The 2014 Delaware team attends the Intensive Session of the Yale National Initiative, held each July in New Haven, CT, where admitted teachers from across the country participate in seminars led by distinguished Yale University faculty members.
Pictured (L to R) front: April Higgins, Social Studies Instructor, Skyline Middle School (Red Clay Consolidated School District); Raymond Theilacker, DTI Director; Barbara Prillaman, Social Studies, ELA and ESL instructor, Conrad Schools of Science (Red Clay Consolidated School District); John Bartley, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Kristen Leida, K-5 Art Instructor, Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary School (Colonial School District); Nancy Rudolph, Mathematics and Physics Instructor, Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School (New Castle County Vocational Technical School District); Meredith Ostheimer, Grade 3 Instructor, West Park Place Elementary School (Christina School District); Back row: Joel Best, Professor of Sociology; and Eric Rise, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
The 2011 Delaware team attends the Intensive Session of the Yale National Initiative, held each July in New Haven, CT, where admitted teachers from across the country participate in seminars led by distinguished Yale University faculty members.
Pictured (L to R) front: Eric Rise, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Michael Husni, Spanish and Dramatic Arts instructor, Middletown High School (Appoquinimink); Raymond Theilacker, DTI Director; Leslie Reidel, Professor of Theater;Thomas Leitch, Professor of English.
Back row: Kathleen Gormley, Highlands Elementary School (Red Clay); Nancy Rudolph, Mathematics instructor, Hodgson Vo-tech High School (New Castle Co. Vo-tech); Nancy Ventresca, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (Christina); Ellen Shackelford, Richey Elementary School (Red Clay); Kishayla Payne-Miller, Southern Elementary School (Colonial); Gretchen Wolfe, Brader Elementary School (Christina); Lori Wiley, George Read Middle School (Colonial); Barbara Prillaman, Social Studies, ELA and ESL instructor, Conrad Schools of Science (Red Clay).
The Delaware Teachers Institute in New Castle County (DTI) is an educational partnership between the University of Delaware and four New Castle County school districts: Christina, Colonial, New Castle County Vocational-Technical, and Red Clay Consolidated. The Institute is designed to strengthen teaching and learning in the community's public schools. DTI is situated in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware, and is led by a University faculty group and a committee of teacher leaders. The Institute is coordinated and administered by a director.
DTI offers seminars on subjects that school teachers request in the humanities and sciences, and which best fit contemporary needs among the student population.
Following a rigorous application process, K-12 teachers are admitted into small seminar groups organized around the content topics. In seminars, University faculty members contribute their knowledge of and expertise in a subject, while teachers apply their knowledge of elementary and secondary pedagogy, their understanding of the students they teach, and their grasp of what really works in the classroom.
Successful completion of a seminar requires that teachers, under the personal guidance of University faculty leaders, each write a curriculum unit to be used in their own classrooms, and to be shared with others in their home schools, and with other teachers through both print and electronic publication.
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