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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

Courses listed below are for non-matriculated students ONLY.  
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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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Creative Problem Solving
ED 5513 01
TBA
  • Fall 2014
  • Sep 15 to Nov 02
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Philadelphia Academy

Examine programs that stress critical thinking and problem solving with a focus on mathematics, science and English language arts. Topics include innovative classroom strategies for teaching problem solving and critical thinking, the National Science Foundation problem solving initiative, the Madison project and developing core knowledge-based programs. Practical application for K-12 teachers in all subject areas.

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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 27
  • Sep 11 to Sep 11
  • Oct 02 to Oct 02
  • Oct 16 to Oct 16
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Thu 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Thu 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Hybrid-Unionville Elem Sch

    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 Inclusionary Practices in the Classroom
    INCL 500NM 01
    Tina Pisch
    • Fall 2014
    • Sep 15 to Nov 02
    • 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Philadelphia Academy

    Student diversity is one of the main characteristics that defines today's classroom. This course helps educators build the capacity to understand, honor and support the ever-increasing diversity of educational needs within classrooms. Recommendations are provided to enable teachers to augment their existing practices by infusing inclusive practices into existing content and curricula. Roles and responsibilities of general and special educators are explored to help facilitate collaboration in serving the needs of students and to make meaningful contributions to the identification, evaluation, re-evaluation, teaching and monitoring of progress of all students. Participants identify potential barriers to learning across curriculum areas in the general education classroom and identify strategies and services to eliminate those barriers.

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