University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Conditions for Education Innovation

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Penn GSE Virtual Institutes bring Penn's faculty and resources to teachers, educators and leaders across the globe. In these innovative professional learning modules, participants engage in real-time, online group sessions as well as reflect and learn at their own pace in asynchronous sessions. Institutes typically span three consecutive half days, allowing participants to accelerate their learning while continuing to fulfill their professional obligations.

About the Program

The Conditions for Education Innovation Virtual Institute equips leaders and their teams with the skills to cultivate the conditions of innovation required to create an equitable and transformative learning environment.

Created for leaders and teams who support the development and/or implementation of emerging or existing learning environments, this Virtual Institute will explore the conditions for innovation using Transcend's Conditions for Innovation Framework. Additional leadership theories, case studies and strategies will also be examined. Through a combination of synchronous sessions and asynchronous work, participants of this Institute will learn how to use this framework for reflection, strategic planning and decision making, collective action, and vision casting.

Participants will leave this Institute with a community of support and the capacity to grow local conditions for innovation within a wide range of educational settings.

What You'll Gain
  • Assess strength of local conditions for innovation
  • Aquire tools and resources to strengthen local conditions for innovation
  • Build greater understanding of educational innovation process

Who Should Enroll
  • Individuals who affect the design and/or implementation of a an emerging or existing learning environment
  • Individuals who support teams that affect the design and/or implementation of an emerging or existing learning environment

Key Topics
  • Conditions for Innovation in Education
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Future Trends in K-12 Schooling
  • Education Innovation Process


Dr. Tyler Thigpen


The Forest School & The Institute for Self-Directed Learning


Registration Close Date: November 6th, 2020


3 days



Daily synchronous sessions: 4:00–7:00pm ET
Asynchronous pre- and post-session work: 2 hours per day


Standard rate: $600
Early bird rate: $450.00*
Group rate: $450.00 per person**

*Early bird rate available until 11/4/2020
**Group rate available for 4+ from the same organization. Please contact for further information.



Contact Us
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Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you have to cancel your registration prior to the program''s start date, you will receive a fee credit, valid for one year, for a future Penn GSE Virtual Institute. If Penn GSE must cancel your registration, we will refund your payment in full, or you may request a fee credit as above.