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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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Digging into Student Thinking

New Technology Captures the Learning Process


Standardized tests are a staple in classrooms across the country, but they don't give teachers much information to improve student learning strategies. That's changing.
 

"It's one thing to know the answer to a question, but it's another to pull together information about the process a student goes through to get to that answer," said Peggy G. Carr, acting commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics, which administers the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).


The upcoming NAEP in math, reading, and writing (grades 4 + 8) uses new technology to target 'process data'- or traces a student leaves as s/he progresses through an assessment- to give teachers a better picture of how to support learning.
 

Process data include: 1) what a student does, 2) in what order does s/he do it, 3) how long it takes to do it.
 

Within a few years, researchers believe computer-based assessments will be designed to include eye-tracking, clickstream, and keystroke programs (to capture typing patterns/pauses), among other tools.


In a forthcoming study of NAEP writing, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) found differences in how boys and girls approached essay questions. Girls edited more (e.g., word choice, cutting + pasting), and took fewer pauses to plan the next sentence . In a separate study, ETS found that students with a history of performing poorly on reading tests did better when prompted to write a summary of a reading passage before answering multiple-choice questions on the content.


These data will help teachers identify the root of the issue: did the student encounter structural problems? Misunderstand the question? Become distracted by irrelevant information?
 

Thoughts about technology and the learning process?  Tweet us at @UArts_PIE_MEd and include our hashtag: #uartsinnovate


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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The Classroom in the Digital Age

Making Learning Customized


Our Ed Tech curriculum empowers K-12 teachers to optimize technology in today's classroom.

  • Leadership in Educational Technology
    Have you ever been approached as a tech resource in the classroom? Have you ever been asked to deliver a tech training? Do you see yourself as a potential tech lead at your school? You will leave this course with the ability to design and deliver technology direction and optimize digital learning environments within the classroom and to your school or District.
    InstructorJoseph Bires
     
  • Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?
    Explore multiple ways to comfortably and appropriately balance classroom time and at-home time with blended and flipped models. We will experiment with flipped practices using free classroom resources. Learn how to flip learning in any environment, even with limited online access and/or limited devices. 
    InstructorScott Duggan
     
  • Using BYOD as Mindtools
    Does your school or District have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, but you'd like to know more about how to implement within your own classroom? Immerse yourself in collaborative lesson designs using a multitude of devices that students bring to explore in class.
    InstructorJoseph Bires


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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Faculty Spotlight: Matt Duvall

Matt Duvall PIE Faculty

Matt Duvall PIE Faculty

Matt Duval knows the impact of technology. 
 

Matt Duvall is a curriculum designer, teacher, and doctoral candidate, whose dissertation is on the impact of technology on academic literacy practices. Matt's work focuses on STEM education, with an emphasis on the 'T' (technology). He has designed secondary ed curriculum, and has been a high school teacher in both public and private schools.  He is also an application developer and a software developer.  Matt holds a PA Business/ Computers certification (K-12) and an English certification (7-12) . He holds teaching positions at Drexel and at Gratz College. Matt has presented at national conferences and has published both academic and popular fiction writing.
 


Matt teaches in our MEd in Educational Technology Program.  Matt's courses ETEC 602 Differentiated Instruction Using Educational Technology and ETEC 603 Ethics in Educational Technology. Check out the abstracts to his upcoming publications.  Congratulations, Matt!  
 

Duvall, N., & Duvall, M. (2016). Writing, social technology, and creativity: Analyzing how technology can influence student creativity in writing. Paper to be presented at the 2016 International Conference on Urban Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

https://www.academia.edu/28947017/Writing_Social_Technology_and_Creativity_Analyzing_How_Technology_Can_Influence_Student_Creativity_in_Writing

Duvall, N., & Duvall, M. (2016). Developing customized software for classroom interventions. Poster to be presented at the 2016 NERA Annual Conference, Connecticut. 

https://www.academia.edu/28946993/Developing_Customized_Software_for_Classroom_Interventions

Duvall, M. (2016). Repurposing commercial technology for classroom use: A case study using Goodreads. Paper to be presented at the 2016 NERA Annual Conference, Connecticut.

https://www.academia.edu/28946950/Repurposing_Commercial_Technology_For_Classroom_Use_A_Case_Study_Using_Goodreads
 
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Introducing our PIE/MEd Course Catalogue!

PIE/MEd Course Catalogue, 2016 - 2017

PIE/MEd Course Catalogue, 2016 - 2017

PIE/MEd Course Catalogue, 2016 - 2017 


Check out our comprehensive catalogue of all the courses offered in our PIE + MEd programs. This list covers courses in a diverse array of matriculated and non-matriculated courses in The Arts, Educational Technology, Inclusion + Literacy. 

 
 
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A Defining Moment for Collaborative PD

How Would You Design Collaborative PD?


Teachers who embrace new technologies recognize that professional development is optimized through collaboration with other educators.  Modern collaborative learning--through blogs, Twitter chats, badges, Slack channels, other interactive platforms-- is not easily achieved through traditional professional development practices. Professional development in the digital age is participatory, flush with idea- and resource-exchanges. If you were to re-frame 'traditional' PD practices, what would it look like?
 
Questions to get you going:
  • How would it help advance specific curriculum requirements and standards?
  • How would it trigger additional professional learning opportunities?
  • How would it help students?
  • How would it contribute to connections with other educators?
     
Join us for our First Monday Chat for an organically organized, inquiry-based conversation among educators around specific issues in educational technology, arts education, and inclusion. #uartsinnovate

Next Chat: Monday, October 3rd, 7-9pm for our PIE + MEd Faculty Twitter Chat on Teacher Collaboration at #uartsinnovate

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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