Course Development Institute

Posted by on April 13, 2009

Course Development Institute

The School District of Philadelphia is ramping up the quality and academic rigor associated with the state-mandated “Senior Project.” PHENND has been asked by the District to match each participating school with a university partner. These partners will provide project mentors and other resources to help the schools and students succeed.

To that end, PHENND is recruiting faculty from area campuses wishing to partner with selected high schools on the Senior Project Initiative. We are looking for faculty who will teach a service-learning course in Fall 2009 and/or Spring 2010 semesters using the Senior Project Initiative as a major service partnership for the course. Faculty from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to participate. All faculty participants are expected to attend a three-day institute, June 3-5, which will cover service-learning pedagogy, understanding the Philadelphia senior project, and how to use the former to support the latter. Faculty who have already participated with the program will be on hand to share their experiences. You will also here from School District administrators, teachers, and students, about their interest in the program.

The institute is free of charge (meals and materials included). Please contact the PHENND Office (215-573-2379) by Friday, May 22, 2009, with any questions or to RSVP.

Read more about the Senior Projects Initiative at: http://www.phennd.org/index.php/initiatives/initiatives/pssr/


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