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Philadelphia School Partnership presented a $1.2 million grant to Drexel University to launch a residency-based teacher certification program called Dragons Teach Middle Years (DTMY).

Drexel Launches “Dragons Teach Middle Years” Teacher Training Program 
 

Supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP), Drexel University’s School of Education will create a new pipeline of dual-certified, Middle-Years teachers, trained specifically for the challenges of Philadelphia classrooms. 

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.
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Math Comes Alive With Blocks, Videos and More For Philadelphia Youths at Drexel Challenge

It was a problem involving building blocks, tough enough to stump doctoral students. But Philadelphia high- and middle-school students tackled it admirably at a challenge presented by Drexel's Math Forum last week.

New Book by Drexel’s Max Ray of The Math Forum Helps Students Become Powerful Problem Solvers

The Math Forum’s Max Ray will celebrate the release of his new book, Powerful Problem-Solving: Activities for Making Sense with the Mathematical Practices, with a national release event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. The Math Forum @ Drexel is the leading online math education community, and is housed in Drexel University’s School of Education.
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Math Forum: The Co-Op Perspective

Two students from the College of Education have been working at the Math Forum as part of the Drexel co-op program. Read how they not only got into classrooms to observe teacher-student interactions, but also got to come up with methods for teachers to try in their very own classrooms.

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Helping Freshmen Find Their Footing

This fall, Drexel will launch a pilot program to help freshmen transition into college.

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Society of Women Engineers Hosts Workshop for Young Girls in Tech

On July 13, the Society of Women Engineers partnered with Comcast Corp. and Tech Girlz to host its first technical workshop. Young attendees learned about podcasts and were introduced to women currently working tech-related jobs. 

Drexel Partners with McGraw Hill to Improve Math Education Through Online Tools

Drexel University’s School of Education has formed a unique partnership with McGraw-Hill School Education Group (SEG) to improve math education in classrooms through the Math Forum @ Drexel, the leading online math education community.

The words "mirror image" are reflected, but not reversed, in this photo of the Hicks non-reversing mirror taken at Robin Cameron's art show. Photo courtesy Room East in New York.

NYC Art Gallery Displays Non-Reversing Mirror Invented by Drexel Math Professor

When you look in a mirror, you see an image of yourself in reverse. But one odd mirror invented by mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks at Drexel University shows your true face without reversing its image. That mirror is now on display as part of an art exhibition in New York City  through December 9.
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Philadelphia Educators to Discuss Innovations in STEM Education

Drexel University’s School of Education will host the second event in the Critical Conversations in Urban Education lecture series on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A panel of teachers and principals will explore the innovative work of educators in Philadelphia schools, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
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NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Development for Math Teachers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.2 million to a project created by the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, the Math Forum @ Drexel and the College of Education at Temple University to study community-based professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers.

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Drexel and PECO Host Educational Camp for Local Children

Drexel recently partnered with PECO to provide a new educational opportunity for rising fifth graders in the Mantua and Powelton Village communities who are interested in STEM careers.