Digital Miracles Teacher Training Announcement

Posted by on June 3, 2005

Pennsylvania Service-Learning Alliance
Digital Miracles Teacher Training Announcement

From June 27 to June 30, 2005, the Pennsylvania Service-Learning Alliance will be offering a training workshop for the Digital Miracles Project. This workshop is designed to train teachers and administrators how to successfully build and sustain this program at their schools.

About Digital Miracles
The Digital Miracles Project is an after school program designed to provide middle and high students with access to computer technology and training. Students enrolled in this program learn skills in computer hardware repair, software installation, and office applications. Each student learns these skills through refurbishing a used personal computer that they get to take home at the end of the course. Service-learning is integrated into the curriculum so students can apply their new skills to a meaningful community project. These projects may include refurbishing additional computers or providing computer training for their school?s surrounding community. At the conclusion of the course, parents are invited to a celebration where their children will demonstrate what they have learned while participating in the program. At this event, the students will also help their parents become more familiar with the computer.

Workshop Schedule and Topics
Monday June 27, 10 am ? 2 pm: Digital Miracles Program Overview and Service-Learning.
Tuesday June 28, 9 am ? 2 pm: Computer Hardware
Wednesday June 29, 9 am ? 2 pm: Computer Software
Thursday June 30, 9 am ?2 pm: Curriculum, Troubleshooting, Planning, and Sustainability Issues

All the workshops will be held at the UrbanTech Project. It is located in the former Roberto Clemente Building in Philadelphia. The address is 4800 North 5th Street, 5th floor. There is no cost for these workshops and you may receive ACT 48 Credit. However, if you are traveling from outside of Philadelphia, you are responsible for your own travel and lodging costs. Lunch will be provided each day.

All applications are due by Wednesday June 22, 2005. You may request them as well as submit them via email to Jon Zemanek at [email protected] or Faith Goldstein at [email protected]. You may also mail them to:

Faith Goldstein
3451 Walnut Street, Suite P117
Philadelphia, PA 19104

More in "Other Local Events and Workshops"

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.