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2023 President's Letter

On behalf of the CERA Board, I would like to invite you to the California Educational Research Association’s 102nd Annual Conference, November 13-15 at the Disneyland Hotel.  In 2023 we will be highlighting innovative ways California’s educational researchers are using data to guide the way forward and improve results.

This year we will also continue offering learning opportunities for CERA members in both May and September.  Save the date so you can join us on May 16, 2023 for our the first CERA professional learning opportunity of 2023. 

Following on the heels of our September professional learning session, will be our conference in November. We are excited to return to the Disneyland Hotel for what promises to be another fun filled time of learning.  The conference will provide researchers, policy makers, and practitioners the opportunity to collaborate and reflect on current practices to improve the education for ALL students in California. 

We invite all of you, our CERA members, to submit presentation proposals that highlight the outstanding work you are doing in the field of education to guide the way forward.  Consider sharing a presentation on best practices for achieving educational equity, on common assessments, on school climate, action research, or process improvements.  You are the leaders in our CERA community working to support ALL students. We will take this time to learn from one another about innovations that are happening across our state.  Watch for the Call for Presenters that will be coming out in May as we want to again fill our schedule with engaging, thought-provoking topics. 

I am also excited to announce that we plan to send a monthly CERA email that not only contains reminders about upcoming CERA events, but also includes updates on topics relevant to our membership, such as assessment, accountability, research, dataviz, and more! Be on the lookout for these monthly emails, as we continue to build the perks of a CERA membership.

The CERA Board and I look forward to your participation at the 2023 conference. In the Spring, you will receive emails requesting proposal submissions, award nominations, conference and hotel registration.  Until then, I invite your thoughts on how we can continue to provide YOU with the experiences that enable you to transform individual challenges into shared opportunities for meaningful professional learning experiences at CERA's Annual Conference.

Allison Hernandez, Ed.D.
2023 President, California Educational Research Association

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