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Microgiving @ Penn GSE Funds Community Literacy Project in South Philly

February 19, 2014 - Students at the Aquinas Center, a Catholic organization serving South Philadelphia’s culturally and linguistically diverse populations, are learning how to ask critical questions about issues important to them thanks to Microgiving @ Penn GSE, a community-focused crowdfunding initiative. Last year, Dr.

West Philly Community Driving New Vision of Local K-8 School, With Penn Acting as a Facilitator of Change

February 17, 2014 - This past fall, the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Government and Community Affairs announced that Penn would deepen and substantially change its partnership with West Philly’s Henry C. Lea School.

Penn GSE to Host Twitter #satchat on Education Leadership Preparation Programs

February 13, 2014 - This Saturday, February 15, Penn GSE’s Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (@MCDPEL) will host #satchat, a weekly Twitter meeting among education leaders from across the globe. Held every Saturday morning, #satchat (derived from “Saturday chat”) is the largest education conversation on Twitter, drawing around 500 participants each week.

New Study by John Fantuzzo Suggests Risk Factors Affecting Some Students Impact Outcomes for All

February 10, 2014 – If big-city school systems had a clear picture of the risks that put their students most in danger of falling behind academically, educators and policy makers could build locally targeted solutions for the achievement gap.

GSE’s Susan Yoon Makes Her Mark in Global Learning Sciences Network

February 5, 2014 - Penn GSE is one of 24 inaugural schools around the world to be represented in a global initiative to foster high-quality Learning Sciences programs, the Network for Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS). Created in 2012, NAPLeS is part of the educational mission of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, a leading professional society for academics, professionals, and students seeking the advance the sciences and practices of learning. 

Ed Linguistics Division to Host Year of Sound Event

February 5, 2014 - What does it feel like to be surrounded by the sounds of a language that you do not understand? This Friday, February 7th, Penn GSE’s Education Linguistics Division will present Sounding Out Language in partnership with the Penn Language Center in an effort to answer this question.

TLL Launches "Next Generation MOOCs" Lecture Series January 27

January 17, 2014 - Daniel T. Hickey, Associate Professor and Director of Learning Sciences at Indiana University’s School of Education, will talk about his experience with BOOCs—Big Open Online Courses on January 27. Dr. Hickey’s lecture is the first in the Next Generation MOOCs lecture series examining the prospects and possibilities of massive open online courses. The series is sponsored by Professors Yasmin Kafai and Susan Yoon in GSE's Teaching, Learning, and Leadership division.

Laura Perna Selected as 2014 Penn Fellow

January 14, 2014 - The Office of the Provost has selected Penn GSE’s Dr. Laura Perna as a 2014 Penn Fellow, an honor bestowed on just eight faculty members from across the University each year.

Noted Penn GSE Researcher Howard Stevenson Investigates Racial Stress in Schools

January 8, 2014 - Racial conflicts in schools often remain hidden at the expense of a healthy school climate and the well being of students of color, says clinical psychologist Howard C. Stevenson in his provocative new book, Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference (Teachers College Press, January 12, 2014).  Dr.

Susan Yoon Elected to International Society of Learning Sciences Board

December 19, 2013 - Dr. Susan Yoon, Associate Professor in GSE’s Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division and rising star in the world of learning sciences, has been elected to a five-year term on the governing board of directors of the International Society of Learning Sciences (ISLS).

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