TLC / Tech Department

Lunch & Learn Sessions and Workshops

Best wishes for a wonderful summer! Please contact Ruth ([email protected])  if you're interested in creating any summer TLC workshops. Also, Lisa Turner invites you to participate in Summer Gardening using the link below.  

Summer Gardening: One of the ongoing challenges of school garden programs is summer! When the gardens need us the most, we tend to scatter as a community. Please check out the sign-ups for DePaul Summer Gardening and see Lisa Turner or Aly Goodner about campus garden plans for this summer.

Interested in reading  The Red Deal: Indigenous Actions to Save Our Earth. and meeting sometime over the summer.  Email Ruth Aichenbaum at [email protected] if you're interested. Once a date / time is confirmed, we'll add this to the SignUp Genius. 

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Online Library Resources for Foreign Languages led by Doug Uhlmann (Audience participation required as we learn about these together!)

Come explore library databases and ebooks that may be used in Spanish, French, Latin, or Chinese classes.Included are materials in these languages as well as other resources related to cultures and history.

01/25/2022 (Tue) Google Meet link: meet.google.com/zir-fyta-pmn 
12:15pm - 12:45pm (16)  
2 of 16 slots filled
Sonia Duprez
c Moy

PC Book Club

Come catch up with colleagues and discuss Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead.

01/25/2022 (Tue) Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/yxv-haeu-xac 
4:00pm - 4:30pm (30)  
15 of 30 slots filled
Lisa Howard
Judith Hill
Naté Hall
Samuel Lindauer
Corey K
Kevin Medansky
Holly Silberman
Josh Oberfield
John Zurcher
Melanie Wills
Deborah McIlvaine
Lucia Herrmann
Lauren Stabert
Maria Adamson
Sonia Duprez

Jefferson University Talking Teaching led by Dr. Christopher Pastore (We'll use this article to jump start the discussion using this article How to Give our Students the Grace We All Need: https://tinyurl.com/59z4hve7

Today we will be discussing how to express kindness and compassion for our students while balancing the need for academic rigor and our own professional vitality.

01/26/2022 (Wed) https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/8412910473 
1:00pm - 1:45pm (10)  

Seminar Prep: Holocaust Remembrance led by Lisa Turner.

Join Lisa to prep for the upcoming two weeks of  seminar which will focus on Holocaust remembrance.

01/27/2022 (Thu) meet.google.com/xib-phfz-fnh 
12:15pm - 12:45pm (18)  
1 of 18 slots filled
Jackie Kazimir
01/28/2022 (Fri) meet.google.com/xib-phfz-fnh 
9:45am - 10:15am (18)  
02/03/2022 (Thu) meet.google.com/xib-phfz-fnh 
12:15pm - 12:45pm (18)  
1 of 18 slots filled
Jackie Kazimir
02/04/2022 (Fri) meet.google.com/xib-phfz-fnh 
9:45am - 10:15am (18)  
1 of 18 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke

Learning by Doing; Learning by Playing: Building Meaningful Games and Active Learning into the Curriculum led by Peter Morton (Experienced board gamers and computer gamers as well as interested novices are all welcome)

Join us to talk about how to integrate (good) games and experimental experiences into the classroom, to help students grapple with complex ideas in new, potentially profitable ways.

01/28/2022 (Fri) meet.google.com/oar-zyrw-jws 
9:45am - 10:15am (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Melanie Wills
Doug Uhlmann
Edna Ramírez
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
c Moy

Edward Doyle -Gilespie: With His Poetry

This is your chance to see OPC Ed Gilespie reading his poetry on You Tube. Enjoy! (No need to sign up unless you'd like an email reminder about the session.).)

01/29/2022 (Sat) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srXhDqaIsD0 
7:00pm - 8:00pm (12)  

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Session, for Beginners and Experienced Meditators Alike led by Lisa Reedich (Mondays) and Michael LoStracco (Wednesdays)

Join Lisa on Mondays! and Michael on Wednesdays for a 20-minute mindful meditation session for individual/collective centering/reset/relaxation.

01/31/2022 (Mon) Lower School Music Room 
12:05pm - 12:25pm (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Ray Bailey
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
Edna Ramirez
02/09/2022 (Wed) Graham Room 202 B (Hopeful thinking that we'll be back to normal lunches by 2/9) 
12:05pm - 12:25pm (20)  
14 of 20 slots filled
Kevin Medansky
Jackie Kazimir
Ann Mancuso McNamee
Ray Bailey
Jeff Humble
Amanda Lee
Emma Allen
Ginny Stewart
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
Lisa Reedich
Tamara Southerling
Anabelle Montero-Hricz
Beth Glascott
Phil Telan

Making Learning Last for your Students and Yourself: Retrieval Practice and Other Power Tools You Can Easily Implement Tomorrow led by Ruth Aichenabaum

Make learning last using easy to implement MBE strategies, including brain dumps, two things, retrieve-taking, and more, direct from cognitive scientist Poojah Agarwal and Patrice Bain’s book Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Power of Learning.

02/01/2022 (Tue) meet.google.com/ztz-rmbu-web 
9:45am - 10:15am (18)  
12:05pm - 1:35pm (18)  

Get Your Knitting TLC led by Jane Evans

Come learn to knit or bring a knitting project to get help. Some knitting supplies will be on hand or bring your own

02/02/2022 (Wed) Room 109, Upper School 
3:30am - 4:00pm (12)  
6 of 12 slots filled
Gillian Diffenderfer
Melanie Wills
Edna Ramírez
Jenny Baer
c moy
Indira Corales

Open to All: Dealing with Mental Health Concerns Group sponsored by Elizabeth Hitschler and Jenny Baer (Topics may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, bi-polar, OCD, eating disorders, ADHD, overall health and wellness.)

You’re welcome to join our ongoing faculty/staff group conversation around mental health concerns.We welcome those who want support for their own mental health as well as those who support loved ones with mental health struggles.

02/03/2022 (Thu) Dining Hall Classroom 
3:00pm - 3:45pm (12)  
2 of 12 slots filled
Ruth Aichenbaum
Amanda Lee

Using Homework Meaningfully to Promote Learning Group led by Melanie Wills

We invite you to join this group which will focus on the meaningful use of homework to promote deep learning. This meeting we'll look at how you can use "Thinking Routines" from Project Zero to engage students with their homework.

02/04/2022 (Fri) Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/eve-zztj-pxh 
9:45pm - 10:15pm (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
Peter Morton

Learn about Quakerism led by Aly Goodner and Lee Payton

Here's your chance to learn a bit about Quakerism and how it's part of our Penn Charter experience. You'll have plenty of time to ask questions too.

02/07/2022 (Mon) Dining Hall Classroom or Google Meet link: meet.google.com/pmk-yabs-bbh 
12:05pm - 12:45pm (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
Melissa Brunson
Phil Telan
Mallory Benard
Brianna Johnson

Tuesday with TED: How to Teach Kids to Talk about Taboo Subjects with Liz Kleinrock

Learn how Kleinrock teaches kids to discuss taboo topics without fear -- because the best way to start solving social problems is to talk about them.

02/08/2022 (Tue) Dining Room Classroom 
12:05am - 12:35am (18)  
1 of 18 slots filled
Naveena Bembry
9:45am - 10:15am (18)  
1 of 18 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke

The Disability, Neurodiversity, & Inclusion TLC Group led by Julia Judson-Rea

Let’s learn together about disability and inclusion. We'll grow our focus together based on our interests and expertise and will share in facilitating. We’ll use the book  Demystifying Disability by Emily Landau to get us started.

02/08/2022 (Tue) Google Meet: meet.google.com/yuw-vxdh-ssv 
3:30pm - 4:00pm (15)  
10 of 15 slots filled
Doug Uhlmann
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
Douglas Gorham
Judith Hill
c moy
Amanda Lee
Lisa Turner
Maria Adamson
Lauren Stabert
Sonia Duprez

Mind, Brain, Education Research and Implications for Teaching Group

Join us for this meeting of the MBE group. Today we'll take a look at resources about giving effective feedback and lasting learning.

02/10/2022 (Thu) Dining Hall Classroom or meet.google.com/pec-wapx-hhx 
11:30am - 12:00pm (16)  
1 of 16 slots filled
Edna Ramirez
12:05pm - 12:35pm (16)  
02/11/2022 (Fri) Dining Hall Classroom or meet.google.com/pec-wapx-hhx 
9:45am - 10:15am (16)  

Creative Writing Community led by Kristen Kelly

Please join us on Wednesdays for free writing, poetry sharing, group critique, collaborative creativity, and more.

02/10/2022 (Thu) Upper School Classroom Room 128 
12:05pm - 1:45pm (20)  
8 of 20 slots filled
c moy
John Zurcher
Kevin Medansky
Lucia Herrmann
michael roche
Michael LoStracco
Marianna Allen
Amanda Lee

Third Space with Jen Cort: Bringing Restorative Practices Into Schools With Jen Williams

Come and discuss excerpts of this Third Space podcast with Jen Williams, and a middle school counselor in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the author of Peacekeepers: An Implementation Manual for Empowering Youth Using Restorative Practices.

02/11/2022 (Fri) Dining Room Classroom, Upper School 
12:05pm - 12:35pm (16)  
5 of 16 slots filled
Alyson Goodner
Rachel Malhotra
Rachel Dyer
Cory Moy
Michael Moulton

Soup For You! led by Eva Kay Noone

Eva Kay will share her go-to recipes for homemade soups. Vegetarian options for those who aren't meat lovers will also be offered. If you have a favorite soup recipe, please bring it or share it digitally and Eva Kay will include it in the slideshow.

02/14/2022 (Mon) Dining Hall Classroom 
12:05pm - 12:35pm (18)  
6 of 18 slots filled
Judith Hill
Edna Ramirez
Emma Rowan
Sarah Black
Eva Kay Noone
c Moy

One-to-One Computer Help with Julian Guindon

Come get the help you need to best use your computer.

02/15/2022 (Tue) TBA 
11:30am - 12:00pm   
12:05pm - 12:35pm   
12:35pm - 1:05pm   

Yoga with MK (Virtual Session) led by MaryKate Boland

Join MaryKate O'Brien for a vinyasa flow yoga class that will focus on bringing awareness to your body, building strength and flexibility, and bringing ease to your mind.

02/15/2022 (Tue) Google Meet: meet.google.com/pvv-xryb-vgz 
5:15pm - 6:00pm (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Emma Rowan
Eva Kay Noone

Because of a Teacher: Finding Our Joy through Stories of Teachers Inspired by Teachers led by Doug Gorham

Join us to provide fuel to your teacher soul by listening in and reading and responding to stories about teachers that inspired teachers and share your own stories.

02/16/2022 (Wed) Dining Hall Classroom 
12:15pm - 12:45pm (14)  
7 of 14 slots filled
Stacy Barnett
Liz Jones
c moy
Melanie Wills
Douglas Gorham
Maria Brown
Margaret Brissett-Bolt

Teaching for Understanding and Making Thinking Visible Group led by Ruth Aichenbaum

Each month we'll explore various resources from Harvard's Project Zero including thinking routines, that promote deep learning and help our students become powerful thinkers and learners.

02/17/2022 (Thu) Dining Room Classroom or Google Meet link: meet.google.com/vmg-zzok-fgg 
12:05pm - 12:35pm (16)  
8 of 16 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
Jackie Kazimir
c moy
Ann Mancuso McNamee
Sarah Black
Peter Shaifer
Melanie Wills
Josh Oberfield

Nature /Outdoor Education Group led by Tom Rickards

Join us to examine the potential outdoor classroom space located between the M/S and track. We’ll explore interest in outdoor pedagogy and practical guidelines for teaching outdoors.

02/23/2022 (Wed) Dining Hall Classroom or Google Meet link: meet.google.com/pmk-yabs-bbh (Please email Ruth to let her know if you plan to attend virtually) 
12:05pm - 12:35pm (24)  
18 of 24 slots filled
Joy Lai
Alyson Goodner
Lisa Turner
Marianna Allen
Melanie Wills
Shahidah Kalam Id-Din
Tim Clarke
Tom Rickards
Doug Uhlmann
Sonia Duprez
Jennifer Chernak
Whitney Kerner
Excited about this!
c moy
Brooke Stratton
Sarah Black
Jill Einbender
Orit Netter
Ray Bailey

The Growing Edge Collaborative led by Lee Payton

Come together and focus on personal growth and resilience in these unprecedented times. We will mine our own experiences, map our growing edges, and attend to our work's social and emotional ebb and flow.

02/23/2022 (Wed) Google Meet: meet.google.com/unt-qkhn-ehc 
6:45pm - 7:45pm (10)  
All slots filled
Joy Lai
Karen Campbell
Emma Rowan
Antonio Williams
Susan Chan-Peter
Lisa Turner
Eva Kay Noone
Jennifer Chernak
Lauren Stabert
Ann Mancuso McNamee

TED Talk and Discussion about How Pornography Changes the Way Teens Think about Sex hosted by Emma Cohen-Westbrooke

oin Emma to watch Emily F. Rothman's TED Talk How Porn Changes the Way Teens Think which we'll then use to jumpstart our discussion.

02/24/2022 (Thu) Google Meet link: meet.google.com/bxw-kjrx-wum 
12:15pm - 12:45pm (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
c Moy
Naveena Bembry

What is Climate Justice? led by Ray Bailey

How can we center justice, equity and intersectionality in the context of intensifying climate disruption? We will use as our guiding text The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save our Earth. We will be discussing Part 1: Divest at this meeting.

02/25/2022 (Fri) Dining Hall Classroom or Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/fsr-ddzp-mjy 
12:05pm - 12:35pm (16)  
8 of 16 slots filled
Douglas Uhlmann
Tom Rickards
Noah Dacanay
Alice Bateman
MaryKate Boland
Josh Oberfield
c Moy
Alyson Goodner

Purpose Pilates at Penn Charter led by pilates instructor and PC parent Beka Rendall

This mat class is for all levels. We will work together on connecting mind and body through breath and movement. Our goal is to increase body awareness, strengthen muscles and work on flexibility and posture. Cost TBA determined by number of signups.

03/01/2022 (Tue) Graham Altheltic Center, (Room TBA) 
3:45pm - 4:45pm (16)  
2 of 16 slots filled
Naveena Bembry
Eva Kay Noone

"Chocolate-Covered Broccoli" - A Round-Table on Games in Learning led by Kevin Medansky

How do you tell the difference between an authentic game that helps students learn new, challenging material and supposedly "educational" ones that aren't effective? Come explore satisfying/worthwhile activities to make our classes all the more gameful.

03/16/2022 (Wed) Middle School, Room 103, Day 7, Yellow Wednesday 
12:05pm - 12:35pm (16)  
2 of 16 slots filled
Emma Cohen-Westbrooke
c Moy

Listening Circle Training led by Aly Goodner and Ruth Aichenbaum (This training takes place over two sessions; please sign up for both slots)

Join us to learn how to facilitate Listening Circles. Listening Circles have been used by the GenderEquity, Sexuality, & Consent Task Force and across PC to provide a restorative place to connect, share experiences, & thoughtfully explore community issues

04/06/2022 (Wed) Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/umv-fqnd-dad 
7:00pm - 8:00pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled
Eva Kay Noone
04/13/2022 (Wed) Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/umv-fqnd-dad 
7:00pm - 8:00pm (10)  
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