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2018 Spring Institute-Distributing Power in the Classroom

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Community College of Philadelphia

Winnet Student Life Building- The Great Hall, S2-19

1700 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Spring Institute is a FREE professional learning opportunity for secondary and postsecondary educators and practitioners to convene and share knowledge as it relates to the alignment of teaching and learning practices at both levels. This year’s Spring Institute will focus on the important issues and barriers impacting students’ success in secondary and postsecondary education. Participants are invited to join us as we discuss students’ barriers, bring awareness to the role we have as educators in responding to students’ needs and embracing a trauma-informed lens, and share strategies to design learning spaces that distribute power in the classroom.


Presenters include:

Keynote Speaker: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Dr. Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation’s only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. She is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, having led the two largest national studies on the subject, and for her work on making public higher education free. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award, and in 2016 POLITICO magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream (University of Chicago, 2016), is an Amazon best-seller and a 2018 winner of the Grawemeyer Award, and has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the New York Review of Books, and CSPAN's Book TV, among other venues. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls her “a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” and she is ranked 7th in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week.


Kyle Cephas

School Counselor

Kyle Cephas has a Masters degree in Psychology from Temple University in 2010, then spent the next 5 years working as the Lead Therapist the Philadelphia Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (PHIICAPS) family based program. During that time, Kyle obtained a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which was maintained for several years until transitioning to a position as the School Counselor at Wissahickon Charter School that he has held since 2014.


Andrea Soelter-Brock

Climate and Culture Consultant

Andrea Brock received her BA from St. Olaf College and her MFA from Temple University. For the last 15 years, Andrea has devoted herself to the study and successful implementation of Climate and Culture in schools. She has created programming and professional development in PBIS, Responsive Classroom, and Caring Schools Community. She recently received her certification in Restorative Practices and looks forward to the many opportunities that this will provide for addressing inequity and trauma in our schools.

"It is our job, as educators, to continuously evaluate our own practice in order to improve the lives of our students".


Also presenting, the 2017-18 PPSP Fellows:

Barbara Algieri-Doyle, Roxborough High School

Rachael Groner, Temple University

Ismael Jimenez, Kensington CAPA High School

Aiden Kosciesza, Community College of Philadelphia

Jeffrey Markovitz, Community College of Philadelphia

Srimati Mukherjee, Temple University

Christina Seung, Olney Charter High School

Erin Smith, Kensington CAPA High School

Rebecca Yacker, Roxborough High School


Event Logistics and Parking Information

Lunch will be served beginning at 12:30 pm.

Act 48 hours will be available for participation in this event. Please bring your PA Department of Education 7-digit PPID# with you.

Parking is available next to the Winnet Student Life Building for $5.50/day a first-come, first serve basis. Parking is also available on the corner of 16th and Callowhill Streets for $10/day.


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Winnet Student Life Building- The Great Hall, S2-19

1700 Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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