Programs for Teacher Consultants

Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) teacher consultants who have successfully completed the Summer Invitational Institute are invited to take part in a number of programs.

Summer Institute II: Teacher Inquiry and Practice

Summer Institute II is offered as an advanced institute for teacher consultants who want to engage in or expand teacher research projects. The focus on teacher inquiry leads to the development of individual research questions that teacher consultants explore upon returning to their classrooms. Six follow up sessions are held in the school year following the institute. The institute is open to teacher consultants who complete Summer Institute I. Participants also receive 1 continuing education credit.

PhilWP Scholar

Since 1986, PhilWP has selected a teacher consultant to serve full-time as the PhilWP Scholar at the Graduate School of Education. Supported by a fellowship provided in part by the dean of the Graduate School of Education, the scholar spends two semesters on leave from the School District of Philadelphia to take graduate level courses through the Reading, Writing, and Literacy Program in the Language in Education Division or the Foundations and Practices of Education Division. During this time the scholar provides leadership to the site in a number of creative ways. Interested PhilWP teacher consultants should contact the PhilWP office for more information.

Techlit Online Discussion Forum

Teacher consultants are invited to become members of a group listserv. Teacher consultants are provided an opportunity to receive program updates, information and various issues of concern circulated via asynchronous web discussions which take place on a technical list server provided by the University of Pennsylvania.