Ethnic Studies Philadelphia Project seeks educator partners

Posted by Swarthmore College on January 9, 2017

Ethnic Studies Philadelphia Project

January – May 2017

Philly-area Educators

Are you interested in developing ethnic studies-focused curricula for your students and the broader educational community?

Would you like to work with an undergraduate student in doing this work?

If so, consider participating in Swarthmore College’s #EthnicStudiesPHL project

Working in conjunction with the Ethnic Studies and Education course at Swarthmore College, the goal of the #EthnicStudiesPHL project is to bring together educators (early childhood-higher ed, and out-of-school educational programs) to explore and expand ethnic studies in the Philadelphia area.

Educators will be asked to meet once a month between late January and late April/early May.

Educators are also asked to participate in the Philadelphia Black History Collaborative Conference on February 11:

Participating educators will be partnered with one or two Swarthmore students, where the student will work with the educator in designing a piece of curriculum (unit/lesson) for the educator’s class/group. Educators and Swarthmore students will together, create a work plan for their specific project. Educators can ask students to come and engage with their students a few times, or it can be primarily online communication.

Each of these individual projects will be part of the #EthnicStudiesPHL curricular clearinghouse that will be designed to support ethnic studies in the area.

The Project will close with a “Curricular Share” (Possibly in collaboration with the TAG Philly Conference) in late April

First Meeting
Tuesday, January 24th – 5:30pm – The U School – 2000 N. 7th Street, 2nd Floor Phila, PA 19122

Sponsoring Organizations

Philly Black History Collaborative, Teacher Action Group Philly and the Education in our Barrios Project.

To register or to learn more go to:

Dr. Edwin Mayorga of Swarthmore College

(e) (p) 610.957.6154 (t) @eimayorga, @BarrioEdPHL #EthnicStudiesPHL

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