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

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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.  
Please refer to the COURSE NOTES section for in-person meeting dates for Hybrid 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: Fiber Arts
VPAS 522NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • Aug 04 to Aug 15
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • UArts

    Explore general fiber techniques and fabric processes, including weaving, stamp printing, dyeing and basic construction as an introduction to working with these materials. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects, this course provides an introduction to the vocabulary and process of working with this media and the technical requirements and considerations to bring these approaches into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts with students. Open to all teachers with interest in fibers, no previous fiber experience required.

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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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    All the World's a Stage: Primary Sources and Theater Games
    UTPS 502NM 01
    TBA
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Aug 04 to Aug 08
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    UArts

    The purpose of this course is to have fun making theatre with primary sources. Learn to play and lead theatre games that will help make primary source material enjoyable for the whole class. You'll learn how to make a character, do improvisation and even try your hand at writing a short play, all while learning skills that will help you unlock primary source material and add to your curriculum.

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    All the World's a Stage: Primary Sources and Theater Games
    ED 8132 01
    TBA
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Aug 04 to Aug 08
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    UArts

    The purpose of this course is to have fun making theatre with primary sources. Learn to play and lead theatre games that will help make primary source material enjoyable for the whole class. You'll learn how to make a character, do improvisation and even try your hand at writing a short play, all while learning skills that will help you unlock primary source material and add to your curriculum.

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    Art in the Elementary Classroom
    ED 7687 01
    TBA
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Aug 04 to Aug 08
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    UArts

    Designed for elementary classroom teachers, this course introduces and explores the making of art (painting, drawing, collage and sculpture) and the use of the basic tools of visual thinking that can be incorporated into non-art subject matter. Projects include developing practical skills of using appropriate child-level materials to their best advantage, learning how to critique children?s art in a way that encourages their creativity and risk-taking, and designing art projects around such subjects as math, social studies, science and more. With studio work and discussion, participants work to design and test actual projects built around specific topics used in their classrooms. Each teacher designs and presents several projects which are discussed by the class and ready to be directly applied into their own curricula. This studio course is for elementary classroom teachers who wish to integrate more art into their teaching.

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    ArtsWeek Keynote Event
    ED 0071 01
    TBA
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Aug 07 to Aug 07
    • Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    UArts

    Register to participate in the ArtsWeek luncheon and keynote event featuring speaker Joe Fusaro, Senior Education Advisor for Art21 in New York. Art21 is a non-profit organization dedicated to making contemporary art more accessible to the public and to encourage creativity. Art21 is PBS series and educational resource focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists. Joe Fusaro has facilitated teacher training for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Modern Art. Fusaro's column, Teaching with Contemporary Art, appears regularly in Art21's online magazine.

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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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    Creating Effective Classroom Learning Centers
    INCL 504NM 01
    TBA
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Jul 28 to Aug 01
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Philadelphia Academy

    Learning centers provide opportunities for self-directed, differentiated learning. They need to be well designed and skillfully implemented to meet the needs of individual students. This course helps identify needs and develop differentiated classroom learning centers that engage students' interests, complement existing lessons and work with various learning styles. Participants consider student assessment and customization in creating effective centers for student use.

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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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