March 23, 2020Guidelines for Moving College Courses Online
In response to the coronavirus, college instructors are shifting their in-person courses online. Zachary Herrmann and Penn GSE’s Center for Professional Learning have some experience making this work. For the last two years, Herrmann’s Project-Based Learning certificate program has started with an in-person summer workshop, followed by online sessions throughout the year. When teaching transitioned from in-person to online, Herrmann and his team had to modify how they plan lessons, communicate with students, and lead discussions. In doing so, they found new methods to establish meaningful and lasting connections with their class.
March 23, 2020Campus Ministries Continue to Serve the Community
The leaders of Penn campus ministries are coming together on virtual platforms to support the people of Penn and of Philadelphia while also supporting each other. Howard heads the Spiritual and Religious Life Center @ Penn. He is keeping in touch with the more than 50 different campus ministries in the Penn Religious Communities Council, covering a full range of religions, faiths, sects, and movements.
March 19, 2020Five Tips to Stay Positive and Healthy During Social Isolation
In this strange new time, it’s important to stay connected to the people you love and replace the physical contact that’s been lost. Though the coronavirus situation is changing daily, even hourly, by now the need for physical separation from those not in your household is clear.
March 19, 2020Teaching Art Online Under COVID-19
As we individually scramble to stock our pantries and secure our loved ones, we are also figuring out how on earth to switch our hands-on teaching of studio-based art to virtual platforms.
March 19, 2020Coronavirus and the Philly Concert Scene
Speaking to several different Philly-area concert promoters throughout the day today, the common theme is that everything is changing by the hour as fears about the spread of coronavirus continue to escalate.