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  • Courses offered in fall 2014 by the Professional institute for Educators at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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Professional Institute for Educators Courses

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Advanced
VPAS 513NM 01
James Pastore
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 04 to Oct 19
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore the techniques of Raku firing and the qualities of this approach, with an emphasis on more refined projects, focused critiques and the more advanced aspects of the medium to convey an artistic message. Participants develop work in a series and consider its application to the classroom. Prerequisite: (VPAS 512) 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Introductory

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Raku, Introductory
VPAS 512NM 01
James Pastore
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 04 to Oct 19
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GoggleWorks

Raku is a form of Japanese pottery that uses low firing temperatures and removal from the kiln while still hot, creating a unique surface finish, often with crackled textures. Raku techniques have been adopted and modified by contemporary potters worldwide. In this course, explore the techniques of Raku firing and the qualities of this approach.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Sampler
VPAS 525NM 01
Carol Tadzynski-Moore
  • Fall 2014
  • Nov 01 to Nov 16
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore an overview of basic glass techniques as an introduction to this material. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), flamework and introductory glassblowing. Those new to glass discover the technical aspects of working in both the hot and cold shops and discuss types of glass to use, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules and using sheet glass with powdered frit. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts. Open to all teachers with interest in glass, no previous experience required.

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Children at Risk
INCL 510NM 01
TBA
  • Fall 2014
  • Nov 01 to Dec 06
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Bucks County IU

This course is designed to provide educators with a better understanding of children with different social, emotional, developmental and learning disorders, such as dyslexia, autism and ADHD. Strategize activities and ways to help at-risk children and discuss a team approach that includes teachers, support services, community resources and parents. Explore creative activities, such as role playing, art, music, literature and puppetry and how these can serve as vehicles to enhance student learning. Themes, such as friendship making, manners and respect, are included to help children develop healthy social skills. Approaches to implement in the classroom and resources available to educators, parents and students are presented.

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Differentiated Instruction
INCL 508NM 01
Elana Betts
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 27 to Dec 21
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Unionville ES

Not all students are alike. Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching and learning that deals with diversity in learning styles. Discover helpful, well-tested techniques for the creation of an inclusionary classroom for students - from English language learners and special education students to those with various learning differences - to reach all learners effectively. Explore and research concepts, strategies and processes for managing a differentiated instructional setting with accommodations for learning and assessment. This course focuses on the key knowledge and skills needed to employ differentiated instruction and to address student differences across the curriculum, especially in literacy and mathematics.

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Differentiated Instruction Using Educational Technology
ETEC 602NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Fall 2014
  • Sep 08 to Oct 24
  • Thu 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Unionville ES

Many current studies on the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools conclude that its appropriate use yields higher results in student achievement and engagement. Additionally, the thoughtful use of technology in the classroom is tied to decreased exhibition of inappropriate behaviors, increased confidence and loweredstudent absenteeism among at-risk populations. However, an understanding of the rationale for and the process of integrating technology with regular content area instruction is not widely seen throughout all K-12 schools in the United States. Differentiated Instruction Using Educational Technology prepares educators to use technology in the classroom to reach all types of learners. Teachers learn to identify which educational technology tools, resources and applications will work best for their specific population and how technology can help them increase the engagement and achievement of all students.

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Digital Communication in the Classroom
ETEC 508NM 01
Sallie Michalsky
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 27 to Dec 21
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
UArts

Digital Communication is the exchange of information over a range of different media tools. Student and teachers now have the ability to interact with each other over blogs, wikis, forums, discussion boards, and more. This class explores the opportunities that these types of digital communication can bring to the educational setting and how these support the curriculum most effectively.

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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
ETEC 502NM 01
Kenneth Kay
  • Fall 2014
  • Oct 07 to Oct 16
  • Oct 11 to Oct 18
  • Tue, Wed, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Montgomery Co IU

    Learn how reading, math and social studies assignments can be transformed into digital storytelling adventures. Participants investigate a variety of interdisciplinary projects with photography and videography, inspiring both themselves and their students to reflect thoughtfully and creatively. Digital stories come in many different flavors, from the creation of simple audio offerings to basic multimedia projects. This course incorporates a range of current technology options. No previous experience with digital photography or video editing necessary.

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    Enriching the K-7 Language Arts Curriculum
    LITY 512NM 01
    Thomas Palumbo
    • Fall 2014
    • Oct 27 to Dec 21
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Unionville ES

    This course is a hands-on approach to the creative teaching of language arts, reading and children's literature and integrating them into the general elementary and middle school curriculum. Learn creative techniques for teaching spelling and vocabulary development, creative writing, literature appreciation and critical thinking, plus lectures on authors and illustrators, poetry, public speaking, creative problem solving and classroom research projects. Produce projects that use visual arts to create enthusiasm in the classroom.

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    Exploring Literacy Through Poetry, Introductory
    LITY 504NM 01
    Anne Bair, Donna Popp
    • Fall 2014
    • Oct 07 to Oct 16
    • Oct 11 to Oct 18
    • Tue, Wed, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Philadelphia Academy

    Participants learn basic skills and strategies for the classroom while improving their own poetry and writing techniques. References, resources and materials necessary for the development of fundamental and advanced poetry and writing skills are emphasized. Topics include poetry readiness from couplet to quatrain to completed poem; writers' resources, from books to the Internet; poetry for profit, with outlets for students and teachers; integrating poetry with mathematics and science; and narrative and historical poetry. Develop poetry centers, PowerPoint presentations and web activities to support integrating poetry across the curriculum.

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    Foundations of Integrating the Arts into the Classroom
    VPAS 500NM 01
    TBA
    • Fall 2014
    • Oct 27 to Dec 21
    • 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    UArts

    Brain based research indicates that integrating arts learning into the curriculum assists learners in the full acquisition of new knowledge. This course builds on educators existing knowledge base in the arts and teaches them to apply current research techniques and strategies to the development and implementation of their arts curricula. Educators study the research about arts learning and how it can increase the likelihood that students will acquire a deeper understanding of content and develop higher retention levels.

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    Integrating Children's Literature into the Classroom
    LITY 507NM 01
    TBA
    • Fall 2014
    • Oct 21 to Oct 30
    • Oct 25 to Nov 01
    • Tue, Wed, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Philadelphia Academy

    The works of contemporary authors and illustrators - as well as classic - are the springboard to the study of children's literature and how to incorporate it into the classroom. Lectures include developing a classroom literature program, exploring emerging literary technologies and examining the thematic approach to literature using literary themes to teach mathematics, science and history. The works of Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, John Bellairs, Van Allsburg, Roald Dahl and Maurice Sendak will be included.

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