My work

Currently, I do outreach-related work for the Institute for Student Achievement. Before that, I was Director for Outreach and Partnerships at the Alliance for Excellent Education. And before that, I did business development for JumpRope, an ed tech company with a grade book built for schools and districts focused on standards-based teaching and learning.

Feel free to peruse my LinkedIn profile or send me an email: aoakes4 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Prose:

Charter and Innovative Schools: Emerging Trends Reflected in the State Phase 1 Race to the Top Applications [May 2010 report]. Washington, DC: Learning Point Associates.

Engaging Native American Learners with Rigor and Cultural Relevance, with Traci Maday [Aug 2009 issue brief]. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

Middle-to-High School Transition: Practical Strategies to Consider, with Winsome Waite [May 2009 newsletter]. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

Qualitatively Different: Mathematics Education for Teachers [Mar 2009 newsletter]. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

Getting to “Got it!” Helping Mathematics Students Reach Deep Understanding, with Jon Star [Mar 2008 newsletter]. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

Video:

Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning [Nov 2017 webinar]. Washington, DC: The Alliance for Excellent Education.

Brain-informed Education for All: Is It Possible?, with David Yeager [Mar 2017 presentation]. Austin: SXSWEdu.

The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, with Glenn Whitman [Dec 2016 webinar]. Washington, DC: The Alliance for Excellent Education.

Beyond Slices of Pizza: Teaching Fractions Effectively [Sep 2008 webcast]. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

Making Algebra Work: Instructional Strategies that Deepen Student Understanding [Feb 2008 webcast]. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.

Other blog posts:

How PISA Can Keep Students from Being Duped By Fake News [Jan 2018 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Documentary Film For Ahkeem Highlights the Challenges African American Youth Face in School and the Community [Sep 2017 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

How Estonia Became a World Leader in Science [Jul 2017 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Happy Schools, Happy Students: Supporting Student Well-being [May 2017 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Science of Adolescent Learning: Where Student Health and Learning Intersect [Oct 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Deeper Learning and Mathematics Instruction [Oct 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Can the Science of Adolescent Learning Close the Achievement Gap for Students from Low-Income Families? [Oct 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Playing Around: How Games Can Support Deeper Learning [Aug 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Supporting Deeper Learning at Early College High Schools [May 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Deeper Learning and Teacher Professional Development [Apr 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Understanding the Science of Adolescent Learning [Mar 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.

Supporting Students by Supporting Teachers [Mar 2016 blog post]. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education.