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Apply to TIP

The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) invites teachers from around the School District of Philadelphia to participate in its Fall 2024 Workshop Program. Fellows will acquire cutting-edge knowledge from university professors and write lesson plans based on the material they have learned. The lesson plans will fit into teachers’ requ­­­ired instructional sequence, and will cover District, state and national curriculum standards.

The link to the application form can be found here: Fall 2024 Workshops

Who is eligible

Full-time K-12 teachers in the School District of Philadelphia.

Who is not eligible

  • Teachers from private or parochial schools.
  • Teachers who are not certified.
  • Part-time or substitute teachers.
  • Teachers who plan to leave the School District of Philadelphia due to retirement or for other reasons by the September following the workshop sessions. Fellows must be able to teach the lesson plan they write in TIP in the SDP in the school year following the workshop.

Teachers from charter schools are eligible for the workshop program. Preference will be given to teachers from District managed schools.

Responsibilities of the Fellows

The TIP program offers Fellows many benefits, including the opportunity to learn with a renowned university scholar and the chance to exchange ideas and build a collaborative relationship with colleagues throughout the District. Benefits also include a $100 stipend and 2 Act 48 credits per workshop session. To receive these benefits, Fellows must engage in rigorous study and write a lesson plan (approximately 3 pages in length) that they can use in their classroom. Before applying to the program, teachers should consider carefully whether they are able fulfill these responsibilities. The following are the specific requirements for completing the TIP program:

  1. Complete all required readings (usually two hours or more each week) and come prepared for each weekly session.
  2. Participate in the lively exchange of ideas focused on the required reading.
  3. Write a lesson plan that meets program guidelines.
  4. Workshop schedules will include a break for implementation during which time the teachers should test and revise the lesson plan.
  5. As needed, schedule individual meetings with the workshop leader to discuss each draft of the lesson plan.
  6. At the conclusion of the program, complete an evaluation of the TIP experience.
  7. Implement the lesson plan in the period January through June following the end of the workshop and complete an evaluation on your experience.

TIP Calendar

Applications will be available Friday, April 19, 2024, and the deadline will be June 21, 2024. We will notify applicants whether they have been accepted by mid-July. Workshop meetings will begin in September 2024 and continue through November, excluding spring recess and school or university holidays. Lesson plans must be completed by the end of the workshop.

Completing a TIP Application

Applications ask for the following:

  • Contact information.
  • The candidate’s current teaching role and teaching certification.
  • The selection of workshops. Candidates may enroll in more than one if schedules permit.

Applications will be evaluated by a committee consisting of teacher representatives and TIP’s Director.

To apply, submit your application here!