Name: Tia Larese
School: Penn Alexander
2018 Seminar Enrollment: Robots in Healthcare
Favorite Seminar: Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to take a number of seminars through the TIP program. My most recent class, “What is the Earth Made of?” I developed a unit of study about Volcano folklore entitled “Volcano Folklore vs. Reality.” I truly enjoyed researching the science behind volcanoes as well as the folktales that different cultures, around the world, have shared about them. It demonstrated the power of integrating science and literacy to explore the world around us.
Something you learned in a Seminar: Year after year, I look forward to the release of the course descriptions for TIP seminars. Each seminar offers insight into an area of study that I don’t often get to visit, and I learn some profound things to bring into my teaching. For example, in “History as Biography, or Perhaps Biography as History,” I was able to see the differences between the narrative of history and the biographies of people who experienced the time period. It made me aware of the value of sharing multiple perspectives of a time period with my students when I teach about historical events.
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