My work

Most recently, I was Director for Outreach and Partnerships at the Alliance for Excellent Education, an advocacy, practice, and policy organization committed to ensuring that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, for a career, and for life. Before that I did business development for JumpRope, an ed tech company with a grade book specifically 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.