TLC / Tech Department

Lunch & Learn Sessions and Workshops

The TLC is here to support you during this new virtual instructional time in education with everything from tech tools/frameworks for teaching online to ideas for building community, supporting wellness, and bringing joy to our teaching and learning. Please be in touch to let me know the sessions you'd like offered and like to lead. Also, let me know the time of day that works best in your schedule to attend sessions. Just as we first created our Teaching & Learning Center together, this new virtual community is ours to grow together. I'm eager to collaborate with you.

Now that we're all working from our homes, we can't as easily get the type of "Just in Time" tech/teaching help that we used to get from our colleagues. We've created this Just in Time Tech and Teaching Help Google Doc to help you easily arrange a TLC One-to-One session to get the help that you need. I invite you to add your name/info to this doc if there are types of teaching/tech help you're willing to provide for colleagues. 

Finally, here are the links to the Online Learning Tools for Lower School that Dan Stahl put together and the Distance Learning Tool & Lesson Idea Guide for 6-12 Faculty that Michael Moulton compiled. Also, Lisa Reedich, Katie Martin, and Elizabeth Hitschler put together these wellness resources for you. 

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Spiritual Wellness led by Liz Jones

Start your week speaking life to your soul/spirit through gospel/spiritual songs, words of encouragement/empowerment, Bible passage readings, and prayer led by Liz Jones.

09/21/2020 (Mon) https://meet.google.com/qpf-qrvt-hde 
7:30am - 8:00am   
6 slots filled - more available
Douglas Gorham
Karen Riedlmeier
Jenny Baer
Peter shaifer
Lisa Howard
Richard DeSalvo

“In Tents” Audio Visual led by Doug Uhlmann

This is an FYI session about current audio-visual services that are (and are not) available for use in our numerous tents.

09/21/2020 (Mon) meet.google.com/pmt-akdi-yhd 
11:40am - 12:10pm   
12:15pm - 12:45pm   
2 slots filled - more available
Douglas Gorham
Maria Adamson

For New Faculty/Staff: What you Need to Know as a New Teacher at Penn Charter led by Ruth Aichenbaum

09/22/2020 (Tue) meet.google.com/pra-eqzb-fss 
9:30am - 10:00am   
3:30pm - 4:00pm   

Using Homework to 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. Particular focus will be on the role of homework in distance and concurrent modes of instruction.

09/22/2020 (Tue) meet.google.com/ytt-qjji-gfv 
12:00pm - 12:50pm   
2 slots filled - more available
Cory Moy
Amanda Lee

Jefferson and PC Round Table about Concurrent Teaching: Translating What We've Been Learning about the Concurrent Classroom into Practical Strategies for Our Teaching led by Chris Pastore and Ruth Aichenbaum

Come learn from and with colleagues at Penn Charter and Jefferson about how they are taking what they have been reading/learning about teaching students both in-person and online to inform the strategies they plan to use as they teach concurrently.

09/23/2020 (Wed) https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/8412910473 
12:00pm - 12:45pm   
3 slots filled - more available
Douglas Gorham
Edna Ramirez
Amanda Lee

Discussing Difficult Topics around the 2020 election and COVID-19, a Third Space Podcast with Jen Cort featuring featuring Rosalind Wiseman and Megan Saxelby from Cultures of Dignity

Come listen to and discuss Jen Cort’s insightful podcast Discussing Difficult Topics around the 2020 election and COVID-19 and envision how you can implement strategies in your classroom to facilitate productive difficult conversations.

09/24/2020 (Thu) meet.google.com/jgq-hdrb-egs 
11:40am - 12:10am   
4:00pm - 4:45pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Judith Hill

The Caring Classroom: Putting Social Emotional Learning Front and Center to Foster Effective Communication and Healthy Community whether teaching On-line, Concurrently or in Class led by Liz Jones

Come learn tips and tools for how to have caring communication, whether dealing with challenging situations or challenging students.

09/25/2020 (Fri) meet.google.com/xgd-rqzz-wev 
11:40am - 12:10pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Edna Ramirez
12:15pm - 12:50pm   

PC Faculty/Staff Group: Dealing with Mental Health Concerns sponsored by Elizabeth Hitschler & Jenny Baer (You'll have the option of meeting online or in-person. In-person location TBA.)

You’re invited to join our ongoing faculty/staff group conversation around normalizing the personal experience of dealing with a variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, bipolar, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders.

09/30/2020 (Wed) meet.google.com/pvo-sucw-xhp 
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Amanda Lee

Jefferson Talking Teaching: Topic TBA led by Chris Pastore

Join us for this informal chat about teaching.

09/30/2020 (Wed) https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/8412910473 
12:00pm - 12:45pm   

The Growing Edge Collaborative led by Shahidah Kalam Id-Din and Lee Payton (Starts Sept. 30th and meets the second and fourth Weds.)

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.

09/30/2020 (Wed) meet.google.com/vng-astz-odu 
7:00pm - 8:00pm (12)  

Faculty Meeting for Worship: Equity and Empathy -- First Tuesdays

This monthly Meeting will provide queries around diversity equity and inclusion, and provide a space for lived testimonies in our community.

10/06/2020 (Tue) meet.google.com/ymt-epuu-rsn 
7:00pm - 7:40pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Judith Hill

Mind, Brain, Education Research and Implications for Teaching Group

Please join as for the first meeting of the year of our MBE group. Ruth will share takeaways from this past summers CTTL MBE Deep Dives and we will plan for the focus of future meetings.

10/06/2020 (Tue) meet.google.com/xng-dsdy-svx 
12:00pm - 12:45pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Amanda Lee
1:00pm - 1:45pm   

Round Table about Concurrent Teaching: Translating What We've Been Learning about the Concurrent Classroom into Practical Strategies for Our Teaching

Come learn from and with colleagues about how they are teaching concurrently, what's been working and what's not. We'll share our successes, failures, and questions to grow our practice.

10/09/2020 (Fri) meet.google.com/dwp-tnqw-ije 
12:00pm - 12:50pm   
7 slots filled - more available
Brooke Stratton
Edna Ramirez
Douglas Gorham
Josh Oberfield
Judith Hill
Anne Coleman
Amanda Lee

Inclusive Community (IC) led by rotating Penn Charter facilitators (To prepare for this session please watch Kimberlé Crenshaw's TED TALK: The Urgency of Intersectionality : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akOe5-UsQ2o )

IC is a monthly (second Mondays) action-oriented conversation on DEI topics relevant to us as an intersectional community. For people who participated in anti-racist conversations this summer, and for members of #BARWE, this group offers that space.

10/12/2020 (Mon) meet.google.com/rub-jwrv-agg 
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Judith Hill
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