Empowering Learners Partnerships Collecting Applications for Spring

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 1:01 pm.

The following email was sent by Staff Education Coordinator Jessica Hollinger Vinson to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Dec. 11:

Do you want to:
build a relationship with a student outside of the classroom?
teach a skill, talent or interest?
learn a new skill, talent or interest?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for an Empowering Learners Partnership today!

Who can participate in the Empowering Learners Partnerships branch of the TLI?
Staff and faculty from all campus departments are eligible for participation in the TLI.

Participating in an Empowering Learners Partnership
Empowering Learners Partnerships (ELPs) provide the opportunity to participate in a unique reciprocal relationship with a staff, student, or faculty member (or occasionally in a small group). You and your partner(s) will take turns teaching and learning a skill or interest, allowing both of you to take on the roles of teacher and learner.

Weekly Partnership Meetings
For the first half of the semester, partnerships meet for 2 hours a week. You and your partner can decide if you want to meet for 2 hours once a week, or 1 hour twice a week. Halfway through the semester you and your partner have the option to continue with your meeting schedule, or to meet for one hour a week.

What skills, talents, or interests do I have to offer?
All faculty, staff, and students who have an interest in building relationships and sharing knowledge are encouraged to participate in the TLI. Since the creation of the TLI, a wonderfully diverse list of skills and interests have been shared through its partnerships:

Literacy
Foreign languages
Baking
Computer
Piano
Digital photography
Facebook
Wood carving
Jazz appreciation
Arts and crafts
Continuing education
Painting
Citizenship test
Board/card games
...just to name a few.

If you are interested in participating in the TLI for the spring 2013 semester, apply now! An electronic application can be found at the following link: https://brynmawr.wufoo.com/forms/tli-stafffaculty-application/.

Filed under: Announcements,For Faculty,For Staff Tags: by Diana Campeggio

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