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Email Newsletter June 2022

June 2022 Email Newsletter

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

Tomorrow is the last day of my children’s school year and perhaps like many of you, I am moved to reflect on both what a difficult year this has been and all the tremendous educators who show up every day to teach and bring love and joy to so many.  As a reminder of these efforts and their meaningfulness, I recommend this crowd sourced poem from National Public Radio a week or so ago - a true piece of art that reminds us what is at stake and how educators make a difference. 

Additionally, the June issue of Lead the Change features Trinity College’s Dr. Elise Castillo, and a doctoral corner features one of our wonderful travel award winners, Kate Kennedy of USC. 

Below, I have also included (if you can believe it!) the call for AERA 2023! We are so excited to see all your wonderful proposals and to celebrate your work! Proposals due: 7/27/22

AERA 2023 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions

We are pleased to officially inform you that the AERA 2023 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions opened earlier this month on the AERA website. We encourage you to consider a paper or session submission to the ED Change SIG!. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM, Pacific Time, on July 27, 2022.

The 2023 Annual Meeting is dual component: place-based in Chicago, Illinois and on a virtual platform. When you advance a paper or session submission, you will also indicate whether you wish your paper or session, if accepted, to be presented in-person in Chicago or virtually. Both components of the meeting will offer participants rich opportunities to present their work and network with attendees. 

The overall theme is "Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth." We hope that you will consider a submission in response to the Call. The theme advanced by AERA President H. Richard Milner, IV, and Co-Chairs Lori Delale, Mark Gooden, and Ebony McGee, invites AERA members and other Annual Meeting attendees to push the boundaries of ideas, methods, and collaborations to achieve innovations and novelty in studying and advancing quality consequential research.

We are looking forward to creating an Annual Meeting that will attract broad participation worldwide. This meeting will provide an opportunity to share research, assess the state of our knowledge, and explore how our work can become more relevant to diverse communities, publics, practitioners, and policy makers.

Please submit and join us in April 2023 in Chicago or virtually.Jennie

Int’l Ed News 

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  This month, their site features an interview with the founder of Fount for Nations, Patience Mkandawire.

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

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Warmest Regards,

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