News & Announcements
News & Announcements
 
Email Newsletter September 2021
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Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We have sprung into what continues to feel like a  strange and frequently difficult new school year. I feel lucky to have this incredible community and hope each of you feel comfortable reaching out.  We are here to serve and are open and eager to hear your views and needs. 

In this newsletter you will find: 

  • AERA awards information (due December 1)
  • Lead the Change 
  • Twitter Chats begin again  
  • A podcast from Dr. Jal Mehta

AERA

We were so lucky to have so many wonderful reviewers! Thank you! All of the reviews are in and our fantastic program chair, Dr. Osnat Fellus, is working through them to create a wonderful program for our SIG. 

Please consider nominating someone and/or applying for our two SIG awards all materials found here

  • Emerging Scholar Award
  • Graduate Student Award

Applications due December 1, 2021 to jennie.weiner@uconn.edu. 

Lead the Change

Linked here and online is our September 2021 Lead the Change featuring Dr. Beth Schueler. And, many thanks for Int’l Ed News for publishing all our LTC Issues on their site.  Visit our website to catch up on all our LTC Issues.

Twitter Chats Begin Again! 

We are excited to announce the return of our new and improved twitter chats. We will be sending out information on dates/times and participants.  Look for it! 

Podcast of Interest

From Jal -

Rod Allen (B.C. superintendent) and I have started a podcast, Free Range Humans, which is very ed change-y. We have on folks like Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves, as well as teachers, students, and others, to talk about making “schools fit for human consumption.” We are going to do something in December where we interview students from a number of the PISA leading nations about realities in their schools. 

Int’l Ed News

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site has some great articles on COVID19-related school closures in Uganda, Shanghai, Ottawa, Melbourne, Pakistan, and Liberia.   

Thank you to our Partners:

Educational Research for Policy and Practice

International Education News

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement

Journal of Educational Change

Journal of Professional Capital and Community

National Principals Leadership Institute

School Leadership & Management

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner:

We encourage you to share why you enjoy the Educational Change SIG with your colleagues and extend the opportunity for joining to graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting our Twitter Chats or any events, please reach out to a member of the leadership team.

To join the SIG: Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering your user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in your My AERA page. 

Share your News with us:

Please visit our membership page for all the Lead the Change articles, information on SIG awards and more.

Do you have a new publication? A new initiative? Presenting at a conference? Let us know, and we will post it on our Web Membership Corner, Facebook and Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our web pages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair

Olga Fellus, Program Chair

Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer

Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor

Cynthia Wise, Social Media Coordinator


 
 
Email Newsletter July 2021
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Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

I will keep this month’s update brief (an AERA reminder, an appreciation, a new Lead the Change with Dr. Chad Lochmiller, and a new Doctoral corner with Cynthia Wise) and hope that you are finding more time for yourself and non-work related activities.  

AERA

First, (and somewhat antithetical to my prior point), just a quick reminder that AERA proposals are due in 4 days on July 20th. We hope you will submit to the SIG and encourage others to do the same.  The revised call is below. 

The Educational Change SIG conceptualizes educational change broadly. The EdChange SIG is open to papers that use various frameworks from across disciplines (e.g., organizational behavior, organizational theory, institutional theory, adult learning and development, critical analysis etc.) and methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed). We are also open to papers that focus on theoretical discussions in the field of educational change. With that said, the SIG is particularly interested in research situated in practice and facilitates opportunities to elevate the work of educators, community members, and others and their role in improvement and change. Critical perspectives as well as work that centers diversity, equity, and inclusion in the US and internationally are also of great interest. 

Appreciation

A big Ed Change Shout Out to Cynthia Wise who is serving as our social media coordinator extraordinaire! We appreciate you and are so thankful for all the work you are doing to keep our social media updated, informative, and inclusive.  Follow us (@EdChangeSIG) and Cynthia (@cwisenews) on twitter  

and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AERAEducationalChangeSIG155)- you will be glad you did!

Lead the Change

Attached and online is our July 2021 Lead the Change featuring  Dr. Chad Lochmiller. And, many thanks for Int’l Ed News for publishing all our LTC Issues on their site.  Visit our website to catch up on all our LTC Issues.

Doctoral Corner

Attached and online is a July 2021 Doctoral Corner featuring Cynthia Wise. If you are a doctoral student and would like to write a doc corner issue, please contact our Lead the Change Series Editor, Alexandra Lamb at alexandra.lamb@uconn.edu

Int’l Ed News

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site has some great articles on COVID19-related school closures in Uganda, Shanghai, Ottawa, Melbourne, Pakistan, and Liberia.   

Thank you to our Partners

Educational Research for Policy and Practice
International Education News
International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Journal of Educational Change
Journal of Professional Capital and Community
National Principals Leadership Institute
School Leadership & Management

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner

We encourage you to share why you enjoy the Educational Change SIG with your colleagues and extend the opportunity for joining to graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting our Twitter Chats or any events, please reach out to a member of the leadership team.

To join the SIG: Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering your user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in your My AERA page. 

Share your News with Us

Please visit our membership page for all the Lead the Change articles, information on SIG awards and more.

Do you have a new publication? A new initiative? Presenting at a conference? Let us know, and we will post it on our Web Membership Corner, Facebook and Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our web pages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair
Olga Fellus, Program Chair
Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer
Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor
Cynthia Wise, Social Media Coordinator

 
 
Email Newsletter June 2021
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Dear Educational Change SIG Members, 

Happy (almost?) summer to you all. I do hope all members can take a bit of time for centering, self-care, and rejuvenation after what has been, and continues to be, a difficult time for so many. 

It is hard to believe but we are in the throes of inviting reviewers (and soon proposals) for AERA 2022. Keep an eye out for the invitation in your email box - we appreciate your willingness to serve as we quite literally could not do it without you!

Looking ahead to the proposals, we have revised our call for the SIG and encourage you to share it with colleagues and students. The more members we have, the more slots we get to fill and amplify your and their work! 

The Educational Change SIG conceptualizes educational change broadly. The EdChange SIG is open to papers that use various frameworks from across disciplines (e.g., organizational behavior, organizational theory, institutional theory, adult learning and development, critical analysis etc.) and methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed). We are also open to papers that focus on theoretical discussions in the field of educational change. With that said, the SIG is particularly interested in research situated in practice and facilitates opportunities to elevate the work of educators, community members, and others and their role in improvement and change. Critical perspectives as well as work that centers diversity, equity, and inclusion in the US and internationally are also of great interest. 

In addition to being posted here, it is also available on our updated website.  A great big thanks to Alex Lamb who has been working on it! 

Volunteer

Thank you to everyone who already said they would help! We are so lucky to have you in our community and would love even greater participation. If you have an idea, suggestion, wish for the SIG that you would like to spearhead we are all in!  Just email Jennie Weiner @ jennie.weiner@uconn.edu with your name, contact information, and interests. We can’t wait to work with you! 

Nominate and/or Apply for an Award

Please check our website for $ via travel grants for students, early career and student researcher awards. We plan to add some new awards this year (working on it!) and hope you will either apply or nominate someone wonderful!

Recruit a Friend 

The health and financial stability of our SIG (and slots for AERA) is dependent on our membership. During this year, we ask that everyone recruits new members (We love doctoral students!).  We will be adding new awards and mentoring opportunities throughout the year to support these efforts. 

We are getting some swag to celebrate new members (and those who recruit them!) - so let us know if you are new (jennie.weiner@uconn.edu)! 

Per AERA for SIG Membership: Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering their user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in their My AERA page.  

Keep doing what you’re doing!

As always, please join us for our monthly Twitter chats, share news with us via Facebook, and keep us updated with your latest presentations and publications.  

Lead the Change

Attached and online is our June 2021 Lead the Change featuring the leadership team and the vision for the future of the SIG and the field. And, many thanks for Int’l Ed News for publishing all our LTC Issues on their site.  Visit our website to catch up on all our LTC Issues

Doctoral Corner

If you are a graduate student and would like to write a doc corner issue, please contact our Lead the Change Series Editor, Alexandra Lamb at alexandra.lamb@uconn.edu   

Int’l Ed News  

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site has some great articles on COVID19-related school closures in Uganda, Shanghai, Ottawa, Melbourne, Pakistan, and Liberia.   

Thank you to our Partners

Educational Research for Policy and Practice 

International Education News 

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement 

Journal of Educational Change 

Journal of Professional Capital and Community 

National Principals Leadership Institute 

School Leadership & Management 

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner

We encourage you to share why you enjoy the Educational Change SIG with your colleagues and extend the opportunity to join to graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting our Twitter Chats or any events, please reach out to a member of the leadership team. 

Share your News with us 

Please visit our membership page for all the Lead the Change articles, information on SIG awards and more. 

Do you have a new publication? A new initiative? Presenting at a conference? Let us know, and we will post it on our Web Membership CornerFacebook and Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our web pages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat! 

Warmest Regards, 

Jennie Weiner, Chair 

Olga Fellus, Program Chair 

Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer 

Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor

 

 
 
Email Newsletter May 2021
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Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Greetings from the Northeastern U.S. where spring has sprung and many of us are enjoying a chance to be outside and see the flowers blooming. In the spirit of renewal, I would like to introduce you to your new SIG leadership team!

Jennie Weiner, Chair

Olga O. Fellus, Program Chair

Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer

Alexandra Lamb, Lead the Change Editor

We are so lucky and grateful to the entire SIG community and the continued commitment, involvement and orientation towards inclusivity we have each experienced as members. We also want to give a particular shout out to Kristin Kew,  Mirelle Hubers, Na Mi Bang and Min Jung Kim who have served the SIG upholding our mission and values at every step of the way.

We will be rolling out a variety of new initiatives this year to build on our already strong foundations. To make our work a success we need your help!

As the school year winds down, we, your Ed Change SIG leadership team, are hard at work continuing the great work of our predecessors. This includes supporting the most inclusive and democratically oriented SIG as possible. To achieve this, we need your help and support. We are looking to recruit all those who are ready, willing, and able to help the SIG grow and evolve over the coming years. In particular, we need individuals who could:

  1. Support and build our social media and communication efforts
  2. Help us build stronger community connections across our partners and others
  3. Have other great ideas to make our SIG better and more inclusive!

If you are interested in this work, please email Jennie Weiner @ jennie.weiner@uconn.edu with your name, contact information, and interests. We can’t wait to work with you!

Prep for AERA

Please sign up to be a volunteer reviewer for our SIG for the AERA 2022 (info here). Additionally, the theme for 2022 is here - submissions will be here before you know it - so get those good ed change ideas flowing!!

Recruit a Friend

The health and financial stability of our SIG depends on our membership. During this year, we ask that everyone recruits new members (We love doctoral students!).  We will be adding new awards and mentoring opportunities throughout the year to support these efforts. Per AERA for SIG Membership: Non-members, please click here to become a member of AERA and one or more SIGs or to renew your AERA and SIG memberships. Current AERA members can add individual SIGs to their membership by clicking “Login,” entering their user name and password, and clicking on “Purchase Additional SIG Memberships” in their My AERA page.

Tell us what you want!

Contact jennie.weiner@uconn.edu or any of the other SIG officers with ideas, comments, or anything else. We are here to serve the community and want the SIG to be a place that meets your needs.

Int’l Ed News

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site has some important articles on COVID19-related school closures in Uganda, Shanghai, Ottawa, Melbourne, Pakistan, and Liberia.  

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner:

We encourage you to share why you enjoy the Educational Change SIG with your colleagues and extend the opportunity to join to graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting our Twitter Chats or any events, please reach out to a member of the leadership team.

Share your News with us:

Do you have a new publication? A new initiative? Presenting at a conference? Let us know, and we will post it on our social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter).  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences as well!

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair

Olga Fellus, Program Chair

Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer

Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor

 
 
Partner Resources
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Partner Resources:

 

 

  • The Journal of Educational Change is an international professionally refereed state-of-the-art scholarly journal reflecting the most important ideas and evidence of educational change. Key topics include educational innovation, reform and restructuring, school improvement and effectiveness, culture building, inspection, school review, and change management. Subscribe, submit, or become a reviewer!
  • The Journal of Professional Capital and Community is an international, professionally refereed, scholarly journal, reflecting the most important ideas and evidence of the nature and impact of interactions and relationships in the education profession, especially in the school sector. For the first time, in one single place of scholarly research and inquiry, this journal brings together the most influential leading thinkers and emerging scholars on professional cultures, communities and collegiality and how they all contribute to or impede the development of the professional capital in schools and school systems that enhances students’ learning, wellbeing, achievement and engagement.
  • Educational Research for Policy and Practice (ERPP) is an international double-blind peer-refereed journal.  It aims to advance education research that links and has implications for educational policy and practice.  It welcomes high quality papers (conceptual, analytical or empirical; both quantitative and qualitative) which make an important and substantial contribution to educational policy and practice. 
  • As a highly cited and internationally known SCOPUS journal, School Leadership and Management is fundamentally concerned with issues of leadership and management in classrooms, schools, and education systems. It welcomes contributions from researchers, practitioners and policy makers that add to the knowledge base about leading educational change, transformation and improvement. 
  • International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) is an energetic global community bringing together policy makers, researchers and practitioners from over 80 countries in the ICSEI community to share cutting edge knowledge and powerful practice with a view to enabling education systems and schools to become learning organizations for the sake of better education for all. 
  • internationalednews.com, a twitter feed and blog to foster discussion of what's "new", what's "good" and what's "effective" from pre-kindergarten through secondary education outside the United States. Join the conversation on twitter and facebook and share the links with others who may be interested.

 

 

 

 
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