Custom Consulting

In addition to the "core services" of the PCEL projects, the Center strives to respond to the individual needs of districts for various types of training and technical assistance. The following are examples of the programs and services we provide:

Training and Development

  • Leadership Skills
  • Public Engagement
  • Minority Achievement Strategies
  • Educational Exchanges
  • Leadership for Literacy and Numeracy

Program Evaluations 

  • Evaluation Planning and Implementation
  • Technology Audits
  • Literacy/Numeracy Assessments

Conferences and Institutes 

  • Penn-Qingdao Educational Leadership Institute in America
  • The International and Literacy conferences
  • Leadership conferences

PCEL links high-quality, evidence-based practices to impact the work of school leaders and teachers in their actual educational contexts. The Center provides both ongoing programs of professional development and topical sessions to schools, districts and agencies through strong, longstanding partnerships with the School District of Philadelphia, and over 100 districts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. We maintain a strong reputation with school districts throughout the region as a center that provides high quality, practical and strategic professional development and technical assistance in support of educational leadership.

In the current environment of accountability for student achievement, we anticipate that the need for high-quality and reliable evaluation of programs, curricula, and initiatives will grow within and across districts in the region. Please consider PCEL as a partner in your efforts for continuous educational improvement.

For more information on Custom Consulting:
Please contact us by phone at 215-573-5511, or by email at pcel@gse.upenn.edu