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Teachers Institute of Philadelphia

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) provides academic professional development seminars to Philadelphia public school teachers at the University of Pennsylvania.

"I am in awe of our professor and our group of students who have made invaluable contributions to our poetry selections. It is truly a pleasure to attend this class at the end of a long school day. Thank you, Dr. Lee of TIP, for this great opportunity. I intend to apply much of what I am learning to my curriculum writing project!” -- High school Spanish teacher

Yale National Initiative Fall Conference

on November 3, 2016 - 15:57

On October 28 and 29, the 2016 Yale National Fellows and administrators from Teachers Institutes gathered in New Haven for the Yale National Initiative's annual fall conference. This gathering highlights curriculum units that National Fellows created during the intensive summer Institute, and how those curriculum units were implemented in the classroom. 

Cristobal Carambo, Philadelphia High School for Girls – Energy Sciences

Tara Ann Carter, Hill-Freedman World Academy – Contemporary American Indian History

Sydney Coffin, Edison/Fareira High School – ‘Over the Rainbow’: Fantasy Lands, Dream Worlds and Magic Kingdoms

Klint Kanopka, The Academy at Palumbo – The Number Line in the Common Core

Kathleen Radebaugh, Henry C. Lea School – Why Literature Matters

The conference was attended by TIP’s founding director, Dr. Alan Lee and incoming director, Mr. Edward Epstein. TIP’s National Fellows were grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Lee’s retirement with YNI colleagues from all over the United States.

To learn more about the Yale National Initiative, visit: yale.teachers.edu.

2016 Curriculum Units

on September 15, 2016 - 17:26

Check out curriculum units created by the 2016 Fellows! The seminars were:

Biography as History, or, Perhaps, History as Biography
The Evolving Universe
Our Earth, a Fragile Home
Thinking Black, Writing Revolution: The Harlem Renaissance in Conversation with the Black Arts Movement 

TIP's collection of curriculum units is an excellent resource for teachers everywhere! Congratulations and thanks to the 2016 Fellows for their excellent work!

Congratulations to the 2016 Yale National Fellows

on July 26, 2016 - 17:13

Congratulations to the 2016 Yale National Fellows, especially our team of TIP teachers, for completing the Yale National Initiative's summer seminar program at Yale University. You make TIP, Penn, and the School District of Philadelphia proud!

Cristobal Carambo, Philadelphia High School for Girls Energy Sciences

Tara Ann Carter, Hill-Freedman World Academy Contemporary American Indian History

Sydney Coffin, Edison/Fareira High School – ‘Over the Rainbow’: Fantasy Lands, Dream Worlds and Magic Kingdoms

Klint Kanopka, The Academy at Palumbo The Number Line in the Common Core

Kathleen Radebaugh, Henry C. Lea School Why Literature Matters

National Fellows attended daily two-hour seminars led by Yale University professors for two weeks in July. They will create curriculum units for their students based on seminar content, guidance from the Seminar Leader, individual research, and feedback from their colleagues. The units will be shared on the Yale National Initiative's website for reference and use by teachers everywhere. Congratulations to all 2016 National Fellows for taking part this distinguished professional development program!

To learn more about the Yale National Initiative, visit: yale.teachers.edu.

Spring Gathering 2016

on May 23, 2016 - 18:42

TIP’s 2016 Spring Gathering was held on Tuesday, May 24, bringing together TIP Fellows from all four seminars to celebrate the end of another successful program year.

After refreshments and conversation, TIP’s director, Alan Lee, welcomed the Fellows and Seminar Leaders. One Fellow from each seminar shared reflections on their experiences and what they gained from TIP this year:

Amanda Amanullah (Lea Elementary School) – The Evolving Universe

Nicole Flores (Mitchell Elementary School) – Biography as History, or, Perhaps, History as Biography

Cara Wallin (Shawmont Elementary School) – Our Earth, a Fragile Home

Jada Warfield (Sayre High School) – Thinking Black, Writing Revolution: The Harlem Renaissance in Conversation with the Black Arts Movement 

Thank you to all Fellows, Seminar Coordinators, Teacher Representatives, and Seminar Leaders for making this year a great success! Congratulations, and best wishes as you finish the school year and your curriculum units!

Five TIP Teachers Selected as 2016 National Fellows by the Yale National Initiative

on April 1, 2016 - 16:52

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that five teachers have been selected to represent TIP as National Fellows at the Yale National Initiative’s seminar program at Yale University this July. The Fellows and the seminars they'll participate in are:

Cristobal Carambo, Philadelphia High School for Girls Energy Sciences

Tara Ann Carter, Hill-Freedman World Academy Contemporary American Indian History

Sydney Coffin, Edison/Fareira High School – ‘Over the Rainbow’: Fantasy Lands, Dream Worlds and Magic Kingdoms

Klint Kanopka, The Academy at Palumbo The Number Line in the Common Core

Kathleen Radebaugh, Henry C. Lea School Why Literature Matters

For two weeks in July, National Fellows will attend daily two-hour seminars led by Yale University professors. They will create curriculum units for their students based on seminar content, guidance from the Seminar Leader, individual research, and feedback from their colleagues. The units will be shared on the YNI website for reference and use by teachers everywhere. Congratulations to all 2016 National Fellows for being selected for this distinguished professional development program!

To learn more about the Yale National Initiative, visit: yale.teachers.edu.

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