A coed Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia


Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) promotes excellence in teaching by providing faculty with accessible and meaningful professional development.Accessible because the TLC is on campus and flexible, offering lunch & learn sessions, after-school workshops, one-to-one sessions, Critical Friends Groups, class visits, online webinars, a partnership with neighboring Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University), and more.

Meaningful because the TLC supports faculty as they discover and share with each other new ways to teach.

William Penn Charter School’s Teaching & Learning Center’s mission is to promote excellence in teaching by providing meaningful and ongoing opportunities to enable faculty to further develop as reflective practitioners and to advance their professional practice. This will be achieved through differentiated instruction and varied modes of learning to support teachers as they strengthen their craft. The ultimate goal of TLC is to empower teachers, administrators, and staff to further their individual professional growth to ensure that students receive an outstanding education.Mission Statement

Teachers Teaching Teachers

An initiative of Penn Charter’s Strategic Vision, the TLC helps teachers advance their professional practice. These workshop titles show the breadth of offerings and opportunities for faculty.


Differentiated Instruction | Project-Based Learning | Design Thinking | Flipped Classroom | Interdisciplinary Teaching | Quaker Pedagogy | Creating Lifelong Learners | Neuroscience and Learning | Using Reggio Emilia Pedagogy to Enrich Your Classroom | How to Get Kids Talking | Peer Conferences | Responsive Classroom | Digital Portfolios | Formative Assessment | Meaningful Use of Homework | Notetaking in the Digital Age | Talking Teaching Sessions at Jefferson University

Understanding Students, Ourselves and Our World

Emotions and Learning | Brain Rules in Action | Culturally Responsive Teaching | Leaning into Difficult Conversations | Understanding Anxiety in Lower School Students | How Trauma, Our Brains, and Trust Impact Student Learning and How to Help | Discussion of Teaching Tolerance Webinars | Workshops Created with New Teachers in Mind

“It’s so easy to set up an appointment, meet with other teachers to discuss ideas, pick a workshop that fits exactly what YOU want and need to learn.”


Cyber Security for Personal Devices | IdeaLab Sessions | One-to-One Computer Help | Introduction to Podcasts | Lessons in Mac Applications | PC Hub Rubrics: A New Way to Grade | Video Recording Equipment Showcase | Using Google Tools | Quizzizz and Other Online Quiz Programs | Online Testing and Surveys | Online Lesson Planning Tools | 3D Printing

The Arts

Graphic Design for Teachers | A Way to Integrate Theater into Your Classroom | Adobe Photoshop | Movie Making | Digital Storytelling | Spoonflower Quiltmaking | Eco-dyeing and Printing | Learn to Play the Ukulele | PC Faculty Book Club | PC Cultural Events Series

Wellness and Enrichment

Friends of the Wissahickon Walks | Learn to Rock Climb and Belay | Mindful Meditation | Yoga | Morning Swim | Faculty Workouts | Zen-Doodling | Gameapalooza: Play Some Games at Lunch | Ideas for Summer Pleasure Reading | CafeĢ y Español