News & Announcements

Email Newsletter Oct 2023

Dear Educational Change SIG Members,

We send strength and wishes for peace to all those in our community and in the world. 

This newsletter includes: 

  • A new Lead the Change by Dr. Taeyeon Kim 
  • A Reminder for our upcoming event on Nov 9th with Dr. Justin Reich 
  • Call for SIG leadership positions (we need you!) 

Lead The Change 

As usual, we have another wonderful Lead the Change  this month. We are featuring Dr. Taeyeon Kim of University of Nebraska Lincoln who speaks to elevating the voices of AAPI educators and leaders and calls our community to remember its roots in inclusivity and equity.  Thank you to our author and editor Dr. Lamb. Enjoy and if you have suggestions for people to feature or would like to write for us - let us know! 

New Event:  Nov 9th with Dr. Justin Reich 

RSVP here:

We Need Your Leadership!:  ALL the leadership positions on the SIG are up for election and we need wonderful candidates like you to throw your hat in the ring.  

If you are interested or would like to nominate someone - please email me directly - WE REQUIRE 2 CANDIDATES PER POSITION

To aid in this process - I provided a brief overview of each position below - of course, please reach out if you want to know more. 

Chair - facilitates leadership team meetings, supports all aspects of the SIG, helps build and execute a strategic vision to best serve and meet the needs of members, writes newsletter etc.  Communicates with AERA on all SIG business. Workload is steady (though manageable) throughout the year and follows the patterns of all other officers.. 

Program Chair - leads all aspects of AERA programming including soliciting reviewers, managing reviews, creating sessions, selecting and supporting chairs and discussants. Helps create SIG programming throughout the year and other partnerships. Workload heaviest August-October per AERA deadlines. 

Treasurer/Security -  Obtains SIG bank statement on a monthly basis and checks for accuracy. Works with the chair on getting and then processing donations and sponsorship. Processes invoices and receipts and organizes catering for all SIG AERA activities. 

- Communicate with AERA for payment discrepancies etc. Workload heaviest nearing AERA. 

Candidates need to submit: 

  • Your full name
  • Your institutional affiliation 
  • Your email
  • A biographical statement which can be up to 200 words.

Please send us your achievements and news - we would love to feature you and your work! 

As always we are here for your comments, concerns, and suggestions - we appreciate you! 


Int’l Ed News 

Every month, Int’l Ed News (@intl_ed_news) publishes our Lead the Change Interviews.  

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 CornerFacebook and Twitter pages.  Please send your pictures and video clips from your presentations and conferences for our web pages!  

Warmest Regards,

Jennie Weiner, Chair

Olga Fellus, Program Chair

Corinne Brion, Secretary/Treasurer

Alex Lamb, Lead the Change Editor

Taylor Strickland, Social Media Coordinator

Emy Decker, Event Coordinator