URGENT – Check Dates on Clearances for Winter Term – Submit request to update if needed NOW:

Attention ALL UG and GR Students taking courses with Field Experiences this winter and spring terms:

It’s time to CHECK the DATE your CLEARANCES will EXPIRE. The expiration date is one year from the issuance date. 

 If you will be taking a course that requires a field experience for the winter or spring term and your clearances will expire between now and the end of the spring term in June, you must request update clearances NOW (no later than NOV 1st) in order to submit the copies of updated clearances to the Field Placement Office by the December 15th deadline for winter term courses.

Some clearances such as the PA Child Abuse Clearance takes up to 6-8 weeks for processing– so time is of the essence to update all clearances.

If all of your clearances will be current through June and you will be taking courses with field experiences during the 2015-16 academic year or seeking a teaching position, June is a perfect time to update your clearances so you are prepared for the next academic year.

As a reminder, all School of Education students, regardless of whether you are an in-service or pre-service teacher (living in PA, USA, or another country) MUST submit a current FBI clearance each year indicating that NO RECORD EXISTS as well as any other updated clearance required of your school district/state at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the term. Drexel’ policy requires that the School of Education’s Field Placement Office has updated clearances on file at all times a student is engaged in field experiences within a PreK-12 classroom.  There are NO exceptions!

 Please be advised that if the Field Placement Office doesn’t receive your current clearances by December 15th, you will NOT be allowed to take any course with a field experience this winter term.  Not taking action now will have an unfortunate impact on the timeline for completing the program and receiving certification.

Please contact your Academic Advisor  if you have questions or to revise your plan of study if you won’t be able to submit all updated clearances by Dec 15th for the winter term.

Thank you!

Teacher Education Advising Staff

School of Education’s Advising and Field Placement Office

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Addressing the Nationwide Need for More Teachers: Q&A with SoE Dean Nancy Butler Songer

classroomNow, more than ever, the nation needs dedicated teachers in STEM, special education and urban education. It’s a good thing, then, that Drexel specializes in exactly these areas.  Read interivew with Dr. Nancy Songer, Dean of School of Education

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Critical Conversations in Urban Education

Attention ALL SoE Students 

The Critical Conversations in Urban Education committee of Drexel University’s School of Education would like to formally invite you to participate in its next event Promise, Potential & Possibilities on Monday,  November 17, 2014. The event will be held in Drexel’s Creese Student Center in George D. Behrakis Grand Hall from 6 – 8 pm

 This will be an interactive event that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to collaboratively define “urban education” and determine how a shared understanding informs the promise, potential, and possibilities for our work together in and beyond the Promise Zone surrounding Drexel.  

 Roundtables will be organized around three topics:

  1. Literacies (academic, financial, and health)
  2. STEM and Common Core
  3. University Assisted Schools (UAS)

Dr. Nancy Songer, Dean of the School of Education, and Dr. Lori Shorr, Executive Advisor and Chief Education Officer to Mayor Michael Nutter, will offer opening and closing remarks. We sincerely hope that you are able to participate. For additional information, please see CCUE Promise Potential Possibilities November17 Flyer.

To register, call 215-895-6770, email  ccues@drexel.edu   or visit drexel.edu/soe/ccue 

Regards,

Critical Conversations in Urban Education committee (CCUE)

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Critical Conversations in Urban Education Series – Monday, November 17

Promise, Potential, and Possibilities: A Collaborative Conversation About Urban Education

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Critical Conversations in Urban Education
Promise, Potential, and Possibilities: A Collaborative Conversation About Urban Education

Monday, November 17, 2014
6-8 p.m.

Creese Student Center at George D. Behrakis Grand Hall
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join Drexel University’s School of Education for an interactive event that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to collaboratively define “urban education” and determine how a shared understanding informs the promise, potential, and possibilities for our work together within and beyond the Promise Zone surrounding Drexel. Roundtables will be organized around three topics: Multiple Literacies, STEM and Common Core, and University-Assisted Schools. Dr. Lori Shorr, Executive Advisor and Chief Education Officer to Mayor Michael Nutter, and Dr. Nancy Songer, Dean of the School of Education, will offer opening and closing remarks.

Register by November 3 by calling 215-895-6770, emailing ccues@drexel.edu or visiting drexel.edu/soe/ccue.

This event will be livecast through the website. Refreshments will be served on-site.

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Global Education Colloquium – Live and Webcast Session October 21 – noon to 1:15pm (E)

Attention all Students!!!!

On behalf of Dr. Kristy Kelly and the SOE’s Global and International program, we would like to invite you to this month’s Brown Bag Lunch sponsored by the Global Education Colloquium

Bill Hayton, will present, “Who Owns the South China Sea? Politics of Knowledge and Evidential Claims Making.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. at MacAlister Hall, Room 2019-2020 (3250-60 Chestnut Street).

To register, please visit http://goodwin.drexel.edu/gvents/event/show/1300.  Be sure to bring your lunch!

To access the event via the live webcast, copy and paste the link into your browser: http://goodwincollege.adobeconnect.com/gec.

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