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.
PIE + MEd instructor and artist Chris Sweeney will be presenting at the Connectivity Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference on July 20th, in a session titled 3D Printing in the Secondary Design Classroom. The conference, provided by the EducationCloset, is a great opportunity to gain clarity around integrating the arts, develop successful STEAM lessons, and learn how to create exciting makerspaces for your students, all while earning your professional development hours.
Click HERE for more information on Chris’s session and other exciting presentations.
You can catch Chris at the UArts ArtsWeek teaching 3D Printing in the K-12 Classroom. Click HERE to register.
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
TPS Summer 2017 - Brochure Cover
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!
Program includes: Act 48 or NJ Professional Development hours plus a flash drive of resources for immediate use in your classroom!
Instructor: Cynthia Willits
See our full course catalog HERE.
Amanda D'Amico, PIE + MEd Faculty
Our amazing Spring courses help you to harness the power of the visual arts in your classroom!
Iris in Blooming © Josephine Tsai
Main Line Art Center is proud to present the work of our talented Teaching Artists in the Welcome Gallery.
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.
Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday – Sunday: 10 am-4 pm
Free and open to the public
Dr. Sara Tilles, PIE Instructor
Maria Geiger, PIE + MEd Faculty
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.
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.
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