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Drexel’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education.

How to Make a Collective Impact on Urban Education

Drexel University’s School of Education will host an interactive event to explore the emerging strategy of "collective impact" for change in urban education on Thursday, May 7, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The discussion is part of the Schools’ Critical Conversations in Urban Education Series.
The Math Forum-CueThink partnership brings together nationally recognized math education resources with an engaging new social learning platform for math education.

CueThink and The Math Forum Partner to Emphasize Social Interaction in Math

The Math Forum, the leading online math education community and a unit of Drexel University’s School of Education, and CueThink, a peer-to-peer iPad application for math problem solving, announced a partnership that will integrate the Math Forum’s award-winning problem-solving programs with CueThink’s social math learning platform. The partners aim to create new opportunities for teachers to address standards for developing mathematical thinking and to use technology strategically to enhance learning.
Nancy Songer, PhD, is the dean of Drexel's School of Education

Drexel Urban Education Series to Discuss Potential of West Philadelphia Promise Zone and Beyond

A diverse group of educators, organizations, parents, students and researchers who are interested in education in Philadelphia will come together at Drexel University on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Attendees will collaboratively define “urban education” and determine how that shared understanding informs the promise, potential and possibilities in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhood bordering Drexel and beyond. The discussion is part of the Critical Conversations in Urban Education series hosted by Drexel’s School of Education.

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Drexel's D.C. Office Opening New Worlds for University

Late last May, Drexel opened a new office in the middle of Washington, D.C. More than a year later, the office’s strategy is still evolving. But one thing is clear: It has opened up new worlds for Drexel. 

"Keys to the Collection" launches a game environment of the Barnes' beloved, world-renowned art collection

Jump Inside Virtual Paintings at the Barnes and Explore with a New App Created by Drexel

Drexel University’s School of Education created a new, interactive mobile application for young visitors of the Barnes Foundation. Using 3-D immersive graphics, the touch-screen app, entitled “Keys to the Collection,” launches a game environment of the Barnes’ beloved, world-renowned art collection. The app turns a visit to the Barnes into a game or can be used to explore the Barnes virtually from anywhere.
Jamie Callahan dancing

Double Lives: Education Prof Jamie Callahan Dances to the Music

It takes a certain type of dancer to compete in West Coast Swing dance. It's a competition where you can't prepare for what you'll be judged on, but Jamie Callahan, a clinical professor in the School of Education, thrives on the surprise.
Local students attend PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

Local Middle Schoolers Build a Bridge, Blow up a Watermelon and More at PECO-Drexel STEM Camp

Nearly 25 local rising fifth graders interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) built a bridge, blew up a watermelon and made ice cream, as part of a Summer STEM Camp from July 28 – August 1, the third and final week of the camp this summer. The camp is hosted by Drexel University's School of Education and funded by a grant from PECO.
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Studying Schools Abroad for Deeper Understanding at Home: School of Education Makes Connections in China

Drexel’s connections with China include institutional partnerships, a summer trip for the men’s basketball team and a Drexel alumnus in the president’s chair at a new university in Shanghai. And you can add another to that list: A growing set of School of Education professors is studying, collaborating, and sharing research with educators in China.

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Drexel Buys University City High School Site With Partner Firm

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed June 16 on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center.

Drexel University's master of science degree in creativity and innovation is the only degree of its kind offered fully online.

Can You Learn to be Creative? This Drexel Master's Degree Teaches Students to Create 'Aha!' Moments

Preparing students to think like creative professionals is the goal of Drexel University Online’s master of science’s degree program in creativity and innovation, offered through the School of Education. While many colleges and universities are beginning to offer individual courses in creativity, Drexel’s master's degree program is one of only a few full creativity degree programs in the country. 

Nancy Butler Songer

Dr. Nancy Songer Named Dean of Drexel University’s School of Education

Nancy Butler Songer, PhD, has been named the new dean of the School of Education at Drexel University. Songer will begin her term on August 3.
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Drexel Celebrates New Program to Steer STEM Students Toward Teaching

The United States needs more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. And Drexel has a wealth of bright students studying in those same fields. Now, a new program will connect Drexel’s strength with the nation’s need.