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. 

Here is the link to sign up for COVID testing. 

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Earth Week TED Talk: Make Your Actions on Climate Reflect Your Words given by Severn Cullis-Suzuki.

This TED talk shows excerpts of Severn’s UN’s Earth Summit speech 30 years ago, when she was just 12 years old, as well as her speech today urging us to make our actions on climate change reflect our words.

04/19/2021 (Mon) meet.google.com/gho-xvkg-fuw 
11:45am - 12:15pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Tom Rickards
3:00pm - 3:30pm (20)  

Decoding Penn Charter Culture Session (for teachers in years 1-3 at PC) led by Lisa Turner

This will be a chance to continue to ask questions about anything from meeting dynamics to yearly events to PC interpersonal culture. Come share what you observe and gain insights into our community!

04/20/2021 (Tue) meet.google.com/pon-vexr-iuj 
11:40am - 12:20pm (20)  
2 of 20 slots filled
Edna Ramirez
Kevin Medansky

Do You Speak Tree? led by Josh Aichenbaum (author Josh Oaktree) (Take a look at an Advanced Copy of Do You Speak Tree? https://tinyurl.com/5asecth4 and the Educator's Guide: https://tinyurl.com/jc8tn62m

Come hear Josh talk about his new eco-conscious picture book Do You Speak Tree? Josh will share his educator guide for the Do You Speak Tree, and together we will brainstorm ways our students can speak up for the environment.

04/20/2021 (Tue) meet.google.com/quf-jxbb-tbv 
4:00pm - 4:45pm (20)  
7 of 20 slots filled
Tom Rickards
Jill Einbender
Orit Netter
Jacquelyn Hamilton
Beth Vaccaro
Patricia Noonan
Douglas Gorham

Painting a Just Picture: Art and Activism- Learning for Justice (formerly known as Teaching Tolerance) Webinar

We will view highlights/ resources from this Teaching Tolerance webinar. The webinar cohosted by experts from the National Gallery of Art, offers new understandings of American visual art and its role in helping us understand our history.

04/21/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/wsi-nwno-bjx 
11:45am - 12:15pm (16)  
1 of 16 slots filled
Eva Kay Noone

Wednesday Wellness Walks led by Tom Rickards, Joy Lai, and Kevin Berkoff

We can choose a route or a particular destination together. Also, feel free to come with a short piece of poetry or uplifting message to share! Masks required and reusable water bottles are encouraged.

04/21/2021 (Wed) Meet at PC Front Circle 
2:45pm - 3:45pm (15)  
4 of 15 slots filled
Doug Uhlmann
Ruth Aichenbaum
Kevin Medansky
Liz Jones
Meet in the PC Front Circle 
2:45pm - 3:45pm (15)  

The Growing Edge Collaborative led by Shahidah Kalam Id-Din and 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.

04/21/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/mdq-vjjd-gcy 
6:00pm - 6:45pm (11)  
All slots filled
Karen Campbell
Jacquelyn Hamilton
Alyson Goodner
Jenny Baer
Joy Lai
Marianna Allen
Christine Schwartz
Cory Moy
Emma Rowan
Lisa Turner
Ruth Aichenbaum

Gender Equity, Sexuality, and Consent Task Force Listening Circles. The Task Force is conducting listening circles to gather data on Penn Charter's curriculum related to gender equity, sexuality, consent & personal safety.

With the support of a research firm, the task force will identify central themes from these listening circles and make specific curricular recommendations to the administration. Please join us to share your reflections and shape our curriculum.

04/22/2021 (Thu) meet.google.com/jqp-zvyb-ssj 
2:00pm - 3:00pm (4)  
04/23/2021 (Fri) meet.google.com/jqp-zvyb-ssj 
11:40am - 12:20pm (4)  
04/29/2021 (Thu) meet.google.com/jqp-zvyb-ssj 
6:30pm - 7:30pm (4)  
05/02/2021 (Sun) meet.google.com/jqp-zvyb-ssj 
3:30pm - 4:30pm (4)  

Jefferson University Talking Teaching led by Dr. Christopher Pastore

This week's Talking Teaching will be focus on grading class participation jumpstarted by this article: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sQSjW9FVyoJtY-OlHyDiGkeQh-ZOiecj6tsnhj5jM-I/edit?usp=sharing

04/22/2021 (Thu) https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/8412910473 
2:30pm - 3:30pm (10)  

Third Space with Jen Cort: Students Speaking to Social Justice through Writing (link to podcast: https://tinyurl.com/2y4nx88w )

Students at Mercersburg Academy and teacher Michele Poacelli share about their class "The Subversive Imagination: Creative Writing for Social Justice." Students read equity-themed fiction and wrote to construct worlds that explore injustice and subvert it

04/26/2021 (Mon) meet.google.com/uqt-vnnt-mow 
11:45am - 12:15pm (15)  
3:00pm - 3:30pm (15)  

Yoga with MK led by MaryKate O'Brien (On the first and third Tuesday of the month through April.)

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

04/27/2021 (Tue) meet.google.com/zff-vkfp-ebc 
5:15pm - 6:00pm (30)  
14 of 30 slots filled
Deborah McIlvaine
Rebecca Luzi
Emma Rowan
Nancy Hirschfeld
Eva Kay Noone
Ruth Aichenbaum
Amanda Lee
Elizabeth Fleming
Tamara Southerling
Margaret Bolt
Steven Wade
Marianna Allen
Whitney Kerner
Lisa Turner

Faculty/Staff Meeting for Worship: Equity and Empathy / Community Connection

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

04/27/2021 (Tue) meet.google.com/ymt-epuu-rsn 
7:00pm - 7:40pm (20)  
12 of 20 slots filled
Judith Hill
Edna Ramirez
Riley Brown
Deborah McIlvaine
MaryKate O'Brien
Janel Horton
Lisa Howard
Lisa Turner
Ginny Stewart
Cory Moy
Kevin Medansky
Naveena Bembry

What Flavor Quaker is PC and Why? led by Michael Moulton

Some of the ways an institution interprets and lives out Quaker values extend from the branch of the religion that they come from. Come find out the part of the Quaker tree where PC sits and wonder together how history shapes the daily life of our school.

04/28/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/xsf-tjec-bpk 
11:40am - 12:20pm (18)  
4 of 18 slots filled
Tom Rickards
Alice Bateman
Kevin Medansky
Sonia Duprez
At first I thought this was literally under the tree. But it still sounds great :)

National Trauma–Now What? | Jon Kabat-Zinn Special Edition on Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Come listen to highlights of this podcast featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn and discuss your takeaways. If you're interested but this time isn't convenient, let me know and I'll offer it at an additional time.

04/29/2021 (Thu) meet.google.com/tua-kryr-pex 
11:45am - 12:15pm (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Cory MOY
Emma Rowan
Judith Hill

Knitting Club with Jane Evans and Jaqueline Eastridge

Join us to knit together virtually, share what you are knitting and what your future projects might be. We can also discuss creating a student knitting club where students knit and donate what they knit to a Women's Shelter or other non-profit.

05/04/2021 (Tue) meet.google.com/eya-bmqy-ixj 
4:00pm - 4:45pm (20)  
4 of 20 slots filled
Karen Campbell
Melanie Wills
Edna Ramirez
Jenny Baer

Using Homework Meaningfully to Promote Learning Group led by Melanie Wills

This session we will share the types of homework assignments we're using and how it's going during this time of distance and concurrent teaching.

05/05/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/ytt-qjji-gfv 
11:40am - 12:20pm (20)  
10 of 20 slots filled
Amanda Lee
Peter Morton
Michael LoStracco
Douglas Gorham
Emily Brennan
Corey K
Marianna Allen
Bhelly Bagbonon
Kevin Medansky
James Bolden Jr

One-to-One Computer Help with Julian Guindon

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

05/05/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/opa-thcj-jtq 
3:00pm - 3:30pm   
Susan Goodman
3:30pm - 4:00pm   
4:00pm - 4:30pm   

Mind, Brain, Education Research and Implications for Teaching Group

Those of us who attending the CTTL Winter Webinars will share takeaways and lead a discussion.

05/05/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/xng-dsdy-svx 
3:30am - 4:00pm (16)  
11 of 16 slots filled
Amanda Lee
Melanie Wills
Michael LoStracco
Douglas Uhlmann
Anne Coleman
Edna Ramirez
Indira Corales Stefanelli
Tamara Southerling
David Brightbill
Cory MOY
Alice Bateman

Upper School Lesson Sharing about Concurrent/Distance Teaching: Translating What We've Been Learning about the Concurrent Classroom and Distance Learning into Practical Strategies for Our Teaching

Come share and hear about lessons used to teach concurrently, check in re our concurrent teaching, and share takeaways from research. Let me know if there is a specific focus you'd like for today (discussion based lessons, formative assessment, etc.)

05/07/2021 (Fri) meet.google.com/ywm-cnyn-hjo 
11:40am - 12:20pm (18)  
8 of 18 slots filled
Cory Moy
Douglas Uhlmann
Eva Kay Noone
Melanie Wills
Kevin Medansky
Emily Brennan
Douglas Gorham
Michael Moulton

Spiritual Wellness led by Liz Jones

Join Liz the first Wednesday of each month to speak life to your soul/spirit through gospel/spiritual songs, words of encouragement/empowerment, Bible passage readings, and prayer led by Liz Jones.

05/12/2021 (Wed) meet.google.com/swg-npbk-gsu 
7:30am - 8:00am (15)  
6 of 15 slots filled
Patricia Noonan
Margaret Bolt
Douglas Gorham
Peter Shaifer
karen riedlmeier
Margaret Lea
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