The Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP) at the University of Pennsylvania enables public school teachers from around Philadelphia to enroll in semester-long seminars taught by university professors. The goal is to enhance teachers’ knowledge base through university-level study after school.
Teachers have a profound impact on students. Including children’s environmental health content in a TIP seminar will enable teachers to pass on important and practical environmental health information to their students.
Dr. Marilyn Howarth, Deputy Director of the Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health will lead the class of ~12 teachers. The content will include our Center’s focus areas: asthma, air pollution, lead and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
By the end of the semester, each teacher will produce a curriculum for their classroom on one or more of these topics. The curriculum will be made publicly available.