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Speakers and workshop leaders will examine the reasons for why many institutions have transitioned away from traditional textbooks to Open Educational Resources (OERs) and in-house-produced materials. Language program coordinators and instructos of both commonly- and less-commonly-taught languages will describe their experiences creating their own materials and will guide workshop participants through examples of the effectiveness of these materials in the classroom.
In Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Frederick Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform.
Join Professor of Art History Larry Silver, and tour operator Academic Arrangements Abroad for an informative session about your upcoming Cuba trip. This webinar will take a brief look at the itinerary before discussing travel tips and answering any questions you may have. The session will be open to Q & A throughout.
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Join President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett on December 9th for an exciting academic symposium!
Engaging Minds returns to New York with three dynamic faculty members:
Katherine L. Milkman, Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions and Evan C Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching (Wharton)
CliftonStrengths, an assessment developed by Gallup and used in a variety of educational and professional contexts, provides a framework for individuals to first identify their unique combination of talents and then develop them. This program will focus on providing participants with an understanding of what a strength is, what their strengths are, and how they can approach maximizing them personally and/or professionally. Participants will need to take the online assessment and will receive instructions for doing so in advance of the session.
Over 50 percent of the U.S. workforce self-identifies as introverts. The good news is that you’re not alone, and you can learn how to network. In today’s world, we all need multiple networks: those that provide support and those that provide connections. This webinar will explore ways that you can strategically play to your strengths as an introvert to network, and how you can leverage your existing relationships.
It is easy enough to set up a LinkedIn account, but can feel much more daunting to actually use LinkedIn to grow your network in a way that helps your own career development. If you are nervous about networking, cautious about connecting, and generally confused about what concrete next steps to take with your outreach using LinkedIn, then join this online webinar. We will talk about getting started with your personal branding, leveraging alumni and other professional networks, and being active on LinkedIn to increase your visibility and potential value to others.
Investing in our Future: Penn Partners in Support of Youth and Families
The challenges facing marginalized youth and families cross multiple facets of society: education, health care, socioeconomics, violence and safety, and many more. Yet the systems and organizations needed to provide crucial support operate largely in silos that hinder collaborative, comprehensive interventions.
What does the future hold for higher education, and what will—or more importantly, what should—college and universities look like in the years and decades to come?