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.

The Mid-Career program invites current students, faculty, alumni, and educators who are passionate about the future of education to join in #satchat to discuss “The Future of Educator and School Leader Preparation Programs.” #satchat will run from 7:30-8:30am EDT, and a second discussion for participants on the West Coast will be held from 10:30-11:30am EDT using the hashtag #satchatwc. The discussion will also include a Google Hangout with influential educators, professors, and school leaders from around the country.

To participate, simply log in to Twitter and include either the #satchat or #satchatwc at the end of Tweets. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can watch the conversation at or The live video link will also be shared prior to each chat.

Educators joining this Saturday’s #satchat include:

  • Tony Sinanis, Lead Learner at Cantiague Elementary School and current @MCDPEL student
  • Mark Hoffman, Executive Director of the Bucks County IU and current @MCDPEL student
  • Mike Roth, Superintendent of Salisbury School District and current @PennGSE doctoral student
  • Khalilah Harris, WHIEEAA and @PennGSE doctoral student
  • Tom Murray, Director of Technology & Cyber Education at Quakertown Community School District
  • Amy Stornaiuolo, Assistant Professor @PennGSE
  • Michael Johanek – Senior Fellow @PennGSE and Director @MCDPEL
  • Eric Bernstein – Assistant Professors @USCRossier and @PennGSE alumnus
  • Jason Glass - Superintendent of Eagle County Schools and former Iowa Director of Education
  • Michael Curran – Professor at Rider University
  • Sharon LePage Plante - Director of Technology / Teacher at Eagle Hill School

For more information, contact Penn GSE Innovation Coach Joe Mazza @Joe_Mazza or