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MEd Faculty Matt Duvall Award Postdoctoral Fellowship

Matt Duvall PIE Faculty

Matt Duvall PIE Faculty

UArts congratulates Matt Duvall, MEd Faculty, who has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation: The Impact of Virtual Literacy Communities in an English Language Arts Classroom: A Case Study Using Goodreads.  We are thrilled to report that Matt will begin work as a postdoctoral fellow with the Entrepreneurial Games Studio at Drexel's ExCITe Center, where he will be working on the Skyscraper Games project (www.skyscrapergames.com), focused on middle grades students and teachers interested in computational thinking through game design. 

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Away for the summer? Take an online course.

We listened! Teachers are looking for more online course options. Register now for: 

 
 
** Registration closes next week!
 

Register online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006. See our complete summer course catalogue for further details.
 
    
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Hear about the UArts MEd experience first hand from alum Jill Rakowicz

"I could take my research and apply it right then and there to my teaching practice."
 

Jill Rakowicz, a K-5 arts teacher with the Littlestown Area School District, is an alumni of the MEd in Educational Program Design program. Hear about her capstone project, which she was selected to present to at the NAEA conference in Chicago and imagine how your own classroom practice would be enhanced through one of UArts' 30-credit Master's degrees.
 

Apply today and begin this Summer. Join colleagues to demystify curriculum, instruction and assessment, and use technology to support meaningful learning experiences both inside - and outside - the classroom.
 

QUESTIONS? Call Jules 215.717.6092 or email .

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Instructor Howard Glasser presenting at ATLIS

Howard Glasser
PIE + MEd instructor, Howard Glasser, will be co-facilitating "Innovative Ways to Support Faculty" at this year's online Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools' (ATLIS) conference on Monday, April 24 at 1:15pm PT.
 
ATLIS formed around the idea that technology leaders make the best decisions when they are reflective, informed, and connected. Registration is now open to participate in this years conference where independent school technology leaders log in to share experiences, knowledge, and insights on the best practices in technology and innovation for independent schools.
 
For more information and a full schedule click here.
 
For more information on the PIE + MEd Programs, click here or call 215-717-6092
 
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Get a head start on planning for next year: Fall 2017 Catalogue available online

Fall 2017 brochure cover

Fall 2017 brochure cover

  • Check out what's in store for next semester. Submit your district paper work before the school year ends and firm up your professional development plans.

    View the PIE Fall 2017 Catalogue


    Make sure you're on our mailing list to stay informed about our year-round professional development opportunities.

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This summer: Enjoy the outdoors with plein air painting

PIE students recently enjoyed the warming spring weather while plein air painting with artist Joe Sweeney.
 

Come paint with Joe during this Summer's 2017 ArtsWeek course, Landscape Painting at the Seaport Museum, from Aug 7-11!




Register online or all Jules at 215.717.6092 for more information.

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Free UArts event exclusively for Educators

View senior thesis exhibitions from the College of Art, Media & Design, mingle with faculty and students over hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and come see what the University of the Arts has to offer your students!
 
 
Educator Mix & Mingle: Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition
Tuesday, April 18, 5 - 7pm
Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street
 
RSVP for April 18
Educator Mix & Mingle: Craft + Material Studies and Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, May 4, 5 - 7pm
Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street
 
 
We hope you’ll join us. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions with any questions at 800-616-2787 x6049 or .
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PIE Jewelry Exhibit on view now

3-D Projects for the Classroom: Precious Metal ClayPIE Educator Exhibit
University of the Arts, 210 S. Broad Street, Terra Hall, 9th Floor

Precious metal clay is an amazing and unique material, well-adapted for K-12 classroom use.  Made of pure silver or bronze, it molds and handles like putty, fires in a kiln, and becomes a solid permanent silver. Safe and non-toxic, precious metal clay work involves simple tools and equipment that students of all ages can easily use.  

K-12 educators enrolled in our Spring course with artist Chris Darway worked with various forms in silver and bronze to produce jewelry and small sculptural objects.  Chris covered wet and dry fabrication, firing times and temperatures, use of the kiln, and alternative firing methods. 
 
Inspired? Enroll in this summer's Precious Metal Clay course and make your own wearable art.
 
    • Precious Metal Clay - William Bech
    • Precious Metal Clay - Hara Zefran
    • Precious Metal Clay - Courtney Jaggers Maikits
    • Precious Metal Clay - Michele Cole
    • Precious Metal Clay - Alicia Luba
    • Precious Metal Clay - Josh Irvan
    • Precious Metal Clay - Sandra Sherbinko
    • Precious Metal Clay - Kate Kasmar (Anne Meyers)
    • Precious Metal Clay - Juanita A Gaspari
    • Precious Metal Clay: Alison Bongiorno
    • Precious Metal Clay - Kaitlyn Boyer
    • Precious Metal Clay - Elizabeth Kerr

Work by: William Bech, Hara Zefran, Courtney Jaggers Maikits, Michele Cole, Alicia Luba, Josh Irvan, Sandra Sherbinko, Kate Kasmar, Juanita A Gaspari, Alison Bongiorno, Kaitlyn Boyer, Elizabeth Kerr

Photo credit: Andrea Poulsen

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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