TLC / Tech Department

Lunch & Learn Sessions and Workshops

Welcome back to school! Listed below are our Opening Meeting TLC sessions, as well as the beginning of September offerings. Many more will be listed soon. We hope that you will join us to learn about topics that interest you and enjoy the company of colleagues. 

If the timing of these sessions isn't convenient, please let Ruth Aichenbaum ([email protected]) know, and she'll be happy to arrange a session that works for you. You're also welcome to explore our Teaching & Learning Center Google Site, which contains professional development resources. 

There are also sessions led by our parent community, which you can sign up for at this Parent to Parent Site. (coming soon!)

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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST)

Project-Based Learning Group

During this session, we invite you to bring PBL ideas for current or new units so we can grow ideas together.

03/02/2020 (Mon) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
12 slots filled - more available
Alyson Goodner
daniel stahl
Sharon Ahram
Peter shaifer
Tom Rickards
Julia Judson-Rea
Kate McCallum
Jill Einbender
Josie Wallmuth
Antonio Calvo
Sarah Black
Ashleigh Brown
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
7 slots filled - more available
Alyson Goodner
Sharon Ahram
Judith Hill
Amanda Lee
Sonia Duprez
Corey K
Orit Netter

Swim Some Laps at Lunch facilitated by Pam Shannon

Here's your opportunity to swim laps during your lunch break! (Pam will offer this every yellow Monday that actually falls on a Monday.)

03/02/2020 (Mon) PC Swimming Pool, Graham Activities Building 
12:30pm - 1:00pm (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled
Karen Campbell

Morning Fitness Class led by John Estok and Lori Swartz

Our group fitness class can be modified to fit all levels of fitness. Showers are available in both the GAC and the Dooney Fieldhouse. (No need to sign up.)

03/03/2020 (Tue) Blaine Center 
6:00am - 6:45am   
No need to sign up.
7:00am - 7:45am   
No need to sign up.

#BARWE, "Building Anti-Racist White Educators" facilitated by Sharon Ahram and Ruth McGee

#BARWE, is a monthly discussion group examining the role of anti-racist white educators in the classroom. To make this group most meaningful and productive, we ask you to commit to participating each month.

03/03/2020 (Tue) U/S Ruth McGee's Art Room 101 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
5 slots filled - more available
Alyson Goodner
Peter shaifer
Kate McCallum
Richard DeSalvo
Rebecca Miller
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
14 slots filled - more available
Brooke Stratton
JUDITH HILL
Corbett Moy
Patricia Noonan
Maria Adamson
Holly Silberman
Amanda Lee
Debbie Foley
Anne Coleman
Corey K
Lisa Turner
Kristen Ostendorf
Kate McCallum
Laura Mansfield

Work Hard, Rest Hard: Mindful Work-Life Balance led by Marianne Master

Join us for a conversation informed by recent research about the importance of rest. We will think about ways to build meaningful rest into your life.

03/03/2020 (Tue) TLC 
11:45am - 12:30pm   
4 slots filled - more available
Ginny Stewart
Nancy Hirschfeld
Tatiana Koltsova
Sarah Black
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
9 slots filled - more available
Judith Hill
Cory Moy
John Metais
Eva Kay Noone
Kristen Ostendorf
Maria Adamson
Emma Rowan
Douglas Gorham
Ray Bailey

Strategy Groups: How are they different from guided reading? led by Nina Wojtowicz

In this session, we will discuss planning for and implementing strategy groups in reading and writing workshop.

03/03/2020 (Tue) Lower School, Trask Library 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Ashleigh Brown
12:20pm - 12:50pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Sarah Black

Mindful Yoga- Ten Sessions from January 14th- March 17th

An instructor from Yoga Home will lead the class from 4:10-5:10. Cost will be determined by the number of participants. Deadline to reserve your spot is Friday, January 10th.

03/03/2020 (Tue) Pre-K Great Room 
4:10pm - 5:10pm   
12 slots filled - more available
Rebecca Luzi
Sandra Portnoy
Nancy Hirschfeld
Karen Hallowell
Lisa Turner
Naveena Bembry
Eva Kay Noone
Debbie Foley
Steven Wade
Rosanne Punzo
Ginny Stewart
Sandra Portnoy
Sandra Portnoy

Urban Fellow Teaching Cafe: Challenging the Status Quo in American Education: led by Luciany Melo da Silva

Luciany will share about what it means to be an immigrant and emerging educator of color in this era.

03/04/2020 (Wed) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
5 slots filled - more available
Ashleigh Brown
Lisa Reedich
Doug Uhlmann
Jacquelyn Hamilton
Aarionna Goodman
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
6 slots filled - more available
Ray Bailey
Douglas Gorham
Ashleigh Brown
Jacquelyn Hamilton
Aarionna Goodman
Joy Lai

Jefferson University Talking Teaching

Join us for an informal BYO lunch chat about teaching. Today's discussion will focus on ...topic TBA soon.

03/04/2020 (Wed) Jefferson University, Kanbar Center Fishbowl 
12:00pm - 1:00pm   

Sew What? led by Eva Kay Noone

Do you have a hand or machine sewing project that you would like to do in your classroom or would you like to learn how to use the sewing machine in the IdeaLab. If sew, this workshop is for you.

03/04/2020 (Wed) Upper School Art Room 105-107 
3:30pm - 4:30pm (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled
Amanda Lee

Understanding and Enhancing the Female Experience (formerly the Girls' Social/Emotional and Educational Empowerment Group)

We will be debriefing about the Feb. 26th cross-divisional after-school activity for students who identify as girls.

03/05/2020 (Thu) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
7 slots filled - more available
Amanda Lelii
Sarah Black
Josie Wallmuth
Christie Pearsall
Aarionna Goodman
Brad Schoener
Ashleigh Brown
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
10 slots filled - more available
Cory Moy
Eva Kay Noone
Beth Menzie
John Metais
Marianne Master
Marianna Allen
Brooke Stratton
Sharon Ahram
Judith Hill
Kristen Ostendorf

Share Your NAIS Takeaways

Come share your NAIS takeaways and hear your colleagues' to grow ideas together.

03/06/2020 (Fri) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
12:30pm - 1:00pm   

Creating Lifelong Learners Group facilitated by Aly Goodner, Brooke Stratton, and Melanie Wills. Learn about Aly’s Quaker Decision Making Lesson Centered on the Coronavirus Decision and the Skills of Lifelong Learners

Aly will share her plan for this Quaker decision making lesson. She’ll be using rubrics and student self-evaluation.  We will use our time together to review the plan, ask questions and provide reflections and recommendations.

03/09/2020 (Mon) TLC 
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
7 slots filled - more available
Peter Morton
John Metais
Alyson Goodner
Brooke Stratton
Melanie Wills
Joy Lai
Judith Hill

Using Newsela with your Students for Inquiry Studies: Newsela Provides Current High Interest Non-fiction Texts on a Variety of Subjects at Varied Reading Levels from Grades 2 through12 (NOTE- this workshop date will be changed to I believe March 9)

(Date to be changed to 3/9). Attend this virtual session about using Newsela for inquiry studies with your students. Newsela provides quality short texts on a wide variety of high interest non-fiction topics at differentiated reading levels- and it's free

03/09/2020 (Mon) L/S Naveena's Fifth Grade Classroom 
3:15pm - 4:15pm   
3 slots filled - more available
Naveena Bembry
Sarah Black
Sonia Duprez

Mind, Brain, Education Research and Implications for Teaching Group

I hope you can join us for our next MBE discussion on March 10. We'll discuss using retrieval practice to help our students learn.

03/10/2020 (Tue) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
13 slots filled - more available
Anne Coleman
Cory Moy
Laura Mansfield
Melanie Wills
Douglas Gorham
Amanda Lee
Douglas Uhlmann
John Metais
Peter shaifer
Sarah Aguilar-Francis
Brad Schoener
Karen Campbell
Doug Uhlmann

One-to-One Computer Help with Julian Guindon

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

03/10/2020 (Tue) TLC 
11:30am - 12:00pm   
12:00pm - 12:30pm   
Upper School, Room 112 
12:30pm - 1:00pm   

"Stop the Bleed" Training led by Jim Behr and Al Davey from Narberth Ambulance

All interested faculty/staff are invited to attend specialized training in wound management. This is the same training we offered in April of 2019. The session provides easy info to support a victim with a bleeding event.

03/10/2020 (Tue) Trask Library in Lower School 
3:15pm - 3:45pm   
3 slots filled - more available
Rebecca Miller
Ray Bailey
Lisa Reedich

America 4.0: a Collaborative Exploration of the National, Social, Political, and Cultural Tensions that have Surfaced since 2008: March 11th topic is "School Choice" facilitated by Lee Payton

We'll examine the "School Choice" today and from a historical perspective.

03/11/2020 (Wed) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
9 slots filled - more available
Emma Rowan
Julia Judson-Rea
Nancy Hirschfeld
Lisa Howard
Tatiana Koltsova
Judith Hill
Richard DeSalvo
Ruth McGee
Doug Uhlmann
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
11 slots filled - more available
Cory Moy
Douglas Gorham
Gillian Diffenderfer
James Bolden Jr.
Sandra Portnoy
Maria Adamson
Joel Eckel
Patricia Noonan
Sonia Duprez
Ray Bailey
John Metais

PC Faculty/Staff Book Club led by Judith Hill

Come join us to discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

03/11/2020 (Wed) TLC 
3:30pm - 4:30pm   
7 slots filled - more available
Amanda Lee
Christine Schwartz
Ruth Aichenbaum
Melanie Wills
Carol Steinbrook
Beth Glascott
We are reading Such a Fun Age
Nancy Hirschfeld

Lehr Fund for Public Purpose led by Aly Goodner

Learn more about this new source of funding for curriculum development in partnership with the Center for Public Purpose. We will share about the Lehr Fund, the application process, and talk about ideas together.

03/13/2020 (Fri) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
03/16/2020 (Mon) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   

Commit to 1% Mindfulness Group led by Teodora Nedialkova

1% Daily Mindfulness Practice(4 minutes a day) is scientifically proven to lower stress, cultivate healthier relationships and improve school performance. Monthly we will use resources from the book Happy Teachers Change the World to grow our practice. 

03/17/2020 (Tue) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
5 slots filled - more available
Tatiana Koltsova
Nancy Hirschfeld
Rebecca Luzi
Emma Rowan
Sarah Black
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
6 slots filled - more available
Melanie Wills
Christine Schwartz
John Metais
Richard DeSalvo
Sandra Portnoy
Amanda Lee

Thanks for the Feedback led by David Brightbill and Marianne Master

Come for a discussion of salient ideas from the book Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. Learn advice and insights from research on how to navigate feedback in both your personal and professional lives.

03/17/2020 (Tue) Upper School Room 112 
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
1 slot filled - more available
Amanda Lee

Using Metacognition and Digital Portfolios led by Sara Moses

Please join us to collaborate and learn from one another about how we are using or hope to use portfolios and metacognition.

03/18/2020 (Wed) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
7 slots filled - more available
Sarah Aguilar-Francis
Melanie Wills
Sharon Ahram
Peter Morton
Joy Lai
Josh Oberfield
Eva Kay Noone

Indigenous Peoples' History- Teaching Tolerance Webinar- Continued Discussion

We will view highlights/ resources from this Teaching Tolerance webinar. The webinar delves into the ways American history instruction often fails to acknowledge- and contributes to- the erasure of indigenous stories and perspectives.

04/13/2020 (Mon) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
11 slots filled - more available
James Fiorile
Jennifer Chernak
Josie Wallmuth
James Bolden Jr
Shelby Tucker
Wilson Felter
Tom Rickards
Teodora Nedialkova
Ray Bailey
Cory Moy
Alyson Goodner

Tuesdays with TED Ed Talks

We plan to listen to Jessica Lahey's talk "The Gift of Failure."

04/14/2020 (Tue) TLC 
11:45am - 12:15pm   
6 slots filled - more available
Peter shaifer
Nancy Hirschfeld
Lisa Howard
Emma Rowan
Douglas Gorham
Ginny Stewart
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
9 slots filled - more available
Cory Moy
Patricia Noonan
Debbie Foley
Peter Morton
John Metais
Melanie Wills
Marianna Allen
Richard DeSalvo
Amanda Lee

Meaningfully Using Homework to Promote Learning Group led by Melanie Wills

Let Melanie or Ruth know if you have an article / topic you’d like to discuss during our April 16th meeting.

04/16/2020 (Thu) TLC 
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
13 slots filled - more available
Douglas Gorham
John Metais
Melanie Wills
Amanda Lee
Beth Menzie
Aarionna Goodman
Cory Moy
Christy Schwartz
Peter Morton
Patricia Noonan
Doug Uhlmann
Sam Lindauer
Nina Wojtowicz

Support Group for Parents of Kids Three Years and Younger facilitated by Eileen Bossone

Come join our support group for working parents of babies/ toddlers. It will be an opportunity to decompress and share strategies to balance work and parenting among sleep-deprived kindred folk.

04/16/2020 (Thu) Greenroom, Kurtz Center 
12:30pm - 1:00pm   
8 slots filled - more available
Brooke Stratton
Julia Judson-Rea
Ariel Baker
brooke giles
Eileen Bossone
Marianna Allen
Darci Spencer
Corbett Moy

Get your Knitting TLC with 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

04/28/2020 (Tue) TLC 
3:00pm - 4:00pm   
8 slots filled - more available
Sonia Duprez
Amanda Lee
Nancy Hirschfeld
Melanie Wills
Ruth McGee
Carol Steinbrook
Cory Moy
Indira Corales Stefanelli
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