Past Alumni Events

September 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:30pm
Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut Street, Room 203

Dr. Vivian Gadsden and Dean Andy Porter invite you to a lecture with Dr. Steve R. Yussen, Professor at the Institute of Child Development and Adjunct Professor and former Dean of The College of Education and Human Development at The University of Minnesota, as he discusses publication patterns of three prominent education psychology journals. Registration is not necessary to attend this event.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut Street, Room 200

Wadi Haddad, retired director and deputy corporate secretary of the World Bank, speaks at the International Educational Development Program’s first lecture of the fall. Registration is not necessary to attend this event.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Registration is now closed. For information on how to be invited to our next event, please contact Kelly McBride at kmcbride@gse.upenn.edu.

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Join the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and GSE faculty, staff, students, and alumni for a conversation with Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., about African Americans, science, and medicine.

  • 4:00 p.m.: Conversation moderated by Professor Marybeth Gasman
  • 5:30 p.m.: Reception featuring Kevin Valentine Trio and book signing

RSVP to CMSI@gse.upenn.edu.

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
Boston University Office of Development and Alumni Relations

595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700 West Entrance
Boston, MA 02215

Take this opportunity to connect with local alumni, meet future Penn GSE students, and learn about GSE’s Centennial celebration.

Register for this event.

Penn GSE is able to host this event because of our wonderful alumnus, Scott Nichols, Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at BU, who graduated from GSE in 1977 with his doctorate in Education Administration.

 

October 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 2:30pm
Penn GSE, 3440 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Center

The Penn Center for Educational Leadership (PCEL) and the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) are hosting a one day summit for school administrators and policy makers dealing with the pressing and emerging issues related to meeting the learning needs of advanced and gifted students.

Registration and more info about this event here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Click here to register. 

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Click here to register. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut Street

Come participate in a day of idea sharing, community, and celebrating of the great work of Philadelphia teachers from the Philadelphia Writing Project

Click here for more information and to learn how to register.

November 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All day)

Join GSE and the Penn community for a weekend full of Quaker spirit!

Home(coming) is where the heart is...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)
Philadelphia - New York City - Boston - Washington, D.C.

The Education Alumni Association is bringing Homecoming to you! Our four largest alumni hubs are hosting meet-ups to rally Quaker Spirit and help GSE celebrate its Centennial year.

Philadelphia:  Smokin' Betty's
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 11th and Samson Sts. 
Click here to register. 

New York CityStout 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 33rd between 6th and 7th Aves.  
This event is graciously hosted by Ashaki Charles GED'09, an alumna of the Higher Education Program. 
Click here to register. 

Boston:  Solas Irish Pub
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 710 Boylston St. 
This event is graciously hosted by Julian McNeil GED'09 WEV'11, an alum of the Teacher Education Program in Secondary Math. 
Click here to register. 

Washington, D.C.:  Fuel
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., K and 16th Sts. NW 
This event is graciously hosted by Patricia Louison Grant GED'01 GRD'04, a graduate of the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. program in Higher Education Administration Program. 
Click here to register. 

Philadelphia Writing Project 2nd Annual Walk for Literacy

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 8:00am
Penn Park - Shoemaker Green, 217 S. 33rd St. between Walnut and Spruce Sts.

Register here for this event.

Join students, alumni, members and friends of PhilWP in a walk to support writing camp scholarships for local students. Music, prizes, refreshments and mingling to follow. Click here for more info.

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Click here to register.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
China World Hotel, Beijing

Join University of Pennsylvania Alumni for an evening of mixing and mingling in celebration of Penn's Graduate School of Education's Centennial! Dean Andy Porter from Penn GSE will be in attendance to welcome Penn Alumni and kick of festivities.

6:30 p.m.

Register here

China World Hotel, Beijing

No 1 Jianguomenwai Ave.

Chaoyang, Beijing 100004, China 

December 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania Law School

A Commemorative Symposium honoring the Anniversaries of Brown v. Board, the Civil Rights Act, the War on Poverty, and Lau v. Nichols. 

 Click here for more information and to register.

 This event is Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and the Center for Africana Studies, along with the Annenberg School for Communications, Institute for Urban Research, Law School, School of Arts and Sciences, Social Policy and Practice, and the Wharton Sports Initiative-Wharton School

January 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Penn’s Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs and Penn Global are pleased to offer a special event to celebrate the MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change featuring Dr. Rudie Altamirano, Director of International Student and Scholar Services. You are cordially invited to this discussion of that explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice.

 Click here for more info and to register. 

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:30pm
Penn Bookstore

Due to weather in Philadelphia, this event will be rescheduled for a later date and time.

Thank you. 

 

February 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Penn GSE, Room 203

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for a Changing Nation 

Dr. Django Paris

Associate Professor of Language and Literacy, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University 

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Stewart Friedman, Practice Professor of Management and Director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, will give a presentation on the balance of work and play in life.  His most recent book is Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life.

 More details and registration here

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm

This inaugural GSE Student/Alumni Seminar Series is four-parts, intended to create a space of energy, synergy, and camaraderie around crafting educational entrepreneurial ideas and building ourselves as entrepreneurs. This seminar series is intended to bring those whom have researched the challenges of education together to learn what it takes to get started on a solution of their own. Drawing from the energy of alumni and current students from Penn GSE, we will brainstorm and create sketches for ideas that target the challenges facing education today. By participating in this series, new and aspiring entrepreneurs will gain inspiration while laying the foundation for the great ideas of tomorrow.  

Participants must be registered, able to attend all four sessions, and meet all qualifications. Learn more and register here. 

This event is spearheaded by Marcus Wright GED’14, and co-sponsored by the EAA and GSESG. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Many people experience the imposter syndrome at some point in their lives, believing that they are not as competent as everyone seems to think they are. In fact, if you have ever entertained this thought, you are in the company of likes of Tina Fey, Sheryl Sandberg, and Rafa Nadal among others.  Join Basima Tewfik, a Wharton PhD student in the Management Department, as she reviews research on the topic and lays out strategies on how to deal with the syndrome. This talk is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Education Wellness Program.

 More details and registration here

 

Friday, February 27, 2015 (All day) - Saturday, February 28, 2015 (All day)
3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Inequity, Poverty, and Education: An Ethnographic Invitation 

Hosted by the Center for Urban Ethnography at Penn GSE, the 36th Annual Ethnography Forum brings together scholars from across the globe in discussion on current research and findings at this two-day conference. 

Click here for more information and to register: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum

Questions? Email: cue@gse.upenn.edu 

 

March 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
3440 Market St., Room 501

Join Drs. John Puckett and Mike Johanek in celebrating the successful launch of GSE’s first Massive Open Online Course! 
5:00 p.m. – Discussion
6:00 p.m. – Reception
RSVP here for the on campus event.

If you’d like to attend the session virtually, please see below for details.
Meeting ID: 871390446
Connect via computer though BlueJeans (webinar format): https://bluejeans.com/871390446 
Connect via phone: 

  • Dial In: 1-408-740-7256 
  • U.S. Toll Free: 1-888-240-2560
  • Click here for additional numbers for international callers

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Recharging Schools: Addressing the Holistic Needs of Children

In order to foster a comprehensive discussion about the interdisciplinary challenges facing students and schools, the conference draws upon various perspectives from experts in education, health, psychology, race studies, and public policy to discuss ways to collectively improve the holistic outcomes of children.   

Click here to read more and RSVP. 

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
3440 Market St., Room 501

Our  guest speaker, Gail Hambleton, the Vice President of Global Peace Foundation USA, is an expert on the issue of human trafficking. She will discuss this complex human rights issue and what counselors and educators can do to play an important role in the counter-trafficking network. She will also be discussing this problem from a more regional aspect.

This talk is part of the Risk and Prevention course in the APHD program, but all students across all schools are welcome and encouraged to attend! Since this topic is not normally covered in the APHD program, we highly encourage our students to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the important issue of human trafficking. 

Click here for more info. 

 

March 2015 - April 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015 (All day) - Wednesday, April 8, 2015 (All day)
3/26, 4/1, 4/8

We all want to advance in our careers, but sometimes we need a little help figuring out how to do it, who our best professional self is, and why the journey will be rewarding. Join us for this spring's career series, and get your questions answered.

See session info below. Participants do not need to attend all sessions, but registration is required. 

Session 1 - The How: Utilize your resources

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn GSE @ 3440 Market Street, 5th Floor

Learn how to utilize a variety of social media platforms for career advancement, Penn’s internal networking tool for alumni (QuakerNet), valuable job sourcing techniques, and other opportunities for personal and professional growth that are offered through the University for alumni.

Register here. 

 

RESCHEDULED: Session 2 - The Who: Be your biggest advocate

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The ARCH - 108/109

NOTE: Due to presenter schedules, this session has been combined with Session 3 on 4/8. 

 You’ve found jobs and employers to connect with – but now what? Learn how to put your best (and most memorable) foot forward to go from applicant to employee. 

Register here. 

 

Session 3 - The Why: Navigate the market

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The ARCH - 108/109

Join a panel of expert alumni and industry leaders discuss how they managed to get hired (and be successful) in their fields. Networking, salary negotiations, and transitioning to your job will be discussed.

Register here. 

 

April 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Class of 1958 Café – Irvine Auditorium

WSDM hosts the 2nd Annual Community of Color Mixer

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Class of 1958 Café – Irvine Auditorium

RSVP  

This event provides an opportunity for Penn GSE students of color to interact with Penn GSE alumni, faculty, and administrators of color to establish meaningful connections as a springboard to long lasting relationships. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Click here for more info.

 For further inquiries email: gse.wsdm@gmail.com 

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.

Join us at Penn GSE's annual reception during the 2015 meeting of the American Education Research Association.  Registration required. 

RSVP

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Busboys and Poets - 5th & K

Join GSE Quakers in DC for the Annual Alumni Brunch! This event is hosted by the Education Alumni Association. 

Click here to register. 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:00pm
Houston Hall - Bodek Lounge

Join fellow Quakers in welcoming the Class of 2015 to our ranks! Dr. John Puckett, Professor in GSE’s Education, Culture & Society division, will present on the evolution of Penn, sharing rare photographs and campus secrets from his new book. Centennial prizes and copies of Becoming Penn will be raffled off at the reception. 

RSVP here. 

 

May 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum

In honor of its Centennial, Penn GSE presents an evening with actress, playwright, and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith about the school-to-prison pipeline.

 

Smith will perform parts of a work-in-progress play she is writing. After her presentation, she will be joined onstage for a discussion with Penn GSE professors Howard Stevenson and Vivian Gadsden and Penn criminologist John MacDonald, with additional panelists still to be announced. The event is open to the public and tickets are free.

 

For information about registration, email alumni@gse.upenn.edu.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day) - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (All day)
University of Pennsylvania - TBD

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) creates a space specifically for education entrepreneurs and connects them to venture capitalists, researchers, practitioners, and others interested in improving education. In 2015, the EBPC has diversified to include not only a path devoted to early stage Ventures but also a brand-new path for earlier stage Ideas. The EBPC is open to applicants worldwide and offers over $140,000 in prize money. Learn more about this year’s competition and past winners here.

 Interested in applying? Deadline is February 24, 2015. Click here for more info. 

 

Friday, May 15, 2015 (All day) - Monday, May 18, 2015 (All day)

See below for GSE's Alumni Weekend programming, and click here to check out the University's events. 

 

Alumni Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Leading in Education

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Penn GSE Courtyard

President Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania and Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate School of Education invite you for an evening of celebration Join students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we honor this year's recipients at the Education Alumni Awards ceremony, take a look back at our last 100 years, forward to our next 100 years, and remember this past year celebrating our Centennial.

RSVP

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Penn Club - NYC (44th between 5th and 6th Aves.)

Join fellow alumni at the Penn Club to welcome new dean Pam Grossman!

RSVP

 

June 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 5:00pm
Penn Wharton China Center, Beijing, China

Dr. Barbara Kurshan presents on Building, Facilitating and Evaluating Innovation Ecosystems in Education. 

Alumni Networking Reception to follow. 

Click here for more information and to RSVP. 

 

June 2015 - September 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:00pm - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
Penn Museum outdoor courtyard; concerts move indoors during inclement weather

 

Embrace the summer with good tunes and great times at the Penn Museum, during the sixth annual Summer Nights Concert Series! Each week, from June 17 to September 2, brings a new musical experience to the Museum's outdoor courtyard, presented every Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Click here for the full concert schedule.

 

Admission:

 

Free to Alumni PennCard holders!  Don’t have an Alumni PennCard? Click here to learn about obtaining one.

 

$10 per person ages 6 and up; free to children under 6, Museum members, PennCard holders, and Penn Health System employees.

 

Admission includes Museum admission and optional guided gallery tour between music sets.

 

Regionally themed light fare, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

July 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Penn Club, 30 W. 44th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10036

Join us for a casual, relaxed happy hour to reconnect, make new friends, and have fun! Penn GSE alumni will have a chance to catch up with old friends, and Penn GSE summer interns can seek the advice of their fellow interns and alumni. This membership drive event is open to all Penn alumni, interns, and students over 21 (you do not need to be a Penn Club member).

 

Please note that this is a cash bar only (no credit cards); drink tickets will be sold. Complimentary snacks are sponsored by the Penn Club. Space is limited, so please sign up soon! Walk-ins and non-Penn guests are NOT permitted.

 

RSVP at the following link if you are a Penn student or alum: www.pennclub.org/happyhour

August 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Penn GSE Courtyard

Come out and meet Penn GSE’s incoming class for an informal evening with cocktails and conversation. Stop by anytime to say hello and welcome our future alumni! 

RSVP

 

September 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
JW Marroitt Tomorrow Square - Ballroom C

Join Dean Pam Grossman in Shanghai for a discussion on Developing Expertise in Teaching! Reception to follow. 

Click here for more information. 

 

October 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:01am - Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:59pm
Online

An Exclusive Opportunity for Penn Alumni

 

 

Penn, a founding partner in Coursera, is a recognized leader in massive, open, online courses. Over 2 million people around the world have registered for Penn’s Coursera classes. This fall, for the second time, Penn will launch a course designed exclusively for Penn alumni.

Alumni are invited to join Professor Alexander Guerrero from Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences for a four-week version of his course "Revolutionary Ideas."  Beginning Ocotber 1, 2015, view fascinating lectures, engage with other intellectually curious alumni, and learn from Dr. Guerrero through interactive discussion forums and a live screen-side chat. Read more

Click here to register.

Note: Registration must be completed online and a separate online submission is required for each participating alumnus/a.  Space is limited.

 

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

This webinar is part of the. Penn Alumni Education Live Faculty Lecture Webinar Series.

In war-torn countries, where looting and destruction of cultural patrimony is rampant, C. Brian Rose—the James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology—is finding new ways to protect archaeological treasures of the Near East. Mesopotamia, a land rich in history and great civilizations, is now falling to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) with devastating consequences for the region’s cultural heritage. Join Professor Rose for a discussion about his work in the Near East and learn about the valuable partnerships he’s creating to save this history from destruction. REGISTER NOW.

Access to great faculty lectures doesn’t have to end when you process down Locust Walk at Commencement. Throughout the year, Penn Alumni Education hosts live online lecture events, each featuring one of Penn’s dynamic faculty members.

November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online

This webinar is part of the Penn Alumni Education Live Faculty Lecture Webinar Series.

How are population shifts reconfiguring the global economy? What are the fastest-growing emerging markets? What are the consequences of wealth accumulation? What’s the future of the dollar as the leading international currency? Professor Mauro Guillen, Zandman Professor of International Management at the Wharton School, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, will provide answers to these tantalizing questions, focusing the attention on the challenges and the opportunities embedded in them. REGISTER NOW.

Access to great faculty lectures doesn’t have to end when you process down Locust Walk at Commencement. Throughout the year, Penn Alumni Education hosts live online lecture events, each featuring one of Penn’s dynamic faculty members.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day)
Coming to a city near you!

Join fellow alumni in celebration of Penn's Homecoming in your own backyard. 

Homecoming Is Where the Heart Is

Brunch in Philadelphia: 11/7 @ 10AM

Brunch in Los Angeles: 11/7 @ 10AM

More information on Boston, D.C., and NYC coming soon! 

P.S. Want to host an alumni event in your town? Let us know at EAABoard@gse.upenn.edu. 

Click here to see all of Penn's Homecoming events. 

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Van pelt Library WIC Room 113, Interactive Classroom

Human Trafficking is a flagrant violation of human rights which still exists as a major problem throughout the US and globally. It is even happening in our communities. 

During this conference/workshop, experts from different fields will discuss various aspects of Human Trafficking such as the nature and incidence of the problem, risk factors, red flags, primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive strategies, and etc.

Let’s make every day a Human Rights Day by joining us in this workshop. In order to attend this conference/workshop, kindly please fill out the form http://goo.gl/forms/fq7NkhK4ER

 

December 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 8:15am
Sheridan Elementary

Join the Education Alumni Association for a celebration of literacy, science, and learning at the K - 4 Philip H. Sheridan Elementary School in Kensington, Philadelphia.

We will be reading and writing together with Sheridan students and creating big books with science themes. The collaborative event will bring together Sheridan students, families, and faculty with fellow GSE alumni, current GSE students, and members of the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) for a day of enjoyment and learning.

We will visit classrooms to read colorful and creative children's books that address science concepts such as living and nonliving things, plants and animals, and ecosystems. Reading aloud the big books and conducting shared reading with small groups will give us ideas for making big and little books of our own with the students. We also will embrace the reading and creation of bilingual books.

Event partners can either take a shuttle from Penn GSE (3700 Walnut) at 7:45 a.m. or meet at Sheridan Elementary (800 E. Ontario Street) at 8:15 a.m. for a welcome and orientation. Most of the day’s activities will likely end by 10:45 a.m.

Click here to sign up! 

March 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Join Penn Alumni Education and the Penn Museum for a behind-the-scenes tour of this exclusive world premiere exhibition. Discover what was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch.

In 1957, the Penn Museum excavated a spectacular tomb believed to be the final resting place of King Midas’ father Gordios. Dated to about 740 BCE, it was a treasure trove of spectacular objects from the time of Midas. This world premiere exhibition, developed by the Penn Museum, includes over 120 of those objects from Turkish museums. Tickets are limited and non-refundable.

Faculty lecturer: C. Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology and Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum

Price: $20 includes tickets to private tour of the exhibit and reception

SPACE IS LIMITED

Click here to learn more and register.


April 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
3440 Market Street – Room 502

The We Support Diversity of Mind (WSDM) annual event provides an opportunity for Penn GSE students of color to interact with Penn GSE alumni, faculty, and administrators of color to establish meaningful connections as a springboard to long lasting relationships. Dinner and drinks will be provided. 

RSVP

For further inquires email: gse.wsdm@gmail.com

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts - 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Penn GSE’s Dean Pam Grossman cordially invites you to a reception during the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA).

RSVP by March 25th to Melissa Kapadia-Bodi at melk@gse.upenn.edu

May 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016 (All day) - Monday, May 16, 2016 (All day)
University of Pennsylvania

See below for GSE's Alumni Weekend programming, and click here to check out the University's events.

EAA Board Day of Service

Friday, May 13, 2016 (All day)
Sheridan Elementary School

Join fellow Penn GSE alumni and the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) at Sheridan Elementary School for the Spring Day of Service.

 If you’d like more information on how you can get involved, please email us at EAABoard@gse.upenn.edu

Education Alumni Awards & Celebration of Teachers

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Courtyard @ Penn GSE - 37th and Locust Walk

Penn GSE’s Education Alumni Association invites you to celebrate and honor the work of our fellow graduates at this annual event. 

RSVP

2016 Recipients to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

 

September 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Alumni and friends are invited to join Dean Pam Grossman as she shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century.  

Click HERE to register.

Please RSVP by September 16. Space is limited.

Attire: Business

 

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Alumni and friends are invited to join Dean Pam Grossman as she shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century.

Click HERE to register.

Please RSVP by September 23. Space is limited.

Attire: Business

 

 

 

October 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:30pm
The Inn at Penn, Regent/St. Mark's Room

Powerful Partnerships: Working Together for Educational Opportunity

 Join us at the 18th Annual Constance E. Clayton Lecture at Penn GSE featuring Dr. Pam Grossman, Dean and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education for a discussion and reception to follow.  

This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Lloyd Talley at 215.898.5666 or ltalley@gse.upenn.edu

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL

Alumni and friends are invited to join Dean Pam Grossman as she shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century. 

Click HERE to register.

Please RSVP before October 21. Space is limited.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium @ 34th and Spruce Sts.

 

This annual event welcomes alumni and students into the intellectual community and brings together alumni and colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally. This year is a special one, as we are also celebrating 40 years of the Educational Linguistics program at Penn. To commemorate this anniversary, we have invited alumna Dr. Kendall King to give a talk titled, Who and what is the field of Applied Linguistics overlooking? Why it matters, and how educational linguistics can help.

Click here to learn more. No registration required - this event is open to all Penn GSE Alumni. 

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day)

Come back to campus for Penn's Homecoming Weekend! Click here to see a fill list of events and see below for GSE sponsored programming. 

 

Trends in Higher Education for 2017 and Beyond

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The ARCH 108/109 | 3601 Locust Walk

What are the most important issues facing postsecondary education in America?  Penn GSE Professors Laura Perna,  Joni Finney, and Penn GSE alumnus Dr. David Soo, GR’11 (now with the U.S. Department of Education) will discuss the most pressing issues facing higher education today and the impact of these issues on our nation’s future. 

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the panel beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m. A networking reception will follow.  

Register

 

Innovation begins with you: Teaching in a changing school landscape

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Penn GSE, Room 121 | 3700 Walnut Street

Much attention has been focused on how schools and school systems can be overhauled. But research shows that teachers can have the biggest impact on student performance and improvement. Dr. Michael Nakkula (Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division), Anne Pomerantz (Educational Linguistics Division), and a guest from the Innovative School Network address these topics and more in a panel and open discussion. This event is hosted by Penn GSE’s The Educator’s Playbook, the Teacher Education Program, and the Office of Alumni Relations.  

 Register

 

Walk for Literacy

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Penn Park | Shoemaker Green | 209 S 33rd Street

Join the Penn GSE and the Philadelphia Writing Project’s  4th Annual Walk for Literacy and support the teaching of writing and literacy as tools for social justice. Funds raised will support writing camp scholarships for students and community based writing programs.

Advanced registration $25 ($20 with Penn student ID).For team discounts or more information, contact the Philadelphia Writing Project  (PhilWP) at 215-898-1919.  Click here to see photos from last year's event.

Register

 

December 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
Penn GSE | 3700 Walnut Street | Room 203

 

Reality Pedagogy & Urban Education:  For White Folks who Teach in the Hood & the Rest of Y’all Too

Dean Pam Grossman & Dr. Shaun Harper invite you to attend a lecture by the Visiting Faculty Scholar of Color:

Dr. Christopher Emdin
Program Director for Science Education, Department of Math, Science, & Technology,
Associate Director, Institute for Urban & Minority Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor, 36th & Walnut Sts.

 

We invite you to join with other Penn GSE teacher education program alumni, faculty and friends to learn with Dr. Janine Remillard and Dr. Caroline Ebby about their work with the Community Based Math Project of Philadelphia (CBMP).

The CPMB project brings together Philadelphia teachers and Penn GSE faculty and students to co-develop a locally relevant and social justice-oriented math curriculum. This work is the result of ideas generated with and for Philadelphia math teachers, and aims to cultivate a community of math teachers who are interested in developing locally relevant curriculum by providing a place to find and share lesson plans and experiences.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kislak Center at Van Pelt Library, 34th and Locust Walk

 

The 6th annual Language Educator Symposium focuses on the development of intercultural competence within and through language education. Co-sponsored by Penn Language Center and the Educational Linguistics Division, this symposium offers language teachers a hands-on opportunity to explore what taking an intercultural perspective entails and how they might design classroom experiences that foster intercultural competence within themselves and their students. A keynote talk by Dr. Anthony J. Liddicoat, a renowned leader in the field of intercultural teaching and learning, will be followed by six interactive workshops that focus on specific classroom practices that support the development of intercultural competence. 

Click here to register and learn more about the program. 

 

February 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor, 36th & Walnut Sts.

Join us for a panel discussion, led by Dr. Earl Ball, co-director of the School Leadership program at Penn GSE, addressing the various education-related career choices our alumni encounter in building their careers. 

This event is open to all alumni. Please RSVP

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive | San Francisco, CA

 

Join alumni and friends to hear Dean Pam Grossman as she shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century. Howard Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies in Penn GSE’s Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division, will join as a guest speaker.

Click here to register. 

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Milken Institute

 

Lori Milken, GED’72, and Michael Milken, WG’70,  invite you to a light reception in honor of Dr. Pam Grossman. Join alumni and friends as she shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century. Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies in Penn GSE’s Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division, will join as a guest speaker.

Click here to register. 

Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day) - Saturday, February 25, 2017 (All day)

Save the Date

The 38th annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum at Penn GSE will take place on campus February 24-25. The theme this year, Ethnography in Action, corresponds with our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Practitioner Inquiry Day.

Click here for more details. 

 

March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

The Terrace Room | Claudia Cohen Hall

Join alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends for a panel discussion led by Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education in the Literacy, Culture, and International Education Divison. 

This event is open to all alumni. Please RSVP

 

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:50am - 4:15pm

Celebrate 40 years of Penn GSE’s Educational Linguistics Division with a reception and special session at the AAAL’s Annual Conference in Portland, OR.

The Marriott, Downtown Portland
11:50am-1:15pm: Reception 
1:15-4:15pm: Special Session 

Click here to learn more about the event. 

If you are in the area and/or attending the annual AAAL conference, join alumni, faculty, and friends as we bring together emerging and established scholars to share current research, celebrate the Educational Linguistics program, and address the status of the field.

 No RSVP required. Email gse-elx@pobox.upenn.edu with any questions.

April 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium @ 34th and Spruce Sts.

Penn GSE’s Mentor & Mentee Student Organization (M&M) invites alumni to share their wisdom and expertise with current students.

At this event, alumni will have the opportunity to connect with students through small, round table discussion intended to provide valuable information to soon-to-be graduates. Following the discussions, there will be time for professional networking with food and the chance to learn more about mentoring students with M&M in the fall.

Click here to learn more and register.

Registration by March 31 is required and space is limited. This event is open to all Penn GSE students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
3440 Market Street | Room 502

Penn GSE’s We Support Diversity of Mind (WSDM) cordially invites alumni, faculty, staff, and students of color to the WSDM 4th Annual GSE Community of Color Mixer to establish meaningful connections as a springboard to long lasting relationships. This year, Pam Grossman, Dean and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education, will join us.

Click here for details and to register. 

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
National Museum of the American Indian

Join alumni and friends as Dean Pam Grossman shares her vision for the future of education and Penn GSE. Learn how the School is using the power of education to unlock opportunity—and the bold ways that legacy will grow in Penn GSE's second century. Richard M. Ingersoll, professor of Education and Sociology, will join as guest speaker. 

 

Click here to register. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (All day)
Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street

 

Share your idea. Change the World.

The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is designed to catalyze game-changing innovations in the education market. Our Competition vision is simple but powerful, and the EBPC is structured to facilitate this vision in both spirit and practice.

 The Competition offers both would-be and established entrepreneurs a forum to test their new ideas, and rewards the winners with a host of benefits, including cash prizes and access to a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and investors.

Interested in attending? Send an email to learn more here.

About the Competition:  Launched in 2009, the EBPC is the first-ever funded business plan competition focused solely on education. As the largest competition of its kind, the EBPC features multiple competition pathways and cash prizes totaling well over $100,000 on a yearly basis. The Competition attracts innovative ideas in education from around the world, including those focused on local or global needs, public or private issues, Pre-K through adult education, and social or for-profit ventures.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Depot | Historic Sunset Station | San Antonio, TX

Pam Grossman, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, cordially invites you to a reception during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

April 27, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm
The Depot, Historic Sunset Station
1174 E. Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX

Please RSVP to melk@upenn.edu

 

May 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (All day)

See below for Penn GSE's events over Alumni Weekend and click here to learn more about all programming on campus. 

Celebration of Educators

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Claudia Cohen Hall | 35th and Locust Walk

 

Join Penn GSE for a celebration to honor and recognize the extraordinary impact of our community.

 3:30 p.m. – Voices in Education
4:30 p.m. – Reception and Remarks by Dean Pam Grossman

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Voices in Education
Join Trustee Emeritus George A. Weiss, W’65, HON’14, founder and chairman of Say Yes to Education, for a conversation about education. Founded 30 years ago, Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit that works with communities and high school students to increase access to colleges and other post-secondary opportunities through scholarship. 

Alumni Reception and Awards
Join Dean Pam Grossman, the 2017 Alumni Award Honorees, and Penn GSE community for a reception to recognize and celebrate the work of our graduates. 

 

About Trustee Emeritus George A. Weiss, W’65, HON’14: 

George Weiss is the President of George Weiss Associates, Inc. and CEO of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC.  George Weiss Associates, founded in 1978, has offices in Hartford, CT and New York City.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance in 1965. 

 Mr. Weiss is a Trustee at Penn Medicine and a member of the Penn Medicine Executive Committee, and is the founder of the Weiss Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving lives through education and healthcare.  The Weiss Family Foundation partners with like-minded individuals, foundations and institutions to support these efforts.

 In 2010 Mr. Weiss established the Orphan Disease Pathway Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures and effective treatments for rare diseases.  Together with the team at Penn Medicine the Orphan Disease Pathway Project is channeling resources toward collaborative research across a spectrum of rare diseases.  

 Mr. Weiss also serves as Chairman of Say Yes to Education, a national non-profit organization committed to opening access to post-secondary education for students in low-income families. Mr. Weiss believes that access to post-secondary education can truly change lives, especially for students facing enormous social and financial challenges. He created Say Yes to Education in 1987 with a promise to pay the full costs of college or vocational training for 112 students at the Belmont Elementary School, located in one of Philadelphia’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Today, Say Yes to Education scholarships and supports are available to 130,000 students in New York, Connecticut, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

 In 2015 Mr. Weiss received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Trinity College, in 2014 Mr. Weiss received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and in 2010 Mr. Weiss received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Syracuse University.  Mr. Weiss’ educational philanthropy has been honored with the Cleveland E. Dodge Medal for Distinguished Service.  He is a life regent of the University of Hartford. 

 Mr. Weiss has earned a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and KiToshaKai, and an honorary 7th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.  He is a Member of the United States Martial Arts team and an Internationally Certified Master Instructor.  

About the 2017 Education Alumni Award Honorees:

This year, the Education Alumni Association (EAA) received an unprecedented number of nominations for the 2017 Education Alumni Awards, reflecting the incredible work and passion of our alumni community. The EAA congratulates those nominated and proudly announces this year’s honorees.  

September 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Penn GSE Courtyard | 3700 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA |

Welcome incoming students at Penn GSE Student Government’s New Student Reception!

Alumni are invited to mix and mingle with incoming students at this informal event, sharing their experiences and connecting with the GSE community. The event is from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., with a resource fair for students at 5:00 p.m. and the reception immediately following.

We hope you will stop by and say hello!

Let us know you’re coming by registering here

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street | Hall of Flags

 

Join us for the 27th annual colloquium, commemorating the scholarly and program-building contributions of the late Dr. Nessa Wolfson, founding director of the Programs in Educational Linguistics, TESOL, and Intercultural Communication, and founding chair of the Language in Education Division. This event welcomes new students into the intellectual community and brings together alumni and colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally. 

 Dr. Lourdes Ortega, Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, will give a talk tilted “Second Language Acquisition in Uncertain Times: Disciplinary Constraints, Transdisciplinary Hopes.”

No registration required; click here to learn more about Dr. Wolfson and the Colloquium. 

 

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Penn Law | 3501 Sansom Street | Fitts Auditorium

 

Join Cornell Brooks, the former president of the NAACP, and Provost Wendell Pritchett for False and Faustian: Traditional School & Charter School Choices, the inaugural Steven S. Goldberg and Jolley Bruce Christman Lecture in Education Law. 

 Space is limited; please register by September 22. 

This event was made possible by the generosity of Steven S. Goldberg, GR'85, and Jolley Bruce Christman, GED'71, GR'87, and is in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

 About Cornell Brooks:

 For Cornell Brooks, becoming the leader of the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely respected civil rights organization is the culmination of both a notable career advocating for equality and justice and an enduring family legacy of fighting for civil rights. A graduate of both Head Start and Yale Law School, Brooks is a champion of the transformative power of education. Moving, motivating, informative and insightful, Brooks brings both a proud personal heritage and a thought-provoking vision to the podium.

October 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
University of Pennsylvania | Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

Join the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) and local educators for a day of learning, reflections, and joy as we share promising practices for supporting writing and literacy among young people! 

Teacher Research and Knowledge: A Celebration of Writing and Literacy is an annual one-day conference presented by and for Philadelphia educators.  This year's conference hosted in partnership with the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP)Mighty Writers and Penn GSE's Reading/Writing/Literacy and Teacher Education programs, will focus on teacher research and knowledge and the relationship between theory and practice.​  We are looking for a wide range of presentations from practitioners both in and outside of the classroom that advance student literacy learning.   

Click here to learn more and register. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Penn Bookstore | 2nd Floor | 3601 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

 In celebration of LGBT History Month, Penn’s Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs invites you to A Conversation About LGBT Civil Rights: What Challenges Lie Ahead with Amber Hikes, Director, Office of LGBT Affairs for Philadelphia. Lunch is provided.

 

Register

 

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
National Constitution Center | Kirby Theater | 525 Arch Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

How do we prepare students for what comes after their college acceptance? How do we equip them with the skills they need to graduate and continue into the workforce? For years, author Richard Whitmire has crossed the country, analyzing how a variety of schools address this question. Join the Philadelphia School Partnership as we sit down with him and Drexel Professor Paul Harrington to discuss how leading urban high schools are helping first-generation college goers beat the odds and achieve college success. 

RSVP to info@philaschool.org

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:30pm
The Inn at Penn | Regent/St. Marks | 3600 Sansom Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

Join us for the Constance E. Clayton 19th Annual Lecture Series featuring Dr. Walter Gilliam, Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University Child Study Center.

The lecture, titled Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases of Sex and Race Relate to Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions?, is sponsored by the Racial Empowerment Collaborative.

Event Contact: Danielle Siwek (dsiwek@upenn.edu)

 

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Webinar

 

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. Register here

Can't make this event? Click here to see upcoming webinars and to view the archives. 

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Penn Book Center | 130 South 34th Street | Philadelphia, PA

Knowledge for Social Change (Temple University Press) by authors Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, John Puckett, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, Francis E. Johnston, and Joann Weeks is now available. Join Drs. John Puckett and Ira Harkavy (and possibly others) to discuss this new and exciting work on 11/1/17 at the Penn Book Center. All are welcome.

Click here to learn more. 

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Inn at Penn, Regent/St. Mark's Room

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?  Join us to find out at The Future of Higher Education featuring faculty from the Higher Education Division including Laura Perna, Matt Hartley, and new associate professor Manuel González Canché, and alumnus Gregory Vincent, GRD’04, president of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and the 2016 recipient of the Penn GSE Educator of the Year Award. 

Click here to register.

Penn’s 2017 Homecoming Weekend is celebrated on campus from November 3 to 5. This year's programming highlights Arts and Culture. A full schedule or events and more information can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
Penn GSE | Room 203 | 3700 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jacksonville Golf & Country Club | 3985 Hunt Club N | Jacksonville, FL

The First Coast Alumni Club welcomes GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath. In her latest book Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath develops a framework for responding to free speech controversies on college campuses. Her approach allows campuses to focus on the protection of open expression while maintaining their commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Please click here for additional details. 

 

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Webinar

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.

Click here to learn more and register. 

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
The National Press Club - 13th Floor | 529 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20045

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. 

At Penn, three Schools—Nursing, Graduate Education, and Social Policy & Practice—have joined forces on Penn Futures, an innovative, interdisciplinary initiative working to address the complex problems facing marginalized youth and families. Come hear firsthand from all three Deans about how Penn Futures can find viable solutions that will make a tangible difference. 

Event is $20 per attendee. Click here to learn more and register. 

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (All day)

Penn GSE’s Offices of Career and Professional Development and Alumni Relations are joining forces to celebrate GSE’s Inaugural National Career Development Day event for students and alumni on campus.

Alumni are invited to provide support and share their expertise with students during Drop-in Hours, attend a Networking Lunch, and hear from fellow graduates at an evening Alumni Panel and Reception.

Those interested in learning more or participating in any of the day’s activities please email gse-cpd@gse.upenn.edu.

 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Webinar

 

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. Register here

Can't make this event? Click here to see upcoming webinars and to view the archives. 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Bodman PLC | 201 S Division St | Suite 400 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

Join the Penn and Wharton Club of Michigan for an evening with GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath. In her latest book Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath develops a framework for responding to free speech controversies on college campuses. Her approach allows campuses to focus on the protection of open expression while maintaining their commitment to inclusion and diversity. Registration is $10; reception to follow.

Please click here for additional details and to register. 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
Penn Book Center | 130 South 34th Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

In her latest book Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath develops a framework for responding to free speech controversies on college campuses. Her approach allows campuses to focus on the protection of open expression while maintaining their commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Click here to learn more. 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Huntsman Hall | MBA Lounge on the 2nd Floor | 3730 Walnut Street| Philadelphia, PA

 

Recruiters from the following organizations will be available to speak with Penn students/alumni interested in teaching, counseling, policy research, education administration, social work or other related careers:

  • Charter School Services
  • ETS/Educational Testing Service
  • Harlem Children’s Zone (education, family/community, and health programs)
  • Kelly Educational Staffing
  • KIPP DC Public Schools
  • KIPP New Jersey (will be in attendance for the first half of the event)
  • Mastery Charter Schools
  • Research for Action (education policy research)
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Selected (edtech company which matches teachers and schools)
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Uncommon Schools

Learn more about the employers and opportunities by clicking here.

 Don’t miss this networking opportunity!

* For Penn students/alumni only.
* Please bring copies of your resume for recruiters, and if possible, Penncards for quick check-in to the event.
* Business casual dress is encouraged.

 Coordinated by Penn Career Services and the GSE’s Urban Teaching Apprentice Program (formerly the Teacher Education Program). 

December 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Virtual Webinar

 

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. Register here (Registration: $10). 

Can't make this event? Click here to see upcoming webinars and to view the archives. 

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Cipriani at 42nd Street | 110 East 42nd Street | New York, NY

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)

Jośe Bauermeister, Presidential Associate Professor of Nursing and Director for the Program for Sexuality, Technology, and Action Research (PSTAR) (Nursing)

Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science, and Director for the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (Penn Law)

Click here to learn more and register. 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn Bookstore | 2nd Floor Conference Room | 3601 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Zachary Herrmann, director of the Project Based Learning Certification Program at Penn GSE, will discuss how adopting PBL principles can lead to developing creativity and increased student learning.

This event sponsored by the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at Penn GSE. 

Click here to learn more and register

Event Contact: Maureen Cotterill (maureenc@upenn.edu)