Friday, June 30, 2023
How can advocacy and activism become central to teaching?
Muhammad, G. E. (2023). Unearthing joy: A guide to culturally and historically responsive teaching and learning. Scholastic. [Chapters 5-7].
Lieberman, A., & Friedrich, L. (2010). Epilogue. In How teachers become leaders (pp. 95-102). Teachers College Press.
Black Lives Matter at School: Philadelphia Edition. (2021). Haymarket Books. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkN_kOrgjSg
Learning from PhilWP advisory board member Njemele Anderson about advocacy and activism through PBL projects
Discussing opportunities to engage with PhilWP as a teacher consultant
Participating in unconference roundtables
Welcome and Reviewing Reflections
Today, we're joined by Dr. Diane Waff (retiring) and Dr. Jen Cahill (joining us this year), co-directors of the Philadelphia Writing Project.
Writing into the Day: Advocacy and Activism
Review today's focus question: How can advocacy and activism become central to teaching?
How would you respond to this question?
Guest Speaker: Njemele Anderson
Njemele is a member of PhilWP 's advisory board and a teacher at Strawberry Mansion High School. She will share her work with us.
What connections do you see among Njemele's presentation and today's readings (and other readings this week)?
11:30 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:00
Lunch & Reading
We will hold two rounds of roundtables. Type your roundtable topic in this document.
To earn a stipend for the course, participants must complete a portfolio and submit it in the fall.
After reviewing the slideshow, identify and annotate 1-2 artifacts from the past two weeks for your portfolio.
Welcome to PhilWP! What Will Your Journey Be?
Congratulations on becoming a PhilWP Teacher Consultant!
The NWP has described the social practices of teacher consultants. These social practices are foundational to the ISI—and to participation in PhilWP as a teacher consultant (TC).
Check out this description of PhilWP programs that might help you plan your PhilWP journey.
Upcoming Opportunities: Sign up!
Social Justice Book Group
Volunteer for the Celebration of Writing and Literacy
Cooperating Teacher for Penn GSE Reading Specialist Program and for Teacher Education
Reading Specialist (PhilWP RWL Fellows, fully funded) and Master's in Reading, Writing, and Literacy
The Celebration of Writing and Literacy is PhilWP's annual conference for teachers.
PhilWP has been hosting this event most recently in partnership with the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia, the Penn Museum, and Penn GSE programs.
This year's conference will be Saturday, October 14. The theme is "Creating Brave Spaces in Schools and Communities."
The featured speaker will be Dr. Gholdy Muhammad.
Through our work with primary sources, PhilWP is able to secure funding for conference travel and registration for teachers presenting their work with primary sources.
One upcoming conference in the National Council for History Education annual conference, which will be held in Cleveland March 7-9, 2024.
The deadline for submitting a proposals is September 25. Let Trey know if you're interested in putting together a proposal.
2:45 - 3:00
Closing and Farewells