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Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?
How can you use structures that are already in place to optimize the learning experience for students in your classroom? Experiment with flipped classroom practices using free classroom resources and learn how to flip learning in any environment, even with limited online access and/or limited devices.
Instructor: Maria Geiger | Online | October 1-October 29 | View Syllabus
Creating Classroom Community through the Arts
Discover ways to use guided discovery, movement, spatial concepts, choreography, musical accompaniment, and group theater games to promote positive relationships and academic achievement.
Instructor: Rupa Misra | Online | October 1-November 2
Join us in welcoming Sarah Eckert as the new PIE/MEd Director! Sarah obtained her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy. She served as an Assistant Professor of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University before returning to Philadelphia to teach history and provide research support to the Center for the Advancement of Girls at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA. She teaches US History and Women’s Global Health. Dr. Eckert previously taught 3rd grade in North Philadelphia and 7th grade at the Woodlynde School.
ArtsWeek 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 PA Act 48 hours + graduate credits and develop useful tools to use in the classroom.
ArtsWeek 2018 is offered at three locations – studio choices, travel, hotel and links to online registration available here:
• Wayne Art Center: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
• GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
• The University of the Arts: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Visit our ArtsWeek page to find out more details about course offerings at each location and register.
Our MEd and Certificate programs provide you with the individual attention and support that define the learning experience at the University of the Arts.
Join us in congratulating Christianna Berg, MEd in Educational Program Design, who was just selected to present her MEd Capstone Project, 5th grade science/social studies curriculum, at Pennsylvania's Curriculum Summit on February 9 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Join faculty Christine Stoughton at the Norristown Arts Building for the 21st Annual Exhibition from December 1st to January 15th. Christine will also be part of the Open Studio & Reception on December 3rd from 1 - 5pm. Be sure to check out her prints, sculptures, and materials used to make them all.
Cassatt House (1320 Locust Street)
9:00-9:30 Registration, Light Breakfast
9:30-11:30 History of Photography
11:30-12:30 Overview, Marriott C. Morris Collection
University of the Arts (211 S Broad Street)
Computer Lab (907 Terra Hall)
1:45-3:00 Image Exploration (Computer Lab)
3:00-4:00 Image and Lesson Plan Sharing
PIE faculty Christopher Darway's work will be on display at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ from September 17 to November 12 in a solo exhibition titled "Sculpural Jewelry". Christopher employs the design and engineering of tiny and not so tiny objects while he transforms materials through methods of forming and shaping. "Sculptural Jewelry" includes some of Christopher's well-known pieces, including his Wooden Ball Necklace, alongside his new Mechanical Brooch, which was created for this show.
Christopher will be at the Museum for an opening reception and artist talk on September 17. Come see his amazing sculptural jewelry and learn about his craft.
A huge thank you and congratulations to all the participants of last week's UArts ArtsWeek! We all enjoyed a fabulous week of working in the studio, taking trips to area collections, and attending special events including an artist talk & book signing by Ennis Carter, a Keynote by Ben Volta, and closing exhibition. Here are some of the highlights.
UArts PIE + MEd congratulates Chelsea Puglese, who earned her MEd in Educational Program Design, UArts in 2017. Chelsea is a K-6 art teacher with Abington School District, where she has taught for the past seven years. She has activated her Master's thesis, An Assessment-Based Elementary Art Curriculum, in her classroom, incorporating assessment methods she designed for her students while in the MEd program, with a focus on student self-assessment.
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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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.
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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.
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