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2014 Seminar Program and Open House

on October 31, 2013 - 18:10

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia is pleased to announce our seminars for the 2014 program year:

The Biology of Food

Scott Poethig, Patricia M. Williams Professor of Biology

Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now

Lucy Fowler Williams, Associate Curator and Senior Keeper of American Collections at the Penn Museum

Robotics for Everyone!

Jorge Santiago Aviles, Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Teaching the Holocaust: Bearing Witness     

Al Filreis, Kelly Family Professor of English; Director, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; Faculty Director, Kelly Writers House

Seminar descriptions can be viewed here.

Prospective 2014 TIP Fellows are invited to attend this year’s Open House event, which will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 4:30 to 6pm in Silverstein Forum, located in Penn’s Stiteler Hall (208 S. 37th Street). Seminar Leaders will introduce their respective topics.

TIP seminars are open to K-12 teachers in West and Southwest Philadelphia public schools, with the exception of STEM seminars, which are open to teachers in public schools across the city. Beginning on November 12th, consult your school’s TIP Teacher Representative to obtain an application or access one on TIP’s website. Applications are due on Friday, December 13th by 5pm. Seminars begin on Tuesday, January 14th and run through May 6th. Enrollment is limited. For more information, call 215-746-6176 or email

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