July 6, 2015 — Last month, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions brought together 18 early-career scholars from MSIs around the country for ELEVATE.
The three-day conference was filled with workshops and seminars designed to help scholars make an impact on their campus, in the academy, and in society. They discussed publishing, grant writing, fundraising, teaching and research strategies, op-ed writing, design thinking, and work-life balance. The cohort left Penn GSE looking for ways they can help each other succeed in the future.
Howard Stevenson delivered the keynote address at the African American Museum of Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reflecting on “the emotional costs of activism and being on the front lines.”
Richard Ingersoll’s findings—that students perform better on state tests when teachers have a leadership role in decision making in their school—are cited in this article that explores hybrid roles for teachers as leaders of other teachers.