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Creating Classroom Community through the Arts

Creating a classroom community through music, dance and theater introduces strategies for educators to incorporate elements of arts-based thematic instruction. Educators will use guided discovery, movement, imagery, spatial concepts, choreography, musical and rhythmic accompaniment and group theater games to promote positive relationships and academic achievement. This course will be facilitated by the instructor within a collaborative and cooperative framework, building upon current educational philosophies and practices, including Responsive Classroom. Instruction will be transparent, in that educators will be engaged in learning activities, which they may choose to adapt to meet the needs and developmental levels of their own students. Each class session will begin with a Circle of Power and Respect, interactive activities, and processing techniques derived from Restorative Practices. Application of learning from previous courses will be integrated into daily reflections and into the final project. Educators will collaboratively prepare projects in class and will be expected to continue this creative process outside of class, refining their thematic unit/'work of art' and reflecting on classroom experience. Educators will be encouraged to actively participate in theater games and activities, experiment with various theater techniques, and design theater, dance or music-based thematic units integrating standards-based curriculum and IEP goals.

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Instructor: Rupa Misra

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Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of- and ways to best facilitate- blended and flipped learning? We will explore multiple ways to optimize- and to comfortably and appropriately balance- classroom time and at-home time within blended and flipped formats. Begin to experiment with flipped classroom practices using free classroom resources. Learn how to flip learning in any environment, even with limited online access and/or limited devices. How might you use structures that are already in place, such as stations and clusters, to tailor the best learning experience for students in your classroom? Open to K-12 educators who have experience at all levels of blended learning and flipped classroom implementation.

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Instructor: Maria Geiger

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UArts Weekend

Join us for UArts Weekend!

We celebrate the students, alumni and families that make the UArts community! This fun-filled weekend includes a variety of events across our campus on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. UArts Weekend takes place October 5-7, 2018.

Friday, October 5 (for students and families):
2-6pm: Check-in. Get your name tag (good for area discounts), schedule of events, area map, meal tickets, and welcome gift. 
6-8pm: Block Party! Join us for a block party on Pine Street featuring area food trucks, music, art, and more!

Saturday, October 6: 

8am-2pm: Check in. Get your wristband, weekend guidebook, meal tickets, and welcome gift.
8-10:30am: College brunch. Enjoy breakfast with faculty and staff from your students academic program
11am-12pm: BIG SHOT! Major announcement from President Yager (Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall) 
11:30am-2pm: Lunch Seatings. Ticketed lunch seatings available for Terra Dining Hall.
12-8pm: Midtown Village Fall Festival. Enjoy performances on the UArts stage, visit UArts vendors, and take in our great neighborhood
12-4pm: Gallery Crawl. Visit the various galleries around campus to student and alumni work.
5-7pm: Family BBQ

Sunday, October 7: 
9-11am: Farewell Brunch

Saturday, October 6 (for alumni): 

10am-11am: Welcome Brunch, CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
11am-12pm: BIG SHOT! Major announcement from President Yager (Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall) 
12-8pm: Midtown Village Fall Festival. Enjoy performances on the UArts stage, visit UArts vendors, and take in our great neighborhood.
12-4pm: Gallery Crawl. Visit the various galleries around campus to student and alumni work.
6-9pm: Alumni Party, open bar and hors d'oeurves  - Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Plus free faculty-led workshops and on campus performances! 

*Full schedule to be released soon*

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MEd Application Open

Applications for our MEd programs are reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those who apply before March 1st to join the summer's cohort.

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Creative Exposure: Backlighting at Liberty One Observation Deck

Liberty One

Liberty One

Explorations in Light

This photography field trip is designed to refine your understanding of manual exposure mode and its potential for creative effects. Shooting from 57 floors above the city of Philadelphia, participants will use window backlighting to experiment with silhouette and blown-out background exposure techniques. 

- Participants should have a basic understanding of camera functions and shooting in manual mode, with a desire to practice and refine skills. A tripod is required.

- The event begins with an instructor-led demo to walk through exposing for silhouette and blown out background, creating two very different effects with available light.

- Free shooting time allows participants to play with the techniques presented and touch base with the instructor for individual questions.


The field trip will be led by instructor Andrea Poulsen.

Andrea Poulsen received her BFA in Photography from University of the Arts. She currently pursues photography in styles ranging from fine art to creative documentary and portraiture. Instagram:

This trip is open to the public but space is limited. Please RSVP to with your Name and Phone #. Subject line "Photo Field Trip".

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