University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Penn GSE Virtual Institutes

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.



Upcoming Event
- 8/12/2021
Bringing Inquiry into the Social Studies Classroom
The demands of the 21st century require students who can investigate intentionally, think critically, and argue persuasively. Unfortunately, many history classrooms focus far too much on rote memorization of decontextualized facts and dates. The Teaching Document-Based History Institute helps teachers bring history to life. Participants in the Institute are equipped with practical strategies and techniques for implementing Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like a Historian curriculum, which engages students with authentic sources and compelling questions. Participants will leave the Institute with a plan for implementing the curriculum in their classroom. Program Date: August 10 - 12, 2021
- 8/19/2021
Teaching Math Routines for Computational Fluency
Teaching Math Routines for Computational Fluency equips teachers with practical strategies and techniques to engage their students in high-cognitive demand activities and rich disciplinary practices in both virtual and hybrid classrooms. Program Dates: August 17 - 19, 2021
- 1/31/2022
Collegiate Athletics for Senior Leaders Certificate Program
The Institute is part three of a three-part series. College Athletics and Higher Education are undergoing massive disruption. Senior campus leaders must develop the skills and knowledge to guide their campuses through financial, legal and political shifts reverberating throughout college sports. This program includes synchronous sessions and asynchronous work. Program dates: September 14, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
Social-Emotional Teaching and Learning
Developed for teachers, educational leaders, and those looking to support others' social-emotional growth, this Institute focuses on the “soft” skills that students need to thrive in today’s world. Participants of this Virtual Institute will deepen their understanding of social-emotional learning (SEL), refine their vision for teaching SEL in the classroom, and work on developing their own social-emotional skills. Program Dates (2021): March 30, April 1, April 5, April 19, May 3