Spring 2022 Seminars October 1, 2021 – Posted in: Uncategorized

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) invites teachers from around the School District of Philadelphia to participate in its 15-week seminar program in 2022. Led by professors in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and STEM fields, the seminars enable participants (called fellows) to write original curriculum units based on the material they have learned. Participation in TIP helps teachers build their content knowledge and improve results in the classroom. Fellows develop creative ways to teach material required by District, state and national curriculum standards. Seminars meet Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm, from January to May on the Penn and Temple campuses.* Upon successful completion of the program, fellows earn 30 Act 48 credits and a $1,500 stipend. Part 1 of the TIP application for the 2022 seminars is now available; the deadline will be Monday, October 18, 2021

Next year’s program covers a variety of topics including African American artists, women writers, cancer biology, robots, Asian American academic experiences, and American democracy. On Thursday October 14th, 2021 at 5:00PM TIP will hold a virtual open house. At this event, each seminar leader will give a brief presentation of what participants can expect in their seminar. There will be time for question and answer after each presentation. Please RSVP by email at: teachersinstitute@sas.upenn.edu and we will send you the zoom details.

Taking up the Mantle: African American Women Writers After Morrison
Herman Beavers, English and Africana Studies|
Penn; meets Wednesdays

Asian Americans in U.S. Schools
Kimberly Goyette, Sociology
Temple; meets Wednesdays

Cancer: Causes, Treatments and Disparities in Care
Sandra Ryeom, Cancer Biology
Penn; meets Thursdays

Educating for American Democracy
Rogers M. Smith, Political Science
Penn, meets Thursdays

Soft Robots
Cynthia Sung, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics
Penn; meets Thursdays

Black Visual Culture
Dagmawi Woubshet, English & Africana Studies
Penn; meets Thursdays

We invite all who are interested to read these seminar descriptions and visit the Apply to TIP page to access our online application.

*If face-to-face meetings are not possible at the time the seminars are held, the program will be conducted remotely.

2022 seminar leaders are (top left to lower right): Professor Herman Beavers, Professor Cynthia Sung, Professor Dagmawi Woubshet, Professor Kimberly Goyette, Professor Sandra Ryeom, Professor Rogers Smith