News & Announcements

Email Newsletter September 2021

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

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

In this newsletter you will find: 

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


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

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

  • Emerging Scholar Award
  • Graduate Student Award

Applications due December 1, 2021 to 

Lead the Change

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

Twitter Chats Begin Again! 

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

Podcast of Interest

From Jal -

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

Int’l Ed News

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

Thank you to our Partners:

Educational Research for Policy and Practice

International Education News

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement

Journal of Educational Change

Journal of Professional Capital and Community

National Principals Leadership Institute

School Leadership & Management

Become a SIG Sponsor/Partner:

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

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

Share your News with us:

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

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

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair

Olga Fellus, Program Chair

Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer

Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor

Cynthia Wise, Social Media Coordinator