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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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UArts Spring Open House w/ Summer Institute Presentation

UArts Admissions Open House is Saturday, March 31 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Pre-College Coordinator Heather Jo Wingate will give a presentation on the 2012 Summer Institute for high school students at 2:45 pm in the Admissions Welcome Center at 320 S. Broad.

Visit our websites for the Pre-College Summer Institute or 2012 Open House. Email or call 215.717.6430 with any questions. You can also register for the Open House online.

 

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Spring Workshop for Teachers - Contemporary Art + Studio Practice in Education

Join us for a one-day workshop for educators on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm featuring Keynote Speaker Joe Fusaro, Senior Education Advisor for Art:21, with a preview of Art:21 season six.

Presented by the University of the Arts Department of Art + Design Education, and the Division of Continuing Studies, the workshop will include hands-on studio experiences with UArts Art, Media + Design faculty.

Participants select one afternoon break-out studio session, from one of the following:

• 3-D Computer Modeling • Animation • Book Arts • Hot Glass Jewelry • Plaster Printing • Design • Drawing with Light • Printing with InkAID • Wearable Art • and more options to come!

Registration includes free parking, lunch and continental breakfast.

Art:21 - Art in the 21st Century is a PBS documentary series, educational resource, archive and history of contemporary artists. It is broadcast in over 50 countries, with a new season every two years. Art:21 is the only series on U.S. television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists. A nonprofit organization, Art:21 makes contemporary art more accessible to the public and documents 21st century art and artists. Their goal is to raise the profile of major players in the world of contemporary art and to encourage creativity. Art:21 was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Artistic and Cultural Programming.

Full details available online at cs.uarts.edu/workshop beginning December 1, 2011.
Registration by mail, phone or fax. Deadline: Friday April 6, 2012.

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UArts at the NAEA Convention! Booth #2327

The NAEA Convention is just around the Corner – be sure to visit with the University of the Arts at Booth # 2327 – We look forward to saying hello in NYC!

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention | March 1 – 4 in NYC

Emerging Perspectives:  Connecting Teaching, Learning and Research
Join thousands of colleagues from around the world for this exploration of visual arts education. Choose from over 1,000 opportunities for professional growth and engage in diverse and dynamic sessions exploring the shared vision of visual arts education through teaching, learning and research; and apply this knowledge in the classroom immediately. Discover new perspectives with inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops, tours, sessions and events with visual arts education professionals.

And check out these sessions at the Convention, featuring UArts faculty, staff and graduate student presentations:

Thursday, March 1:

2:00 – 2:50 pm
Learn How to Adapt Tools, Materials and Curriculum for the Inclusive Art Classroom
Rande Blank

Friday, March 2:  

10:30 – 10:55 am
Portfolio Prep: How and Why It Should be Incorporated into the Classroom
Heather Jo Wingate + Kathleen Brown

1:00 – 1:50 pm
Designing Innovative and Engaging Yearlong Curriculums for Secondary Students
Rande Blank, Bridget Kavanagh, Margot Livingston + Sarah Strickland

2:00 – 2:50 pm
Making the Mundane Marvelous: Street Art, Eco Art, Folk Art, Environmental Art and Green Art
Barbara Suplee

Saturday March 3:  

10:00 – 10:50 am
Classroom Art Teachers and the Reality of K-12 Art Rooms: Partners in UArts’ Preservice Program
Rande Blank, Maria Lengauer, Maria Pandolfi + Barbara Suplee

Sunday March 4:

10:00 – 10:50 am
Examining Murals as Socio-Political Mechanism and Aesthetic Movement Across Two Cultures: South Africa and Philadelphia
Erin Elman, Gleny Beach + Lynn Flieger Countryman

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Free Center City Parking for PIE Fall + Spring Semesters

Students enrolled in fall 2011 or spring 2012 semester Professional Institute for Educators courses at the University of the Arts campus can park in the Symphony House LAZ garage (located at 440 South Broad Street - the corner of Broad and Pine). Participants must bring their parking ticket to the Continuing Studies office at 211 South Broad Street, Room 901, to receive a special parking voucher for parking during class sessions.

View our website for a list of PIE summer courses at the UArts campus.

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Full STEAM Ahead Workshop

Full STEAM Ahead: Teaching Art for the 21st Century

Saturday, September 24 | 8:45 am – 3:45 pm 

Presented by the University of the Arts Department of Art + Design Education, and the Division of Continuing Studies

EQUIP YOURSELF FOR THE FUTURE. In education, STEM—the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—has been receiving preferred status. Nationally, these fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society. In many forums—political, governmental and academic—the strength of STEM is viewed as an indicator of a nation’s ability to sustain itself. Yet, there is a national initiative, using research in support of 21st Century Skills, advocating revising STEM to STEAM.  By inserting the letter “A” for Arts into the acronym, the Arts are brought into the core of student academic achievement and signifies the critical relationship of the Arts within education.  Find out more about arts advocacy and hands-on cross-disciplinary projects that support quality art content.

 

Click here for more info

 

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ArtsWeek Earns NAEA Co-Sponsored Academy Status

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