Volunteer to help with the Lindy Scholars Summer Program

Dear SoE Students,

This is a great opportunity and would look good on your resume!!!! If you like working with kids and have availability this summer, the Lindy Scholars Program needs YOU!  Please volunteer!!!!

About the Program:

The Lindy Scholars Program is a youth development program for middle school aged youth who attend select West Philadelphia schools. The three pillars of the program are academic excellence, character education and opportunity and access. During the year, Drexel University students come to their schools after-school to do literacy, math and other lessons. On selected Saturdays, students spend the day on campus. Our summer program is open to all enrolled students (rising 7th-9th grade), their younger siblings and prospective new 6th grade students. It will focus on the three pillars of programming and combine academic pursuits with recreational and general interest hobbies. Volunteers will be assigned either to selected groups or students or to help lead specific sessions. The program runs Monday-Friday July 6-31.

Workshop Information:

Program participants will select four workshops each week that will each run the whole week at a specific time. Mandatory workshops include reading, writing, math, science lab, computers and service learning. Opt-in workshops include tennis, basketball, team sports, drawing, painting, anime, board games and more! If you have a specific interest in any particular workshop (ie- you’re a crafter like me!), please let me know so I can schedule coverage accordingly!


We’re asking all volunteers to commit to at least five shifts throughout the summer. Shift times are 9am-12:45pm or 12:15pm-4pm. Full days are also greatly appreciated. To sign up for specific shifts, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba8a928a3fe3-summer

Volunteer Social:

Please save the date for Wednesday July 1 from 5pm-7pm at Drexel Pizza. We’d love for any available volunteers to get to know one another,  check out the finalized summer workshop schedule and hang out!

Background Checks- IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!

If you have not completed a background check to work with minors, please look out for an email from Monignia Pressley from Human Resources for instructions once you let me know you’re available. This MUST be done promptly!

 Please let me know if you’re interested by signing up for shifts at the signupgenius link or contacting me at kab356@drexel.edu / 215.301.6503. I hope to work with you this summer! 


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Free Admission to Philadelphia Zoo for Certified Teachers working in PA, NJ, DE or MD School Districts

Attention Certified teachers/principals:

If you are a certified teacher or principal currently working in a school district in PA, NJ, DE, or MD  you can get free admission to the Philadelphia Zoo this summer (M-F) if you sign up with the Teacher Pass program by July 10th. For more information, go to  http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/Learn/schoolvisits/Teacher-Resources.htm

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DSCEC Professional Development Event for Students and Alumni

Attention School of Education Students:

The Drexel Student Council for Exceptional Children (DSCEC) is hosing a Professional Development event,  

Supporting Teachers who Serve Struggling Readers 

Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 pm

Room 004 – One Drexel Plaza

(3001 Market Street — enter from Market Street entrance)

 Paul Edelblut, Vice President of Education Solutions at Learning Ally, will discuss Learning Ally’s approach to supporting students with print learning disabilities and how these elements align with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Knowledge and Practice Standards. Components for both students and teachers leading to dramatic improvements in student outcomes for struggling readers will be reviewed. 

 If you can’t attend in-person, please think about attending online via Adobe Connect:


Login: ltg3@gmail.com       password: drexel

 Please contact the SoE’s Program Director for Special Education, Dr. Lori Severino (las492@drexel.edu or (215) 571-3851) if you have an questions. The DSCEC members hope to see you there!


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Belmont Charter School – looking for 7/8th grade Science Teacher

Belmont Charter School is looking to hire a  7th/8th grade science teacher for the upcoming school year. Candidates who are finished with their certification program and are looking for full-time teaching opportunities  can send their resume to recruiter@cea-philly.org.  

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Summer Term Applications for EDEX Field Placements or EDUC 604 Lab Practicum due by May 22

Dear Students

Please be advised that if you will be enrolled in a Special Education or TESL course that requires (EDEX) field placement or lab practicum(TESL course EDUC 604) for the summer 201445 quarter you will be required to complete the appropriate Field Placement Application (see Academic Year Field Placement Application) and submit clear updated clearances to the Field Placement Office and your advisor no later than May 22, 2015.

If you have any questions please contact your Advisor. 


 Field Placement Office Team

One Drexel Plaza

Room 111

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