2018 TTEF Summer Institute

The 2018 TTEF Summer Institute will be in the Philadelphia metro area at Arcadia University, from Saturday, July 7th to Saturday, July 14th, 2018.

About the Summer Institute:

At the TTEF Summer Institute, Fellows spend seven days learning, planning, and collaborating with each other to deepen their knowledge about cutting-edge instructional practices and design teacher inquiry projects that impact their teaching and research. In the first four days of the institute, Fellows will attend workshops facilitated by leading scholars and educators. The final three days are devoted to re-designing syllabi and creating teacher inquiry plans. After the institute, Fellows will implement their projects, and publish results in a co-edited book. Opportunities for additional research and teacher collaboration will also be available.

Highlights this year:

Keynote Speaker:  Katherine Schultz, Dean of the University of Colorado-Boulder’s School of Education.

Confirmed Workshop Topics and Leaders:

Game Design in Education: Take advantage of the power of play –Dr. Matt Farber, Assistant Professor in the Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy Program at the University of Northern Colorado

The Marginal Syllabus: Annotating the Web for Social Justice – Dr.Remi Kalir, Assistant Professor of Information and Learning Technologies at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development

Makerspaces as Learning Environments – Dr. Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Director of the Creativity Labs at Indiana University

Teaching in the open: Open practices and educational resources – Dr. Kim Jaxon, Associate Professor of Composition & Literacy) at California State University, Chico

Sustaining Pre-service Teachers of Color through the Pipeline: Overcoming Barriers to the Profession – Dr. Lynnette Mawhinney, Associate Professor of Urban Education and Co-Coordinator of the Urban Education Program at The College of New Jersey

“Hacking” the curriculum: Innovating through Empathy and Critical Design Thinking- Dr.Kira Baker-Doyle, Rosemary and Walter Blankley Associate Professor of Education at Arcadia University School of Education.

Connected Learning in Teacher Education – Dr. Anna Smith, Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, School of Teaching and Learning & Christopher Rogers, Core member of Teacher Action Group Philadelphia.

 Writing Our Civic Futures: Connected Learning and Teaching with the National Writing Project.Christina Cantrill, Associate Director for National Programs at the National Writing Project.

Storytelling as Advocacy Dr. Lisa Jo Epstein, Founder, Just Act, a theatre-based catalyst for community development, activism and personal change.

Social Media and You: Expanding Your PLN, Cultivating Your Online Identity, and Enriching Your Teaching Practice – Dr. Torrey Trust, Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Other Workshop Topics:

  • Collaborative teaching across institutions
  • Participatory politics and civic literacies
  • Developing Practitioner-based Social Capital
  • Identity, representation, and equity in online spaces.

To Apply for the Fellowship:

  1. Complete application (visit here for application).
  2. Submit application, CV, and letter of endorsement from your Dean or Chair to: admin @ transformativeteachered.com
  3. Applications are due February 15th, 2018

Room, board, and workshop materials/texts are provided for Fellows during their stay. Fellows will also the opportunity to apply for TTEF inquiry project funding up to $1500.

We seek scholars from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds, and we encourage scholars of color and women to apply.

Applications are competitive. The following criteria are used to determine acceptance to the program:

  1. Applicant has a record of commitment to teaching for social justice and equity in education.
  2. Applicant demonstrates curiosity about new approaches and practices in teaching and teacher leadership.
  3. Applicant presents specific ideas for teacher inquiry work and transformation of practice.
  4. Applicant can commit to work on research publications related to their teacher inquiry work.