#teachPHL: Unpacking Your First Year



The #teachPHL Professional Learning Community is a multi-layered initiative tailored to the needs of novice and experienced teachers who are new to the School District of Philadelphia, in order to make meaningful connections, grow their foundational toolkit, and be successful in the classroom and school community.

Program Overview:

#teachPHL supports teachers through:

  • Impactful Professional Development: Twice-monthly sessions focused on classroom environment, instructional best practices, and timely professional learning topics, with an emphasis on planning and practice in a judgment-free space.
  • Resource Center: Curated resources needed for success in the first year of teaching in SDP and selected materials from professional development sessions.
  • Office Hours: Monthly opportunity to ask questions, seek resources, or engage with a thought partner.


Use the links in the toolbar for more information about the #teachPHL professional learning community.

Questions may be directed to professionaldevelopment@philasd.org.