We invite you to the Philadelphia Urban Seminar!

Penn State students,

The Philadelphia Urban Seminar teaching team for May 2011 is gearing up for a fantastic seminar this year! We look forward to learning and growing with you, and we hope you consider joining us for this year’s seminar.

For over a decade, pre-service teachers from many Pennsylvania universities have gathered in Philadelphia to experience teaching in an urban environment. The purpose of the Philly Urban Seminar is to encourage new teachers to consider teaching in the city of Philadelphia once they complete their degree and certification. All Urban Seminar students are assigned to a public school classroom in Philadelphia, where they work with a mentor teacher for two weeks. In addition to school placement, students will also engage in selected readings, participate in large group and small group discussions, attend panel presentations, and listen to fascinating speakers from across the city. But don’t fear, we also make time for fun! All Urban Seminar students attend a day-long field trip to some of the city’s best historical sites and museums, participate in a day of service, and experience the rich and diverse cultural neighborhoods of Philadelphia. We also plan outings to the local shopping centers, South Street, and even a Phillies game! By the end of the two weeks many students find that the experience is a rewarding one.

We hope you consider enrolling in this year’s Philadelphia Urban Seminar. After securing your clearances, please contact Kerri Kopcha at kdl111@psu.edu. Hurry– the deadline is April 15!

For more information, see:
Our informational flyer: complete philly urban seminar_2011 flyerREV