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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 have been involved with the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia for the last eight years. It is the finest professional development program for teachers that I have personally been involved with during my tenure as a teacher." -- High school science teacher

TIP Applications are due on Friday, December 12

on December 4, 2014 - 18:36

Applications for the 2015 program are due on Friday, December 12 at 5pm. 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.

The 2015 topics are as follows:

Roots of the American Empire

Steven Hahn, Professor of History

Penn Laboratory on Energy, Sustainability and Environment

Larry Gladney, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Dennis DeTurck, Professor of Mathematics

Bill Berner, Physics Demonstration Lab Coordinator

Aliens and Others: African Americans [Re]Writing Generic Fiction

Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies

Electronics from Toys to Tools: An Adventure for Future Engineers

Jorge Santiago-Aviles, Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Seminar descriptions can be viewed here. Seminars begin on Tuesday, January 13th and run until May. Enrollment is limited. For more information, contact the Teacher Representative at your school, call TIP at 215-746-6176, or email teachersinstitute@sas.upenn.edu.

Please Join Us for TIP's Open House!

on November 6, 2014 - 19:43

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the seminar offerings for the 2015 program year:

Roots of the American Empire

Steven Hahn, Professor of History

Penn Laboratory on Energy, Sustainability and Environment

Larry Gladney, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Dennis DeTurck, Professor of Mathematics

Bill Berner, Physics Demonstration Lab Coordinator

Aliens and Others: African Americans [Re]Writing Generic Fiction

Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies

Electronics from Toys to Tools: An Adventure for Future Engineers

Jorge Santiago-Aviles, Associate Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

Seminar descriptions can be viewed here.

Prospective 2015 TIP Fellows are invited to attend this year’s Open House, which will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd at 4:30pm in the Golkin Room (223) of Penn's Houston Hall (3417 Spruce 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. Applications are due on Friday, December 12th by 5pm. Seminars begin on Tuesday, January 13th and run until May. Enrollment is limited. For more information, call 215-746-6176 or email teachersinstitute@sas.upenn.edu.

TIP is Turning 10!

on September 4, 2014 - 17:42

Join us in celebrating the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia's tenth year of providing School District of Philadelphia teachers with extraordinary academic professional development seminars. Please consider donating to the TIPat10 campaign in honor of TIP’s tenth year. Your donation will support TIP in providing high-quality professional development for Philadelphia public school teachers. Contributions are tax-deductible and will be matched at a rate of 50% by Penn, increasing the impact of your gift. Thank you!

2014 Curriculum Units

on August 13, 2014 - 14:10

Check out units from our 2014 seminars - The Biology of Food, Teaching the Holocaust: Bearing Witness, Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now, and Robotics for Everyone! Our collection of curriculum units is an excellent resource for teachers everywhere! Congratulations and thanks to the 2014 Fellows for their great work!

TIP Fellows to Present Curriculum Units at the Penn Museum

on June 2, 2014 - 15:51

On Wednesday, June 11th, TIP Fellows will present their curriculum units inspired by the Penn Museum's exhibition, Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now, at the Penn Museum! The event is open to the public and will take place at 4pm in the museum's Nevil Classroom, located on the second floor.

The curriculum topics include: Poetry in the Present Tense; Understanding Native American Music; Fact versus Fiction: Christopher Columbus and Thanksgiving; Geography of the Lenape Diaspora; Children of the Earth and Sacred Places; and Math through the Eyes of Pueblo Peoples.

Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

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