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The Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership addresses the ongoing transformation of Pre-K to 12 organizations from a leadership perspective.

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Highlights

The Education Policy Research Practicum course taught by Dr. Matthew Steinberg, partnered Mid-Career students and alum with Penn GSE students to conduct client-based, applied education research projects. Below is example of the research conducted at Robbinsville Public Schools, where alumna Dr. Kathie Foster, is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction:

Since the 2004-2005 school year, Robbinsville Public Schools has utilized the EveryDay Math series as the foundational resource for the district’s K-5 math curriculum.  With mounting pressure from both internal and external forces to join a growing number of districts that have abandoned their current math programs for programs that appear to be more “aligned” with the Common Core, district administrators decided to conduct a larger scale systematic evaluation of the current curriculum.  With this challenge at the forefront, and given the time and budget constraints that threatened to interfere with the ability to conduct a thorough and meaningful evaluation, the invitation to collaborate with the University of Pennsylvania research team came at the perfect time. Read the full text here.

 

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Calendar

PennED Chat Session:

Thursday, November 20th, 2014:

Tonight #PAESSPchat (Pennsylvania Association of Elementary & Secondary Principals Chat) partners with Penn Educational Leadership Simulations (PELS) to host a LIVE online simulation on Twitter. Join Eric Bernstein, Ken Spero, Mike Johanek & Joe Mazza at 8PM EDT on #paesspchat. Not on Twitter? Use twubs.com/paesspchat to see the conversation. 

Regional Infomation Sessions

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014:

Mid-Career Annual Open House - 1pm-3pm

3440 Market Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014:

Raleigh-Durham, NC - 6pm-8pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh, Brownstone University

1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014:

Boston, MA - 6pm-8pm

Hilton Boston Back Bay

40 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New York, NY - 6pm-8pm

Penn Club of New York

30 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Virtual Information Sessions

Monday, December, 8th, 2015 - 6:30pm-8pm

Monday, January, 5th, 2015 - 6:30pm-8pm

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline: February, 1st, 2015

On Campus Admissions Interview: February, 14th, 2015

New Student Orientation: June, 20th, 2015

More information and additional events can be found under the Events tab. To RSVP for an event please send an email to mcprog@gse.upenn.edu. Walk-ins are always welcome to any Mid-Career event!