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Silverman Fellows work to strengthen literacy and communication skills among K-12 students at university-assisted community schools, with a focus on promoting wellness and creating media to disseminate to the wider community. They plan and implement in-school and after-school programming at one of our partner schools and attend professional development opportunities throughout the year. A range of creative projects are available, depending on fellows’ interest and the needs of the partner schools.
Penn students, working through Netter, can provide people power to teacher-driven, curriculum-integrated projects that fulfill K-12 teachers’ learning goals for literacy and critical thinking, in humanities, health, and wellness. Penn students can provide the hands-on support to make labor-intensive, tangible culminating projects come alive, while coaching public school students in these projects. Examples include:
- Handle layout, production, and publishing tasks for student-written newspapers, books, essay collections, and literary magazines
- Create art installations (tactile or virtual) to showcase students’ research
- Build websites documenting students’ written, visual, audio, and video research
- Coach students one-on-one as they write and prepare to perform their writing
- Design and produce event flyers, playbills, and other event materials
- Facilitate reading groups for in-depth, personalized discussions
Contact: Suzana Berger, firstname.lastname@example.org