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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

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Welcome New Director Sarah Eckert

Sarah Eckert

Sarah Eckert

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.

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Fall Registration is Open!

PIE Fall 2018 + Spring 2019 cover

PIE Fall 2018 + Spring 2019 cover

Courses include the Arts, Ed Tech, Inclusion, Literacy, and more.


View a full course listing here.

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ArtsWeek 2018

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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. 

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Summer Courses are Open for Registration

Courses include the Arts, Ed Tech, Inclusion, Literacy, Partnership courses, ArtsWeek, and more.

View a full course listing here.

ArtsWeek courses are offered in three locations in the greater Philadelphia area. Learn more here.

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The MEd Priority Application Deadline is March 1st

MEd Brochure

MEd Brochure

Join a network of experienced educators and advance your professional goals without career interruption.
We're currently accepting application for our Summer 2018 MEd cohort, with priority given to those who apply by March 1st.

Master of Education in Educational Program Design
Master of Education in Educational Technology

Our MEd and Certificate programs provide you with the individual attention and support that define the learning experience at the University of the Arts.  


WHY UArts?  
  • Cohort model
  • Two MEd Tracks
  • Accelerated (complete degree in 2-3 years)
  • Summer Core (complete degree in 5 years)
  • Small, interdisciplinary courses
  • Hybrid, in-person and online course formats
  • Multiple sites across Pennsylvania
  • Access to fantastic studio space, UArts-wide events, happenings, speakers + resources
  • One-on-One Advising
  • Design a Capstone Project to address the needs of YOUR classroom, school, or District
 
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MEd Alum Christianna Berg Selected to Present at PA Curriculum Summit

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.

 
You can preview Christianna's presentation on her blog.
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PIE Faculty Christine Stoughton at NABARTS Open Studio Exhibition

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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.

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Celebrating the Marriot C. Morris Collection: A Partnership with the Library Company

We are proud to partner with The Library Company of Philadelphia for the Inaugural Morris Collection K-12 Educator Workshop, Snapshot of American Experience: Using Digital Collections in the Classroom.

Earn Act 48 hours as you join Sarah Weatherwax, Curator of Prints and Photographs and Jordan Rockford, Senior Lecturer of Photography at University of the Arts, for a one-day workshop focused on the Morris Collection, and in particular the value of utilizing local archival resources as primary source material in the K-12 classroom.
 
Click here for more information.

Workshop agenda:

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 
12:30-1:30 Lunch

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
4:00-4:30 Wrap-Up

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PIE Faculty Christopher Darway's Solo Exhibition on View at Hunterdon Art Museum

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.

Christopher Darway
Christopher Darway: Sculptural Jewelry
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UArts ArtsWeek Final Exhibition

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.

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    • Comics and Graphic Novels
    • ArtsWeek Students
    • WPA Posters
    • Landscape Painting at Independence Seaport Museum
    • Landscape Painting
    • Nonfiction Filmmaking
    • Photograms on Sunpaper
    • Ceramics: Glazing
    • 3-D Printing
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In The Spotlight

Chelsea Puglese

Chelsea Puglese

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.

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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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