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Welcome Liza Herzog and Claire Folkman!

Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Liza Herzog as our new Director of Professional Institute for Educators and MEd Programs. For the past 12 years, Liza was with the Philadelphia Education Fund, where her most recent role (2013-15) was as Vice President of Research, Evaluation, and Planning. Prior to her work with the Ed Fund, Liza was a practicing lawyer in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Liza teaches at PennGSE, Drexel University and serves on multiple arts-related Boards, including FringeArts, the Rock School for Dance Education, and was a founding Board member of Ballet X. Liza has a PhD, MSEd, and BA from University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Temple University School of Law. Liza's publications and research interested include early warning systems, school reform, teacher professional development, math course-taking, school-based teaming and data use, and teacher networks.


Claire Folkman joined UArts in October 2015 as the Program Assistant for the Professional Institute for Educators (PIE) and MEd programs. From 2011-15, Claire served as the Executive Coordinator to the Executive Director at the Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI). Prior to her time with CLI, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Iron Studio Ltd and interned at Philagrafika. Claire is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design, where she received a BFA in 2D Fine Arts. In her spare time, Claire acts as co-editor and publisher of the all-girl comic anthology, Dirty Diamonds.

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CE Instructor Michael Aronovitz to Publish Two Novels

Congratulations to Continuing Education instructor and writer Michael Aronovitz who will be releasing two new novels this winter!


Becky's Kiss is a young-adult paranormal romance and will be released on November 30th through Vinspire Press - check out the Youtube link here for an exclusive trailer and be sure to pre-order your copy here! Also to be released on February 2nd is the adult-literary horror novel Phantom Effect. This title will be released through Night Shade Books and you can pre-order your copy here!


Be sure to reigster for Writing the Short Story, Michael's CE spring course! Registration is now open and class begins on Monday, February 1st. 



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FREE TPS-UArts Workshop for K-12 Educators

Free Teaching with Primary Sources One Day Workshop 
Featuring Keynote Kim Sajet from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 23, 2016: 10 am – 4 pm | The University of the Arts


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

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 Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., this 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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PIE Instructor Michele McKeone honored with Rising Star award!

Michele McKeone, PIE instructor and founder of the digital literacy program Autism Expressed, is the recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2015 Rising Star award. Michele and the other honorees at this year's Women of Distinction ceremony include the region's most influential business women "...who are making a difference in their communities and blazing a trail for the rest of us." 


Join us in congratulating Michele with this exciting honor! To read more about this prestigious award, check out the official article here.

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Welcome Caitlin Perkins, New Director of Continuing Education

Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Caitlin Perkins as our new Director of Continuing Education + Special Programs. Caitlin came to UArts from Fleisher Art Memorial, where she served as the Manager of Adult Programs at for the past three years. During her tenure at Fleisher, she managed a faculty of 55 teaching artists and oversaw the classes and workshops for more than 900 adults each term. 
 

Prior to Fleisher, Caitlin managed Philagrafika’s international artist residency projects and partnerships with exhibition and historical sites across Philadelphia. Caitlin was the Project Manager for Philagrafika, overseeing public art projects and she worked with the Artistic Director and a curatorial team to produce Philagrafika 2010:The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide festival celebrating print in contemporary art with over 90 partner sites.  In addition, she served on the Philadelphia committee to host the Southern Graphics Council (SGC) Conference in 2010. She was an artist member of the Space 1026 collective and a co-founder of the Philadelphia Center for the Book. In her artistic practice, which includes prints, books and installation, she foregrounds the use of historical materials. She received her BFA, magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico and her MFA from the Book Arts/Printmaking Program at The University of the Arts. 


 
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CE Spring Info Session

Attend Our Spring Information Session


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm


Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new spring CE course. (New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19107


RSVP to  or 215.717.6006


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

 
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The University of the Arts Awarded the PSEA Seal of Recognition

The University of the Arts is a proud recipient of the PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association) Seal of Recognition For Professional Development for our non-matriculated courses offered through the Professional Institute for Educators as well as our Master's programs. 


The University of the Arts has a long tradition of providing high-quality and enriching professional development for Educators. Courses are current, practical and relevant for general and subject teachers throughout the region. We strive to empower educators across disciplines to advance their teaching skills and improve learning for all students. Not just for arts specialists, UArts develops innovative and creative educational programming to serve the professional development needs of K-12 teachers. Both our matriculated and non-matriculated, graduate credit courses are designed specifically to meet the needs and address the challenges of today’s K-12 teacher.  All matriculated programs fit individual student needs by offering flexible scheduling options including summer, evening, and weekend courses at sites throughout the greater Philadelphia region. 


The Seal of Recognition has been awarded for the following programs: 
 

  • Professional Institute for Educators - Courses designed especially for a wide variety of subject teachers, including courses for curriculum development, inclusionary practices, classroom management, literacy, the arts, technology, enrichment and leadership. PIE is an approved provider for PA Act 48 and NJ Professional Development.
     

  • Master of Education in Educational Program Design -This Master of Education degree is offered to deepen knowledge about quality education program design. It demystifies curriculum, instruction and assessment for teachers.Recommended for K-12 educators who have yet to earn their master’s degree and are seeking graduate-level instruction about innovative teaching methods that focus on both theory and real-world practice.
     

  • Master of Education in Educational Technology - Through the incorporation of both theoretical and real-world best practices, the MEd in Educational Technology arms you with a comprehensive understanding of the role of technology in education in the 21st century.  Designed for in-service teachers who desire to develop an expertise in the integration of technology into classroom learning.
     

  • Graduate Certificates - For those who do not wish to earn a master’s degree but are eager to explore one of our content areas in depth, we recommend the graduate certificates. Content areas include Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy and The Arts.
     

  • Summer Music Studies - With a legacy of serving over 300 music educations from across the country each summer for over twenty years, this program offers week-long, graduate level coursework for students interested in expanding upon their pedagogical, technological, musical, and instructional skills in all genre of music classrooms. 
     

  • Master of Music in Music Education Our MM is designed for music teachers desiring a master of music degree and others interested in studying music education at the graduate level and can be completed in as few as three or four summers. This summer-only program is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies Program. 
     

For more information on our programming, contact the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006 or email us at .

 
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CE Photography Capstone Exhibition

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students.
 

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition
August 5 - September 21,2015

Featuring the work of:
Cheyene Mason Perez – Exposed Within the Spotlight
Veronica Clymer – Serenity


The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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SummerStudio: Design Thinking - A Special Invitation to Art Educators

SummerStudio: Design Thinking
A National Professional Development Opportunity
July 13 - 17, 2015 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


The University of the Arts is pleased to partner with the National Art Education Association (NAEA) to offer graduate credits for SummerStudio Design Thinking, an exciting professional development opportunity for Arts Educators. The program is brought to you by the NAEA in partnership with The National Art Education Association (NAEA), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.


The Intention of SummerStudio is to build creative leadership teams of “Lead Art & Design Teachers” with a proficient working knowledge and expertise to teach and mentor students, other educators, and members of the community in the innovative process of design and creative problem solving within art education and across the curriculum.


Why do YOU need to be part of SummerStudio Design Thinking?


  • SummerStudio Design Thinking promises to spark the imagination of art educators, teaching artists and in turn, your students, by exploring *“Design Thinking,” is an inventive process, through which problems are identified, solutions proposed and produced, and the results evaluated.”
    * Definition adopted by consensus of participants in the National Design for Thinking Institute, August 6 – 9, 1998, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, supported by the National   Endowment of the Arts 
     
  • This is a unique “hands-on” professional development opportunity to learn from an internationally acclaimed team of Design Thinking experts including Jack Lew, prominent designer and educator and former director with Disney and Electronic Arts (EA); Jacob Simons, award-winning Experience Design Director; André Thomas, former Head of EA Sports Graphics and current faculty in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University; Caroline Payson, Director of Education, and the education team from Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, America’s preeminent museum and educational authority for the study of design; Cheri Sterman, Director of Education, Crayola Inc., and the exemplary team of Lead Design Teachers, selected as part of the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) action research project—Art Education by Design - directed by Jan Norman, founding Director of Design for Thinking and Chair, NAEA Design Issues Group. 
     
  • Become a Design Thinking Leader for your school, community and the field of education, equipped to inspire and teach others the creative problem solving process of design, to support the new National Visual Art Standards, and to promote 21st century skills essential for school to college and career readiness and learning across the curriculum—including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) + art (STEAM). 

SummerStudio will be held in Kansas City, “America’s Creative Crossroads,” sponsored by NAEA and hosted by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in partnership with Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
 

Register on the NAEA website:  www.arteducators.org/news/summerstudio.  For questions regarding your team and participation, call or email Jan Norman at or(610) 608-9200   Graduate credits are available through The University of the Arts.  Participants must first register directly with NAEA. Upon registration, participants may then register for credit by contacting the Professional Institute for Educators at 215.717.6006. Visit cs.uarts.edu/pie/special-programs/summerstudio for more information.

UArts Course Info: VPAS 554 NM 01 Studio Design Thinking, 2 graduate credits $575 tuition (payable to UArts)

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Registration now open for UArts Summer Music Studies Program

The University of the Arts is proud to announce the expansion and redevelopment of the Summer Music Studies Program (SMS). The SMS originated on the campus of Villanova University twenty-five years ago, serving music educators from across the country with summer graduate coursework in all facets of music education.
 

As we transition into this new phase of summer offerings with The University of the Arts as program leader, we are proud to continue the traditions and culture established, and to evolve the program, locations, coursework and faculty to best serve our students.


Expansion of graduate coursework to four locations for Summer 2015 will now make courses available at Villanova University, as well as the Center City Philadelphia home of UARTS, Ursinus College, and at Parkland High School, all with free parking.  We will also begin to offer on-line courses this coming summer, which will expand in future years.


Please visit cs.uarts.edu/sms for information about summer course offerings, locations, housing opportunities, and to learn more about our faculty for Summer 2015. Registration is now open.


The University of the Arts offers a Master of Music in Music Education degree program for certified music educators seeking to advance instructional skills, educational foundations and knowledge, pedagogy and musicianship to best serve Pre-K through 12th grade 21st Century students. The MM in Music Education degree is a component of the Summer Music Studies Program, providing degree advancement through rigorous and relevant coursework in music education. Visit uarts.edu/academics/music/mm-music-education for more information.


For questions about Summer 2015, contact Elizabeth Sokolowski, Director of Summer Music Studies at .


 

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Congratulations to our CE Certificate Graduates!

Congratulations to the 23 students who recently completed their CE Certificate Programs! A celebratory reception was held on Thursday, April 30 to celebrate their accomplishments. We wish these students great success in all they do! We are excited to see how they apply the skills they have learned through these programs towards furthering their professional goals.


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CE Summer Info Session

Attend Our Summer Information Session


Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm


Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new summer 2015 CE course. (No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19107


RSVP to or 215.717.6095


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

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CE Preview Workshop Day

Join us on May 9 from 10 am - 4 pm for a one-day hands-on experience for only $45.
 

These one-day workshops are designed to give you a short introductory experience to many of our popular subjects. They provide a quick sample that can help you select a full course or allow you to explore a new subject that intrigues you. Free lunch is included for all participants.
 

  • Digital Camera Basics
  • Drawing Basics
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Screen Printing Basics
  • Social Media Basics
  • Writing Workshop
     

Students who register and complete a workshop are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on one 30-hour course within the same term. Contact the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006 with any questions.

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Ed Tech Week 2015

Monday July 13 - Friday July 17, 2015
Unionville Elementary School


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 cs.uarts.edu/edtechweek for more information on EdTech 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 Art Center, Wayne


Sunday June 28 - Thursday July 2, 2015

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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ArtsWeek: The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading

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ArtsWeek: The University of the Arts, Philadelphia


Monday July 20 - Friday July 24, 2015


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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Exhibition Reception - Makua Mea Keiki: A mother-daughter collaborative

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Photography exhibition.
 

CE Photography Exhibition
February 9 - May 31, 2015

Makua Mea Keiki: a mother-daughter collaborative
Featuring the work of:
Samantha Castrale and Susan Kessler

 

Reception:
Thursday, February 26, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served
 

The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


For more information please call 215.717.6006 or email cs@uarts.edu.

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UArts Graduate Open House: Saturday, February 21

Please join us on Saturday, February 21 and explore the exciting opportunities that graduate programs at the University of the Arts have to offer. We will have a representative there to discuss our MEd degrees in Educational Program Design, Educational Technology and graduate certificates for K-12 teachers. To find out more about our MEd and graduate certificate programs, go to http://cs.uarts.edu/med


To RSVP for this event, visit: https://uarts.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/Registration?gid=6235775eb9a7fed055437fad64d4a423a075dd
 

The schedule for the day:

  • 12:00 PM CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION
        Location: Admissions Welcome Center, Hamilton Hall
     
  • 12:15 PM WELCOME WITH JAMES SAVOIE, ASSOCIATE PROVOST
        Location: Admissions Welcome Center, Hamilton Hall
     
  • 12:30 PM ALUMNI AND FINANCIAL AID PANEL
        Location: Admissions Welcome Center, Hamilton Hall
     
  • 2:00 PM DEPARTMENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS
        Location: Determined by program of interest
     
  • 3:00 PM MIX & MINGLE RECEPTION
        Location: CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

View the Graduate Open House postcard
 

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