Philly Education (un)conference

Saturday, September 29th at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the work of innovative education organizations in the City? Have your own ideas for how we can improve the Philadelphia school system? Be sure you’re part of the conversation at YIP’s education (un)conference. This (un)conference will provide an overview of the state of education in Philadelphia and offer participants a unique opportunity to lead their own sessions. In the morning, our ten partnering organizations will host discussions on a variety of topics, from state and local policy to parent and youth engagement to educational innovation and collaboration. In the afternoon, participants will have an opportunity to lead “pop up” sessions on topics of their own interest.

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Philly Education 101: How to Navigate the Philly School System by the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Great Philly Schools

Wednesday, October 3rd at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Interested in getting more engaged in the Philadelphia education system as a parent or community member? Unsure of how to find the information you need on your local public school? The Public School Notebook and Great Philly Schools will host an informational event discussing the ways parents and community members can gain better access to information about their local schools.  Participants will be provided an opportunity to discuss the types of information they’d like to see more readily available and learn about ways to get more engaged.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

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Sunday, October 7th  at the Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

PhilaSoup is a microgrant dinner that unites innovative and dynamic Philadelphia educators. During dinner, teachers will pitch an idea and the diners will vote for their favorite. The winning educator uses the microgrant to help execute their idea to benefit the classroom.

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SEED 2.0 by PhillyCORE Leaders and Councilman Bill Green’s Office

Wednesday,  October 10th  at City Hall Council Chambers from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

SEED (Supporting Entrepreneurship in Education) is a crowdfunded and crowdsourced opportunity for education entrepreneurs (nonprofit or for-profit) to compete for prizes (cash and in-kind) and, even  more importantly, present their ideas before an engaged audience of  potential funders, users, collaborators, and community members.

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