Connected Learning Camps @Arcadia

It's Summer Camp for Educators: Connect, Create, Rejuvenate

Connected Learning Camps in Summer 2016

  • Coding for Educators - July 11th-14th 10AM-2PM
  • Community Project-Based Learning - July 18th-21st 10AM-2PM
  • Service Learning and Engagement in an Authentic Curriculum - July 18th - 21st 4PM-7:30PM
  • Digital Storytelling with WHYY and Arcadia University - July 25th - July 28th 10AM-2PM

What is a Connected Learning Camp?

It's a week of making connections, becoming energized, discovering new practices, and renewing spirits. It's professional development by educators, for educators. It's your time to learn what YOU want to learn about.

Connected Learning Camps are special-topics courses in innovative educational practices that are designed and taught by leading practitioners in the field. Participants earn one graduate course credit, which counts towards ACT 48 credits in PA.
OR Take three in a row for three credits (the equivalent of a full college course). Check out the offerings for Summer 2016 below:

Coding For Educators

Instructor: Tara Linney, EdTech Coach at Singapore American School and Google Certified Educator and Trainer
Some have predicted that within the next ten years, coding will be taught alongside reading and writing as a the new digital language. In this camp, teachers will learn the basics of how coding works, tools to teach coding, and how to integrate coding activities in your discipline and grade level.
Dates: July 11th - July 14th, 10AM-2PM
Course Code: ED676C.1, Summer Session 3

Community Project-Based Learning

Instructor: Christopher Rodgers, Instructional Technology Teacher at Greene Street Friends School
Description: How can sites of learning act as a pathway to community coalitions of academic, civic, and career opportunity? During this course, participants will survey, evaluate, and synthesize sites of learning across the Philadelphia community (museums, community organizations, cultural institutions, digital resources, etc.) to construct portfolios of resources and community relationships that can be used in inquiry-based learning experiences. Expect to take a few field trips across the city in this Camp!
Dates: July 18th - July 21s, 10AM-2PM
Course code: ED 676C.2, Summer Session 3

Service Learning and Engagement in an Authentic Curriculum

Instructor: Lisa Hantman, Teacher, School District of Philadelphia
In this camp, participants have the privilege of working with Lisa Hantman, a skilled teacher with over 30 years of experience in designing service learning experiences for her students. Attendees will learn how to incorporate meaningful service-learning activities into their curriculum. Also, camp-goers will learn more about Need In Deed, an organization that fosters networking and support for educators who incorporate service-learning into their teaching.
Dates: July 18th - July 21st, 4PM-7:30pm
Course Code: ED676C.4, Summer Session 3

Digital Storytelling with WHYY and Arcadia University

Instructor: Craig Santoro, Director of Educational Programs at WHYY

This fifteen-hour course guides teachers, pre-service teachers, and other educators through the basics of video production in the classroom. Educators will learn project-based techniques that teach 21st-Century skills through student media production. Participants will be guided through a series of media projects, including an audio slideshow, a short documentaries, and a narrative scene. The format of the course closely mirrors the hands-on environment teachers would create in their classrooms.

This is a hands-on course, in which teachers will be recording and editing media.

Dates: August 3rd - August 7th, 9AM-12pm

Course Code: ED676C.3

How to Register

Anyone can take a Connected Learning Camp, regardless of whether they are a matriculated student or not. Follow the directions in the link below to register using the course code in the Self-Service course registration platform:

For more information

Please contact Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle, Director of Master's Degrees and Certificate Programs at Arcadia University School of Education