Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions

What better way to learn about Loyola's School of Education's mission, commitment to educators, and program offerings than to visit us in-person or virtually. Register today to join us at an upcoming information session.

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Past Events

Community Schools Virtual Panel Discussion

November 8, 2022 - The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future marshals the Community School strategy to “promote student achievement, positive learning outcomes, and the well-being of students.” Although as a state-level initiative this approach is relatively new, Community Schools in Baltimore city have existed for nearly 20 years.  As the Community School strategy expands across Maryland, we are encouraged that deep experiential knowledge and research already exists that can help ensure its success.

This event will take place Tuesday, November 8 from 12:30 - 2:00pm EST.  Co-hosted by Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice and the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC), a live webinar will feature a panel conversation to learn what a strong community school strategy looks like, what evidence exists about the strategy’s efficacy, and to hear about what community school leaders wrestle with and how researchers and practitioners can collaborate. Our panelists include both community school researchers and practitioners as we welcome:

  • Mr. Aneuri Castro, Community School Coordinator, Wolfe Street Academy
  • Mr. Mark Gaither, Principal, Wolfe Street Academy
  • Dr. Claudia Galindo, University of Maryland – College Park
  • Dr. Mavis Sanders, Child Trends
  • Dr. Jessica Shiller, Towson University
  • Moderator: Dr. Stephanie Flores-Koulish

View the recording of the event below:


International Conference on Urban Education

Speaking Truth to Power: Sustaining Excellence in Urban Realities

November 3, 2022 - The ICUE conference is hosted biannually by the Urban Education Collaborative, an urban education research center at The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte working to improve K-12 urban education and quality of life through community partnership. This year’s theme is “Speaking Truth to Power: Sustaining Excellence in Urban Realities.” The CELSJE Director Dr. Qi Shi, with two faculty fellows Dr. Stephanie Flores-Koulish and Dr. Leah Saal, and Dr. Lisa Schoenbrodt, professor of Speech Language Pathology will present their findings from three different research projects in a panel that centers around the theme “equity and social justice in education” on Nov. 3, 2022 (11:20am-12:35pm) in Cancun, Mexico.

Stephanie Flores-Koulish, Lisa Schoenbrodt, Qi Shi, Rashawna Sydnor, and Leah Saal in Loyola University Maryland t-shirts

Alumni Speak

October 15, 2022 - The goal of Alumni Speak is to provide students with varying perspectives on career opportunities for the future. Loyola University Maryland School of Education has invited select alumni to speak to students on October 15, 2022, at 11:00 am. Alumni will speak on topics related to career choice, how to make the most of the School of Education, networking, and advances in specific professions/industries.

View the recording of the event below:

Equity in Education Series: Black Educators and School Reform: Looking Back and Moving Forward

October 6, 2022 - Join us for a panel discussion that celebrates the publication of Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia (Harvard Education Press, 2022) by Camika Royal, Ph.D., associate professor of urban education in the School of Education. Participants will discuss the struggles and triumphs of Black educators in the shifting political nature of school reform.

View the recording of the event below: