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[LISTEN] Authentic Learning in the Digital Age - Engaging Students Through Inquiry w/ SLA Teacher Larissa Pahomov

Posted by Joe Mazza

1/20/15 4:36 PM

We sat down with teacher Larissa Pahomov (@Lpahomov) to discuss what educators and school leaders can learn from her new ASCD book, Authentic Learning in the Digital Age - Engaging Students Through Inquiry. Pahomov teaches students English and Journalism at The Science Leadership Academy (SLA), an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement. Larissa has been published in NCTE's English Journal and is a contributor to the National Writing Project's Digital Is website. 

How can school leaders support this authentic learning in the digital age? Larissa details how her school principal, Chris Lehmann, has supported staff in this area over time. The book also has detailed “making the shift” sections to help educators transition from current practices as much or as little as their environment allows.

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Topics: Innovation, Leadership, technology integration, School District of Philadelphia

#SharedSolutions - PennGSE & SD of Philadelphia Partner for School Improvement

Posted by Joe Mazza

11/18/14 4:11 PM

Last week over 100 participants, including principals, teachers, administrators, school staff, researchers, central office staff, and community members came together over at the School District of Philadelphia for a late afternoon conference entitled Shared Solutions for School Improvement: Developing a System of Excellent Schools. The conference brought together several faculty and staff members from the Mid-Career Program including Harris Sokoloff, Elliott Weinbaum, Sigal Ben-Porath Christopher Pupik-Dean, Joe Mazza and others to discuss the SDP's Action Plan v2.0 and strategies for improving public education in Philadelphia.

Key insights from the conference are being posted on the partnership website located at www.gse.upenn.edu/partnership. LIKE the partnership Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SharedSolutionsPartnership.

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Topics: Innovation, Leadership, Family & Community Engagement (FCE), School District of Philadelphia, PennGSE, Assessment, School Budgets