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How does Penn GSE prepare the next generation of education leaders?

Build innovative & state-of-the-art learning spaces & technologies

What does learning look like? Innovative practices across K–12 and higher education ask students to spend class time brainstorming problems in the world around them, developing possible solutions, conducting research, and learning by creating—through computer programming, 3D printing, crafting, and more. This shift to active and hands-on learning requires state-of-the-art facilities. Penn GSE is embarking upon a building expansion that will keep the School—and the future educators and leaders we produce—at the forefront of a new era in education.

Our internationally regarded faculty will guide the design of twenty-first-century learning spaces that are both flexible and technologically advanced to accommodate a range of forward-thinking teaching and learning approaches. By strategically expanding the School’s central building at 3700 Walnut Street, merging it with nearby Stiteler Hall, and adding a two-story building that includes a center for innovation, we will bring the majority of our programs and people into one campus location, consolidating them from five current sites on and off campus.

The result will be a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary hub for Penn GSE’s nearly 1,300 students. Within it, future educators, leaders, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, and other will learn side by side as they prepare to transform lives through education.

Learn more about the building project.

Contact us: Penn GSE Office of Development and Alumni Relations: (215) 573-6623 or alumni@gse.upenn.edu

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