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UArts Spring Break: Mon, Mar 9 - Sun, Mar 15

No CE Classes will be held this week.

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FREE TPS-UArts Workshop for K-12 Educators

Free Teaching with Primary Sources One Day Workshop 
Featuring Keynote Speaker Morris J. Vogel from the Tenement Museum in New York
Saturday May 16:  10 am – 4 pm | The University of the Arts

Workshop is free, but advance registration is required.  Spaces are limited. Register Now!

We are pleased to invite K-12 teachers to attend our free spring one-day workshop, designed to engage teachers in all subjects in the benefits of primary sources from the Library of Congress to inspire you and your students.

Featuring a keynote talk by Morris Vogel, president of the Tenement Museum and published author regarding the significance of cultural history, this workshop brings a unique perspective into how cultural artifacts can illuminate teaching across the curriculum.

The workshop includes guided activity sessions working hands-on with the Library of Congress digital collections and teacher tools, providing easy implementation of inquiry-based learning into your classroom.  Activities are designed to help your students to observe, reflect and question sources in many subject areas and make thoughtful connections. Learn how to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, navigate and access primary source items from the Library of Congress, and discover the different formats primary sources have — all to help students explore the ways people have documented their stories throughout history.  In addition, we have special activity sessions during the workshop for teachers to explore specific artifacts such as photographs, sound, prints and imagery to enhance student learning in a range of subject areas and grade levels.

Join us to effectively understand and use the vast resources of the Library of Congress in your teaching. Program includes: 5.5 Act 48 or NJ Professional Development hours, free lunch, free parking, plus a flash drive of immediate resources for your classroom! 

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ArtsWeek: The Wayne Center, Wayne

Located on the Main Line in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, the Wayne Art Center offers large, light-filled studios and galleries in a comfortable suburban setting.
The Professional Institute for Educators is proud to partner with this community art center to serve teachers in this region, as well as those eager to visit this area.

The Wayne Art Center Studio Choices:

Click here for more information about ArtsWeek 2015, including other locations.

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Ed Tech Week 2015

UArts is committed to supporting the ever-changing needs of teachers who recognize the critical role technology can and should play in their classroom. Join us for a week of learning technology tools for teaching and learning. Included in this week-long experience is the opportunity to come together with your fellow educators for a keynote speaker and luncheon.

Choose one focused course for graduate credit at either our main campus at our Chester County location at Unionville Elementary School.

Course options:

Visit for more information on EdTech Week.

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ArtsWeek: The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Our campus in Center City Philadelphia stretches along the Avenue of the Arts from Walnut Street to South Street. Philadelphia is overflowing with stories to tell, scenes to capture, people to meet, museums to explore, restaurants to sample and performances to ponder.

ArtsWeek at UArts features a luncheon and keynote talk with Jane Golden from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, a reception at the Library Company of Philadelphia to launch a photo education guide for teachers produced in collaboration with UArts, and evening open studios – plus the newly added housing option in our dormitories!

The University of the Arts Studio Choices:

Click here for more information about ArtsWeek 2015, including other locations.

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