Dear Drexel School of Education Students, Faculty and Staff –
There are two events being held by the PA Association of School Administrators (PASA) that purposely coincide next week that you may wish to consider attending in Harrisburg, PA — the 2015 Education Research Symposium and the 21st Annual Education Congress. The events are being held at the Best Western Premier “The Central.” The School of Education’s own, Dr. Joyce Pittman, serves as the Chair of PASA’s Research & Development Committee and will serve as a moderator at the event with special invited guest, Dr. Nancy Songer, Dean of the School of Education. Dr.s Kristen Betts and Ed Bureau will also serve as moderators during the event.
On Thursday morning (8:00am – Noon), March 5, 2015, PASA is holding their 2015 Education Research Symposium. Join your colleagues, teachers/instructors and fellow students to learn about important current research on education and transformative leadership! The event will feature poster sessions offering an opportunity to learn from doctoral researchers and their research findings and panel presentations on a range of issues — from leadership, student learning factors, teacher improvement plans – and much more! To register for this event only or look at the detail schedule, go to: http://pasaresearchsymposium2015.sched.org/list/descriptions/#.VOiAx8YbTbU.
(Click the RSVP button located in the 8:00am section of the webpage to register.)
PASA has piggy-backed their 21st Annual Education Congress — The New School: Change, Learning, information and Digital Technologies, 12:45 – 4:15pm on March 5, 2015, to begin immediately following the 2015 Education Symposium. The Education Congress will continue on Friday morning (March 6, 2015) from 8:45am – 12:15pm. To register for one or both days of the Education Congress, as well as view more schedule details, got to: http://www.pasa-net.org/workshopEdCon2015.asp.
On Thursday afternoon, Chris Lehmann, founding Principal of the Philadelphia Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and author (What School Leaders Need to Know about Digital Technologies and Social Media), will present at the Education Congress. On Friday morning, Will Richardson, former public school educator, author (Why School? How Education Must Change when Learning and Information are Everywhere), and co-founder of Modern Learner Media, as well as Powerful Learning Practice, will present at the Education Congress.