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The Philadelphia Teacher Residency (PTR) program is a joint teacher preparation program of the Graduate School of Education, the Philadelphia Education Fund and the School District of Philadelphia. The aim is to help working professionals in the science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] areas to teach math and science in Philadelphia schools. For a full school year, program participants (Residents) will learn at the elbow of veteran teachers in high school classrooms. At the same time, they will take coursework at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education to earn both a Master's Degree as well as Pennsylvania teacher certification. Contingent upon the availability of funds, Residents receive tuition supplement and a living stipend to support their full-time training.
In return, Residents teach in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for at least three years after the residency training year and obtain a hiring commitment from the SDP to do so. For the graduated Resident's first three years as a full-time teacher of record, PTR provides ongoing professional development activities.
PTR is singularly focused on the thorough preparation of math and science teachers for Philadelphia's high-need public schools. For more information, see the website below:
Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships
The University of Pennsylvania is proud to announce the Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships, made possible through a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and funded by the Annenberg Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation. The Fellowships acknowledge the critical importance of connecting rich content knowledge and passion for the subject matter with culturally-appropriate and effective teaching methods as a means of engaging high school students in learning. The Fellowships are intended to attract talented Penn Arts & Sciences undergraduates who are passionate about their major subjects and who view teaching as a way to engage urban learners. Penn undergrads will submatriculate into the M.S.Ed. degree program in Secondary Education in a content area (earning faculty recommendation for certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education) and then seek teaching positions in the School District of Philadelphia. The Fellowship program offers mentoring and support to the developing teachers during their critical induction period. At the same time, Fellows will receive mentoring from their Arts & Sciences faculty member as well as from PennGSE faculty.
The Fellowships are the result of a collaboration between Penn’s Graduate School of Education, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and Penn's College of Arts and Sciences, and build on the values embedded in President Amy Guttman’s Penn Compact.
For more information, see: http://http://www.upenn.edu/ccp/latf
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The aim of the Teaching Across Boundaries series is to foster conversations among teachers and scholars about the work of teaching and engaging all learners in urban schools. This 2007-2008 series is co-sponsored by Center for Collaborative Research and Practice in Teacher Education and MetroMath. The series attracts panelists and audience members from within and beyond PennGSE, including Philadelphia teachers, Penn faculty, and graduate students.
The topic of the January 25th seminar was, “Charter Schools: Helping or Harming Educational Quality and Opportunity for Urban Students?” Panelists included Salome Thomas-El, Principal of Russell Byers Charter School; Dr. York Williams, Asst. Professor, Lincoln University; and Timothy Field, Asst. Director, School District of Philadelphia, Office of Charter Schools.
The topic of the previous seminar on November 30th was “What is Urban?” This informative session considered the points of view of several educators, among them 2007 TEP graduate Galeet Cohen, who teaches science at Central High School in Philadelphia; Dr. Dina Portnoy, who directs the Teach for America cohort component of the master’s degree program; and Dr. Marc Hill, Temple Assistant Professor.
Contact Professor Janine Remillard for information about upcoming programs in this series.