Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) SIG! It is an honor to serve as the 2023-2024 SIG chair along with our talented and dedicated officers, and to continue and build upon the good work done by prior SIG leadership. I hope that those of you who attended the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting in Chicago found the TACTL SIG activities at the conference to be beneficial.

The purpose of the TACTL SIG  is twofold: (1) to promote the development and evaluation of pre-service and in-service programs intended to transform teacher education, and (2) to prepare technology-proficient educators to meet the needs of 21st-century learners. 

I invite and encourage all members and visitors to participate in the scholarly and social activities of the SIG. You are encouraged to submit proposals to present at the 2024 AERA annual meeting in Philadelphia, and share information related to conferences, publications, or jobs via our listserv or social media. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter.

A specific initiative that our officers are working on this year is developing more opportunities for engagement with graduate students. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, please do reach out to me or any of our officers.

I look forward to working with you all! 

Jeffrey P. Carpenter, PhD




Below are the TACTL By-Laws approved in 2021.

TACTL Bylaws 2021