Awards & Honors

Kate Kinney Grossman, with the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program (UTAP), has been granted $85,000 as a partner of the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) Teacher Residency Program. Through this partnership, UTAP collaborates with SDP schools to prepare high school or middle school STEM teachers who commit to teaching in the School District of Philadelphia for a minimum of three years following program completion. The grant funds will allow UTAP to provide mentorship to each resident-apprentice and additional scholarships. 
(Posted 2/1/2019)

Abby Reisman has received a $49,942 grant from the Spencer Foundation for the project "Using Online Professional Development Modules to Support Practice-Based Coaching for Document-Based History Instruction: A Design Experiment." The grant will support a two-year design-based study in which Dr. Reisman is working with a team of instructional leaders to first design online professional development modules that target instructional practices in history and then embed the modules in a coaching intervention. The project envisions the modules, replete with articulated specifications of practice and video representations of those practices, as providing a common vocabulary upon which to build a shared vision of good instruction. 
(Posted 1/16/2019)

Gerald Campano, with María Paula Ghiso of Teachers College, Columbia University and Bethany Welch of the  Aquinas Center, has received the 2018 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English from the National Council of Teachers of English for the book, "Partnering with Immigrant Communities: Action Through Literacy." 
(Posted 1/7/2019)

Amy Stornaiuolo, with Anna Smith of Illinois State University and Nathan Phillips of the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been awarded the 2018 Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy for the article "Developing a transliteracies framework for a connected world." The award is presented annually by the Literacy Research Association to honor the previous year's outstanding article in the field of literacy research. 
(Posted 12/5/2018)

Nelson Flores, with Sofia Chaparro of the University of Colorado Denver, was awarded the James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts for the paper, "What counts as language education policy? Developing a materialist anti-racist approach to language activism."  The Alatis Prize is awarded annually by TIRF — The International Research Foundation for English Language Education in recognition of an outstanding publication in the field. 
(Posted 12/5/2018)

Yasmin Kafai has received a $97,000 grant through Google's Computer Science Education Research Awards. The grant will support the MADE (Music Art Design with Etextiles) program, which will introduce students in Career and Technical Education courses to more advanced computing concepts through electronic textile designs. 
(Posted 12/5/2018)

Yasmin Kafai, with Co-Principal Investigators Orkan Telhan of PennDesign and Karen Hogan of Biorealize, has received a $99,855 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support the project " with bio: A Workshop for Connecting Computational Thinking with Synthetic Biology Applications in K-16 Education." 
(Posted 11/20/2018)

Laura Perna has received a subcontract from the Pell Institute, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The one-year, $250,000 grant — $60,000 of which is to Penn GSE — will support the production of the annual Indicators of Higher Education Equity report. 
(Posted 11/2/2018)

Nancy Hornberger has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Umeå University in Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Hornberger has served as Visiting Professor to Umeå University's Department of Language Studies, consulting and collaborating on the development of Sámi language teaching, teacher education, and research in support of Sámi Indigenous language revitalization. 
(Posted 10/16/2018)

Krystal Strong has received a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to support the next 14 months of the project "Education and Political Change: Mapping Contemporary School Protests in Africa." Dr. Strong's research team will complete the first comprehensive, cross-national database of the incidence and causes of school-based protests in Africa since 2000, and will use interactive mapping technology to make this data publicly accessible to global researchers and practitioners.
(Posted 9/21/2018)