2017 K-16 Partnerships Institute: June 12th
Each year, PHENND’s K-16 Partnerships Network hosts a day long convening about university, school, and community partnerships. This year's theme will be "PHENND goes to School." The institute will be a day of planning, reflection, and sharing of information on partnerships that take place in K-12 schools.

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Updated Agenda:

Breakfasts / Morning Announcements

9:00 Registration / Breakfast

9:30 Welcome / Opening Discussion – How can partnerships help to increase access to school breakfast?

Academic Block

10:15 Breakout Session 1

The Writers Matter Program at La Salle University, a unique and innovative opportunity for middle and lower high school students to learn critical writing skills through the use of journal writing as a vehicle for self-expression.

The Center for Science and the Schools at Penn State University supports mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships between Penn State STEM researchers and outreach providers, and K-12 schools that enhance K-12 science education across Pennsylvania.


11:45 Lunch & Keynote Speaker

‘Specials’ Block

12:45 Breakout Session 2

ArtistYear Philadelphia – Fellows from the Curtis Institute of Music and Drexel University work full-time in Philadelphia public schools to deliver an issue-based arts curriculum that inspires active youth citizens.

Asphalt to Inspiration – Greening Philadelphia Schoolyards with Daniel Denk from the Trust for Public Land

Afternoon Announcements

2:15 Lindy Award for Excellence in K-16 Partnerships Presentation

After-school Activities

2:45 Breakout Session 3

Process Over Product: Reflections of an Arts Based Afterschool K-16 Partnership – Presenters: Dr. Anna Beresin, Professor, Liberal Arts, and Co-Director, NEUARTS, Neighborhood Engagement at the University of the Arts, and Ms. Lindsay Sparagana, Senior Lecturer, Photography, and Co-Director, NEUARTS

College Readiness for 8th and 9th Graders – Insights from afterschool programming that engages Temple, Penn, and Drexel University students through GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness of Undergraduate Programs)


4:00 End of Day

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