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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 - March 29, 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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Continuing Education Spring Information Session

Attend Our Spring Information Session


Wednesday, January 14, 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 spring 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 19102


RSVP to or 215.717.6095


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

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CE Preview Day: Saturday, January 17

Join us on Saturday, January 17 from 10 am - 4 pm for a one-day hands-on experience, including free lunch for only $40.

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.
 


Students who register and complete a workshop are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on one 30-hour course within the same term.

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CE Photography Capstone Exhibition Reception

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
December 1 - January  26, 2015
Featuring the work of:

Laura Rojas – Left Behind...forgotten
Patrick Bost – Freedom

 

Reception:
Thursday, December 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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Digital Photo Certificate Alum awarded merit at PPA 2014 Conference

Congratulations to Digital Photography Certificate alum Mary Anne Broderick who was awarded merits for two of her photographs during the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) 2014 International Competition! The images will be exhibited during their convention in Nashville in February 2015.
 

Judged by a panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the United States, Mary Anne's photographs were among those accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers. Her photographs will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays.


You can view the merit images, titled "Pugs Just Wanna Be Loved" and “Brady”, here: http://maryannebroderickphoto.com/ppa-international-competition-merits-new-jersey-pet-photography/


Check out more work by Mary Anne on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaryAnneBroderickPhotography

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Schedule a FREE TPS In-Service Workshop

As a member of the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Educational Consortium, we are enormously proud to have the opportunity to bring the vast cultural resources of our nation’s digital library to teachers and their students through TPS-UArts programming.


This Fall we are out in the community, bringing In-Service Workshops to school districts throughout Pennsylvania + New Jersey. Who is this for? All educators — regardless of subject, grade or specialty — will be introduced to the breadth of primary sources, their value in instruction and how they can enrich student learning.


Interested in hosting an on-site TPS Workshop for your school? Visit the In-Service Days page for more information.

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Spring 2015 Course Preview

Our fall 2014 semester has courses beginning in September through November - but it's never too early to begin thinking about spring courses! Check out our Spring 2015 Preview highlighting some of our most popular course offerings to help you plan ahead.


Submit your district paperwork and register early with a deposit. Visit http://cs.uarts.edu/pie/classes to view course details including course descriptions.


Please contact the Professional Institute for Educators with any questions at pie@uarts.edu or 215-717-6095.

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PIE Instructor Christina Day's solo show + artist talk

PIE instructor Christina Day has an upcoming solo show at the Art Alliance entitled Fifth Wall. The exhibition will feature seven new pieces, including a number of new sculptures, an architectural installation and some creative writing work. The show will run from September 11th thru November 30th. For more information visit: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/christina-day-fifth-wall/#more-2729
 

In conjunction with the exhibition, Christina will also participate in special programming including an artist talk on Saturday, September 27th at 3 pm. and a panel discussion focused on "Observation and Making" on October 30th at 8pm. All events are free and open to the public. Details are available via the links below:


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PIE Instructor Susan Rodriguez book signing

Join PIE instructor + award-winning educator Susan Rodriguez on Sunday, October 12 for a book signing and celebration in honor of her book, "The Special Artist's Handbook".

Hosted by the UArts Art + Design Education department, the reception will take place in Hamilton Hall from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. For more information visit: http://www.uarts.edu/events/2014/10/book-signing-celebration-susan-rodriguez


Book Signing + Celebration
Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sunday, October 12: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
featuring light refreshments

Please RSVP with names of those attending to
 

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Teaching Artist Certificate Program Relaunching Fall 2014!

The Teaching Artist Certificate program at the University of the Arts is an unprecedented online program inclusive of all the arts: visual, performing, literary, media and crafts. Recognizing the role of the artist as a vital component of PreK-12 educational reform, the program was designed by the University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
 

This research-based certificate program will build the knowledge and capacity of artists to work alongside teachers and arts specialists in Pre K-12 classrooms and community settings to create and implement best practices residency programs that support learning in and through the arts. The Teaching Artist Certificate has a special application process. Download the Teaching Artist Certificate Application
 

For more information on the program and application process visit the Teaching Artist Certificate page, email or call the Continuing Education office at 215.717.6095.

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CE Digital Photography Capstone Reception - Aug 12

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibition, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate student Susan Laure.
 

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition
Soul Connection...follow me
August 12 - September 18, 2014
 

Reception:
Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 pm - 7:30 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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One Week Studio Intensives

The Continuing  Education department is pleased to offer these unique non-credit studio opportunities for all artists and art-lovers seeking to explore a new media indepth during an intensive week-long summer 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.


These artistic retreats allow for focused daytime studio study and are held at three locations:
Wayne Art Center: June 23 - 27
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: July 7 - 11
The University of the Arts: August 4 - 8


Studio Choices by location:
 

      Wayne Art Center       GoggleWorks      UArts

For more information about courses and registration visit cs.uarts.edu/ce/studio-intensives.

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EdTech Week: June 23 - 27

EdTech Week: June 23 – 27 at UArts and UES!


Join us for a week of learning technology tools for teaching and student assessment, culminating with a keynote speaker and luncheon at UArts! Choose one focused course for graduate credit at either our main campus in Center City (free parking provided!) or at our Chester County location at Unionville Elementary School.


More and more, educational technology is used in the classroom as an instructional tool to enrich the quality of instruction and enhance learning. Teachers need to be prepared to use technology both as a learning and assessment tool. UArts is committed to supporting the ever-changing needs of teachers who recognize the critical role technology can and should play in their classroom.


Included in this week-long experience is the opportunity to come together with your fellow educators for a keynote speaker and luncheon at our main campus in Center City Philadelphia. Bus transportation from UES to UArts will be provided for the luncheon.


Questions? Email pie@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6006. Visit our EdTech page for more information on this program. 

 

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Summer 2014 Senior Series Courses

We are proud to expand our programming this spring to serve our many seasoned friends and neighbors who enjoy the rich cultural resources of the city and are looking for engaging art, media and cultural experiences here in Philadelphia to explore with peers.
 
These five-week, non-credit courses provide enough depth to explore a topic, experiment with media, produce work and engage in a subject – yet are short enough to encourage the exploration of many interests. Conveniently offered during summer afternoons, each course is designed for those who are ready to create, engage, discuss, explore and learn in a setting that fits this chapter of their life.
 
 
Register online or call 215-717-6095 to register over the phone.
 
Course offerings include:
 
 
Have questions? Call 215-717-6095 or email
 
   
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