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AERA Educational Change SIG June 2020 Newsletter

 

Dear AERA Educational Change SIG Members,

 

This month for our monthly newsletter and Lead the Change issue, we pause to reflect and to stand in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters.  We pledge to fight against entrenched racism, white supremacy, and oppression in all its forms and to honor and remember those murdered by the police.  Black Lives Matter.  Join us as we say their names.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Alexandra Lamb, Lead the Change Production Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

 

AERA Educational Change SIG May 2020 Newsletter

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We hope that you and yours are staying healthy, safe, and happy.  We would like to announce the Emerging Scholar Award for our Educational Change Special Interest Group is Izhak Berkovich. And, the winner of our Graduate Student Research Award is Alexandra Lamb.  Their applications embodied the interdisciplinary and international educational change, leadership, and policy work that our SIG values so deeply. Congratulations! And, thank you for your dedication and many contributions to the field of educational change.

 

In case you missed them online on our SIG website and Int'l Ed News website, attached are our 105th and 106th Issues of Lead the Change. We are commemorating our 100th Issue of Lead the Change with rolling submissions of prior authors. Keep an eye out for commemorative issues spread throughout the year! Many thanks to our Lead the Change Editor, Jennie Weiner, and Graduate Student Representative, Min Jung Kim, and Production Editor, Alexandra Lamb for organizing and editing these issues!

Lead the Change:

Check out our 105th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) featuring Dr. Terri Watson.  Terri N. Watson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Development at The City College of New York. A Harlem native, her research examines effective school leadership and is aimed to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of historically excluded and underserved students and families. Dr. Watson is the guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Educational Administration and History (Taylor & Francis Group) titled, A Seat at the Table: Examining the Impact, Ingenuity, and Leadership Practices of Black Woman and Girls in PK – 20 Contexts (Publication Date: Summer 2020). Dr. Watson’s scholarship may be found in the following journals and
books: Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis & Research (Inaugural Edition), Urban Education, The Journal of Negro Education, the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, The School Community Journal, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and in the books, Whiteucation: Privilege, Power, and Prejudice in School and Society (Routledge), Racially and Ethnically Diverse Women Leading Education: A World View (Emerald Publishing), and Educational Leadership and Music: Lessons for Tomorrow’s School Leaders (Information Age Publishing).

 

Please see our 106th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) featuring Dr. Izhak Berkovich.  Izhak Berkovich is a faculty member in the Department of Education and Psychology at the Open University of Israel. He serves as the head of the Research Institute for Policy Analysis at the Open University of Israel. He graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with a BA in Behavioral Sciences and Education, and received MA and PhD degrees in Policy, Administration and Leadership in Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses on the strategic and micro aspects of leading educational organizations, as well as on educational policy, governance, and planning. He has authored a variety of publications on educational leadership, ethics, and social justice in school management, emotions in schools, politics and policy making in education, and educational reforms in journals such as Review of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Change, Comparative Education Review, Critical Studies in Education, Journal of Educational Administration, Educational Management Administration and Leadership, Leadership and Policy in Schools, School Leadership and Management, Urban Education, Teachers and Teaching, British Journal of Sociology of Education, and Globalisation, Societies and Education. He currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Educational Management, and as co-editor of several special issue projects in progress, such as "Organizational perspectives on globalization in education," "Failures in school and school failures: Lessons for leadership and management," and "School leaders’ emotional experiences and capabilities: Perspectives, challenges, and prospects." His recent books include "Digital Protest and Activism in Public Education" (2019, Emerald) and "A Model of Emotional Leadership in Schools: Effective Leadership to Support Teachers’ Emotional Wellness" (in press, Routledge). He has received several awards, including the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Educational Leadership and Strategy category, and the Emerging Scholar Award from the AERA Educational Change SIG. Izhak can be reached at izhakber@gmail.com and you can learn more about his work at: http://izhakber.com.

Thank you to Int’l Ed News for posting our issues!  Visit our website to catch up on the previous 104 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, Jennie Weiner, at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu.

 

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Please join us for our June Twitter chat with Dr. Janice Byrd, Assistant Professor at Kent State University on Monday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (EST). Janice A. Byrd, an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University, earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa. Dr. Byrd has previous experience as a school counselor, career counselor, and with teaching and mentoring youth. Dr. Byrd’s scholarship seeks to situate the lived experiences of students of color within the broader ecological context to systematically examine how their personal, social, academic, and career success is interrupted and/or enhanced by school, family, community settings, relationships, and policies throughout all stages of the educational pipeline (i.e., K-12, post-secondary, and advanced degree attainment). Her research areas of inquiry are: College and career readiness of marginalized populations, Intersectionality of race and gender in Black female college and career development, and Culturally competent school counseling and counselor education.

We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeJune2020 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives.

Thank you to Dr. Jonique Childs for an engaging May Twitter Chat!

Int’l Ed News

This month, @intl_ed_news published our Lead the Change Interview with Terri N. Watson and continued their series of interviews about the school closures and responses to the pandemic with educators from around the world. Recent posts included "A view from Glasgow, Scotland" with Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Schools; "A view from the Netherlands" with Melanie Ehren, Professor and Director of Research of LEARN! at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; and "A view from Japan" with Hirokazu Yokota, a government officer at Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Special issue sustainable educational change:

Our SIG-members Andy Hargreaves, Alan Daly, Dennis Shirley, Karen Seashore Louis, Jim Spillane, Matt Shirrell, Yi-hwa Liou, and Mireille Hubers created a special issue for Teaching and Teacher Education about sustainable educational change. This issue can be found here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/teaching-and-teacher-education/special-issue/10HM85DSFHB It comprises, amongst other things, a theoretical conceptualisation of sustainable second-order educational change; insights into how factors, such as organizational expectations, personal beliefs and motivation, school culture, and physical infrastructure, can promote or hinder sustainable changes; and insights into how schools were (or were not) able to make sustainable changes by focusing on the development of teachers’ well-being during reform.

SIG Member Work Online:

Check out our own Dr. Osnat Fellus in ‘5 minutes on K-12 Online Learning’

World Education Leadership Symposium - Online Conference 2020:

Join the 1st international online symposium on education leadership from September 1-4, 2020. Around 700 experts from around the world will come together online to discuss challenges and solutions for education and schools. The core idea will be to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences. The technology used will be easily accessible, free of barriers, and intuitive. The recording of the conference proceedings of the plenary channel will be available during the conference and for the whole week after, for participants only. The participation is free of charge.

 

New book release:

Edited by Gretchen Brion-Meisels (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Jessica Tseming Fei (Harvard Graduate School of Education), and Deepa Sriya Vasudevan (Wellesley College), At Our Best: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Out-of-School Time Settings brings together the voices of over 50 adults and youth to explore both the promises and challenges of intergenerational work in out-of-school time (OST) programs. Comprised of 14 chapters, this book features empirical research, conceptual essays, poetry, artwork, and engaged dialogue about the complexities of youth-adult partnerships in practice. At Our Best responds to key questions that practitioners, scholars, policymakers, and youth navigate in this work, such as: What role can (or should) adults play in supporting youth voice, learning, and activism? What approaches and strategies in youth-adult partnerships are effective in promoting positive youth development, individual and collective well-being, and setting-level change? What are the tensions and dilemmas that arise in the process of doing this work? And, how do we navigate youth-adult partnerships in the face of societal oppressions such as adultism, racism, and misogyny? Through highlighting contemporary cases of authentic youth-adult partnerships in youth programs, this fourth volume of the IAP series on OST aims to introduce, engage, and sharpen educators’ understandings of the power and promise of these relationships. Together, the authors in this volume suggest that both building youth-adult partnerships and actively reflecting on intergenerational work are foundational practices to achieving transformational change in our OST organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and communities.

AERA 2021:

We are pleased to officially inform you that the AERA 2021 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions is now available on the AERA website. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on July 22, 2020. The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held on April 9-12, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. The overall theme is “Accepting Educational Responsibility.” The 2021 AERA Annual Meeting will be a long-planned shift to a four-day meeting with a full day of programming on Days 1 and 4 (April 9 and April 12). The Opening Plenary and Reception will take place the evening before the start of sessions on Thursday, April 8.  To review the 2021 AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions and to also submit click here. Please plan on joining us in April 2021 in Orlando.

 

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 your 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 of 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,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Alexandra Lamb, Lead the Change Production Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

AERA Educational Change SIG April 2020 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) for our April Twitter Chat hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Gil, Assistant Professor, Administrative and Instructional Leadership, The School of EducationK-12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University.

Dr. Elizabeth Gil earned her PhD in K–12 Educational Administration at Michigan State University, where she was named a King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellow. She also holds a Master’s degree in educational leadership from the College of Saint Rose, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in history New York University. Her community engaged perspective and research interests stem from her experiences teaching in New York City Public Schools for over ten years, where she worked with students, teachers, and families as a teacher, professional developer, mentor, and data specialist. Her research centers around understanding the experiences of diverse families in schools, leadership and teaching for serving culturally and linguistically diverse student populations and the application of experiential intercultural education.



We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes, starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Please use the #EdChangeApril2020 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives.

1.    How can relationships with various stakeholders (families, communities, practitioners, policymakers) be developed to promote educational change toward greater equity?

2.    What personal or institutional beliefs or misconceptions must be overcome in order to ensure that systems enact needed change?

3.    How might recognizing the expertise and strengths of multiple stakeholders result in improved policymaking?

4.    What is the role of higher education in helping to foster change toward more equitable education systems for students and families? 

Warmest Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Alexandra Lamb, Lead the Change Production Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

 

AERA Educational Change SIG March 2020 Newsletter:

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We hope that you and yours are staying healthy and safe during this difficult time.  We will miss seeing you in person in San Francisco but we are delighted that we will still be holding our Educational Change SIG business meeting online, the week following the AERA online conference.  We will announce our Ed Change SIG Award Winners during the meeting.   Keep posted for the latest in the AERA Program for presentations and meetings.  

 

To make up for some of the missing networking in San Francisco, please see below an excellent mentoring opportunity for graduate students and new scholars in the field of educational change through the ARC Education Project at the University of Ottawa and our SIG.  You will want to move quickly with your application as it is first-come, first-served. 

 

Attached and online is our 104th Issue of Lead the Change. We are commemorating our 100th Issue of Lead the Change with rolling submissions of prior authors. Keep an eye out for commemorative issues spread throughout the year! Many thanks to our Lead the Change Editor, Jennie Weiner, and Graduate Student Representative, Min Jung Kim, and Production Editor, Alexandra Lamb for organizing and editing these issues!

Lead the Change:

Check out our 104th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) featuring Dennis Shirley from Boston College.  Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Dennis dedicates his life to the improvement of teaching and learning for students so that they may flourish wherever they may be. Dennis has conducted research and led professional development workshops for teachers, principals, and affiliated staff in 30 nations in 6 continents and his work has been translated into many languages. His most recent book is entitled The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity.Dennis holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He has been a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), the University of Stavanger (Norway), and the University of Barcelona (Spain). 

Thank you to Int’l Ed News for posting our issues!  Visit our website to catch up on the previous 103 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, Jennie Weiner, at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu.

 

Monthly Twitter Chat: 

 

Please join us for our April Twitter chat with Dr. Elizabeth Gil, Assistant Professor at St. John’s University (date and time TBA).

 

We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeApril2020 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives.

 

Thank you to Dr. Terrell Strayhorn for an engaging March Twitter Chat!

Mentoring Opportunity: 

 

ARC Online Mentorship Opportunity with Global Thought Leaders during AERA

 

Given the unfortunate but unavoidable cancellation of a face-to-face AERA, the ARC Education Project at the University of Ottawa and the AERA Educational Change SIG are organizing an exciting opportunity for 40 early career researchers to benefit from 30 minutes of individual and complimentary mentoring. It’s not an official AERA offering, but we hope it will help compensate for the loss of face-to-face time for many early career researchers and be complementary to other AERA offerings.

 

The Offer:

12 world-renowned thought leaders have each offered 30 minutes of their time to connect with 4 early career researchers (48 in total) in the overall fields of educational change and/or teacher professionalism during what would have been face-to-face AERA congress dates. They are particularly interested in applicants who aspire to become public intellectuals – i.e. to become highly accomplished scholars who regularly communicate their scholarly work on the public stage in national, international and local public and professional media, online and offline. The mentors will answer any questions about developing a career, how to become a public intellectual, and the fields of educational change and teacher professionalism, in relation to their own work and the applicant’s work.

 

The Mentors (alphabetically)Michael Fullan, Lin Goodwin, Andy Hargreaves, Alma Harris, Pak Tee Ng, Pedro Noguera, Diane Ravitch, Sir Ken Robinson, Pasi Sahlberg Corrie Stone Johnson, Joel Westheimer, Yong Zhao

The Criteria:

  • You must be studying for a doctoral degree in education or within 3 yrs of receiving your degree.
  • It must be in the broad fields of educational change and/or teacher professionalism.
  • You must be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of an entire book written by the thought leader.
  • You must be a member of AERA and have planned to attend AERA this year.
  • We will operate an honor system regarding these criteria.

 

The Process:

Applications will be 1st come, 1st served.

Please send your statement of interest to Trista Hollweck, the Exec Director of ARC  arc@uottawa.ca 

 

In your statement, please state your name, position and organization/university and area of research. Clearly list your top two choices only of preferred mentors in your statement.

You must be available for the whole of what would have been the AERA Conference (April 17-21). Dr Hollweck will allocate the 4 applicants per mentor. You will be notified if you’ve been successful. Successful applicants will be given instructions on how to connect with their mentor.

 

Please follow @arceducation1 & @hargreavesbc on twitter for updates.

 

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 your 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 of 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,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Alexandra Lamb, Lead the Change Production Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

AERA Educational Change February 2020 Newsletters:

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members, 

 

We are pleased to share with you our February 2020 issue of Lead the Change with Dr. Kirsi Pyhältö (attached).  Please see the below letter from Jennie Weiner and Min Jung Kim, the Editors of the upcoming anniversary issues.

Sincerely,

The AERA Educational Change SIG Leadership Team

 

Letter from the editors:

 

It is a tremendous pleasure and honor to serve as the editor of Lead the Change (LTC). It is also an easy assignment in the sense that the prior editors, Helen Janc-Malone, Kristin Kew, Santiago Rincón-Gallardo and Osnat Fellus, did such a fantastic job for so long using LTC as a platform to share some of the most innovative, thoughtful and thought-provoking research on and practice in educational change. They also set the precedent of thinking about educational change in expansive ways. When so much of what we read can become narrower and narrower in focus over time, from its inception, LTC provided opportunities to hear from those with different disciplinary backgrounds and lenses (e.g., organizational theory, anthropology, organizational behavior, change management, critical theory), different content expertise (e.g., adult learning, mathematics, technology, school choice, etc.), and different contexts (e.g., Mainland China, South Korea, Kenya, Israel, United Kingdom, etc.). This is one of the key strengths of the series and one which I think makes it particularly special and worthwhile.

With this in mind, we (Jennie Weiner and Min Jung Kim), thought one way to honor the legacy and future of LTC, and celebrate this incredible milestone of 100 issues, was to revisit some of our past issues. Specifically, we asked various authors to re-read their piece and to consider how they might modify/adjust/add to what they wrote based on their experiences and insights since publication. The result is, we believe, a group of highly relevant and thoughtful pieces bridging the past and the future and offering new opportunities for us to collectively consider the power of change and its limitations in the educational sphere. In the coming year or so, we will be integrating some of these special pieces into the regular rotation of new LTC contributions. We hope you will find them as illuminating and interesting as we do and look forward to the next 100 issues!

 

Sincerely,

Jennie & Min Jung

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We have a few announcements to share! We are looking for mentors and mentees for our Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program (details below). Please sign up by the end of the month if you are interested in being a part of this special initiative. And, please join us for our February Twitter Chat with Dr. Yi-Hwa Liou on Monday, January 24th at 9 am EST.

2020 AERA Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program:

The AERA Educational Change SIG is pleased to announce the 2020 Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program. The mentoring program is targeted for graduate students in education in general and Educational Change in particular. Graduate students will be matched with mentors--scholars from the field of Educational Change, based on the similarity of research areas or interests. The application deadline is February 29, 2020.

If you are a graduate student who is interested in participating in the Educational Change Mentoring Program, please click here.

If you are a researcher/faculty who is interested in mentoring new members of the community, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Change SIG Mentoring Co-Chairs at namibang@gmail.com and olga.fellus@uottawa.ca

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Please join us for our February Twitter chat with Dr. Yi-Hwa Liou from the National Taipei University of Education on Monday, February 24th at 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST

We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeFebruary2020 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives.

Thank you to Dr. Valerie Couture at the University of Central Arkansas for an engaging January Twitter Chat!

Doctoral Corner:

If you are a graduate student and would like to write an issue of doc corner, please contact our Lead the Change Series Editor, Jennie Weiner, at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu.

 

International Graduate Student Conference:

Graduate students who are interested in attending the National Institute of Education (NIE) Graduate Student Conference at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from July 1-3, 2020 are welcome to contact Dr. Pak Tee Ng at paktee.ng@nie.edu.sg He will be attending our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting and is happy to meet with you in person before or after the meeting! He will also be the keynote speaker for our Ed Change SIG Graduate Student Meeting. 

  

Warmest Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

 

AERA Educational Change SIG January 2020 Newsletter:

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We hope that you have a wonderful weekend.  Attached and online is our 102nd Issue of Lead the Change. We are commemorating our 100th Issue of Lead the Change with rolling submissions of prior authors.  Keep an eye out for commemorative issues spread throughout the year! Many thanks to our Lead the Change Editor, Jennie Weiner, and Graduate Student Representative, Min Jung Kim for organizing and editing these issues!

 

Lead the Change:

Check out our 102nd Issue of Lead the Change (attached) featuring Dr. Moosung Lee holds one of the University of Canberra’s prestigious Centenary Professor appointments, ten of which have been made across the University’s five strategic areas of research. Having been appointed tenured full professor within 4 ½ years of completing his Ph.D., Moosung is by far the youngest Centenary Professor. He currently leads a research group focusing on Educational Leadership and Policy at the University. Prior to joining the University of Canberra, he held appointments as Associate Professor and founding Deputy Director of the Education Policy Unit at the University of Hong Kong.

His research areas are educational leadership & administration, social contexts of education, and lifelong education. He has published extensively in these areas (+90 papers). His scholarly productivity and quality output contribute to the research fields. This has been evidenced through a number of international scholarly communities’ recognition of his work; as examples, he received the Richard Wolf Memorial Award by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) in the Netherlands and he was the first scholar in a non-U.S. university to receive the American Educational Research Association’s Emerging Scholar Award (Division A – Administration, Organization, and Leadership). Internally, he was chosen as a recipient for the University of Canberra Research Excellence Award in Social Sciences in 2018.

He has been a Fulbright Scholar, UNESCO Fellow, Korean Foundation Fellow, Asia Pacific Center for Leadership and Change Senior Research Fellow, Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar (at UCL & Aarhus University), YFL Outstanding Visiting Scholar (at Yonsei University), and Visiting Fellow (at Seoul National University Asia Center). His work has been funded by UNESCO, the European Commission, the Australian Research Council, the University Grants Council in Hong Kong, the Korea Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies, American Educational Research Organization, Economic and Social Research Council (U.K.), National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services (U.K.), and the International Baccalaureate Organization.

He has served on the editorial board of a number of international journals. Also, he is Co-Editor of Multicultural Education Review and Senior Associate Editor of Journal of Educational Administration. Having gained extensive academic networks and experiences as a researcher and teacher in South Korea, Hong Kong, the U.K., and the U.S., he has opened a new chapter of his career in Australia since 2014.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 101 issues.

If you are a graduate student and would like to write a doc corner issue, please contact our Lead the Change Series Editor, Jennie Weiner, at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu.

Save the Date:

SAVE THE DATE!!! 

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)

6th INTERNATIONAL Conference  

 

September 30- October 2 2020

(Pre-conference September 29) 

Chicago, Illinois  

Call for Papers Deadline -February 7, 2020

https://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/conferences

 

Theme: Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness Against  

the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism

HOSTED BY THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Purpose

People of Color are increasingly experiencing the world as an unsafe and inhospitable place. The burden of racism and colonialism is steadily increased by those in positions of authority who fail to speak out and name acts of racism and hatred for what they are. We are committed to culturally responsive evaluation, measurement, and assessment. This commitment requires courage and strategizing to ensure that the lives of People of Color are accurately and visibly represented. We also need to interrogate ourselves as practitioners of assessment and evaluation to ensure that we are interrupting rather than perpetuating systems of power that are marginalizing. 

 

The 2020 CREA conference is our opportunity to visit with and gain strength and tools from our community 

 

If you would like to be added to the CREA listserv for conference announcements and other information, please contact us at crea@education.illinois.edu  

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

 

Warmest Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative  

2020 AERA Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program

 

The AERA Educational Change SIG is pleased to announce the 2020 Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program. The mentoring program is targeted for graduate students in education in general and Educational Change in particular. Graduate students will be matched with mentors--scholars from the field of Educational Change, based on proximity of research areas or interests. Application deadline is February 29, 2020.

 

If you are a graduate student who is interested in participating in the Educational Change Mentoring Program, please click here.

 

If you are a researcher/faculty who is interested in mentoring new members of the community, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Change SIG Mentoring Co-Chairs at: namibang@gmail.com and olga.fellus@uottawa.ca

 

We are now accepting applications for our 2020 

Educational Change SIG Awards. Click on the "Awards" tab for details!

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards that are given in alternate years. 

We are happy to announce that the application processes for the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award and 2020 Graduate Student Research Award are open.  Please submit your application materials to Dr. Osnat Fellus at olga.fellus@uottawa.ca by January 24th, 2020

Call for Applications

 The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series - November 2019 

  The November 2019 Issue of Doctoral Corner Series features Matt Stier is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Iowa. As a former high school science educator and teacher leader, he is passionate about supporting the work of educators and promoting educational equity for students. His research focuses on teacher leadership, particularly why teachers engage in leadership and how policy and organizational features influence teacher leadership initiatives within schools. Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a master’s in Science Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Please click the link. /Portals/38/docs/SIGs/SIG155/6_%20Doc%20Corner_MS_Nov%202019.pdf

 AERA Educational Change December 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Happy New Year! We wish you and your family peace, health and happiness this coming year. We are excited to share all of the exciting news and events we have planned for 2020 with you. 

Please consider nominating a colleague or graduate student for one of our SIG Awards. This year, we are accepting applications and nominations for the Emerging Scholar Award and the Graduate Student Research Award (details below and on our website) until January 24th, 2020.  Please email any questions to the Educational Change SIG Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Osnat Fellus at olga.fellus@uottawa.ca

Check out our December Lead the Change (attached). Stay tuned for our January Twitter Chat announcement! Considering making the Ed Change Twitter site a part of your course assignments and conversations! 

Educational Change SIG Awards:

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards awarded in alternate years. 

We are happy to announce that the application processes for the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award and 2020 Graduate Student Research Award are open.  Please submit your application materials to Dr. Osnat Fellus at olga.fellus@uottawa.ca by January 24th, 2020. Details for the awards are attached and online on our Ed Change SIG website.

101st Lead the Change Issue:
We are commemorating reaching our 100th Issue of Lead the Change with rolling submissions of prior authors.  Keep an eye out for commemorative issues spread throughout the year! Many thanks to our Lead the Change Editor, Jennie Weiner, and Graduate Student Representative, Min Jung Kim for organizing and editing these issues!

Check out our 101st Issue of Lead the Change (attached and on our site) featuring Dr. Yi-Hwa Liou, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Management at the National Taipei University of Education. Dr. Yi-Hwa Liou’s research primarily focuses on leadership and development, organizational dynamics and learning, professional and networked learning communities, with a particular methodological emphasis on social network analysis. She has led and participated in multiple (inter)national research projects and works with research teams/scholars from across different countries/areas around the evolution of organizational networks and systemic change across all levels of education. She currently serves on the editorial boards for Journal of School Leadership and School Leadership & Management, and as a guest editor for International Journal of Educational Research. While her scholarly works primarily focus on educational leadership in PK-12 settings, she also expands her work to include the examination of social and emotional aspects of professional learning for pre-service and in-service teachers. She is committed to using network analysis to support organizations’ strategic planning and development. She is currently conducting several longitudinal projects using a design-based approach to organizational innovation by looking into the effect of network interventions on the development of individual and organizational capacity for improvement. She can be reached via e-mail at yihwa.liou@gmail.com and you can learn more about her work at https://ntue.academia.edu/YiHwaLiou 

Yi-Hwa Liou | National Taipei University of Education - Academia.edu

Yi-Hwa Liou, National Taipei University of Education, Department of Educational Management, Faculty Member. Studies Social Network Analysis (SNA), Leadership, and Social Capital. Ph.D./MS, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of

ntue.academia.edu

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 100 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, Jennie Weiner, at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Stay tuned for the January Twitter Chat announcement! We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeJanuary2019 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives.

Thank you to Dr. Roberta Golinkoff for an engaging December Twitter Chat!

2020 AERA Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program:

The AERA Educational Change SIG is pleased to announce the 2020 Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Mentoring Program. The mentoring program is targeted for graduate students in education in general and Educational Change in particular. Graduate students will be matched with mentors--scholars from the field of Educational Change, based on the proximity of research areas and/or interests. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.

If you are a graduate student who is interested in participating in the Educational Change SIG Mentoring Program, please click here.

If you are a researcher/faculty who is interested in mentoring new members of the Educational Change SIG community, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Educational Change SIG Mentoring Co-Chairs at namibang@gmail.comand olga.fellus@uottawa.ca

International Graduate Student Conference:

Graduate students who are interested in attending the National Institute of Education (NIE) Graduate Student Conference at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from July 1-3, 2020 are welcome to contact Dr. Pak Tee Ng at paktee.ng@nie.edu.sg He will be attending our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting and is happy to meet with you in person before or after the meeting! He will be the keynote speaker for our Ed Change SIG Graduate Student Meeting. Flyer attached!

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Warmest Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

AERA Educational Change SIG November 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We hope this letter finds you enjoying a peaceful weekend with friends and family!  As we near the end of the year, please consider nominating a colleague or graduate student for one of our SIG Awards.  This year, we are accepting applications and nominations for the Emerging Scholar Award and the Graduate Student Research Award (details below and on our website).  Please email any questions to the Educational Change SIG Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Osnat Fellus at ofell070@uottawa.ca

Check out our November Lead the Change (attached) and Doc Corner (attached) as well join our upcoming Twitter Chat with Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, December 4th from 1pm-2pm EST. Please involve your graduate students in these online conversations! Make the Ed Change Twitter site a part of your course assignments and conversations!  Spread the word! 

Educational Change SIG Awards:

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards that are given in alternate years. 

We are happy to announce that the application processes for the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award and 2020 Graduate Student Research Award are open.  Please submit your application materials to Dr. Osnat Fellus at osnatfellus@gmail.com by January 7, 2020.  Details are available on the SIG website and in the attached document.

100th Lead the Change Issue:

We are commemorating our 100th Issue of Lead the Change with rolling submissions of prior authors.  Keep an eye out for commemorative issues spread throughout the year! Many thanks to our Lead the Change Editor, Jennie Weiner, and Graduate Student Representative, Min Jung Kim for organizing and editing these issues!

Check out our 100th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) featuring Anna Sfard. Sfard conducts research in the domain of learning sciences, with particular focus on the relation between thinking and communication. Her studies are guided by the assumption that human thinking is a form of communication. Inspired mainly by the work of Wittgenstein and Vygotsky, this basic non-dualist tenet implies that discursivity – the discursive mediation of all our activities – is the hallmark of humanness. Discourses are repositories of complexity that underlie uniquely human ability to always build on achievements of previous generations rather than beginning every time anew. Results of Sfard’s theoretical and empirical research guided by this communicational (or

“commognitive”) framework and focusing mainly on the learning of mathematics have

been summarized in the book Thinking as communicating: Human development, the

growth of discourses, and mathematizing (2008). Her other volumes, edited or co-edited,

include Learning tools: Perspectives on the role of designed artifacts in mathematics

learning (2002), Learning discourse: discursive approaches to research in mathematics

education (2003), Development of Mathematical discourse: Some insights from

communicational research (2012), and Research for educational change: Transforming

researchers' insights into improvement in mathematics teaching and learning (2017).

Sfard is Professor Emerita at the University of Haifa, Israel. She served as the first Lappan-

Philips-Fitzgerald Professor at Michigan State University and is the Visiting Professor in

the Institute of Education, University College of London. She is the recipient of 2007

Freudenthal Award, the Fellow of American Educational Research Association (AERA)

and the member of the American National Academy of Education (NAEd).

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 99 issues.

Doctoral Corner:

Check out our November Doc Corner featuring Matt Stier. Stier is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Iowa. As a former high school science educator and teacher leader, he is passionate about supporting the work of educators and promoting educational equity for students. His research focuses on teacher leadership, particularly why teachers engage in leadership and how policy and organizational features influence teacher leadership initiatives

within schools. Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Mary’s

University of Minnesota and a master’s in Science Education from the University of

Northern Iowa.

If you are a graduate student and would like to write a doc corner issue, please contact our Lead the Change Series Editor, Jennie Weiner, at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Our December Twitter chat will be held Wednesday, December 4th from 1pm-2pm EST. Our host will be Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware.

Twitter ID: @KathyandRo1

Ideas discussed during the chat will include: whether or not there is a word gap between children from low and mid-high income families and what impact does word gap have on children's school achievement and why?

We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeDecember2019 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives.

Thank you to Dr. Jennie Weiner for an engaging November Twitter Chat!

International Graduate Student Conference:

Graduate students who are interested in attending the National Institute of Education (NIE) Graduate Student Conference at the Nanyang Technological University in Signapore from July 1-3, 2020 are welcome to contact Dr. Pak Tee Ng at paktee.ng@nie.edu.sg He will be attending our Educational Change SIG Business Meeting and is happy to meet with you in person before or after the meeting! He will also be the keynote speaker for our Ed Change SIG Graduate Student Meeting. Flyer attached!

Call for Chapters:

Please see attachment for full details!  

Design Thinking: Research, Innovation, and Implementation

Edited by: Karen L. Sanzo, Old Dominion University Jay Paredes Scribner, Old Dominion University

Design thinking is a human-centered problem-solving process that organizations can use to address wicked and complex problems of practice. Within the PK-12 arena, the design thinking process has engaged educators in addressing challenges such as curriculum redesign, instructional engagement, and designing physical spaces in new and innovative ways. The use of design thinking in the PK-12 space is a result of the evolution of organizational improvement processes that put people at the center of problem-solving initiatives. Design thinking enables people to look at problems in ways typically not done in the past and address them through creative approaches.

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Warmest Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers, Program Chair

Na Mi Bang, Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

Lead the Change Series - November 2019 Issue

The November 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Anna Sfard. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Haifa, Israel. She served as the first Lappan-Philips-Fitzgerald Professor at Michigan State University and is the Visiting Professor in the Institute of Education, University College of London. Anna Sfard conducts research in the domain of learning sciences, with particular focus onthe relation between thinking and communication. She is the recipient of 2007 Freudenthal Award, the Fellow of American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the member of the American National Academy of Education (NAEd). To see details, please see “Lead the Change Series”.

AERA Educational Change SIG October 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

There is still time to volunteer if you would like to be a member of the award review committee. Please email the Educational Change SIG Awards Committee Chair, Osnat Fellus at ofell070@uottawa.ca

Many thanks to Na Mi Bang and Osnat Fellus for agreeing to co-run our Ed Change SIG Mentoring Program this coming year.  They have some excellent ideas for San Francisco!  We requested extra space through AERA so we can hold another Graduate Student Seminar similar to what Mireille Hubers and SIG officers held in Toronto. We also want to continue to provide informal opportunities for Educational Change SIG mentors and mentees to work with one another.  Please share any ideas you have for this coming year!  We want to hear them!

Please check out our October Lead the Change (attached) as well join our upcoming Twitter Chat with Jennie Weiner, our Lead the Change Editor and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut.

Please involve your graduate students in these online conversations! Make the Ed Change Twitter site a part of your course assignments and conversations!  Spread the word!

99th Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 99th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) by Dr. Christina L. Dobbs. Dr. Dobbs is an Assistant Professor in English Education in the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. Her research interests include academic language development and teachers’ understandings of language, the argumentative writing of students, and professional development for secondary content teachers around disciplinary literacy. She has authored a variety of publications on these topics in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of School Leadership, Professional Development in Education, and Reading and Writing among others, following the completion of her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the author of Disciplinary Literacy Inquiry and Instruction and Investigating Disciplinary Literacy, has served as the Manuscripts Editor for the Harvard Educational Review, and has edited a volume titled Humanizing Education: Critical Alternatives to Reform. She serves as a reviewer of young adult fiction for The Horn Book Magazine and has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Education, Cambridge Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, and Brookline Public Schools among others. She is a former high school teacher in Houston, Texas, as well as a literacy coach and reading specialist.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 98 issues.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Our November Twitter chat will be held Tuesday, November 12th from 3 pm – 4 pm (EST). Our host will be Dr. Jennie Weiner. Jennie M. Weiner is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her scholarship focuses on issues of educational leadership and organizational change, particularly in chronically underperforming schools and districts. She is also interested in gender bias in educational leadership as well as issues of educational infrastructure at the local, district and state levels. Prior to coming to UConn, she has worked for Rhode Island Department of Education on issues of school turnaround and capacity building. She was a senior research associate for the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) at the Milken Family Foundation. Dr. Weiner holds a Master’s in Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy and a Doctorate of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeNovember2019 in your tweets! Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives

Thank you to Dr. Christina Dobbs for an engaging October Twitter Chat!

AERA Undergraduate Student Education Training Workshop:

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop. They are accepting applications until Friday, November 8, 2019. The workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice. Senior researchers and faculty from both academic institutions and applied research organizations (i.e., The American Institutes for Research, Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the Urban Institute) will introduce education research as a field and share their area of expertise and knowledge with the fellows. In addition to attending the workshop and participation in the poster session, fellows will attend pre-selected paper sessions and presentations during the 2020 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Fellows are required to participate in all Workshop events and the invited poster session to present their research during the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Dates: The Workshop activities will take place Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, during the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Award: The award includes annual meeting registration and two nights of lodging. The fellows and/or their home institutions are responsible for transportation costs to and from San Francisco. Most meals are part of the Workshop activities.

Eligibility: Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates may come from a broad range of fields across the arts and sciences. Candidates must:

  • Be students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college in good academic standing.
  • Be interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree that can lend itself to education research areas such as children and youth, school and schooling issues, higher education, education policy, student achievement, curriculum and instruction, education psychology, or education leadership.
  • Have current or ongoing research that can be presented in a poster session.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a non-U.S. citizen attending a school in the U.S.

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative 

AERA Educational Change SIG September 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We have some good news to share!  We had a record number of proposals submitted to our SIG for consideration in the 2020 AERA Conference Program. Therefore, AERA provided us with an increase in our allocation for poster and roundtable sessions.  Mireille is working hard to organize our program and work with AERA so that notifications regarding proposal submissions may be sent out in early November. 

The call for nominations for our Educational Change SIG Awards will be going out next month, so please start thinking about colleagues you would like to nominate.  If you would like to be a member of the award review committee, please email Dr. Osnat Fellus at ofell070@uottawa.ca

Please check out our September Lead the Change (attached) as well as our Twitter Chat with Dr. Christina Dobbs on October 9th.  Please involve your graduate students in the online conversations! Make the Ed Change Twitter site a part of your course assignments and conversations!  Spread the word! 

98th Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 98th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) by Michael K. Barbour. Dr. Barbour is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California.  He has been involved with K-12 distance, online, and blended learning for almost two decades as a researcher, evaluator, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research has focused on the effective design, delivery, and support of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions. This focus includes how regulation, governance and policy can impact effective distance, online, and blended learning environments. This has resulted in invitations to testify before House and Senate committees in several states, as well as consulting for Ministries of Education across Canada and in New Zealand. Michael completed his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 97 issues.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Our October Twitter chat will be Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, Time (TBD) with Dr. Christina Dobbs. Dr. Christina L. Dobbs is an Assistant Professor in English Education at Boston University, Wheelock College of Education. Her research interests include academic language development, the argumentative writing of students, and professional development for secondary content teachers. She has authored a variety of publications on these topics, following the completion of her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is highly engaged in Wheelock efforts focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has served as an adjunct instructor at Lesley University, Hunter College, Simmons College, and Salem State University and as a consultant for the Cambridge Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, and Concord School District in New Hampshire. She served as the Manuscripts Editor for the Harvard Educational Review, and she edited a volume titled Humanizing Education: Critical Alternatives to Reform. She is a former high school teacher in Houston, Texas, as well as a literacy coach and reading specialist.

We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeOctober2019 in your tweets!

Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives

Thank you to Michael O’Connor for an engaging September Twitter Chat!

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research:

The AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research Online Application is now available. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 competition is Friday, November 1, 2019.

About the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research:

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

Lead the Change Series - October 2019 Issue

 

The October 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Christina L. Dobbs . Dr. Dobbs is an Assistant Professor in English Education in the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. Her research interests include academic language development and teachers’ understandings of language, the argumentative writing of students, and professional development for secondary content teachers around disciplinary literacy. She has authored a variety of publications on these topics in journals. She is a former high school teacher in Houston, Texas, as well as a literacy coach and reading specialist. To see details, please check “Lead the Change Series”.

Lead the Change Series - September 2019 Issue

 

The September 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Michael K. Barbour. Dr. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He completed his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. He has been involved with K-12 distance, online, and blended learning for almost two decades as a researcher, evaluator, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research has focused on the effective design, delivery, and support of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions. To see details, please check “Lead the Change Series”.

AERA Educational Change SIG August 2019 Newsletter:

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

 

Pencil it in your calendar! The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on April 17-21, 2020, in San Francisco, California. The overall theme is “The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate.”

Thank you to all of you who reviewed proposals for the Ed Change SIG AERA 2020 Annual Meeting! Your time and expertise are very much appreciated.  We have a wonderful program lining up for our SIG thanks to your many hours of dedicated review time.  Thank you to our program chair, Mireille Hubers, for organizing the many proposals and review schedule. 

 

Please check out our August Lead the Change and Doc Corner issues as well as our Twitter Chat with Michael O’Connor on Tuesday, September 17th from 1 pm – 2 pm EST.  Please involve your graduate students in the online conversations! Make the Ed Change Twitter site a part of your course assignments and conversations!  Spread the word! 

97th Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 97th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) by Dr. Sarah Woulfin. Dr. Sarah L. Woulfin is an associate professor in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Educational Leadership who studies the implementation of instructional policy. Using lenses from organizational sociology, she investigates how policies and organizational conditions influence the work of teachers, coaches, principals, and district administrators. She has conducted several studies of instructional coaching across multiple states and educational systems. She has adopted a research-practice partnership approach to engage in mutualistic qualitative research with district leaders. Dr. Woulfin’s work has been published in AERJ, AJE, EAQ, EEPA, Urban Education, and other outlets. In her doctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley, she focused on policy implementation and institutional theory. As a former urban public school teacher and reading coach, she was dedicated to strengthening students’ literacy skills to promote educational equity. As a scholar, her commitment to raising the quality of instruction motivates her research on how policy influences—and is influenced by—administrators, coaches, and teachers.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 96 issues.

 

Doctoral Corner:

The August 2019 Issue of Doctoral Corner Series (attached) features Sarah Odell. Sarah Odell began her career as an editorial assistant at HarperCollins Publishers in New York City. After three years at HarperCollins, she realized that she had missed her true calling in education. Sarah got a job teaching English, coaching squash and running a dorm at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. After two years at Hill, she moved to Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut where she taught eleventh and twelfth grade English. Sarah is an accomplished squash player and coach, representing the United States on three US national teams, and coaching the US Junior National teams at the Maccabi Games in Israel in 2017 where they won seven medals, including two golds. Sarah holds a BA in English and Religion from Wellesley

College, and an MSed from the University of Pennsylvania in Educational Leadership.

She is a second-year doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at

the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Our July Twitter Chat with Michael O’Connor will be held Tuesday, September 17th from 1pm – 2pm EST (Twitter ID: @mtpoc). We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeSeptember2019 in your tweets!

 

Michael T. O’Connor is the director of the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT) program at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. In this role, Michael coordinates a Master’s secondary track, teaches Master’s level courses, provides supervision and instructional coaching to the program’s teachers, and offers support to the program’s partner Catholic schools in the New England region. A former middle school English Language Arts (ELA) teacher and instructional coach, Michael received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Lynch School of Education at Boston
College. At Boston College, he worked with Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley on the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) network project. This project, and specifically his work with ELA teachers participating in the network, informed his dissertation work on examining secondary students’ language choices in authentic, community-based writing activities and the ways in which teachers collaborated to support student writing across rural contexts. His work with NW RISE also served as a key case for his work on collaborative professionalism, resulting in the publication of his book with Andy Hargreaves: Collaborative Professionalism: When Teaching Together Means Learning for All (Corwin Press).

 

Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives

 

Thank you to Sarah Woulfin for an engaging August Twitter Chat!

 

Educational Change SIG Award Review Committee:

If you would like to be on the Educational Change SIG Award Review Committee, please email Dr. Osnat Fellus at: ofell070@uottawa.ca

 

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research:

The AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research Online Application is now available. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 competition is Friday, November 1, 2019.

About the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research:

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

 

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang Secretary/Treasurer

 

AERA Educational Change SIG July 2019 Newsletter:

 

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

 

Pencil it in your calendar! The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on April 17-21, 2020, in San Francisco, California. The overall theme is “The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate.”

Please check out our July Lead the Change and Doc Corner issues as well as our Twitter Chat this coming Monday, July 22nd at 1 pm EST.  Please involve your graduate students in the online conversations!

96th Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 96th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) by Dr. Kay Fuller. Dr. Fuller is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management. She works in the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM) at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests are centred in gender in educational leadership including research on the distribution of women secondary school headteachers in the UK; women and men’s constructions of identity among school populations; and the use of a variety of feminist theories including intersectionality theory. She is a member of the International Women Leading Education network. Kay is also an elected member of BELMAS Council, research co-ordinator and co-convenor of the Gender and Leadership Research Interest Group. She is a former English teacher and Deputy Headteacher of mixed comprehensive schools, an Initial Teacher Educator in secondary English education and currently leads the MA in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 95 issues.

 

Doctoral Corner:

The July 2019 Issue of Doctoral Corner Series (attached) features Mary Bridget Burns. Mary Bridget Burns is an educator, researcher, and advocate for teachers. A former classroom teacher, she taught elementary school in Texas, along with classroom time in Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio. She also was an instructor for undergraduates at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development, at Cisco Junior College (Texas), and at the Juhász Gyula Teachers College at the University of Szeged (Hungary).

 

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Our July Twitter Chat with Dr. Kay Fuller will be this coming Monday, July 22nd at 1 pm EST.  We will post four questions, pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the #EdChangeJuly2019 in your tweets!

 

Join us live or after the chat and make a positive impact on the field of educational change by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and initiatives on the following topics:

 

Q1. How do we negotiate the tensions between externally and internally driven changes in education?

 

Q2. How can school leaders encourage change for progress towards social justice in our particular contexts?    

 

Q3. How do we assess risk concerning how educational change will differently impact on diverse populations of learners and educators?

 

Q4. How do we ensure that hope, trust, and ethical practices are brought into educational leadership?  

 

Thank you to Corrie Stone-Johnson for an engaging June Twitter Chat!

 

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 your 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 of 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 CornerFacebookand Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

 

Regards,

 

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

 

Lead the Change Series - August 2019 Issue

 

The August 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Sarah L. Woulfin. Dr. Sarah L. Woulfin is an associate professor in the University of Connecticut’s
Department of Educational Leadership who studies the implementation of instructional policy. As a former urban public school teacher and reading coach, she was dedicated to strengthening students’ literacy skills to promote educational equity. As a scholar, her commitment to raising the quality of instruction motivates her research on how policy influences—and is influenced by—administrators, coaches, and teachers. To see details, please check “Lead the Change Series”.

The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series - August 2019 

 

The August 2019 Issue of Doctoral Corner Series is featuring Sarah Odell. Sarah Odell began her career as an editorial assistant at HarperCollins Publishers in New York City. Sarah holds a BA in English and Religion from Wellesley College, and an MSed from the University of Pennsylvania in Educational Leadership. She is a second-year doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please click here to see more details. Doctoral Corner Series - August 2019: Sarah Odell.

Lead the Change Series - July 2019 Issue

 

The July 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Kay Fuller, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests are centred in gender in educational leadership including research on the distribution of women secondary school headteachers in the UK; women and men’s constructions of identity among school populations; and the use of a variety of feminist theories including intersectionality theory. She is a member of the international Women Leading Education network. Kay is also an elected member of BELMAS Council, research co-ordinator and co-convenor of the Gender and Leadership Research Interest Group. She is a former English teacher and Deputy Headteacher of mixed comprehensive schools, an Initial Teacher Educator in secondary English education and currently leads the MA in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham. Please check “Lead the Change Series” or click the link here. Lead the Change Series - July 2019: Kay Fuller.

 

The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series - July 2019 

 

The July 2019 Issue of Doctoral Corner Series is featuring Mary Bridget Burns. Mary Bridget Burns is an educator, researcher, and advocate for teachers. A former classroom teacher, she taught elementary school in Texas, along with classroom time in Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio. She also was an instructor for undergraduates at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development, at Cisco Junior College (Texas), and at the Juhász Gyula Teachers College at the University of Szeged (Hungary). Please click here.  Doctoral Corner Series - July 2019: Mary Bridget Burns

Lead the Change Series - June 2019 Issue

 

The June 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Corrie Stone-Johnson. Dr. Corrie Stone-Johnson is Associate Professor of Educational Administration at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her research examines the social and cultural aspects of change, highlighting how people interact to foster or impede reform in a context of accountability. Her work has been published in journals including Educational Administration Quarterly, Education and Urban Society, and the Journal of Educational Change. In 2016, she published the book Generational Identity, Educational Change, and School Leadership. Her work has been published in journals including Educational Administration Quarterly, Education and Urban Society, and the Journal of Educational Change. In 2016, she published the book Generational Identity, Educational Change, and School Leadership.

 

 

The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series - June 2019 

 

The June issue of Doctoral Corner Series is featuring Helen Dring. Helen Dring is a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and English teacher from Liverpool, England. She has worked in the field of special education for over fifteen years and is a PhD candidate in Education and Social Justice at Lancaster University. Her research draws on Nancy Fraser’s theory of parity of participation in reference to the development of a comprehensive Relationships and Sex Education curriculum for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Please click here. Doctoral Corner Series: Helen Dring

 

Lead the Change Series - May 2019 Issue

 

The May 2019 Issue of Lead the Change is featuring  Osnat Fellus. Osnat Fellus recently completed her PhD in Education: Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation from the University of Ottawa. Her work focuses on theories of identity in mathematics education and learning English as an additional language. Osnat was the Head of English for Academic Purposes at Talpiot College of Education where she was also a teacher educator teaching courses in classroom discourse, research methods, and statistics. Please check “Lead the Change Series”. 

 AERA Educational Change SIG May 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We hope that you are enjoying some rest after your travel to AERA Toronto last month and that you made some lasting contacts at the conference.

The AERA 2020 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions is still available on the AERA website. We encourage you to consider a paper or session submission to the Educational Change SIG (#155) The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on July 10, 2019.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on April 17-21, 2020, in San Francisco, California. The overall theme is “The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate.”

94th Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 94th Issue of Lead the Change (attached) by Osnat Fellus. Dr. Fellus recently completed her PhD in Education: Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation from the University of Ottawa. Her PhD work focuses on theories of identity in mathematics education and learning English as an additional language. Osnat was the Head of English for Academic Purposes at Talpiot College of Education where she was also a teacher educator teaching courses in classroom discourse, research methods, and statistics. She has recently co-authored One is Not Born a Mathematician: In Conversation with Vasily Davydov in a special issue of the International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning where she discusses, together with her coauthor Dr. Yaniv Biton issues paramount to the question of teaching and learning mathematics. Osnat holds an M.Ed. in TESOL and an M.A. in Translation and Interpreting from Bar Ilan University. She can be contacted at osnat.fellus@uottawa.ca or atosnat.fellus@gmail.com

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 93 issues.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Please join us for our monthly Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 from 1pm-2pm EST hosted by Corrie Stone-Johnson @stonejohnson about system level educational change and school leadership.

Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with other educators globally. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please! Please include the hashtag: #EdChangeMay2019 in your posts!

Thank you to Scott McLeod for an engaging May Twitter chat! 

News and Announcements:

JPCC

The Journal of Professional Capital and Community is accepting submissions on:

  • Individualism and collaboration in teaching
  • The processes involved in building professional cultures and communities
  • Leadership and team building
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Collective responsibility and evidence-based transparency. 

The journal addresses how collaboration evolves over time, how it can become sustainable, what its impact can be on quality of teaching and student outcomes, how it produces and also depends on dynamics of risk and trust, and what relationships it has to other aspects of educational reform and improvement such as school competition, assessment and accountability and curriculum standards. The journal welcomes and supports contributions from a range of disciplines and supports a broad spectrum of methodologies including quantitative and qualitative approaches, documentary study, action research and conceptual development.

NPLI

The National Principals Leadership Institute is offering a $150 discount for their summer event.  Click here for an electronic brochure of the six day process of the training process. Help define what it means to be a change leader.

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

 

The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series - April 2019

The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Student Corner Series - Issue 2. April 2019 is featuring Irena White. Irena’s specializations are in educational design and the dissemination and of online educational content and services. During the early 1990s, Irena was one of the first educators in Australia to utilize emerging digital technologies in developing online content and flexible learning strategies for teachers and students. The PhD thesis Irena is currently completing addresses the sustainability of the diffusion of e-learning by modeling the complexity of mainstreaming innovation adoption in higher education teaching practice.

Doc Corner Series: Irena White

The Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series - March 2019 

 

The March issue of Doctoral Corner Series is featuring Alex Lamb. Alex Lamb is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Connecticut in the Learning, Leadership, and Policy Program in the department of Educational Leadership. She is a Dean’s Doctoral Scholar and serves on the Dean’s doctoral committee to help support doctoral students at U of Connecticut. Please click here. Doctoral Corner Series: Alex Lamb

 AERA Educational Change SIG April 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

AERA Toronto was a huge success! We hope that you wore your pedometer/fitness tracker to count the many steps it took to get from presentation room to presentation room! We had an excellent graduate student seminar, a fantastic business meeting, and an extraordinary co-sponsored event with the Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC), not to mention our great presentation sessions. Thank you to the SIG Leadership team for their planning and work matching mentors and mentees to begin our 2019 mentoring program. And thank you to the mentors, speakers, and presenters for your time and for being so welcoming to our new Educational Change SIG graduate students! More details below! 

Attached please find our April Lead the Change, 2nd Issue of Doc Corner, and an attachment from John Malloy, Director of Education for Toronto Schools. Included in this document are links to resources from the district. 

93rd Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 93rd Issue of Lead the Change (attached) by Lee Elliott Major, Britain’s first Professor of Social Mobility. Appointed by the University of Exeter to be a global leader in the field, his work is dedicated to improving the prospects of disadvantaged young people. As a Professor of Practice he is focused on the impact and dissemination of research, working closely with schools, universities, employers and policy makers. His Penguin book Social Mobility and Its Enemies has attracted attention across the world. His forthcoming Bloomsbury book What Works? offers best bets to teachers for improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. He commissioned and co-authored the first Sutton Trust-EEF toolkit, a guide used by 100,000s of school leaders. Lee is a founding trustee of the Education Endowment Foundation and chairs its evaluation advisory group. He is Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics International Inequalities Institute, and an Honorary Professor at the UCL Institute of Education. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust. Lee regularly appears in national broadcast and print media, commenting on education and social mobility issues. He has served on several Government advisory bodies and presented several times to the House of Commons Education Select Committee. He has a PhD in theoretical physics and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield for services to education. He was an education journalist working for the Guardian and the Times Higher Education Supplement. He is a Governor at William Ellis School. He is the first in his family to attend university.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 92 issues.

March Doc Corner:

Introducing our 2nd Issue of the Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series featuring Irena White. Irena's experience in vocational and higher education spans the past three decades. During the early 1990s, Irena was amongst the first educators in Australia to utilize emerging digital technologies in developing online content and flexible learning strategies for teachers and students. Her professional and academic roles and research interests since then have remained in this field. Irena’s specializations are in educational design and the dissemination and marketing (both in Australia and internationally) of online educational content and services. Irena’s achievements include working with education providers to research and develop strategies that harness innovations for teaching, learning and critical inquiry. The PhD thesis Irena is currently completing addresses the sustainability of the diffusion of e-learning by modeling the complexity of mainstreaming innovation adoption in higher education teaching practice. This study has produced a new research method, Interpretive Case based Modelling, which reveals the complex nature of institutional stakeholder relationships within education systems. Findings from the study indicate a potential for wider applications of this new method in developing and testing scenarios for building institutional capacity for transforming teaching practice. Irena aims to share the use of this method within the education community that has inspired and nurtured her 30-year research, professional, and academic career.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Please join us for our monthly Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 from 12pm-1pm EST hosted by Scott McLeod @mcleod about democratizing evidence, what being a “future ready” graduate means, learning experiences in innovative and ‘traditional’ schools, and fostering student agency.

Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with other educators globally. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please! Please include the hashtag: #EdChangeMay2019 in your

posts!

Thank you to Lee Elliott Major for an engaging April Twitter chat! 

News and Announcements:

Call for volunteer reviewers

Although the 2019 AERA conference is still fresh in our memories, we are already preparing for next year’s conference. And for that, we need your help! We are looking for reviewers who want to evaluate this year’s proposals. Reviewers will be expected to review submissions during a 3-week period from August 9 – 30, with a maximum of 10 proposals. The deadline to volunteer is Monday, May 13, 2019. You can volunteer through signing up in the 2020 AERA program portal.

AERA

The 2020 AERA Annual Meeting Theme was released and the call for presentation proposal submissions will be out on May 10. The 2020 Annual Meeting theme is: “The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate” and is a call to “to address educational challenges through policy and community engagement and to work with diverse institutional and organizational stakeholders.”

Thank you to speakers, partners, and collaborators

Thank you to the Journal of Professional Capital and Community for a special event at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Professor Lee Elliott Major spoke on the implications for teachers and teaching of his Penguin book, Social Mobility and its Enemies.  It was an excellent opportunity to celebrate 5 years of progress in the journal since its inception. Congratulations to Cecilia Azorín from the University of Murcia, Spain. She was the first recipient of the inaugural Michael Fullan Emerging Scholar Award in Professional Capital and Community. 

AERA Educational Change SIG Business Meeting

Our SIG Business Meeting was fantastic thanks to our diverse set of speakers!  Many thanks to John Malloy, the Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board for opening the meeting. Thank you as well to the students at Cornerstone Montessori School and their music teacher, Joy Zhou, and principal, Stephanie Ling, for a fabulous performance.  Congratulations to our 2019 SIG awards to Sarah Woulfin from the University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education (Emerging Scholar’s Award) and Taeyeon Kim from Michigan State University (Graduate Student Travel Award).  What a fantastic keynote panel featuring authors and editors from the Leading Change Series by Routledge: Armand Doucet Teaching life: Our calling, our choice, our challenges, Amanda Datnow and Vicky Park Professional Collaboration with Purpose, and Santiago Rincon-Gallardo Liberating LearningPak Tee Ng of NIE Singapore and SIG Founder Andy Hargreaves.  Our Lead the Change and Doc Corner Editor, Jennie Weiner, served as the Discussant. The book raffle was a highlight for many doc students and they especially enjoyed the journal of educational change water bottles. 

Graduate Student Seminar

Thank you for the mentoring and advice on publishing from Pak Tee Ng, Associate Dean from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore & Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Educational Consultant, Chief Research Officer of Michael Fullan’s Team.  We had a full room of doc students and mentors! 

NPLI

The National Principals Leadership Institute is offering a $150 discount for their summer event.  Click here for an electronic brochure of the six day process of the training process.  Help define what it means to be a change leader.

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

AERA Educational Change SIG March 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We are anxiously awaiting AERA 2019! You can search the online program by date, time, person, room, unit or session type to find the events that you would like to attend.  Click here for Educational Change SIG related events.  We have a new mentoring program, a graduate student seminar (Sunday afternoon), a fantastic business meeting (Saturday evening), a co-sponsored event with the Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) (Sunday evening) and many great presentation sessions planned.

Attached is a flyer with all SIG presentations and events included.  Also attached, please find our March Lead the Change, inaugural Doc Corner, and an invite to the co-sponsored event at the AGO Toronto for Sunday evening of AERA.  Please email Katherine Thompson, Managing Editor of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community at: katherinethompson@bc.edu if you are planning on attending this event so she can get a general headcount.

92nd Lead the Change Issue:

Check out our 92nd Issue of Lead the Change (attached) featuring Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school technology leadership issues. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the only university center in the U.S. dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the 4 Shifts Protocol for lesson/unit redesign and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa, one of the largest EdCamp events in the United States. Dr. McLeod has worked with hundreds of schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for histechnology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In 2015, he was one of three finalists to be the next Director of the Iowa Department of Education. In 2011, he was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod was one of the pivotal figures in Iowa’s grass roots 1:1 computing movement, which has resulted in over 220 school districts providing their students with powerful learning devices. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues atDangerously Irrelevant and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at regional, state, national, and international conferences. He has written or edited 3 books and 170 articles and other publications, and is one of the most visible education professors in the United States.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 91 issues.

March Doc Corner:

Introducing our 1st Issue of the Educational Change SIG Doctoral Corner Series featuring Alexandra Lamb. Alex Lamb is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Connecticut in the Learning, Leadership, and Policy Program in the department of Educational Leadership. She is a former humanities teacher and technology integrator. She is a Dean’s Doctoral Scholar and serves on the Dean’s doctoral committee to help support doctoral students at UConn. Alex is interested in the organizational and institutional features that impact educational technology programs in schools. Her research focuses on how schools, districts, and the larger educational field can create change-conducive conditions in technology rich environments, fostering the belief and behavior shifts necessary to create more effective, future-oriented, and equitable spaces. She has published on the 1:1 iPad program in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the need for institutional lenses in educational technology research, and fostering shared leadership in schools. Informing all of her work is her passion for uncovering and promoting ways school systems can better support women leaders and enact more equitable practices.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

Please join us for our monthly Twitter Chat on Tuesday, April 16th 2-3 p.m. EST with Dr. Lee Elliott Major, Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter and author of Social Mobility and its Enemies, to discuss social mobility in different countries, the main factors driving social mobility levels, and how schools can address wider inequalities outside the school gates. Twitter ID: Twitter: @LEM_Exeter

Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with other educators globally. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please! Please include the hashtag: #EdChangeApril2019 in your posts!

Thank you to Olga Osnat Fellus, at the University of Ottawa for an engaging March Twitter chat!

News and Announcements:

Special Catered Event for Educational Change SIG Members and JPCC leadership and supporters during AERA

Please join us for a special catered event (invite attached) co-sponsored by the Journal of Professional Capital and Community and the Educational Change SIG, Sunday, April 7, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M5t IG4  This cocktail reception will include a presentation by keynote speaker, Professor Lee Elliott Major, on the implications for teachers and teaching of his Penguin book, Social Mobility and its Enemies.  We will take this opportunity to celebrate 5 years of progress in the journal since its inception, as well as the handover of the Editor in Chief Role, and the first recipient of the inaugural Michael Fullan Emerging Scholar Award in Professional Capital and Community.

AERA Educational Change SIG Business Meeting

Our SIG Business Meeting will be held on Saturday April 6th from 6:35 p.m. - 8:35 p.m. in the Metro Toronto Convention Center 700 Level Room 713B. John Malloy, the Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board, will do a “Welcome to Toronto” presentation to open the meeting.  We will congratulate and present our 2019 SIG awards to Sarah Woulfin from the University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education (Emerging Scholar’s Award) and Taeyeon Kim from Michigan State University (Graduate Student Travel Award).  We will have a book raffle, a musical performance from Cornerstone Montessori School, and a keynote panel featuring authors from the Leading Change Series by Routledge.  The panel will include: Armand Doucet Teaching life: Our calling, our choice, our challenges, Amanda Datnow and Vicky Park Professional Collaboration with Purpose, and Santiago Rincon-Gallardo Liberating Learning. The panel will be Chaired by Pak Tee Ng and SIG Founder Andy Hargreaves.  Our Lead the Change and Doc Corner Editor, Jennie Weiner, will serve as the Discussant. Please come and bring any extra copies of your books for the book raffle as this is an especially fun part of the meeting for graduate students.  When you arrive at the business meeting, any member of the SIG leadership team can take the books for you and they will set them on the stage for the raffle.

Graduate Student Seminar

The Educational Change SIG will be hosting a Graduate Student Seminar during AERA on Monday, April 8th from 4:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. in the Metro Toronto Convention Center 200 Level, Room 202D.  Bring a friend and join us for some mentoring and advice on publishing and networking with established professionals in the field of educational change research.

Guest Speakers will be Pak Tee Ng, Associate Dean from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore & Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Educational Consultant, Chief Research Officer of Michael Fullan’s Team.  This seminar is linked to our mentoring program, so please come and invite your graduate students! This is a great opportunity for learning more about networking and publishing in the field of academia and educational change as many Emerging and Senior Scholars from the Educational Change Special Interest Group will be in attendance to answer questions and work as mentors for graduate students! If you have any questions contact: Mireille Hubers at m.d.hubers@utwente.nl

NPLI

The National Principals Leadership Institute is offering a $150 discount for their summer event.  Click here for an electronic brochure of the six day process of the training process.  Help define what it means to be a change leader.

Educational Leadership Coalition for Community Schools’ 

You are invited to join the Institute for Educational Leadership Coalition for Community Schools’ Research Practice Network Seminar taking place on Monday, April 8th, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel, convention level, Pier 4 room. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together interdisciplinary scholars to share knowledge about the benefits of community schools, identify common areas for collaboration, and take action steps to address equity in our communities. The seminar will consist of four interactive components: a) a framing panel discussion on Building Research-Practice Partnerships for Equity; b) a knowledge-sharing world café; c) a small group ideation process; and d) conclude with a gallery walk and action steps. At the conclusion of the seminar you’ll gain fresh perspectives on community schools, brainstorm new ideas and strategies on community schools strategy, and expand your network of colleagues. Please RSVP to Helen Janc Malone atHelen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu to check for space!

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Jennie Weiner, Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative


Lead the Change Series - March 2019 Issue

 

The March Issue of Lead the Change is featuring Scott McLeod. Dr. McLeod is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school technology leadership issues. Please find it at http://www.aera.net/Portals/38/docs/SIGs/SIG155/92_%20Lead%20the%20Change%20SM_March%202019.pdf

 

Lead the Change Series - February 2019 Issue

Lead the Change series, featuring renowned educational change experts from around the globe, serves to highlight promising research and practice, to offer expert insight on small- and large-scale educational change, and to spark collaboration within our SIG. Please check the Change Series Q & A with Michael T. O’Connor. He the director of the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT) program at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. At Boston College, he worked with Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley on the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NWRISE) network project. His work with NW RISE also served as a
key case for his work on collaborative professionalism, resulting in the publication of his book with Andy Hargreaves: Collaborative Professionalism: When Teaching Together Means Learning for All (Corwin Press).

Lead the Change Series February 2019 Issue - Dr. Michael T. O’Connor

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - February 18th, 2019

Please join us for this month’s Twitter chat! Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST). Dr. Seth Hayden, an assistant professor of counseling at Wake Forest University and president elect-elect of the National Career Development Association. Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes between. #EdChangeFebruary2019 @EdChangeSIG @SCWHayden @JPCCJournal @ICSEIglobal @JournalEdChange @intl_ed_news @AERA_Grads

Lead the Change Series - January 2019 Issue

Please check the Change Series Q & A with Mark Bray! Mark Bray is Distinguished Chair Professor in Education at East China Normal University, Shanghai, and is also an Emeritus Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Mark Bray has been President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK), the US-based Comparative & International Education Society (CIES), and the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). He has also played a major leadership role in the Board of Directors of the Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA). The pad file is attached below.

Lead the Change Series January 2019 Issue - Dr. Mark Bray

AERA Educational Change SIG February 2019 Newsletter:

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We are anxiously awaiting the AERA 2019 Program and we will send you all of the SIG events shortly!  We have a new mentoring program, a fantastic business meeting, and a co-sponsored event with the Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) planned. Check out our 90th Lead the Change issue with Mark Bray and the call for applications for the Michael Fullan Emerging Scholar in Professional Capital and Community Award sponsored by JPCC (call attached).

90th Lead the Change Issue: 

In case you haven’t read it yet, check out our 90th Issue of Lead the Change (attached)! Mark Bray is Distinguished Chair Professor in Education at East China Normal University, Shanghai, and is also an Emeritus Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He began his career as a secondary school teacher in Kenya and Nigeria, and later joined universities in the United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea. He has long links with UNESCO, first as a consultant and then as Director of its International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). His decades of work at the University of Hong Kong commenced in 1986 (with four years of absence for the IIEP role), and in 2011 he was designated UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education. Mark Bray has been President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK), the US-based Comparative & International Education Society (CIES), and the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). He has also played a major leadership role in the Board of Directors of the Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA). He can be reached at mbray@hku.hk.

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 89 issues.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

We run the engagements and impressions on Twitter every month for our chats and overall SIG tweets and they are gradually increasing much due to our amazing SIG leaders, scholars, and active graduate students. Please invite your colleagues and students to join us online!

Please stay tuned for our February Twitter chat with Seth Hayden from Wake forest University!

Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with other educators globally. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please! Please include the hashtag: #EdChangeFebruary2019 in your posts!

Thank you to Malik Henfield, Associate Dean and Professor at University of San Francisco for hosting our January chat!

Graduate Student and Mentoring Program:

Please contact our program chair, Mireille Hubers at m.d.hubers@utwente.nl or our Secretary/Treasurer, Na Mi Bang at namibang@gmail.com if you would like to be involved in our graduate student or mentoring program for this year.  

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 your 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 of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Best Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Osnat Fellus, Website Manager/Lead the Change Editor

Jennie Weiner, Incoming Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

AERA Educational Change SIG January 2019 Newsletter:

News & Announcements from the Ed Change SIG 

New Lead the Change Editor

We are proud to announce our incoming Editor of the series, Jennie Weiner, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut.  Jennie has been an active member of our SIG for many years. She won the Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award in 2017 and was a former Lead the Change author.

 

 

 

Her scholarship focuses on issues of educational leadership and organizational change particularly in chronically underperforming schools and districts. She is also interested in gender bias in educational leadership as well as issues of educational infrastructure at the local, district and state levels. Prior to coming to UConn, she has worked for Rhode Island Department of Education on issues of school turnaround and capacity building. She was a senior research associate for the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) at the Milken Family Foundation. Dr. Weiner holds a Master’s in Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy and a Doctorate of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

We want to thank Osnat Fellus for three fantastic years of Lead the Change issues and congratulations on earning her doctorate this past fall. She will continue to serve on the SIG leadership team as our new Editor transitions into her new role.

Call for Student Contributions

Lead the Change – Doctoral Corner

Submission Date: Ongoing

The Educational Change AERA special interest group is excited to announce a new, editor reviewed, publication opportunity for doctoral students to serve as a lead author. Specifically, we have created the Educational Change Doctoral Corner (ECDC). The leadership team wishes to extend this opportunity to our doctoral community and celebrate and share the good work our newer educational change scholars are engaged in.

 

Submission information 

If you consider yourself a scholar focused on educational change and transformation, are currently enrolled in a doctoral program and would like to engage with the larger educational change scholarly community with your writing and ideas, we invite you to submit:

·       A current CV/Resume

·       A brief (300-word statement) on your current research interests and their relationship to educational change.

These materials can be sent to Dr. Jennie Weiner at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu. For details, please see the pdf file below. /Portals/38/docs/SIGs/SIG155/CallforStudentContributions.pdf

 

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - January 28th, 2019

Please join us for this month’s Twitter chat! Monday, January 28th, 2019, from 2pm-3pm EST. Dr. Malik Henfield, Associate Dean and Professor at University of San Francisco is hosting. Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with educators. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you

please!  #EdChangeJanuary2019

2019 Educational Change SIG Awards

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards that are given in alternate years. We are happy to announce that the application processes for the 2019 Emerging Scholar Award and 2019 Graduate Student Travel Award are open.  Please submit your application materials to Osnat Fellus at osnatfellus@gmail.com  by January 23, 2019

Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award

Call for applications

The AERA Educational Change Special Interest Group strongly believes in supporting emerging scholars in the field of educational change. Recognizing emerging scholars both highlights their contributions to educational research and introduces their work to the field at large.

The Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award will be presented to an Individual, or individuals, who within the first eight years of the (post doctorate) career as an educational scholar, have demonstrated a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be a graduate of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. program in education and within the first eight years of his/her career as an educational scholar. The individual must demonstrate a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change.

Application materials

1. An application form including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, and a short statement of interest of no more than 500 words where the applicant should describe his/her research interests and his/her reasons to apply. 

2. Two Letters of Recommendation from peers or senior scholars familiar with the applicant’s research.

3. The applicant’s Curriculum Vita.

Selection criteria. The selection of the awardee will be based on the following criteria: (a) contribution to the field of educational change; (b) quality of research completed (as exemplified by the application); (c) potential impact of the applicant’s work on the field of educational change.

Award Description 

The Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award is non-monetary. It will be presented in the form of a plaque at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listserve, website, and social media, and featured in Lead the Change series May issue.

Application submission and deadline 

Complete application materials should be sent to Osnat Fellus osnatfellus@gmail.com under the heading “Emerging Scholar Award Application.” Applications will be accepted until January 23rd at 11:59pm EST.

In your APPLICATION FORM, please include the following: Name of applicant, Institution, Email address, Phone number, Mailing Address, Statement of Interest and Research Goals. In no more than 500 words explain why you should be selected for the Emerging Scholar Award and how this award will be of professional benefit to you. Include a description of your scholarly interests, research agenda, and research goals.

Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Travel Award

Call for applications

The AERA Educational Change SIG strongly believes in supporting rising academics in the field of educational change as they pursue their research careers. In alternate years, the SIG provides travel funds to one graduate student to attend the annual meeting. Special consideration is given to graduate students who are: (a) first-time attendees, (b) receiving limited or no other form of support to attend AERA, (c) presenting at AERA for the Educational Change SIG, and (d) traveling farther distances or experiencing higher costs to attend AERA.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be currently enrolled in an Ed.D or a Ph.D. program in education or a graduate who obtained their Ed.D or Ph.D degree in education up to two years prior to March 2019. The student must have conducted exemplary, original research on a topic related to educational change. The applicant must be an AERA member. Interested AERA members will self-apply.

Application materials

An application form including the applicant’s full name, affiliation, contact information, current AERA membership status, and a short statement explaining the applicant’s scholarly work and interest in the award.

Selection criteria

The selection of the awardee will be based on the following criteria: (a) contribution to the field of educational change; (b) quality of research completed (as exemplified by the application); (c) potential impact of the applicant’s work on the field of educational change.

Award Description

The Graduate Student Travel Award consists of a check for $250. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG, during the 2019 AERA meeting in Toronto. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listserve, website, and social media.

Application submission and deadline

Complete application materials should be sent to Osnat Fellus at osnatfellus@gmail.com under the heading Graduate Student Travel Award Application. Applications will be accepted until January 23rd at 11:59pm EST.

In your APPLICATION FORM, please include: Name of applicant, Institution, Email address, Phone number, Mailing Address and please list your top five research experiences related to educational change.

National Principals Leadership Institute

NPLI is offering a $150 discount to all Ed Change SIG members for their 2019 Institute in New York City this summer.  Join them for their 22nd Annual National Principals Leadership Institute this coming July.

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 your graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting our Twitter Chats or any events, please reach out to Na Mi Bang, SIG Secretary/Treasurer, at namibang@gmail.com.

Share Your News With Us

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

Send us your news and we will post it on our Web Membership CornerFacebook and Twitter pages. See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Osnat Fellus, Website Manager/Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We are excited to move into the New Year with you!  We hope you enjoyed our monthly Twitter chats, Lead the Change issues, and enhanced social media presence this year.  For a recap of our 2018 Lead the Change issues, click here.  And click on the links to catch up on this year’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  What an amazing year our leadership team has had getting to know you and the SIG better.  We will continue our new and old initiatives this coming year and are already getting to work planning our business meeting at AERA 2019 in Toronto

Thank you to Osnat Fellus for three years of uninterrupted and fantastic issues of Lead the Change and for running our 2019 Educational Change Award Review Committee. Thank you to Mireille Hubers and Na Mi Bang for pursuing ideas and interest in an updated graduate student and mentoring program for our SIG.  The changes will be unfolded next month.  Thank you also to Na Mi for organizing our monthly Twitter chats along with running the analytics to determine our SIG social media presence.  And, thank you to Min Jung Kim for providing Graduate Student support to all of us and for sharing ideas and leadership to further involve other graduate students to join and thrive in our SIG. 

Thank you from the SIG Leadership Team to our Lead the Change authors; Twitter chat hosts; Facebook friends and colleagues; SIG partners; and the many dedicated educational change scholars, practitioners, and change agents that we engage with worldwide. Have lots of fun and enjoyment, Happy New Year to all of you following the Gregorian Calendar!

89th Lead the Change Issue: 

In case you haven’t read it yet, check out our 89th Issue of Lead the Change (attached)! Thomas Hatch is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST). He previously served as a Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Professor Hatch is also the founder of internationalednews.com and has developed a series of images of practice that use multimedia to document and share teachers’ expertise. His research includes studies of school reform efforts at the school, district, and national levels. His current work focuses on efforts to create more powerful learning experiences both inside and outside of schools in “higher” and “lower-performing” education systems. His books include Managing to Change: How Schools can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times (Teachers College Press, 2009); Into the Classroom: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Teachers College Press, 2005); and School Reform Behind the Scenes (Teachers College Press, 1999). Thomas Hatch can be reached at: hatch@tc.columbia.edu

Website: https://thomashatch.org/

Visit our website to catch up on the previous 88 issues.

2019 Educational Change SIG Awards: 

Every year, the Educational Change Special Interest Group (SIG) gives a Graduate Student Award and an Emerging Scholar Award. There are two Graduate Student Awards that are given in alternate years. Our call for applications for the Emerging Scholar and Graduate Student Travel Awards are on our awards page.  Please consider nominating a mentor, colleague, graduate student, or yourself for one of these awards. Please submit your application materials to Osnat Fellus at osnatfellus@gmail.com by January 23, 2019. 

Applications for the Emerging Scholar Award should include a cv; a letter of nomination stating why you feel the candidate is an exemplar scholar in the field of educational change, particularly at an early stage (first five years) of their career; and a writing sample such as a significant published article or section of a book. 

Applications for the Graduate Student Travel Award should include a cv, a 10 page section of the working thesis, and letter of nomination stating how the candidate's dissertation research will contribute the field of educational change.

Monthly Twitter Chat:

We run the engagements and impressions on Twitter every month for our chats and overall SIG tweets and they are gradually increasing much due to our amazing SIG leaders, scholars, and active graduate students. Please invite your colleagues and students to join us online! Thank you for Dr. Thomas Hatch for a successful Twitter chat and fantastic issue of Lead the Change.

Please join us for next month’s Twitter chatJanuary 28th, 2019, Monday at 2-3 pm EST. Dr. Malik Henfield, Associate Dean and Professor at University of San Francisco. Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with other educators globally. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please! Please include the hashtag: #EdChangeJanuary2019 in your posts!

Graduate Student and Mentoring Program:

Please contact our program chair, Mireille Hubers at m.d.hubers@utwente.nl or our Secretary/Treasurer, Na Mi Bang at namibang@gmail.com if you would like to be involved in our graduate student and mentoring program for this year.  

News and Initiatives:

1.          The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training WorkshopThe workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice. Senior researchers and faculty from both academic institutions and applied research organizations (i.e., The American Institutes for Research, Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the Urban Institute) will introduce education research as a field and share their area of expertise and knowledge with the fellows. In addition to attending the workshop and participation in the poster session, fellows will attend pre-selected paper sessions and presentations during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Fellows are required to participate in all Workshop events and the invited poster session during the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

2.           Job seekers and Graduate Students!  See the AERA Job Board! The AERA Job Board is the top site for education research academic and non-academic positions. The typical activity on the AERA Job Board is that there are over 1200 job seekers registered, over 300 employers, and over 700 job postings. The AERA Job Board is the top site for education research academic and non-academic positions. The typical activity on the AERA Job Board is that there are over 1200 job seekers registered, over 300 employers, and over 700 job postings.

3.          Please visit our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest in SIG activities.  

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 your graduate students. If your organization/institution/journal/association/publisher is interested in hosting our Twitter Chats or any events, please reach out to the SIG Chair.

Share Your News With Us:

Please visit our membership page for all of 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 webpages! See you online for our monthly Twitter chat!

Regards,

Kristin Kew, Chair

Mireille Hubers. Program Chair

Na Mi Bang. Secretary/Treasurer

Osnat Fellus, Website Manager/Lead the Change Editor

Min Jung Kim, Graduate Student Representative

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language.  And next year’s words await another voice.” We celebrate 2018 and welcome new dreams, new hopes, new experiences, and new joys for 2019.  Happy New Year!  

 

 

Lead the Change Series - December 2018 Issue

Dr. Tom Hatch is featured in Lead the Change series December 2018 issue. Thomas Hatch is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has developed a series of images of practice that use multimedia to document and share teachers’ expertise. His research includes studies of school reform efforts at the school, district, and national levels. Please click on the pdf file below.

Lead the Change Series December  2018 Issue - Dr. Tom Hatch

Call for Student Contributions

Lead the Change – Doctoral Corner

Submission Date: Ongoing

The Educational Change AERA special interest group is excited to announce a new, editor reviewed, publication opportunity for doctoral students to serve as a lead author. Specifically, we have created the Educational Change Doctoral Corner (ECDC). The leadership team wishes to extend this opportunity to our doctoral community and celebrate and share the good work our newer educational change scholars are engaged in.

Submission information

If you consider yourself a scholar focused on educational change and transformation, are currently enrolled in a doctoral program and would like to engage with the larger educational change scholarly community with your writing and ideas, we invite you to submit:

  • A current CV/Resume
  • A brief (300-word statement) on your current research interests and their relationship to educational change.

These materials can be sent to Dr. Jennie Weiner at jennie.weiner@uconn.edu. For details, please see the pdf file below.

/Portals/38/docs/SIGs/SIG155/CallforStudentContributions.pdf

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - January 28th, 2019

Please join us for next month’s Twitter chat! January 28th, 2019, Monday at 2-3 pm EST Dr. Malik Henfield, Associate Dean and Professor at University of San Francisco. Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes between. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with educators. If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please!  #EdChangeJanuary2019 @EdChangeSIG @DrHenfield @JPCCJournal @ICSEIglobal @JournalEdChange @intl_ed_news @AERA_Grads

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - December 10th, 2018

 

Please join us for this month’s Twitter chat! Ed Change SIG Twitter Chat! Monday, Dec 10th, 3-4 pm EDT Tom Hatch at Columbia University, Co-Editor Int'l Ed News, Co-Director of National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching. #EdChangeDecember2018 @EdChangeSIG @tch960 @JPCCJournal @ICSEIglobal @JournalEdChange @intl_ed_news @AERA_Grads

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - November 5th, 2018

Please join us for this month’s Twitter chat! Ed Change SIG Twitter Chat. November 5th, 2018, Monday 2-3 pm EDT with Dr. Louis Nadelson, University of Central Arkansas! Discussion questions will be pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the hashtag #EdChangeNovember2018 in your tweets!

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - October 9th, 2018

Please join us for this month’s Twitter chat! Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST @AERAEdChangeSIG with Dr. Helen Janc Malone at American University and Dr. Corrie Stone-Johnson at University at Buffalo. Four discussion questions will be pre-timed every 15 minutes. Please use the hashtag #EdChangeOctober2018 in your tweets!

Educational Change SIG Monthly Twitter Chat - September 26th, 2018

Please join us for this month's  American Educational Research Association, Educational Change Special Interest Group ’s Twitter chat this coming Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at @EdChangeSIG with the National Principal's Leadership Institute (NPLI) and many of the esteemed speakers from  last year’s and this year’s institute.  Please use the hashtag #EdChangeSeptember2018. Join us to talk about ramping up education for the next decade. Four questions will be pre-timed to go out from @EdChangeSIG every 15 minutes between. Make an impact by sharing your work, articles, news, and ideas with educators in more than 20 countries.  If you are not able to attend the chat live time, please feel free to log on any time after the chat and tweet and retweet as you please!  You can prepare your tweets and attachments promoting your work and district initiatives now!

Share Your Success

Have a new publication, position, research initiative, professional development opportunity relevant to educational change? Share it with us, and we will highlight it in our monthly listserv emails and social media outlets.

Follow Us on Social Media

The SIG is officially on social media. Follow us on Twitter @EdChangeSIG and Facebook.

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 2018

Check out the latest issue of ERPP about Scaling up Educational Change highlighting the work of some of our SIG members!  

Find it at: https://link.springer.com/journal/10671/onlineFirst/page/1

@EdChangeSIG Twitter Chat with Andy Hargreaves (April 11, 3:30-4:30pm EDT)
Thank you to Dennis Shirley, Kim Schildkamp, and Santiago Rincón-Gallardo for great chats thus far this year. Our next Twitter Chat is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th from 3:30pm-4:30pm EDT.  Andy Hargreaves will be hosting the chat, and the topic will be prospects for positive educational change and a sharing of most influential readings and initiatives this past year. Join us at @EdChangeSIG

3rd Year of Our Mentoring Program – Thank you to our 8 Mentors!

•Chris Brown, University of Portsmouth
•Alma Harris, University of Bath
•Lea Hubbard, University of San Diego
•Emily Klein, Montclair State University
•Patrick McQuillan, Boston College
•Pak Tee Ng, National Institute of Education, Singapore

•Corrie Stone-Johnson, University at Buffal0
 

•Jennie Weiner, University of Connecticut 
Submit a Proposal for a New Emerald Professional Learning Networks Series
In the current international policy environment, teachers are viewed as learning-oriented adaptive experts, required to be able to teach increasingly diverse sets of learners, and to be knowledgeable about student learning, competent in complex academic content, skilful in the craft of teaching and able to respond to fast changing economic and policy imperatives. It is clear, however, that the entirety of the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for this complex teaching profession cannot be developed fully through the provision of initial teacher education programs alone. Collaborative career-long learning is therefore required. The aim of this new series,Emerald Professional Learning Networks Series, is to expand current understanding of professional learning networks and the impact of harnessing effective collaboration for teacher, school and school system improvement. For more information about the series or to submit a proposal please contact the Series Editors, Professor Chris Brown, University of Portsmouth (chris.brown@port.ac.uk) and Dr Cindy Poortman, University of Twente (c.l.poortman@utwente.nl)   
 
Become a Book Series Editor for CIES's Education in Global Perspective (SUNY Press)

The CIES is launching a monograph series, “Education in Global Perspective,” in partnership with SUNY Press. The series was initiated to support and disseminate scholarship on comparative and international education through sustained engagement with theory and methods. The series will publish monographs grounded in a range of disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, and philosophy, as well as interdisciplinary studies of educational policy and practice. Books published through the series will draw on and make clear contributions to social and educational theory. The monographs will demonstrate a strong grounding research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodological approaches.

The Standing Committee on Publications seeks proposals from prospective candidates for the initial three-year term of the book series. We expect that the editors will bring a proven track record of scholarship in comparative and international education, leadership in the field, a diversity of intellectual and methodological perspectives, and the capacity to work together in the varied roles of the editorial team. We also expect that the editorial team will be globally and linguistically diverse. We welcome proposals that engage junior scholars as part of the editorial team.
 
Proposals should describe:

The members of the editorial team and information about how the group plans to provide leadership to ensure successful launch and implementation of the book series;

How the editorial team will ensure a diversity of intellectual perspectives in the field;

Strategies that will be used to maintain the methodological strength and innovation of CIES scholarship;

How the team will support representation of current and emergent content areas and regions of the world in monographs published through the series;

Plans for mentoring prospective authors on the publication process, including details about a mentoring workshop that will be held at the annual CIES conference.

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. Applications should be mailed to the Office of the CIES Executive Director (oed@cies.us). Questions about the series and application process may be directed to Chris Bjork (chbjork@vassar.edu), chair of the CIES Standing Committee on Publications. The other members of the committee are: Marianne A. Larsen, Western University; Kristen Molyneaux, MacArthur Foundation; Erin Murphy-Graham, UC Berkeley; and Bjorn Nordveit, U-Mass Amherst.

 

ARCHIVED NEWS

Our 2nd book, Future Directions of Educational Change, has been published!

Future Directions of Educational Change brings together timely discussions on social justice, professional capital, and systems change from some of the leading scholars in the field of education. Engaging in theory and evidence-based debates covering issues such as literacy education, whole system reform, and teacher leadership, this volume argues that quality and equity are equally important in reshaping existing education systems both within the United States and globally. The authors offer contextual analyses of current educational research and practice while looking toward the future and offering thought-provoking arguments for challenging and rectifying the systemic inequalities within education today.

Editors: Helen Janc Malone (Educational Change SIG Chair), Santiago Rincón-Gallardo (frmr SIG Program Chair), and Kristin Kew (current SIG Program Chair)

"The struggle to both understand and change school systems so they are socially just and organized for all students is beautifully displayed here. This is a critically important book for our time!"

  • Ann Lieberman, Emeritus Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Thinking about educational change within an international context has never been so critically important. Future Directions of Educational Change offers new perspectives and important insights into a changing global landscape. This book has to be on the bookshelf of those charged with, and responsible for, educational transformation, change and improvement."

  • Alma Harris, FRSA, Professor of Educational leadership and Policy, University of Bath, UK

 

World Education Leadership Symposium (Sept. 6-8, 2017, Zug, Switzerland) 

800 experts. 50 countries. Join the largest international congress in Europe on education leadership. At the symposium you have the opportunity to increase your knowledge, continue education, reflect on practice, get inspired, pursue your own ideas, discover current development and research, understand complex contexts, design solutions, develop quality, shape future, exchange ideas with national and international experts, maintain professional relationships, establish new contacts, and expand your network. Learn more at http://www.educationsymposium.net/

 

Women in Education Conference (Nov. 2-3, 2017, Los Angeles): Multiplying Success Through Collective Efficacy
Corwin’s 2nd Annual Women in Education Conference will invite women at all levels of education from across the globe to collaborate with other educators and leaders in the field to realize their own strengths and personal potential. Participants will learn from leading women educators about issues of gender in the workplace and how to maximize their personal success and impact in education. This institute will feature dynamic and interactive sessions where attendees will be inspired to amplify their talents as well as understand how the power of collective efficacy can make a large impact on student learning.  Learn more at http://www.corwin.com/WIE2017 

 

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI; Jan. 8-12, 2018, Singapore): Deepening School Change for Scaling: Principles, Pathways & Partnerships 

The rationale for the proposed theme is to emphasize NIE's and OER's interests in scaling and translating research to have a strong impact in schools. OER research is beginning to critically probe into the nature, characteristics, enablers, and inhibitors of deep and sustainable school improvement, and how that can be scaled across schools through underlying principles, emergent, and established pathways, and strong partnerships  between MOE and NIE. In addition, the notion of pathways and partnerships are embedded in the "3P framework" which emphasis that impactful research requires pathways, partnerships, and research-practice programs. Learn more at http://www.icsei.net/2018/

 

 

 

Submit an Article Proposal for Special Issue on Educational Change (deadline August 1, 2017)

Educational Research for Policy and Practice (Springer) invites you to submit an article proposal by August 1, 2017 for a special issue focused on system-level educational change. 

About the Special Issue

The issue will focus on how large districts/cities/states/provinces/nations are rethinking system-level change in its broadest sense. We are looking for diverse methodological approaches and analyses of national educational reforms, regional trends, and school system strategies to educational change. We also welcome submissions that address cross-system and cross-sector (e.g., education and workforce development) perspectives. The issue is focused on how education systems are implementing significant changes at scale to ultimately support student learning. Because of the global reach of the Journal, we are interested in examining how this work occurs in different countries and contexts.
 

About the Journal

Educational Research for Policy and Practice (ERPP), an international peer-refereed journal, is the official journal of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA). The journal, which is double-blind peer reviewed, is published three times a year by Springer.

The ERPP aims to advance education research that links and has implications for educational policy and practice. We welcome high quality papers (conceptual, analytical or empirical; both quantitative and qualitative) which make an important and substantial contribution to educational policy and practice. The coverage includes (non-exhaustive):

  • analyses of global forces, regional trends and national educational reforms and the impact on schools and their stakeholders;
  • studies of key issues and challenges in teaching and learning and school development in response to educational policies;
  • diverse topics, such as quality assurance systems, education governance, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and comparative studies.

With a broad coverage of education in all sectors and levels of education, ERPP seeks to be a platform where issues, concerning system-wide reforms and policy making on the one hand, and specific problems facing teachers and learners on the other, can be debated or addressed. 

 

We welcome contributions from across the globe to encourage learning and sharing across the East and West.  For papers researching on regions outside the Asia Pacific, we will give priority to the ones that can make the implications of their findings relevant to a global community.

Manuscripts should be 5000 – 7000 words (including abstract and references).  We prefer a clearly written paper in plain English rather than a paper full of technical jargon.

 

Submissions

If you believe your work would be relevant for this call, please submit a 2-page (single-spaced, 12pt, 1'' margins all around) article proposal to Helen Janc Malone by August 1, 2017. Your submission should include the following sections:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. abstract
  2. guiding questions
  3. theoretical framework
  4. description of methodology
  5. significance of the work to the Journal and the educational change field
  6. relevant references (APA style, 6th edition)

Submissions (article proposals) will be reviewed by the editors for the fit with the theme, with the Journal, contribution to the field, methodological rigor, and diversity of perspectives. Top rated article proposals will be invited to submit a full article, which will undergo a double-blind review process. To learn more about the peer review process and full article submissions, visit the Journal's author page.

Timeline

May 1-August 1, 2017 open call for article prospectus submission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 15, 2017 selected authors invited to submit full articles

January 10, 2018 full articles due to special issue editors to be sent for peer review

March 1, 2018 peer review feedback completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2018 final submissions due to special issue editors

October 1, 2018 online and print publication of the Journal article

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Helen Janc Malone, Institute for Educational Leadership

Dr. Corrie Stone-Johnson, University at Buffalo

Executive Editor

Dr. Pak Tee Ng, National Institute of Education, Singapore

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20th Annual National Principals Leadership Institute (July 8-13, 2017, New York City): Building Communities as Catalysts for Change

Our goal is to have Institute participants better understand the concept of "community" (Day 1); and how it can nourish learning and innovation (Day 2); offer a sanctuary and deliver services (Day 3); and provide a platform for advocates (Day 5). The fourth day is spent on field visits and on the sixth and final day Institute teams will propose specific ways to build community in their schools and neighborhoods, towns and cities.

 

A $350 scholarship is available, which will reduce the per-person Institute fee from $1,850 to $1,500. This registration fee includes all sessions and activities, five breakfasts, four lunches, a personal leadership consultation and a set of team solutions.Groups of three or more are eligible for additional savings.

 

As the attached NPLI 2017 Preview details, we have a remarkable lineup of presenters and panelists. Recently confirmed are Rev. James Lawson who marched with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Learn more at 
https://www.npli.org/#designing-schools-for-the-future

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites proposals for conferences in education research. AERA supports research conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. Conferences may focus on conceptual, empirical, or methodological issues important to understanding the state of the knowledge and charting directions for future research. It is anticipated that research conferences will draw upon diverse disciplines and fields of inquiry where there is relevant scientific and scholarly expertise. The purpose of this program is to foster the accumulation of knowledge, to enhance dissemination, to encourage innovation, and to advance studies of the highest quality in education research. AERA’s Research Conferences Program awards grants of up to $35,000.

The deadline for submissions for Spring 2017 is March 7, 2017. For more information or to submit a proposal, please see the Call and Guidelines for Proposals or email EdResearchConference@aera.net. Please visit the AERA website for information about previous awards.

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AERA Awards

Early Career Award
Established to honor an individual in the early stages of his or her career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree, this award can be granted for study in any field of educational inquiry.

Exemplary Contributions to Practice-Engaged Research Award
This award is presented to an education research scholar or scholars in recognition of collaborative project(s) between researchers and practitioners that have had sustained and observable effects on contexts of practice.

E.F. Lindquist Award
In recognition of outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of testing and measurement, the award acknowledges a body of research of an empirical, theoretical, or integrative nature rather than a single study. Particular emphasis will be given to research that has advanced the companion goals of greater understanding and improved use of testing and measurement techniques. This award is co-sponsored by The American College Testing Program (ACT). The winner of this award is invited to give the E.F. Lindquist Award Lecture at the 2018 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. An article emanating from the lecture will be considered for publication in the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.


Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award
This is the premier acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and success in education research. The purpose of the award is to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for education research at its best. Each year, nominations are invited from AERA members who wish to honor a meritorious colleague, one who is considered by other education researchers to stand out in the profession by meeting the very highest of professional standards of achievement.

Distinguished Contribution to Gender Equity in Education Research Award
Established in 2006, the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award recognizes individuals within AERA for distinguished research, professional practice, and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/ or sexuality at any level in the education community. This award will be presented to an individual whose professional career has been devoted in substantial part to the study of gender and/or sexuality in education, and who has significantly advanced the field through extraordinary leadership, scholarship, or professional practice.

Social Justice in Education Award
Established in 2004, the AERA Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice.

Distinguished Public Service Award
This award is granted annually in recognition of an individual who has worked to enact or implement policies that are well grounded in education research, or who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for education research.


Scholars of Color in Education Award:
These awards are intended to recognize (a) scholars at different stages in their careers who have made significant contributions to the understanding of issues that disproportionately affect minor­ity populations, and (b) minority scholars who have made a sig­nificant contribution to education research and development.
 

Presented to a senior-level scholar, usually 20 years or more after his or her receipt of the doctoral degree.
 
Presented to a scholar who is beyond the first level of professional appointment and for whom at least 10 years have passed since receipt of the doctoral degree.
 
Presented to a scholar who is within the first ten (10) years of his or her career after receipt of the doctoral degree.


Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award
This award is presented to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research.

Outstanding Public Communication of Education Research Award
This award is presented to honor scholars who are exemplary in their capacity to communicate the importance of education research to the broad public, including education communities.

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2017 William L. Boyd National Education Politics Workshop Registration Now Open.

 

 

The Politics of Education Association, the University Council for Educational Administration, Division L of AERA, and the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice invite graduate students and recent doctoral graduates to a special 2 1/2-hour workshop. The William L. Boyd National Educational Politics Workshop, scheduled on the first afternoon of the AERA annual meeting, will give emerging scholars (students and pre-tenure faculty members) the opportunity to learn about current and promising research in the politics of education field and interact with leading politics of education scholars.

REGISTRATION SITE FOR MENTEES

When/Where: The workshop will take place on Thursday April 27th, 2017 from 3:30-6:00 pm at a location convenient to the AERA conference hotels.

Eligibility:  Students with an interest in educational politics and currently enrolled in graduate schools in the U.S. or abroad are welcome to attend as are educational researchers who earned their doctoral degrees after March 1, 2016. There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. Applicants whose research interests are not clearly tied to education politics will not be accepted. The opportunity to submit an application will end January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm or when we reach maximum capacity.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dana Mitra at dmitra@psu.edu  or Dr. Lauren Bailes at lpbailes@gmail.com . _____________________________________________________________________
 

New Grant Opportunity!

Education Innovation and Research (EIR)

U.S. Department of Education

The Department of Education announces a new funding opportunity for grants to support innovative new practices that serve high need students in K-12 education, and to support the expansion of those practices supported by evidence of effectiveness.  The Education Innovation and Research Program (EIR) replaces the former Investing in Innovation (i3) Program but retains its three-tiered evidence-based funding structure.
 

Applications are due April 13, 2017.  Applications may be submitted by LEA’s, State Educational Agencies, the Bureau of Indian Education, and nonprofit organizations. 25% of the available funds will be used to support rural grantees.  

For specific eligibility and program requirements and a complete description of program priorities, please read the applicable Notice Inviting Applications:  Early Phase, Mid-Phase, and Expansion.  For application forms and instructions, please consult the application packages at the EIR competition page.

Workshop for Prospective Applicants

EIR staff will hold two workshops in Washington, DC on Monday, January 30 for prospective applicants to the program.  There will be two sessions (identical content):  9:30 am-12 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.  Registration is required.

EIR Seeks Peer Reviewers

If you are not interested in applying and you will not be participating in any submitted applications, you may be interested in serving as a peer reviewer of EIR applications.  Please consult the call for peer reviewers.

Program Information

For program information, including the notices inviting applications, workshop details, and instructions for applying to be a peer reviewer, please go to:

https://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/innovation/education-innovation-and-research-eir/

  1. Dissertation Grant  - The program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large­ scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance. 
  2. Call for Research Conference Proposals: AERA’s Research Conferences Program awards grants of up to $35,000 for conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research. The program aims to foster the accumulation of knowledge, enhance dissemination, encourage innovation, and advance studies of the highest quality in education research.
  3. Outstanding Book Award: To be eligible for consideration, unless otherwise noted, all nominations must be submitted electronically, using the AERA award nomination e-form, on or before the deadline.
  4. Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research: The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. This fellowship is targeted for members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (e.g., African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders). This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities. It supports fellows conducting education research and provides mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies.
  5. 2017 AERA Fellows: The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers for their exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, education research. The program is intended to be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. 

Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative
The Students at the Center initiative at Jobs for the Future is excited to announce a first-of-its-kind research collaborative that will build, define, apply, and share a robust evidence base for student-centered learning. The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative, with initial thought leadership of and support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, will begin this bold new initiative this spring and formally launch this fall with a core group of soon-to-be-selected scholars, school leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and funders, each known for their impact and influence, coming together to clarify and catalyze the field. Their charge: to work in partnership to investigate and evaluate what we know about student-centered learning both in and beyond today’s schools, and then leverage that knowledge to affect meaningful change at scale. Check it out here.


Call for Proposals on Evidence-Informed Practice: A Special Issue of Educational Research on the topic of evidence-informed practice (EiP) in education is being edited by Julie Nelson from the National Foundation for Educational Research and Carol Campbell, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. This special issue will address a variety of issues related to better understanding the meaning and application of EiP. Specifically, it will address the challenges associated with defining and measuring it, and will consider the relative effectiveness of different approaches to achieving and supporting the application of evidence in practice. Read the call here.


AERA Congressional Fellowship Opportunity
When: Apply by March 1, 2016!

AERA is currently accepting fellowship applications. The fellowship term will start on September 1, 2016 and end on August 31, 2017.

What: The American Educational Research Association is delighted to announce a new congressional fellowship opportunity for AERA members. This fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use education research, outside of the academic setting, to inform public policy while working on Capitol Hill.

The goals of the fellowship are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about education in the formation of public policy; (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy; and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between education researchers and federal policymakers.

The fellowship pays a competitive salary.

Who: This fellowship is open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to education research. Researchers at all stages in their careers are encouraged to apply.

How: Following a two-week science policy orientation program, the AERA fellow will begin work as a resident scholar within a congressional office. AERA Congressional Fellows will benefit from on-going professional development and networking opportunities. Read the Call for Applications here.


Educational Change SIG Emerging Scholar Award

If you are a graduate of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. program in education and within the first eight years of your career as an educational scholar, if you can demonstrate a strong record of original and significant scholarship related to educational change, and if you are an AERA member, you may self-apply for the Educational Change SIG 2016 Emerging Scholar Award. Please send complete application materials to Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu under the heading Emerging Scholar Award Application. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listerv, website, and social media. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG, during the 2016 AERA meeting in Washington, D.C.


Educational Change SIG Graduate Student Travel Award
If you are currently enrolled in an Ed.D or a Ph.D. program in education or if you obtained your Ed.D or Ph.D degree in education up to two years prior to March 2016, if you have conducted exemplary, original research on a topic related to educational change, and if your are an AERA member you may self-apply for the Educational Change SIG 2016 Graduate Student Travel Award Application.doc.

Please send complete application materials to Helen_Malone@mail.harvard.edu under the heading Graduate Student Travel Award Application. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. The award winner will be announced via the Educational Change SIG listerv, website, and social media. The award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the Educational Change SIG, during the 2016 AERA meeting in Washington, D.C.


AERA Grant Opportunities

Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for Dissertation and Research Grants, with a deadline of Thursday, September 10, 2015. Entering its 25th year, the AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/. You may also contact George L. Wimberly, AERA-Grants Program Co-Principal Investigator, at grantsprogram@aera.net or (202) 238-3200.


AERA Centennial Education Research Compendium and Forum

In commemoration of its Centennial, AERA will launch special events, projects, and initiatives, including:

  • Centennial Lecture Series
  • Education Research Knowledge Forum
  • Second Century Conference and Visiting Scholars Center
  • Centennial Publications:
    • A Centennial edition of Review of Research in Education on the theme "Education Research and Its Second Century"
    • A Special Issue of the American Educational Research Journal
    • 100-year reviews of educational literature in Review of Educational Research
  • Online archive of presidential papers spanning AERA's 100-year history
  • Video interviews with emerging and senior scholars
  • Special events at AERA's Centennial Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Dedicated AERA Centennial Web Portal
  • ... and much more!

2016 Annual Meeting
"Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies"
Friday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Washington, DC
#AERA100th

In AERA's Centennial Year, the Annual Meeting will celebrate and reinvigorate the progressive aspirations that gave rise to our professional community in 1916: hope and determination that research can strengthen public education, society’s most democratic institution. To mark this remarkable moment, the 2016 Meeting will illuminate and enhance the role of education researchers as public scholars who contribute to public understanding, political debate, and professional practice in increasingly diverse democracies in the US and around the globe.


Welcome, New Ed Change SIG Officers!

The election results are in, and we are pleased to announce our Educational Change SIG officers for 2015-2018:

Helen Janc Malone, Chair
Corrie Stone-Johnson, Program Chair
Deidre LeFevre, Secretary Treasurer

Congratulations, Helen, Corrie, and Deidre!

We will be passing the baton officially at our Ed Change SIG Business meeting in Chicago (Friday, April 17, 6:15-8:15pm, Swissotel, Lucerne Level, Alpine II).


AERA 2015 Annual Meeting
The 2015 AERA Annual Meeting was held in Chicago, IL, April 16-20. This year’s Annual Meeting theme was “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis.” Take a look at our Educational Change SIG Program for AERA 2015.

 

 
 
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  • 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.

 

 

 

 
 
Lead the Change Series
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The Lead the Change Series features renowned educational change experts from around the globe, highlights promising research and practice, offers expert insight on small- and large-scale educational change, and sparks collaboration within our SIG. To read past issues, click on the PDFs below.  

  1. Lead the Change!
  2. Ann Lieberman
  3. Pedro Noguera
  4. Yong Zhao
  5. Pasi Sahlberg
  6. Jonathan Jansen
  7. Maria Helena Guimaraes de Castro
  8. Patrick Griffin
  9. Lorna Earl
  10. Sir Michael Barber
  11. Gabriel Camara
  12. Silvina Gvirtz
  13. Louis Gomez
  14. Elena Lenskaya
  15. James Spillane
  16. Michael Fullan
  17. Barry McGaw
  18. Andy Hargreaves
  19. Amanda Datnow
  20. Alma Harris
  21. Dennis Shirley
  22. J-C Couture
  23. Brahm Fleisch
  24. Gabriel Cámara
  25. Henry Levin
  26. Alan Daly
  27. Jan Robertson
  28. Sara Ruto
  29. Vicky Colbert
  30. Jal Mehta
  31. Richard Gerver
  32. Diane Ravitch
  33. Scott Nine
  34. Annie Kidder
  35. Beatriz Pont
  36. Allison Skerrett
  37. Charles Payne
  38. Louise Stoll
  39. Stephen Anderson 
  40. Joan Talbert
  41. Carol Campbell
  42. Angela Valenzuela
  43. Viviane Robinson
  44. Sakena Yacoobi
  45. José Weinstein
  46. Allan Luke
  47. Rukmini Banerji
  48. Pak Tee Ng
  49. Helen Malone
  50. Miriam Ben-Peretz
  51. Helen Timpreley
  52. Marc Tucker 
  53. Ken Leithwood 
  54. Juana Sancho-Gil
  55. John Hattie
  56. Karen Seashore Louis
  57. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo 
  58. Kara Finnigan
  59. Jon Saphier
  60. Karen Edge
  61. Fenwick English
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