Philadelphia

Book Talk on Race & School Funding with Councilmember Kendra Brooks and Roseann Liu (author of “Designed to Fail: Why Racial Equity in School Funding Is So Hard to Achieve”

Roseann Liu will be in conversation with Councilmember Kendra Brooks about Liu’s new book, “Designed to Fail: Why Racial Equity in School Funding Is So Hard to Achieve.” The book is a provocative examination of how systemic racism in education funding is sustained. According to Marc Lamont Hill, “Designed to Fail is a profoundly original,

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Book Talk on Race & School Funding with Councilmember Kendra Brooks and Roseann Liu (author of “Designed to Fail: Why Racial Equity in School Funding Is So Hard to Achieve”

Roseann Liu will be in conversation with Councilmember Kendra Brooks about Liu’s new book, “Designed to Fail: Why Racial Equity in School Funding Is So Hard to Achieve.” The book is a provocative examination of how systemic racism in education funding is sustained. According to Marc Lamont Hill, “Designed to Fail is a profoundly original,

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Improving Your 2024-2025 Mathematics Program

How school and district leaders can prepare this summer for the 2024/25 school year. During this 1-hour webinar, trusted K-12 national mathematics expert Dr. Timothy D. Kanold will provide research-affirmed protocols to guide your school, district, or department in proactively preparing for the upcoming 2024–2025 school year. Identify previous grade-level standards not yet Determine where

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Committee of Seventy’s Civic Learning Week Webinars

The Committee of Seventy is proud to be a champion of Civic Learning Week 2024, an important national effort to prioritize civic education to sustain and strengthen our constitutional democracy. The Committee of Seventy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit working toward strengthening elections, government and civic education in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.  To celebrate Civic Learning Week,

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Job Fair for Innovative Schools in Philadelphia

On March 12th, the Philadelphia Learning Collaborative and Big Picture Philadelphia will host a job fair for the student-centered, deeper learning schools in its membership. Come work in our schools that have strong advisory programs, project and competency-based curricula, real-world learning programs, and more. You have your choice of public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Join

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Educational Equity Forum with Councilmember Kendra Brooks, Kyra Atterbury, Erika Kitzmiller, Roseann Liu, and Debbie Wei

Philly public schools have never been equitably or adequately funded. It’s time to take action. Our panel will address relevant questions, such as: What does the history of Germantown High School teach us about unequal funding of Philly schools? What happens in Harrisburg when policy decisions about school funding are being made?How do funding disparities impact public school

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Educational Equity Forum

Join Need in Deed on Monday, February 5 from 6-8pm for a community conversation and panel discussion on educational equity in Philadelphia.  Learn how funding disparities impact teachers, students, and families in Philadelphia–and what we can do to begin to make change. The evening will include an hour of dialogue (drawing from newspaper articles, maps, and charts), followed by a

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Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Kindergarten Read Alouds

This session is specially designed for kindergarten teachers to explore and enhance the practice of read-aloud as a way to build language comprehension through an equity and inclusion lens. Participants will learn how to select and use diverse books, engage children in meaningful discussions, and use read-alouds as a tool to foster understanding and respect

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Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Kindergarten Read Alouds

This session is specially designed for kindergarten teachers to explore and enhance the practice of read-aloud as a way to build language comprehension through an equity and inclusion lens. Participants will learn how to select and use diverse books, engage children in meaningful discussions, and use read-alouds as a tool to foster understanding and respect

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Visual Playwriting

Visual Playwriting is a six week workshop where students learn how to visualize the story they want to tell before writing through the method of storyboarding. It is the premiere example of show don’t tell. Although storyboarding is the method, there is no requirement for students to draw well. The emphasis is on communicating ideas

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Literacy Leadership: Developing a Vision for Empowering Diverse Learners

In this engaging and transformative session, school principals will explore and develop strategies to champion equity and diversity in their schools. The session is designed to deepen understanding and practical application of equity-focused educational practices, ensuring that every student’s voice and potential are recognized and nurtured. Participants will leave this session with enhanced skills in

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PhillyGoes2College I AM PHL Contest for Philadelphia High Schoolers

Philadelphia high school students, show off your one-of-a-kind talent to win one-of-a-kind prizes through the 2024 I AM PHL contest presented by PhillyGoes2College in partnership with Wawa Welcome America and Vanguard. Like PhillyGoes2College and The Wawa Welcome America Festival, this contest is a celebration of Philadelphia and a celebration of YOU. Your talent, your passions,

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Bettina L. Love | Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

In conversation with Marc Lamont Hill Bettina L. Love is the author of the bestseller We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. The William F. Russell Professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, she is a co-founder of

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The IEP Training Series for Parents ~ Spring Semester 2023

The Arc of Philadelphia presents: IEP Training Series for Parents.  Sessions start at 7:00pm followed by a Q&A. Topics include: 2/28/23 – ESY:  Everything you need to know and more ~ Presented by:  Liliana Yazno-Bartle, Esq, Oberman & Yazno-Bartle LLC 3/07/23 – Social Pragmatics/Social Skills ~ Presented by: Cory French, MS, CCC-SLP 3/14/23 – ADD/ADHD & Executive Functioning

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FREE PD: Teaching the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Using Primary Sources

This self-paced, online course uses primary sources, videos, and engaging learning tools to trace the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. You’ll start with the rise of Arab nationalism and Zionism, unpack the broken promises made during World War I, tackle the Mandate Era, the major wars and peace treaties, and reflect on the continuing conflict

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Powerful Interventions to Accelerate Foundational Skills Across K–12 with SIPPS

During these webinars, participants will learn how SIPPS® (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) helps striving readers quickly develop the accuracy and automaticity needed for fluent, independent reading. Learn about the systematic decoding instruction and coordinated lesson structure and explore the consistent, level-specific instructional routines that allow students to focus their attention on decoding to

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Visual Playwriting

This is a program for students who are visual learners or visual communicators. Essentially, we are using drawing as a form of storytelling. There is NO prerequisite for the students to be artists. The idea, is to get ideas down on the page in clear concise quick sketches. Sketches can be stick figures or any

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The Urgent Need to Support Older Readers: Keys to Accelerative Foundational Skills Instruction in the Intermediate, Middle, and High School Grades

Educators and school leaders recognize the urgent need to support intermediate, middle, and high school students who struggle to read. Foundational skills knowledge is at the heart of this work and it is crucial to provide this learning with respectful, dignified, and age-appropriate instruction so that older students enjoy their journey toward becoming successful readers.

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AMPL!FY Youth Voice Symposium

Youth Communication and national education leaders will discuss strategies to address complex education challenges and create culturally responsive learning communities to: Help young people heal from experiences with racism, sexism, and other injustices Support students to achieve their personal and academic goals Uplift teen voices in a world that too often marginalizes them This event is in-person in

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Policy Pulse on Literacy: Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently issued new professional development structured literacy competencies. Join Pennsylvania education leaders and AIM Institute for Learning & Research facilitators Dr. Megan Gierka and Dr. Ernesto Ortiz Jr. as they dive into the competencies and share how the new requirements impact educators and can impact instruction for students. This webinar

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Free Community Health Fair

The health fair is going to be on Saturday September 17, 2022, the location is Mercy Neighborhood Ministries on West Venango, and it will be from 10 AM to 4 PM. This is a comprehensive health fair for families and attendees of all ages. There will be booths about cultivating wellness in all forms including

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Helen Oakes Literacy Institute

The Helen Oakes Literacy Institute (HOLI) was established in 2019 to honor the legacy of its namesake, Helen Oakes. Helen, a former member of the Philadelphia Board of Education, was a fierce advocate for improving literacy outcomes for the children of Philadelphia. Foundations, Inc. hosts the free event for elementary teachers working in Philadelphia public schools

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Surrounding Teachers with Support

This webinar is designed for administrators and coaches. Consider the significant changes for educators when they are surrounded by a cohesive and coherent system of professional learning support. Learn how to leverage Collaborative Classroom’s professional learning resources accessible via the Learning Portal to build a cohesive support system.  

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Community Health Fair

A comprehensive health fair for families and attendees of all ages. There will be booths about cultivating wellness in all forms including nutrition, exercise, movement, housing, maternal care, sexual health, and even more. There will also be light snacks and refreshments. The free health fair is going to be on Saturday September 17, 2022, the

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Awaken Your Dreams Art Show

Join us to check out student artwork and poetry while celebrating their voices! We’ll also display artwork from our accomplished Teaching Artists and team members. Sign up below to join us on Sunday, June 26th at 2:00-5:00PM. Refreshments will be provided. *Mask wearing is encouraged. Participating Schools: Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy, C.C.A. Baldi Middle School, Emlen

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CLI’s Raise a Glass for Reading Annual Fundraiser w/Jason Reynolds

Join us as we raise funds to support programs that help teachers and students succeed. Come celebrate literacy, equity, and the joy of learning with a national coalition of supporters and advocates. Raise a Glass for Reading is Children’s Literacy Initiative’s annual fundraising event that recognizes the amazing work and incredible stories of coaches, teachers,

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The toll on students: Philadelphia’s gun violence epidemic and mental health

Philadelphia is experiencing historic levels of gun violence — and the city’s students are among those directly impacted by this community trauma. This reality is taking a toll on schools, which are already reeling from the disruption of the pandemic and now struggling to meet the mental health needs of students who have been shot, involved in a shooting, or

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You’ve Had LETRS Training. Now What? Virtual Learning Series

Session 1: LETRS and Collaborative Literacy Overview Tuesday, March 15 at 4:00 PM ET As educators engage in LETRS training, it is time to ensure teachers are using a curriculum that meets the criteria for systematic, explicit foundational skills intervention. Participants will learn how Being a Reader and SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics,

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Understanding the Influence of Linguistic Variation on Reading: Implications for Teaching – AIM Institute Research to Practice Symposium

Join the AIM Institute for Learning & Research in Conshohocken, PA in-person or via live stream for this FREE daylong learning event for educators. Language is the foundation for the development of reading and writing. Our nation represents a broad range of language varieties and patterns of language development. Presenters at AIM’s 10th Annual Research

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Virtual Information Session

NOTE: Zoom Link to be sent once registration is confirmed! About this event KIPP New Jersey is excited to announce our Camden Elementary School Virtual Information Session! In Fall 2022 we will open the doors to our founding elementary school, KIPP Sumner Elementary, which will begin by serving grades K-1. We will continue to serve

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Helen Oakes Literacy Institute

JOIN US for our 3rd annual Helen Oakes Literacy Institute! The event is FREE for Philadelphia teachers! Saturday, November 6 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm LIVE Virtual Programming Helen Oakes was passionate about the students and teachers of Philadelphia. For nineteen years her newsletter framed the conversation around teaching and learning in schools throughout

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What a Year: A Family Day of Healing

“This outdoor family event will focus on self-care, mental health wellness, violence prevention, and celebration. Workshops on the following topics will be available: healing-centered art-making for all ages; meditation and mindfulness practices; accessing free to low-cost mental health services; self and community-care tools and practices; de-escalation and conflict resolution tools; nutrition and healing the human

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