Teaching & Learning

Penn GSE researchers are discovering how students learn, and putting that knowledge into practice in preparing the next generation of teachers.

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The Collaboratory for Teacher Education

The Collaboratory for Teacher Education at Penn GSE is a laboratory for the design, implementation, and study of experimental approaches to teacher education. Guided by our commitments to diversity and equity, developing core practices, and the power of inquiry in teacher development, we collaborate with educators, schools, districts, and researchers to create opportunities for teacher and teacher educator development.

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The Collaboratory is home to several teacher education programs at Penn GSE, which provide multiple pathways to excellence in teaching. It is also a growing hub of resources for teachers, teacher educators, and teacher education researchers.

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Media Inquiries

Kat Stein
Executive Director of Penn GSE Communications
(215) 898-9642
katstein@gse.upenn.edu

Jeff Frantz
Senior Associate Director of Penn GSE Communications
(215) 898-3269
frantzj@gse.upenn.edu

Featured Research

Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Convened by the Center for Urban Ethnography at Penn GSE since 1980, the Ethnography in Education Research Forum is the largest annual meeting of qualitative researchers in education.

Collaboratory for Teacher Education

The Collaboratory for Teacher Education at Penn GSE is a laboratory for the design, implementation, and study of experimental approaches to teacher education.

Core Practice Consortium

The Core Practice Consortium brings together teacher educators from across institutions, disciplines, and theoretical perspectives to grapple with questions about how better to prepare novice teachers. 

Digital Seeds/Semillas Digitales

Semillas Digitales (Digital Seeds in English) is a research-based initiative that collaborates with local stakeholders to improve education in coffee-producing communities in Nicaragua through holistic teacher support and technology integration.

Penn Center for Learning Analytics

The Penn Center for Learning Analytics uses a blend of large-scale and small-scale research methods, from analytics and data mining to ethnographic and field observation methods, to study learning and engagement.

Penn Literacy Network

The Penn Literacy Network (PLN) is a comprehensive professional development/curricular enhancement/school reform program, providing on-site and regionally-based credit-bearing or non-credit bearing courses, workshops, coaching programs, and leadership trainings.

Philadelphia Writing Project

The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) is network of over 800 teacher consultants who work with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools regardless of grade or discipline.

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