On behalf of the SLA community, I am proud to share an email about the SLA Summer Teaching Institute we sent out this week:

We are excited to invite you to join us for SLA’s Summer Teaching Institute in partnership with Drexel University!

This professional development opportunity is designed for teachers from all disciplines and backgrounds. Participants will immerse themselves in SLA-style teaching and learning as we focus on inquiry-driven, project-based, technology-enriched learning. The week-long institute will be from July 15th-19th, 2013. Participants will receive three graduate credits from Drexel University.

For more information and to register, click here.


Chris Lehmann (SLA Principal)
Joshua Block (SLA humanities teacher)
Tim Best (SLA science teacher)

Seven years ago, SLA opened with the idea that our school could be both a powerful learning institute for students and for educators in Philadelphia and beyond. With the success of EduCon, and the work many SLA teachers do both locally in Philadelphia and with schools all over the world, this represents an important next step for us as a learning institution. We are grateful to Drexel University for their partnership, and I know that the hard work Josh and Tim (and others) are doing will mean that this will be an incredible week of learning for all involved.

Join us.