Professional Development Seminars for Teachers

Welcome to the website of the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) at the University of Pennsylvania! The Teachers Institute offers academic professional development seminars led by world class Penn scholars, which are open to public school teachers from the West and Southwest Regions of the School District of Philadelphia at no cost.

Each year the Teachers Institute Representatives, all classroom teachers themselves, canvass their colleagues for topics that will fulfill their interests and upgrade knowledge needed for better teaching. The Institute then recruits scholars from Penn to organize and lead content-rich seminars for teachers based on those topics.

Please enjoy and explore our TIP website, and feel free to use all, or part, of the wonderful lessons and curricula built on the research and creativity of our teachers.

The Teachers Institute is supported by a partnership agreement between the University of Pennsylvania and the School District of Philadelphia, and the resources of generous funders.