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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.

Find out about upcoming Graduate Information Sessions on our Information Sessions page.

Equity in Education Professional Development Series

Join us for CELSJE’s new professional development workshop series, to be offered spring and summer 2023. The sessions, themed around different topics, are designed by faculty at Loyola's School of Education and aim to address some of the most highly needed PD areas in K-12 schools.

  • Theme 1: Supporting Immigrant Youth, English Language Learners, and Refugee youth, March 29, May 18, June 14, and June 28, 5-7pm
  • Theme 2: Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Teaching, April 15 and April 19, 5-7pm
  • Theme 3: Care for Self/coaching, May 3, May 31, May 12

Each session costs $40. For more details and registration information visit the Professional Development Series Web site.

Past Events

Book Launch for Dig In: Outdoor STEM Learning with Young Children

When: April 20, 2023, 6-7:30pm

Where: 4th Floor Planning Room

Join co-authors, Jenny James (CISJ MA '22) and Lea Ann Christenson from Towson University along with other early elementary and preschool teacher panelists to discuss their new book, Dig-in: Outdoor STEM Learning with Young Children. Master’s of Arts Program Director for Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice, Dr. Stephanie Flores-Koulish will moderate a panel discussion discussing the importance of early childhood education and re-connecting with nature and the land as well as offering fresh ideas for engaging children in deeper outdoor explorations and experiences while meeting required early childhood standards and objectives. Overall, the panelists will discuss the importance of eco-justice in early-childhood. Following the panel discussion will be a book signing with the authors. The first 50 in-person registrants will receive a free copy of the book. View the recording of the event below.

Become a Language Teacher

When: March 20, 2023, 7-8pm

Where: Zoom link:

Registration: No registration necessary; just show up

Join our information session designed for students to learn more about teaching a world language and the importance of world language in teaching. Faculty, students, and alumni from Education and Modern Languages will be present to share their stories and answer questions.

Have any questions? Contact Prof. Thomas at

Sphero LogoSphero Workshop for K-12 Educators and Administrators

When: March 25, 2023, 8:30am-2:15pm

Where: Timonium Graduate Center, 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Md. 21093

Register: Events Registration Page

Cost: Free to MSET Members, $25 for non-members

Sphero is excited to partner with Maryland Society for Educational Technology and Loyola University Maryland to offer an exciting in-person Professional Development opportunity for K–12 educators, principals, and school leaders. This unique event will have hands-on sessions with a focus on Sphero Education's vertical alignment/continuum of platforms to teach STEM and computer science in the classroom.

Register now to save your spot and participate in our Professional Development Workshop to earn PD credit hours!

This event is free to paid MSET members and $25 for non-members. Want to become a member? Sign-up here. Unsure of your membership status? Contact Brian Cook at

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: