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Dean's Lecture Series

Drexel University School of Education

Drexel University School of Education's Dean's Lecture Series brings leading stakeholders in education and leadership to Drexel for informative presentations and discussions with School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Presentations are held throughout the academic year and give attendees the opportunity to hear new perspectives on current topics in education and leadership. A list of events and links to RSVP are listed below.

2020-2021 Dean's Lecture Series Event Schedule

Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Radical Growth Mindset: Navigating Identity and COVID-related Stress

Sharon Ravitch, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Sharon M. Ravitch, Ph.D. is a Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Dr. Ravitch co-founded Penn’s Inter-American Educational Leadership Network for leaders across Latin America and the Americas to exchange resources and groupthink challenges and possibilities. Dr. Ravitch will lead a presentation on managing your identity and stress levels during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Joseph Merlino, Senior Fellow, International Bureau of Education- UNESCO and President of 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education
Joseph Merlino, Senior Fellow for the International Bureau of Education for UNESCO and President of 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education will provide an update on the STEM Teacher Education and School Strengthening Activity (STESSA) project in Egypt. Drexel is among a group of universities that are working together to expand the number of STEM secondary schools in Egypt.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

David Goldberg, Founder and CEO of CSMLearn

David Goldberg, Founder and CEO of CSMLearn, will lead a presentation on his organization and how they are working to address issues in education.

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Thursday, January, 14, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Noe Ortega, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

Noe Ortega, the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will virtually visit Drexel to provide his perspective on issues facing schools across the Commonwealth. 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Councilmember Helen Gym, City of Philadelphia

Helen Gym, an at-large councilmember for the City of Philadelphia, will lead a presentation on key issues facing education in Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Felicia Mensah, PhD, Professor of Science and Education, Teacher's College, Columbia University 

Felicia Mensah, PhD, Professor of Science and Education and Vice Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teacher's College at Columbia University will lead a presentation on current issues in education and ways to address them.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Punya Mishra, PhD, Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Punya Mishra, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University will lead a presentation on current issues in the the field of education. Dr. Mishra's area of expertise includes creativity, education technology, and design.

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