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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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Join us this summer for TPS-UArts Courses

TPS Summer 2017 - Brochure Cover

TPS Summer 2017 - Brochure Cover







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 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 graduate credit and there are no course fees!

Space is limited – register now for Credit or Non-Credit (FREE)! 

View our Summer 2017 TPS course offerings HERE.

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

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TWO Incredibly Important Courses for Our Times - Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship

Cynthia Willits

Cynthia Willits

Join NEW PIE + MEd Faculty for Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship
 

  • Integrating Media Literacy into Today's K-12 Classroom
    Middle and high school students spend, on average, 8 hours a day engaged either actively or passively in media. This course will equip you to guide your students in recognizing marketing approaches, identifying propaganda, understanding stereotypes, critically evaluating media, distilling and interpreting messages, and using media in innovative ways for learning.

    InstructorLuke Bilger


 

  • Digital Citizenship/Digital Literacy in Today's K-12 Classroom
    Students have the power of the Internet at their fingertips. What types of issues should you, as a teacher, be aware of and be able to navigate within a seamless, ever-connected environment at school and at home?  You will emerge from this course understanding the import of guidance and leadership in the digital world, including appropriate and safe use of digital tools and the empowerment of students through digital tools. 

InstructorCynthia Willits


Ready to register for Spring? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.

See our full course catalog HERE.

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The 2017 MEd Catalogue is HERE!

2017 MEd Catalog - Cover

2017 MEd Catalog - Cover

 


Our NEW MEd Catalogue will be hitting mailboxes soon! Request your copy here.

All applications received by April 1 are eligible for Early Decision admission.

Questions? Visit us online, email pie@uarts.edu, or call  215.717.6092.

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Your Digital Classroom

Enhance Your Digital Classroom!
 

  • Creating Websites for Teachers
    Join fellow educators to collaborate and create unique classroom websites using HTML/XHTML and Adobe Creative Suite.  Come away with a basic understanding of HTML coding and the fundamental aspects of creating an organized and graphically pleasing site, along with tools and templates for daily classroom use.
    InstructorScott Duggan
     
  • Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
    How do ELA, math, and science assignments become digital storytelling adventures?  Design a wide range of interdisciplinary projects using photography and videography, from simple audio offerings to complex multimedia projects. 
    InstructorRupananda Misra


Register at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.
See our full course catalog HERE for more.


 

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Join Us for Spring Arts Courses: Digital Books, Drawing, Oil Painting!

Amanda D'Amico, PIE + MEd Faculty

Amanda D'Amico, PIE + MEd Faculty

 

 

Join Us for the Visual Arts, from the Studio to the Field
 



Our amazing Spring courses help you to harness the power of the visual arts in your classroom!
 


  • Creating Digital Books in the Classroom
    Explore the book as a vehicle for visual narrative, using digital book design as creative concept. Join artist Amanda D'Amico to combine Adobe Photoshop, primary image-making software, with InDesign for page layout. Work with text and image sequentially within diverse book structures.
    Class Sessions: Mar 13 + 15, Mar 20 + 22, Mar 27 + 29, Apr 3 + 5, Apr 10
    InstructorAmanda D'Amico
     
  • Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing
    Drawing is the foundation of fine arts, crafts, media and design. Join artist Coy Gu to work from direct observation using still life,figure models and the urban landscape, work intensely on perception and technical skills.
    Class Sessions: Mar 18 + 19, Mar 25 + 26
    InstructorCoy Gu
     
  • Visual Arts for the Classroom: Oil Painting
    Join artist Joe Sweeney in the field (weather permitting) to evaluate the effects of light and color, refine technique, examine the principles and elements of composition using oil.
    Class Sessions: Apr 1 + 2, Apr 8 + 9
    InstructorJoseph Sweeney


Register at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.
See our full course catalog HERE for more.
 

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PIE Faculty Christine Stoughton to Show in Exhibition at Main Line Art Center!

Iris in Blooming © Josephine Tsai

Iris in Blooming © Josephine Tsai

PIE+MEd Faculty Christine Stoughton to show in WELCOME GALLERY EXHIBITION: MLAC TEACHING ARTISTS Exhibition at Main Line Art Center!

 

*Be sure to check out Christine this Spring in Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting!

 

January 7 - February 9, 2017


Main Line Art Center is proud to present the work of our talented Teaching Artists in the Welcome Gallery.

  • Deena Ball
  • Joseph Iacona
  • Dori McClennen
  • Marea Palmer-Loh
  • Gillian Pokalo
  • Andrea Snyder
  • Christine Stoughton
  • Josephine Tsai

 

DETAILS


Main Line Art Center
Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford PA, offers free parking, and is easily accessible from public transportation.


Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm 
Friday – Sunday: 10 am-4 pm 
Free and open to the public

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Exciting NEW Literacy Courses for Spring

Dr. Sara Tilles, PIE Instructor

Dr. Sara Tilles, PIE Instructor

Join Us this Spring for Multicultural Literature AND Gifted + Advanced K-5 Readers


 

Check out these exciting Spring 2017 courses on exploring literature and teaching gifted K-5 readers in your classroom: 



  • Exploring Multicultural Literature
    Ideal for secondary teachers, librarians and reading specialists, this course - taught by veteran educator Sandi Richards - is designed to enrich student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures through literature centered on the experiences of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. Participants read Zora Neale Hurston, Chris Soentpiet, Faith Ringgold, Mildred D. Taylor and the poetry of Joyce Carol Thomas, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, with a focus on their incorporation into cross-curricular studies. 
    Instructor: Sandi Richards
     
  • Teaching Gifted and Advanced K-5 Readers
    Ideal for PK-5 teachers, this course is designed to examine the unique needs of gifted and advanced readers and to develop a classroom environment that supports them. Educators will develop and build out instructionally-appropriate lessons and reading routines that support young readers in developing higher order and critical thinking skills when transacting with text.
    Instructor: Sara Tilles


Register at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.

See our full course catalog HERE for more.
 

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Interactive Presentations and Blended + Flipped Learning with NEW PIE + MEd Faculty Maria Geiger

Maria Geiger, PIE + MEd Faculty

Maria Geiger, PIE + MEd Faculty

Join Maria this Winter for Interactive Presentations and Blended + Flipped Learning
 

In Interactive Presentations with Maria Geiger, students will explore the evolving ways to interact via video, back channeling, 3-D animations, whiteboards, screen-casting, and with other tools. All applications introduced in the course are free, with iPad-approved options available for those teachers who use iPads in their classrooms.
 


Also with Maria is 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? Explore the multiple ways to optimize - and to comfortably and appropriately balance - classroom time and at-home time within blended and flipped formats.
 

Maria Geiger is an undergraduate writing instructor and freelance writer/editor. She recently conducted an educational technology integration workshop at the New Jersey Writer’s Alliance (NJWA), which draws K-20 teachers from across the state of NJ. Maria is a graduate of the VOLT program at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Director of Content and Web Editor at PrepHound, a college consulting company.


Register at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.

See our full course catalog HERE for more.

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PIE + MEd Coy Guy's Latest Exhibit + Spring Course

Bring Drawing to Life with Your Students
 

Broaden your drawing skills with Coy this Spring in Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing. Students will explore proportion, line and tone, improve perception, and work from direct observation using still life, figure models and the urban landscape.

*Check out PIE + MEd Faculty Yikui (Coy) Gu's recent exhibit at ArtSpace in New Haven, CT! Exhibited works are part of ArtSpace's Flatfile Artists, earning a write-up in the Yale Daily News.


Yikui (Coy) Gu has completed several artist residencies, including the School of Visual Arts in New York and Better Arts in Redwood, NY. Coy's work has been reviewed in KunstForum International (Berlin) and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he has appeared on the covers of the Lower East Side Review and Fresh Paint Magazine. 


Ready to register for Spring? Online at cs.uarts.edu/pie or call 215.717.6006.
See our full course catalog HERE for more details.
 

    • Coy Gu, PIE/MEd Instructor + Artist
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Philly Featured: 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017, Travel + Leisure Magazine!

Check it out!


Philadelphia has made Travel + Leisure's list of '50 Best Places to Travel in 2017', and the The University of the Arts campus is featured in the Broad Street image! Be sure to visit the link below to read the full article.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/best-places-to-travel-in-2017#intro
 

    • Travel + Leisure, Philadelphia
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Congratulations, Cate Cooney!

Cate Cooney - Program Coordinator

Cate Cooney - Program Coordinator

Congratulations, Cate Cooney!

 

PIE + MEd congratulates Cate Cooney, Program Coordinator, Teaching with Primary Sources Program, on her highly acclaimed webinar, Analyzing Photographs from the Library of Congress Collection, presented as part of the Library of Congress' Online Conference on October 25.



 

Check out Cate's webinar HERE, and you will:

-become familiar with UArts' online guide to photographic images
-explore photographic primary source materials
-get introduced to the Library of Congress' Analysis Tool
-build visual literacy skills through images
 
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Got Tech?

Scott Duggan

Scott Duggan

Our Ever-Popular Scott Duggan 'Gets Tech!'

Join Scott for Our Winter/Spring Offerings:



  • Web Based Lessons + Resources for Teachers
    While just about all K-12 classroom teachers use or are looking to use web-based content, where do you find the most effective educational resources? How do you engage in web-based active learning? How do you incorporate web-based skills into your lessons? Learn to design web pages and access/use a wide variety of web-based tools.

     
  • Integrating iPad Technology Into Today's K-12 Classroom
    Discover the ways in which ever-evolving iPad technology can meet your students where they are. Discover and use apps to unlock vast content, and to design and develop grade-appropriate lessons across grade levels and content areas.

     
  • Google Apps for Education, Advanced
    Do you use Google Apps for Education, and want to know more? Get more advanced with Docs, Sheets, Sites, and Hangouts, and explore other apps, eg., Google Classroom, Google Expeditions, Communities, Programs, and other resources for your classroom.
     


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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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing

James Pastore - Work Sample

James Pastore - Work Sample

Join James in January for Ceramics Throwing!


In 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing with James Pastore, we will explore both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural ceramic objects. Students will deepen skills, improve competencies in conceptualizing and working three-dimensionally, and will incorporate new methods to encourage craftsmanship in their own students. Take these amazing skills and experience back to your classroom.


James Pastore holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. James is a utilitarian potter and has taught at numerous art centers throughout the country, previously having worked at the Clay Studio of Philadelphia. He is currently the Director of Program Operations of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading , PA. 


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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Come party with Digitability on November 30!

Digitability Debut Party - November 30th


PIE + MEd faculty and founder of Autism Expressed Michele McKeone is hosting a debut party for her newest venture, Digitability,  on Wednesday November 30 at 6PM.

Digitability teaches digital literacy to individuals with disabilities to promote inclusion in the workforce. Michele is inviting friends and colleagues to help celebrate- check out her amazing feature story: http://ow.ly/NACm306aioY.
 
 
    • Michele McKeone Headshot
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How Much Media for Preschoolers?

American-Academy of Pediatrics Shifts Media Recommendations for Young Children


In a marked shift from recommendations first adopted in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics has lifted its recommendation discouraging all electronic media use in children under the age of 2.
 

The new recommendations for children's media use acknowledge that some media exposure can have educational value for children as young as 18 months, but it should be high-quality programming -- the AAP specifically referenced Sesame Street, and other PBS programming. The report encourages parents to watch programs with their children, rather than use television as a 'babysitter' for infants and toddlers. Families should still prioritize "unplugged" playtime for young children, the AAP said. For children <18 months, media use is still discouraged other than video-chatting.


The report also offers recommendations on the use of e-books.


Source: "Media and Young Minds" By: SAMUELS, CHRISTINA A. Education Week. 10/26/2016, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p 5-5. 1/8p.
 

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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