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Email Newsletter July 2021

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

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


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

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


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

and facebook ( you will be glad you did!

Lead the Change

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

Doctoral Corner

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

Int’l Ed News

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

Thank you to our Partners

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

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner

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

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

Share your News with Us

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

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

Warmest Regards,

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