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Congratulations, Beth Sokolowski!


Huge congratulations to Beth Sokolowski, Director of Summer Mustic Studies and Associate Professor in the School of Music, awardee of this year's Lindback Award to a teacher who exemplifies excellence in teaching and support and fulfillment of the University's mission through student instruction, curriculum development and advancement, and student advising and mentoring. All of us at Continuing Studies are so pleased and thrilled for you!

 

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PIE + MEd Grad Greats: Nicole Dupree

Nicole Dupree, MEd, Educational Program Design, has accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) as their Director of Student Services.
 

For her Capstone Master's thesis, 'Design Thinking for ESL Toolkit: A 21st Century Learning Curriculum for Adult Students,' Nicole developed a curriculum that provides English language educators with course materials, lesson guides, and assessments to shape engaging learning experiences for adults with limited English proficiency.
 

Congratulations Nicole, from all of us here at The University of the Arts!


 

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Congratulations, Henry Bermudez!

 

Our new Spring Salon Series will include CE instructor and Philly native Henry Bermudez, who has just been given the Peter Benoliel Fellow award from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists! The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their artistic and professional practice. Applicants are asked to demonstrate a vision for the next level of their professional practice and a clear plan for how CFEVA can help them to accomplish their goals. Congratulations Henry, on behalf of everyone here in CE!
 

The Salon Series is an inspiring new UArts spring workshop initiative that is designed to ignite creativity, critical conversation, and camaraderie among art-inclined adults. Henry will be teaching Mix, Don't Match: Creating A Large-Scale Collage - be sure to check us out here for more information. We can't wait to see you there!


Visit Continuing Education for course and certificate program information, or call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

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Continuing Education - Capstone Exhibitions

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
April 28 - May 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring the work of:
Laura Storck – Simulacra and Simulation
Mariana Fernandez – Dominion


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

 

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CE Salon Series + Spring/Summer Info Session, May 11th!

The UARTS Continuing Education program welcomes you to explore the full range of offerings for making your summer a creative one. Our new all-inclusive Salon Series launches in May, complete with guest speakers and great content. Or, you might be interested in delving deep into a studio practice this summer with one of our studio intensives.
 

Itching to scratch that next creative thing off your bucket list? Have you always wondered about acting? Or maybe you have a tune in your head, but just don’t know how to write a song? Are you planning an amazing trip this summer--we can help you write an article to document your adventures this summer. You can find Acting Lab, Song Writing and Travel Writing among the many course offerings this summer.
 

Is your bucket list item bigger--like a creative career change to become a web designer, or social media maven? Learn about taking that next step at our Continuing Education Spring/Summer Information Session on Wednesday, May 11. You can meet faculty, ask questions about the courses and programs and learn about the benefits of taking a Continuing Education course.
 

Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount on one course (new students only - no retroactive refunds will be given).
 

Visit us here for a full list of Continuing Education courses and here for information about our certificate programs. Call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone.
 

Come get inspired!

Spring/Summer Information Session

Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

RSVP to ce@uarts.edu or 215.717.6095. Walk-ins welcome.
 

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PIE + MEd Grad Greats: Berdine Leinbach

Berdine Leinbach, MEd, Educational Program Design, Arts Concentration, recently presented and received approval of her 36-unit, full-year K-5 art curriculum for her school district! 
 

Each unit seeks to develop creativity in students by incorporating questions within an art historical and cultural context while addressing National Visual Arts Standards. The impetus for this curriculum began here at UArts with her capstone project and thesis, Weaving Inquiry in Context within Elementary Art Curriculum to Develop Creativity.
 

Congratulations, Berdine, from all of us here at The Univeristy of the Arts!  Check out her presentation here:
 

http://collections.library.uarts.edu/cdm/ref/collection/theses/id/71

 
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Join us this summer for FREE TPS-UArts courses!

Spend your summer learning to teach with primary sources.
 

Are you interested in learning more about how to connect to the arts in your classroom? Did you know that UArts offers free courses that help teachers bring primary sources to K-12 students?


Join us this summer for a FREE Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) class – which includes immediate resources for your classroom!
 




Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS-UArts courses are free for non-credit, at a reduced rate for non-matriculated credit and there are no course fees!
 

Space is limited – register now for Credit or Non-Credit (FREE)! *Interested in our housing options? Visit our accommodations page here (housing is only available for those courses during August 1 - 5 and August 8 - 12).


Program includes:  Act 48 or NJ Professional Development hours, free parking, plus a flash drive of resources for immediate use in your classroom! 

 

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CE Summer Studio Intensives 2016: Register Now!

Join us this summer for our CE Studio Intensives!


These courses provide unique studio opportunities for all artists and art-lovers seeking to explore a new media in depth during an intensive summer week-long retreat, now at a non-credit rate.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in focused study, material exploration, and a retreat to produce work.  Each course culminates in a small gallery reception and celebration for all participants.


Note: UArts alumni receive the standard alumni discount for these programs! 

These artistic retreats allow for focused daytime studio study and are held at three locations:

• Wayne Art Center: June 27 - July 1
• GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: July 11 - 15
• The University of the Arts: August 8 - 12
 

Select a location above to see a listing of Studio Choices and registration information.
 

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ArtsWeek 2016: Register Now!

Register Now for an inspiring summer!
 

During ArtsWeek, each course provides a rich, engaging studio experience within a specific discipline. The program is designed for teachers across subject areas who are interested in innovative, creative approaches to education based on work with art-specific media. Educators work with practicing artists to explore techniques, concepts, history and more to enhance how students learn. The week provides the opportunity for teachers to become part of a creative community and share new ideas. Each ArtsWeek program includes a final reception and exhibition for all participants, and the creation of lesson plans reflecting the new skills and approaches learned.


Teachers earn graduate credits, PA Act 48 hours and develop useful tools to use in the classroom. 


ArtsWeek 2016 is offered at three locations  studio choices, travel, hotel and links to online registration available here:

• Wayne Art Center: Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1
• GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
• The University of the Arts: Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12


During the UArts ArtsWeek, the program also includes a featured keynote speaker and luncheon, 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.
 

ArtsWeek participants from all locations are invited to attend the keynote talk at no additional cost. 


NAEA members receive a 10% tuition discount to ArtsWeek with proof of membership at the time of registration.
 

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MEd Graduate Jill Rakowicz presenting at NAEA Conference

Jill Rakowicz received her Master of Education in Educational Program Design with a Concentration in the Arts.  Her thesis explores the ways in which art discussion practices align with PA Core State Standards and challenges the concept of "production" in the art room.  
 

"UArts offered a flexible program that worked symbiotically with my teaching of visual art.  I was able to research themes that pertained specifically to my art curriculum within my district and connect them to the Core State Standards as well as 21st Century Learning Skills.  I could take my research and apply it immediately in my art room." - Jill Rakowicz, UArts MEd in Educational Program Design, 2015
 

Jill is presenting 'Aligning Visual Art Curriculum with Common Core State Standards Through Visual Thinking Strategies' on Saturday, March 19th @ 2:00PM at the 2016 NAEA National Convention in Chicago, IL!  Visit the official NAEA website here for more info.
 

Congratulations Jill!


 

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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: 9 am – 5 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! 
 

For registration and more information, please visit us HERE
 

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PMA Featured Exhibition 'International Pop' - Register Now!

Finding a primary source has never been so easy.

 
Utilizing the International Pop exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this course with take a comprehensive, thought-provoking approach to the study of pop art in it's many different cultural iterations. Including lectures, hands-on studio activities, and artists-of-the-era discussions, this course is designed to empower our teachers to incorporate this genre of art into their own curriculum. You don't want to miss this! 
 

See our full course catalogue HERE for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 


 
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PIE Faculty Corner

Welcome New MEd Faculty Howard Glasser and Carol Rulli!


Howard Glasser is a Program Officer of Teacher Development with The Knowles Science Foundation, where he works closely with teacher teams to design professional development plans with teacher leaders within their disciplines, and in their schools and districts.  Howard has years of experience working with hundreds of teachers both in person and online, supporting teacher needs around their students' opportunities to learn, facilitating teacher collaboration, and enhancing instructional strategies across grade levels.  Howard comes to us with deep expertise in the impact of technology on teaching and learning, and the importance of context, culture, and identity in educational experiences.  Howard earned his B.A. in Physics from Haverford College, M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology from Temple University, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University.

Howard will be teaching ETEC 601: Integrating Educational Technology into Student Assessment this Spring 2016 as part of our MEd program in Educational Technology. For more information, visit here
 

Dr. Carol Rulli comes to UArts with many years in public education both as a teacher and as a teacher educator, having taught secondary STEM courses with a concentration in Chemistry for over 30 years in both private and public schools.  As a classroom-based teacher leader, she chaired her district’s Professional Development Committee, served on multiple curriculum development work teams, and was awarded numerous technology grants for her school and her classroom.  Carol received numerous awards for outstanding teaching at the secondary level, including the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society, Excellence in Secondary Chemistry Teaching Award and the De Martini Foundation Exceptional High School Teacher Award.  Carol also served as a program officer at the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation and was most recently with the Philadelphia Education Fund as the Director of Teaching and Learning.  Her research interests and expertise includes new teacher support, mentor professional development, and teacher leadership.  Carol earned her doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Carol will be teaching EDPD 602: Curriculum Design this Spring 2016 as part of our MEd program in Educational Program Design. For more information, visit here
 

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CE Spring/Summer 2016 Info Session - Wednesday, May 11th

Attend Our Spring/Summer Information Session


Wednesday, May 11, 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 2016 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 215.717.6095


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

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Grad Open House - Saturday, February 13th

Graduate Open House - The University of the Arts

February 13, 2016 | 2 - 5pm, *Registration: 1:30pm

320 South Broad Street - Hamilton Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19102
 

RSVP to attend Graduate Open House >>
 

The University of the Arts Graduate Open House is this Saturday, February 13! Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know our campus and learn more about our master degree programs in music education, educational technology, educational program design and graduate certificates in the arts, literacy, inclusion, and technology. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
 

Devised Performance Audition Workshop 
Students interested in joining the MFA or Certificate program in Devised Performance are invited to participate in our audition workshop, which will be held the same day, Saturday, February 13, from 10am - 12:30pm. The workshop will be held on-site at Pig Iron Theatre School. Please indicate your intent to participate when you RSVP for the Graduate Open House using the form above.
 

Please note: This event is designed specifically for Graduate students interested in our master's degree programs. If you are a prospective Undergraduate student, please join us for our Undergraduate Open House.
 

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Spring is here for PIE!


What's up in April?

Don't miss out on our April courses in the arts, literacy, and ed tech!
 

See our full course catalog HERE for more details.
 

Ready to register? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call the Continuing Studies office at 215.717.6006.
 

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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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