Saturday, June 3, 2023
What does it mean to teach in these times?
9:30 - 9:40
The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) is a local site of the National Writing Project (NWP) at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PennGSE).
The first Invitational Summer Institute (ISI) on Writing and Literacy was held in 1986.
PhilWP is also a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) consortium member. This year's institute is funded, in part, through a TPS grant as well as through generous individual donations to PhilWP.
This summer, we have partnered with 3 hosts for the ISI: Independence National Historical Park, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.
In addition to the ISI, PhilWP sponsors a number of programs throughout the year for educators, students, and families, including Project Write; Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; Digital Discourse Project, Kid Writing; Black Girls Literacies Project; Youth Journalism Camp, Celebration of Writing and Literacy; College, Career, and Communities Writers Program (C3WP); and Literature Circles.
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).
9:40 - 10:00
Introductions: Who is in the room?
In breakout groups, talk about the space you're inhabiting right now, particularly the things we can see in your Zoom window.
More about the protocol: Making space, taking time, sharing power (Mahabir, 2012)
In 2016, the School District of Philadelphia released policy 252: "A student has the right to be addressed by a name and pronoun that corresponds to the student’s gender identity.
10:00 - 10:40
Reflecting Further on Teaching in These Times
10:40 - 11:00
ISI Dates, Course Information, and Next Steps
Overview of ISI
Where we'll meet:
Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23: Benjamin Franklin Museum, Independence National Historical Park
Monday-Tuesday, June 26-27: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
Wednesday-Friday, June 28-30: African American Museum in Philadelphia
Reflection: One word (slide 28)
11:00 - 11:30
Meet with Journal Group
Exchange contact information
Discuss how you'd like to organize your time as a journal group during the daily 45-minute journaling block