The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia

Announcing the 2020 Teachers Institute of Philadelphia Seminar Program

Posted on September 17, 2019

We are now taking applications for the 2020 Teachers Institute of Philadelphia seminar program. We are offering six seminars in a wide array of topics, including a visual approach to math (led by Penn Professor Robert Ghrist); the history of Penn’s relationship to slavery (led by Penn Professor Kathleen Brown); and science fiction/fantasy literature (led by Penn Professor Ebony Thomas). We will be taking applications through Monday, October 7 for seminars beginning January 2020.

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) invites teachers from around the School District of Philadelphia to participate in its 15-week seminar program in 2020. Led by professors in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and STEM fields, the seminars enable participants (called fellows) to write original curriculum units based on the material they have learned. Participation in TIP helps teachers build their content knowledge and improve results in the classroom. Fellows develop creative ways to teach material required by District, state and national curriculum standards. Seminars meet Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm, from January to May on the Penn and Temple University campuses. Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows earn 30 Act 48 credits and a $1,500 stipend. Part 1 of the TIP application will be available Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for the 2020 seminars; the deadline will be Monday, October 7. TIP will hold an open house on the Penn Campus on Tuesday September 24, 4:30-6pm, to introduce applicants to seminar leaders and current TIP fellows. To register for the open house, click here. To learn more about TIP or email us at teachersinstitute@sas.upenn.edu.

For descriptions of the seminars, click here.

 


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