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Thomas Akiva

Thomas Akiva

University of Pittsburgh
5938 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7320
Email: tomakiva@pitt.edu

Presentations

  • McNamara, A. R., Wardrip, P., Akiva, T., & Brahms, L. (2016, October). Making a difference: Design strategies to engage underrepresented communities in maker spaces. Presentation at the annual Digital Media, and Learning (DML) Conference, Irvine, CA.
  • Horner, C. G., Akiva, T., & Galla, B. (2016, October). Personas as a window to adolescents' emotional interactions online. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development's Special Topic Meeting on Technology and Media in Children's Development, Irvine, C.A.
  • Wardrip, P., Akiva, T., *McNamara, A., & Brahms., L. (2016, April). From the big hype to the hard work: Understanding educator implementation of digital badges. In K. Davis & C. Gamrat (Chairs), Democratizing Learning through Digital Badges: Theoretical and Analytical Frameworks to Advance Design and Research. Poster for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • Akiva, T., Cross, A., *Carey, R. L., & Delale-O'Connor, L. (2016, April). Reasons youth engage in activism programs: Social justice work or sanctuary? In J. Mahoney (Session Organizer), Understanding adolescent participation in out-of-school activities and programs. Paper for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  • Martin, K., *Horner, C. G., Akiva, T., McNamara, A. (2016, April). Simple Interactions: An innovative approach to OST Staff professional development. In M. L. Baker (Chair), Supporting and strengthening after-school programs. Paper for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • Akiva, T., Li, J., Horner, C. G., Martin, K. (2016, April). The Simple Interactions Tool for Observing Adult-Child Interactions Across Developmental Contexts. In B. L. Alford (Chair), Classroom observation: Instruments, application, and findings. Paper for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • Akiva, T., Martinez, A., & *Povis, K. T. (2015, June). Bringing in the tech: The Remake Learning Digital Corps. In *S. Kehoe (Session Organizer), Designing to bridge contexts in a learning ecosystem. Presentation and poster for the annual Digital Medial and Learning (DML) Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Emotional expression patterns in urban youths’ developmental contexts: Differences in belonging, engagement, and motivation

    Apr 2014

    Horner, C. G., Akiva, T., Schall, J. D. (2014, April). Emotional expression patterns in urban youths’ developmental contexts: Differences in belonging, engagement, and motivation. Roundtable for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Youth beliefs about where “real” learning occurs: Lifewide vs. school-centric views

    Apr 2014

    Akiva, T., Horner, C. G., Schall, J. D. (2014, April). Youth beliefs about where “real” learning occurs: Lifewide vs. school-centric views. In J. N. Jones (Session Organizer), Evolution of learning and programming in the out-of-school time field. Paper for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • “Growing with youth”: How adult leaders support youth developmental progression within youth programs

    Mar 2014


    Akiva, T., Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Russell, J. L. (2014, March). “Growing with youth”: How adult leaders support youth developmental progression within youth programs. In Larson, R. (Chair), Understanding the roles, practices, and expertise of youth program leaders. Paper for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

  • Development of leadership conceptions among adolescents in youth-adult partnership programs

    Mar 2014

    Wu, H. J., Akiva, T., & Van Egeren, L. A. (2014, March). Development of leadership conceptions among adolescents in youth-adult partnership programs. In J. Petrokubi (Chair), Youth as co-creators: How does civic development happen within the context of youth-adult partnership? Paper for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

  • Like school, home, or just for fun: Youth perceptions of an afterschool program

    Mar 2014

    Schall, J., Akiva, T., & Horner, C. G. (2014, March). Like school, home, or just for fun: Youth perceptions of an afterschool program. Poster for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

  • Can we measures "quality" in complex social systems? A case study of summer camps

    Apr 2013

    Akiva, T., Sibthorp, J., & Bialeschki, M. D. (2013, April). Can we measure “quality” in complex social systems? A case study of summer camps. In Zarret, N. (Chair), The utility and limitations of assessment tools for measuring the quality of youth settings. Paper symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA.

  • Youth-adult relationships in afterschool programs: The power of positive connections

    Mar 2013

    Akiva, T. (2013, March). Youth-adult relationships in afterschool programs: The power of positive connections. Invited presentation at the Pennsylvania Department of Education Extra Learning Opportunities Conference, State College, PA.

  • Akiva, T. (2012, November). Positive connections. Invited presentation for APOST professional development symposium, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Mindfulness training outcomes for special education teachers

    Jun 2012

     



    Akiva, T. (2012, June). Mindfulness training outcomes for special education teachers. In Eccles, J. S. (Chair), Mindfulness in education. Invited symposium at 42nd annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada.


  • Conference paper

    Apr 2012

    Akiva, T., & Cortina, K. S. (2012, April). Correlates for Youth Engagement in Organized Activities: Participation and Staff Instructional Practices. Paper for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

  • Conference paper

    Mar 2012

    Akiva, T. (2012, March). Involving youth in running youth programs: How common and what does it do for youth? Paper for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.

  • Conference symposium chair

    Mar 2012

    Akiva, T. (2012, March). Youth-driven programs: Involving adolescents in leadership and governance in youth programs. Chair for paper symposium for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.