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Dear friend,

Bread & Roses is committed to helping organizers strengthen the work that they do. That's why Bread & Roses is once again partnering with the Philly Trainers' Collaborative (PTC).

PTC is a collectively run group of people working to build skills together. Their next workshop will pilot 2-3 experiential learning training techniques that other trainers can use.

Sign up and learn more below.

Yours truly,
Ray Murphy
director of communications & online strategy

PTC friends,

Hope the winter is treating you well. We have yet another exciting opportunity for you to learn or review tools & techniques and to exchange ideas and approaches with fellow educators.   This month's PTC Lab is particularly a great chance to learn from some passionate young professionals who are building their skills in the field of experiential learning. Come join us!

Philadelphia Trainers' Collaborative

February 27th Gathering

The Philadelphia Trainers' Collaborative is a member-run group of community educators, organizers, teachers and trainers who believe in and practice education to transform people and communities. Through regular gatherings, we strive to create a space for educators to gain skills, share ideas, brainstorm, and try out new approaches.

Training Techniques Lab

Wednesday,  Feb. 27

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Facilitators:  Laura Flippin, Xu Li, Alison Stolow, Ronggui Su, and Colleen Daley

Location: Europe Room, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.

RSVP by clicking here .

Students currently enrolled in the Experiential Learning Design class at UPenn's Graduate School of Education will be demonstrating 2-3 experiential learning training techniques that other trainers can employ to meet their own goals and objectives. This will be an opportunity for trainers to learn new techniques or brush up on ones they already know. It will also be an opportunity to support young professionals who are new to the field by providing a safe space for them to practice their skills and receive constructive feedback.

Laura has two years of training experience and over ten years of teaching experience.  She is in the first year of a two-year graduate program in Intercultural Communication at UPenn and is a graduate intern at the Penn Greenfield Intercultural Center, where she is involved with workshop design and implementation.

Xu Li runs and designs workshops for the Chinese Student Support Network at UPenn to increase Chinese international students’ cultural awareness, mental wellness and social networking in intercultural settings. She is a first-year graduate student in Intercultural Communication and has been a staff intern at the UPenn Greenfield Intercultural Center since 2012.

Alison is in her last semester studying Intercultural Communication UPenn. Alison previously lived and worked in Houston, TX teaching ESL Pre-K as a Teach For America corps member. Through that experience, Alison became passionate about early childhood, learners of second languages, and the field of education in general.

Ronggui has served as the president of a student-run English club, started two study groups focusing on English vocabulary and pronunciation, and helped primary school students improve their English listening and speaking skills by training and sending university students to participate in their school activities.

Colleen is a former Peace Corps volunteer with a passion for social justice, youth, languages, and religious and cross-cultural dialogue. She is about to graduate with a Master’s in Intercultural Communication (ICC) at UPenn, where she has collaborated on designing a new core course for the ICC program focused on training design and experiential learning.

PTC Labsare free and open to the public.

PTC Labs are opportunities for trainers to try out new skills or branch out into new areas of work.  Sometimes participants are invited to give feedback to the trainers.

Light refreshmentsare provided.

Philadelphia Trainers' Collaborative

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