T.A.A: Managing Energy Towards Academic Activism"
3:15 - 3:20 | Dr. Roberto E. Gibraltarik "Africa’s Legacy in Mexico"
3:20 - 3:30 | Q&A

3:35 - 4:10 p.m. | Panel Discussion
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

"Lessons Learned from Peer Recitation Facilitators"
Moderator:  Dr. Alisa Griffin
Panelists:  Hollis Baker, JaNae Covington, Brooke I. Watson, and Sierra Yao

4:15 - 4:35 p.m. | Concluding Remarks and Complete Evaluations
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

4:35 - 5:15 p.m. | Reception and Poster Session
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

Poster Session Presenters

Dr. Kwame Kalimara "An ADW Strategy:  From Dora the Explorer to Akilah and the Spelman Sisterhood Investigative Agency (SCIA)"

Dr. Beatriz Morales Faba "Is Metacognitive Training like Putting Old Wine in New Bottles?"

Dr. Sherry L. Serdikoff "Improving College Students’ Metacognition and Academic Performance with Answer-Until-Correct Technology"
Savannah State University: Savannah, GA  

Dr. Melissa Terlecki "The Effects of Instruction and Maturity on Metacognition"
Cabrini University:  Radnor, PA

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