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Join TIP for our Annual Spring Gathering!

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) is pleased to invite you to our annual Spring Gathering, which will be held on May 22, 2018, 4:30-6:00 PM in Room 108 of the Arch Building at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Spring Gathering, the TIP community will reflect on a successful year of teaching, learning, and leading. Five Fellows will speak to their experiences in Spring 2018 seminars: “Data Visualization”; “Philosophy, Science and Society”; “Robots in Healthcare”; “Origami…

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Previous TIP Fellows Kate Reber and Alan Tso Receive the Lindback Award

Previous TIP Fellows Kate Reber and Alan Tso are being recognized for excellence in education by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Reber, who teaches at Bodine High School, participated in TIP from 2008-2011 and served as the TIP Teacher Representative from Bodine High School during those years as well. Tso, who teaches at Furness High School, participated in TIP in 2013 and was critical in expanding TIP’s programming to reach STEM teachers…

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4 TIP Fellows Named Yale National Fellows

Four current TIP Fellows — Cristobal Carambo, who holds a Masters from in Chemical Education from Penn,  Bridget Mason, Matthew Menschner, and Eual Phillips, who holds a Masters of Science in Engineering from Penn — have been selected as this year’s Yale National Fellows, recognizing their accomplishments in bringing new knowledge and innovative curriculum ideas to their classrooms in Philadelphia. In attending the Yale National Seminar, each will be able to deepen their knowledge of…

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TIP Fellow Bonnee Breese Receives the Overbrook High School Legacy Award

Longtime TIP and Yale National Initiative Fellow Bonnee Breese has been awarded the Overbrook High School Legacy Award. Breese taught English for many years at Overbrook, and also received the Lindback and Teachers as Heroes awards for her outstanding contributions to teaching. She currently teaches at Science Leadership Academy/Beeber. Congratulations Bonnee!

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Join TIP at TAG’s 9th Annual Education for Liberation Conference

TAG is hosting its 9th Annual Education for Liberation Conference this year on Saturday, May 5th. In anticipation for TAG’s 10th year anniversary, Samuel Reed, a current TIP Fellow and humanities teacher at the U School, has focused on leading the sponsorship committee for the conference, while Charlie McGeehan, also a TIP Fellow and humanities teacher at the U School, has focused on organizing the conference workshops and panel presentations. The conference theme is Connecting the…

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TIP Fellow Sam Reed Awarded Villanova’s Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award

Villanova University’s Department of Education and Counseling honored longtime TIP Fellow and U-School Teacher Sam Reed with its Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award. The award recognizes a teacher’s commitment to the growth, creativity and learning of students in under-served schools, and to making change in the education profession. More on the Villanova Teacher of Courage and Consience Award

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Philadelphia School Students Visit Robot Lab

This spring, TIP seminar leader and Penn Medicine professor Michelle Johnson has invited students from her TIP fellows’ classrooms to visit her robotics lab. Johnson and her lab staff will familiarize the students with the latest rehabilitation technologies, including robots “Lil’ Flo” (pictured), BAXTER and PANDA. Curriculum units developed by the fellows in Johnson’s seminar Robots in Healthcare: From Science Fiction to Reality will be posted on TIP’s website at the conclusion of the 2018…

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TIP Fellows Gather to Celebrate a Successful Seminar Session!

On May 22 at 4:30 pm, the 2018 TIP fellows gathered with leaders and friends of the program to celebrate their accomplishments this past semester. At weekly seminar meetings from January through April of this year, the fellows acquired cutting-edge knowledge from Penn and Temple professors about topics in science, math, social science, humanities and the arts. Fellows representing each seminar gave a summary of what they had studied. The representatives were: Keeler Park from…

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TIP Fellow Terry Anne Wildman Teaches Origami in Class

Terry Anne Wildman describes how she’s using what she learned in the TIP seminar “Origami Engineering” to teach the students in her class at Alexander McClure Elementary School qualities like perseverance and patience through origami. The following are excerpts from Ms. Wildman’s description of her experience teaching her origami curriculum. When teaching something to students that has many steps, you need to use different strategies to reach all students. I knew teaching origami shapes and…

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TIP Fellows Learn With Peers from Around the Nation at the Yale Summer Intensive Session

This summer from July 9th to 20th, TIP’s National Fellows gather in New Haven for the Yale Summer Intensive Session. The four fellows currently participating in the session–Cristobal Carambo, Bridget Mason, Matthew Menschner, and Eual Philips–spend two weeks at Yale attending special seminars and writing curriculum units. This year’s National Seminars cover topics including “Race, Class, and Punishment,” “Manipulating Biology: Costs, Benefits, and Controversies,” and “Poems about Works of Art, Featuring Women and Other Marginalized…

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James Forman Jr. Keynote at TIP-PhilWP Conference

Yale Law professor, defense attorney and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Forman, Jr. to the Penn campus on Saturday, October 6 to lead a 1pm keynote session as part of the TIP-Philadelphia Writing Project annual Celebration of Writing and Literacy (CoWL). The keynote will be on a seminar Forman led for teachers attending the Yale National Initiative’s summer intensive program in July, on his book Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The…

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REMINDER: TIP 2019 APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 8TH

Are you a full-time K-12 teacher from a non-charter school in the School District of Philadelphia? Would you like to learn from renowned university scholars and collaborate with teachers that share your same passion? Join the 2018 cohort of TIP educators! Participating teachers (called Fellows) will attend seminars, engage in rigorous study, and write a curriculum unit (typically 15-20 pages in length) that they can use in their classroom. Benefits include a $1,500 stipend to…

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Join TIP for our Annual Spring Gathering!

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) is pleased to invite you to our annual Spring Gathering, which will be held on May 30, 2017, 4:30-6:00 PM in the Golkin Room of Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Spring Gathering, the TIP…

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