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Free Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop for Educators

Saturday, April 26th, 9am - 12 pm at The University of the Arts


Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts courses create professional development opportunities for K-12 educators that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular learning in all grades.


Discover the basics you’ll need to effectively understand and use the vast resources of the Library of Congress in your teaching. Learn how to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, navigate and access primary source items from the Library of Congress, and discover the different formats primary sources have — all to help students explore the ways people have documented their stories throughout history.  You’ll discover sources that use the lenses of arts artifacts such as photographs, writings and imagery to enhance student learning in a range of subject areas and grade levels.


REGISTER NOW!


Click here to view the TPS Workshop Slideshow


Visit tps.uarts.edu for more information on the TPS-UArts program.

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PAEA + PDE Workshop at UArts - Develop Student Learning Objectives

PAEA/PDE Workshop: Student Learning Objectives
Saturday, April 5:  9 am – 12:30 pm

 

This workshop addresses components of the new statewide teacher evaluation system being implemented by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) effective for the academic year 2014-2015. 
 

In this new system, a percentage of the evaluation for a teacher of subjects such as art, music, physical education, family consumer science and other non-testing or elective subjects will be based on designing and implementing student learning objectives (SLO’s) in the classroom. Designed for teachers and administrators, this workshop provides critical information on SLO’s presented by PDE representative O. David Deitz, as well as first-hand experiences from teachers who have previously piloted this new system.
 

Presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA), the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Professional Institute for Educators, this will help you get ready now for the changes affecting student learning, teacher evaluation and student learning objectives. Participants earn three PA Act 48 activity hours.  Lunch and free parking provided.


Download the Event Flyer and Registration Form.


Submit registration forms to:
Professional Institute for Educators
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19102

Fax: 215.717.6538


REGISTER ONLINE:

Only $15 for non-PAEA members:  REGISTER NOW

FREE for PAEA members (must provide member #):  REGISTER NOW


   
Event Location:
The Caplan Center for the Performing Arts at the University of the Arts 
Terra Hall | 211 S. Broad Street | 16th + 17th Floors | Philadelphia, PA 19107
Confirmation + parking info will be emailed to all registrants prior to event.


Questions? Call 215.717.6006 or email
 


  

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FREE Photography + WPA Poster Courses for Educators!

The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts encourages participants to become detectives — seeking out images, artifacts, music, playbills and more to bring subjects to life in the classroom. By analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress, cultural organizations and artists who partner with TPS-UArts, we provide authentic experiences like no other!


Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS-UArts courses create professional development opportunities for K-12 educators that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular learning in all grades. Programming is FREE for non-credit and graduate credit is also available. Advance registration is required to reserve your spot - register now!


Upcoming courses:
 

  • Photography: Who Are We? - Constructing Identity Through Images
    Sat + Sun: February 15, 22 + 23  : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    at The University of the Arts
    Photography has always been a democratic medium and virtually anyone can make a photograph, but learning how to read images and understand what they tell us about ourselves and others is often overlooked. Participants examine how photography influences identity and how it can be used as teaching tool in grades K - 12. Course activities include field trips for an insider's look into local archives and museums. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to social science, identity, expression and literacy are explored.
    Register now for CREDIT or NON-CREDIT
     
  • The Power of the Poster + the Print - Using WPA Sources
    Sat + Sun: February 22, March 1 + 2 : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    at The University of the Arts
    Of the 2,000 Works Progress Administration posters known to exist, the Library of Congress' collection is the largest. These striking silkscreen, lithograph amd woodcut posters were designed to publicize health programs, cultural programs, theatrical performances, educational programs and community activities throughout the United States in the 1930s. In this course, learn about the WPA and its mission as well as the connections to history, art, social science and visual literacy.  Including printmaking excercises, mural tours and museum visits, use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons based on these powerul historic images.
    Register now for CREDIT or NON-CREDIT

     

Visit tps.uarts.edu for more information on courses and workshops.
    

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Graduate Open House

Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 12 - 4 pm for the UArts Graduate Open House to learn firsthand what our Master of Education in Educational Program Design and Graduate Certificates are all about. Graduate Open House will be held from 12 pm to 4 pm.


At Open House, learn about graduate programs at the University:

  • Get information about curriculum, career opportunities, and application requirements.
  • Meet  program directors and faculty from all graduate programs.
  • Participate in a panel discussion with current students to get a firsthand look at life at UArts.
  • Tour the campus, including studios, classrooms, performance spaces and other graduate facilities.

     

View the Spring 2014 Graduate Open House Postcard
View the Spring 2014 Graduate Open House Poster

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CE Refer-a-Friend Discount for Spring 2014

Continuing Education Refer-a-Friend Discount

10% for you, 10% for them
Share your educational experience with a friend


To thank you for encouraging new students to pursue their creative interests, we are offering a Refer-a-Friend incentive program this fall. By referring a new student to register for a course in our program, both parties may apply a 10% tuition discount to one spring 2014 course registration. One person is required to be a new student to the University of the Arts in order for both students to receive the discount.


To receive this discount, both students must complete this Refer-a-Friend Discount form and submit it along with their registration form (noting the 10% tuition discount) and remaining payment in full.


  • Registration and discounts will not be processed until the Refer-a-Friend form has been received by the CE Program for each student.
  • This discount can only be redeemed when registration is submitted by mail, fax or in-person.
  • Discount applies to tuition only for one Continuing Education (“CE”) course.
  • Student is responsible for all fees and remaining tuition associated with the selected course, at the time of registration.
  • Discount may not be combined with any other discount; it may not be applied retroactively.
  • This discount is not available through online registration. 
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CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students.
 

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition: Part 1
November 26, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Featuring the work of:

Kaylee Collins – Societal Serenity
Deedra Grandelli – Farm Aid
Adam Kantorski – a moment...a place

Reception:
Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served

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CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition: Part 2
January 18 - February 10, 2014
Featuring the work of:

Eve Miller – Boardwalk Reverie
Casandra Williams – Images in Technicolor
Susan Kessler – there...instead of here
Bridget Horgan Bell – Wonder


Reception:
Thursday, January 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served

 

The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


For more information please call 215.717.6006 or email cs@uarts.edu.

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MEd + Graduate Certificate for Educators: Spring Info Sessions

In addition to our non-matriculated graduate courses that have earned the praise of teachers and support of school administrators for years, we are excited to launch a new master's degree in Educational Program Design and graduate certificate programs for educators.


Combining theory and practice, the 30-credit master's degree includes five core courses, plus five courses in a concentration area of the your choice: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy, Museum + Primary Sources, or The Arts. Concentrations can be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate for individuals not seeking a master’s degree.


For more information visit cs.uarts.edu/MEd and begin the admission process today!


Join us for the following upcoming Fall Information Sessions. To attend, RSVP to or call 215.717.6092.


Tuesday January 7, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Philadelphia Academy Charter School
11000 Roosevelt Blvd/Plaza Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19116
 

Thursday January 9, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Unionville Elementary School
1775 West Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 West. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19041


Thursday, January 30, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901



We are also happy to schedule personal advising sessions at UArts’ campus for any prospective students.


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CE Digital Photography Student Wins AMSP NYC Photo Competition

    • Untitled - Bridget Horgan Bell

Photo credit: Bridget Horgan Bell

 

Congratulations to CE Digital Photography Certificate student Bridget Horgan Bell who recently won first place in the student category of AMSP NY's annual photography competition. 


IMAGE 13, which marked the 11th year of the international photo contest run by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, was open to all professional, serious amateur and student photographers residing in the United States.


 

Photo credit: Bridget Horgan Bell

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One-Day Workshops to Earn Act 48 Hours

Our one-day workshops are designed to keep educators up-to-date on current topics and trends to improve teaching and student learning in a short, convenient format for those who prefer a non-credit experience.


Click on the following course titles to find out more information and register online.


 

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Free Parking at All PIE Locations

Parking is free at all locations where Professional Institute for Educator courses are offered - including our main campus in Center City! Visit our Locations page for a complete list of all of our sites.
 

Students attending courses within the Professional Institute for Educators at the main UArts location in Center City are eligible for a special free parking voucher to cover the costs of parking during class meeting times. Students must park at the LAZ garage in the Symphony House building, located at 440 South Broad Street - the corner of Broad and Pine Streets. Please visit our policies page for more details.


 

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New MEd + Graduate Certificates for Educators: Fall Info Sessions

In addition to our non-matriculated graduate courses that have earned the praise of teachers and support of school administrators for years, we are excited to launch a new master's degree in Educational Program Design and graduate certificate programs for educators.


Combining theory and practice, the 30-credit master's degree includes five core courses, plus five courses in a concentration area of the your choice: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy, Museum + Primary Sources, or The Arts. Concentrations can be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate for individuals not seeking a master’s degree.


For more information visit cs.uarts.edu/MEd and begin the admission process today!


Join us for the following upcoming Fall Information Sessions. To attend, RSVP to or call 215.717.6092.


Tuesday November 5, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 West. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19041

Thursday November 7, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Unionville Elementary School
1775 West Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Tuesday November 12, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Philadelphia Academy Charter School
11000 Roosevelt Blvd/Plaza Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19116


Thursday November 14, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

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CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibition, featuring the work of John Waller, Digital Photography certificate student.


A Technique of Rapid Passage Through Varied Ambiences
August 13 - August 30, 2013

Reception:
Thursday, August 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served

The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For more information please call 215.717.6006 or email cs@uarts.edu.



 

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CE Refer-A-Friend Discount for Summer 2013

Continuing Education Refer-a-Friend Discount

10% for you, 10% for them
Share your educational experience with a friend!


For encouraging new students to pursue their creative interests, we are introducing a Refer-a-Friend incentive program. By referring a new student to register for a course in our program, both parties may apply a 10% tuition discount to one summer 2013 course registration. One person is required to be a new student to the University of the Arts in order for both students to receive the discount.


To receive this discount, both students must complete this Refer-a-Friend Discount form and submit it along with their registration form (noting the 10% tuition discount) and submit remaining payment in full.
 

  • Registration and discounts will not be processed until the Refer-a-Friend form has been received by the CE Program for each student.
  • This discount can only be redeemed when registration is submitted by mail, fax or in-person.
  • Discount applies to tuition only for one Continuing Education (“CE”) course.
  • Student is responsible for all fees and remaining tuition associated with the selected course, at the time of registration.
  • Discount may not be combined with any other discount; it may not be applied retroactively.
  • This discount is not available through online registration.
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Act 48 Returns July 1

The moratorium giving Pennsylvania-certified teachers an extension on Act 48 requirements expires on June 30, 2013. Teachers will return to a five-year cycle to complete this requirement.


Act 48 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates to participate in ongoing professional education. The University of the Arts is an approved provider for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 professional development requirements. Visit bit.ly/act48 for more information.

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View and Download Summer 2013 Course Brochures

Registration for Summer 2013 courses in Continuing Education and the Professional Institute for Educators are now online. You can also view and download our Continuing Education and Professional Institute for Educators brochures in an easy-to-read format.

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Summer 2013 Dance Study Cycles

The University of the Arts is pleased to launch UArts Dance Study Cycles, an innovative project for dancers seeking professional experience in preparation for careers and advanced study. The Summer 2013 UArts Dance Study Cycles is a three-week immersion for young artists and professionals seeking to further define and expand the scope of their dancing and dance making – concluding with a week in Southern France at Festival d’Avignon. The application deadline is April 14, 2013.


Dance Study Cycles is coordinated by the School of Dance at the University of the Arts, with application and related administrative processing through the Division of Continuing Studies. For more information visit cs.uarts.edu/dancecycles.

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Teaching with Primary Sources - Free Workshop for Educators Nov 6

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts is offering two upcoming free workshops that focus on understanding the primary source material available to teachers at the Library of Congress, how to access and use these materials, and understanding why primary sources are important in education. Visit us online at tps.uarts.edu to learn more and to register for these special events.


Fall 2012 Workshop: Tue, Nov 6: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Delaware County Intermediate Unit

Spring 2013 Workshop: Sat, Apr 13: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, The University of the Arts

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Tracy Clark Photography Lecture + Discussion

Certificate Student Lecture + Discussion: The Humanitarian Photography of Tracy Clark
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

The University of the Arts | Terra Hall | Connelly Auditorium | 8th Floor |211 S. Broad Street

2012 Digital Photography Certificate recipient and professional photographer Tracy Clark will present her work as a humanitarian photographer in Nepal, Honduras and Haiti. Clark will present her experiences in the field and the development of her portfolio of work, as well as the importance of understanding what humanitarian aid organizations aim to do, the issues they address, and the people and populations they work with. Clark will also discuss her new book, Life Without Mirrors:  A Photographic Journey in Nepal, published in April. The book is a compilation of photographs and thought-provoking questions about her first trip to Nepal and the beginning of her passion for humanitarian photography. Clark traveled with the Pennsylvania United Medical Association (PUMA) to villages in the Lamjung District to run medical clinics and support the needs of communities in the mountain regions.

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP to or 215.717.6095

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Summer 2012 CS Registration Now Open

Online registration for the Professional Institute for Educators and Continuing Education programs is now open for the summer 2012 semester.  We also offer fax, mail-in and walk-in registrations.

Pre-College 2012 Summer Institute applications are also being accepted.

For sneak peeks and other up-to-date information, "Like" our pages on Facebook:

Continuing Education: tinyurl.com/ce-on-facebook

Professional Institute for Educators: tinyurl.com/pie-on-facebook

Pre-College Programs: tinyurl.com/pc-on-facebook

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Priority Application Deadline Extended for Summer Institute

UArts is happy to announce that our Summer Institute priority application deadline has been extended to:

May 15, 2012

Our summer programs in Art + Media, Dance, Music and Theater offer college-level instruction for students passionate about the arts.  We also have one-week Commuter Intensives available each week from July 9 - August 3. We have lots to offer to you this summer, but you must act quickly - space is limited.

If you have any questions about your application, feel free to contact us at or 215.717.6430.  We hope to see you this summer!

For other insider scoops and last-minute updates, "Like" us on Facebook!

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