Div K Event: “Out in the Community: Conversations with Students, Educators and School Leaders in Philadelphia”

On Wednesday April 2, 3:30–5:30 pm, Division K and Drexel University School of Education will co-host, “Out in the Community: Conversations with Students, Educators and School Leaders in Philadelphia.”

This off-site session, to be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, offers AERA members an opportunity to look at schooling, reform and innovation through the eyes and experiences of school leaders and educators on the ground in Philadelphia. We are so pleased that Superintendent William Hite has graciously agreed to join us; we look forward to learning about his work and his vision for the Philadelphia schools.

Another highlight of this session will be student literary performances, as well as the opportunity to explore the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. A reception will follow the program.  

3:30-4:15     Academy of Natural Sciences (Museum) exploration

4:15-5:30     Formal programing featuring:

Philadelphia Schools Superintendent, Dr. William Hite

Panel discussion—education organization reps (Philadelphia Education Fund,

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Parents United for Public Education,

After School Activities Partnership)

Student literary performances 

5:30-7:00     Reception (includes 1 drink ticket)

Continued opportunity to dialogue with education organization reps

To register, select the “Events” tab, and then look for session #OSV5. You can add this to your existing AERA registration, or include it if you are about to register for the meeting. We are only charging $10 for round trip transportation and refreshments.

Beginning at 2:45 p.m., continuous shuttle bus service will be provided from the Convention Center, the 12th Street bus lane, which is located on 12th Street between Arch and Race Streets.  

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