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Summer 2014 Brochure
  • Summer 2014 Brochure
  • Courses offered in summer 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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iLife Overview
ED 7039 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jun 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This overview of the Macintosh iLife suite considers how to best integrate these software tools into a range of classroom settings. Learn the capabilities of the iLife software (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand and iWeb) to bring sound and images to enhance methods of teaching more effectively.

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Integrating Ipad Technology Into the Classroom
ETEC 513NM 02
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 21 to Jul 25
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

The introduction of the iPad brought the power and functionality of a full-size computer system into a lightweight, user-intuitive, mobile tablet and educators have since rapidly embraced it to meet computing needs and fill specific niche roles. Discover how technology can increase engagement, allow access to vast content and provide the ability to create media to share stories with visuals and sound, and signal what lies ahead for students. Bring technology into integrated use throughout the curriculum by using tablet devices and their applications to explore the development of lessons applicable to a range of subject areas through cross-curricular sound and video projects. Consider how the iPad can be an integrated professional tool for classroom management and for creating and sharing content. Discuss the financial resources for bringing these technologies into schools.

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Integrating Performing Arts into the 6-12 Classroom
VPAS 509NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 22 to Jul 31
  • Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
UArts

The purpose of this course is to examine innovative approaches to the teaching of traditional, standards-based curriculum through the performing arts for 6-12 grade teachers, to allow for content of the course to be tailored to appropriate developmental levels. Appropriate for professional educators who are currently teaching 6-12 general classroom, ELL, Special needs, English, Mathematics, Science and/or Social Studies, the course will develop understanding, knowledge and skill for using performing arts practice as a teaching tool in each academic discipline while also demonstrating how performing arts projects can facilitate collaboration across content areas. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences to practice the implementation of performing arts activities as tools for academic learning.

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Integrating Performing Arts Into the K-5 Classroom
VPAS 508NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 08 to Jul 17
  • Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
UArts

The purpose of this course is to examine innovative approaches to the teaching of traditional, standards-based curriculum through the performing arts for K-5 grade teachers to allow for content of the course to be tailored to appropriate developmental levels. Appropriate for professional educators who are currently teaching K-5 general classroom, ELL, Special needs, English, Mathematics, Science and/or Social Studies, the course will develop understanding, knowledge and skill for using performing arts practice as a teaching tool in each academic discipline while also demonstrating how performing arts projects can facilitate collaboration across content areas. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences to practice the implementation of performing arts activities as tools for academic learning.

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Integrating Video + Digital Imagery
ED 7063 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jun 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Learn techniques to maximize the use of video production and editing as a learning and teaching tool for the classroom. Participants work with Flip digital video cameras to design and film subject-specific lessons for students. Discussions include research on integrative use of video projects with students and research regarding grant opportunities for teachers to bring this technology into student learning. Demonstrations and resources are presented, and all participants prepare, present and critique integrated lessons. Consider implementation of this tool within existing curriculum. Focus is to explore new methods and best practices to engage students most effectively across a range of subject areas. Tuition includes Flip digital video camera and other technology supplies.

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Interactive Learning: Art, Science and Technology
ED 7043 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 14 to Jul 18
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Discover a series of projects to gather and present statistics, data and other scientific content through visual means using digital technology as a delivery method. Approaches may include digital photography, graphing options and video editing using Apple iMovie. Participants apply these tools through a series of hands-on exercises that relate technical, mathematical and scientific concepts to activities designed for student use. Teachers explore how simple technology can visualize, diagram, chart and deliver information to students in a compelling, engaging and understandable way that students can produce themselves. Designed for classroom teachers at all grade levels.

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Introduction to Photoshop for Teachers
ED 7406 01
Lorraine Le Storti
  • Spring 2014
  • Jan 27 to Mar 14
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop through hands-on creation and manipulation of digital images. Also gain some basic digital camera knowledge for classroom use in student activities. Learn how to scan images, adjust resolution and size, edit text effect features and find effective ways to merge the power of words with the power of images to increase visual literacy in students. Content applicable to all subjects and grade levels.

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Introduction to Photoshop for Teachers
ED 7406 01
Lorraine Le Storti
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jun 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop through hands-on creation and manipulation of digital images. Also gain some basic digital camera knowledge for classroom use in student activities. Learn how to scan images, adjust resolution and size, edit text effect features and find effective ways to merge the power of words with the power of images to increase visual literacy in students. Content applicable to all subjects and grade levels.

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Literacy + Primary Sources - An Introduction for Teachers
UTPS 500NM 01
Sebastian Agudelo
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Effective teachers integrate literacy-based experiences into their classrooms to help students become better readers, writers, communicators and learners. In this course, we look at the act of writing as a living art form that can engage students as they bring imagery, sounds, meaning and expression alive through their words and the words of others. Each participant receives a copy of the Library of Congress book Poetry 180.

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Literacy + Primary Sources - An Introduction for Teachers
ED 8131 01
Sebastian Agudelo
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Effective teachers integrate literacy-based experiences into their classrooms to help students become better readers, writers, communicators and learners. In this course, we look at the act of writing as a living art form that can engage students as they bring imagery, sounds, meaning and expression alive through their words and the words of others. Each participant receives a copy of the Library of Congress book Poetry 180.

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Mural Arts + Storytelling for the Classroom
VPAS 505NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jul 02
  • Mon, Tue, Wed 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
UArts

Murals are stories - written or spoken - that make their way onto the walls of the city. The work of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program is fueled by the diverse stories of individuals, families and communities. In this class, developed through a partnership with the Mural Arts Program, participants study the historic context of murals in Philadelphia and explore the process of visual translation and community collaboration. Participants learn how to transform writing, storytelling and oral history traditions into the creation of a small-scale mural project in their schools and how this activity can be adapted to a variety of subject areas and diverse learners. The course includes a guided tour of Philadelphia murals, as well as guest speakers and projects that build an understanding of collaborative artmaking. Each participant creates a small panel that is installed as a group mural and learns some of the technical steps that are required to develop mural proposals and installations in school environments.

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Music Technology for Educators
ETEC 504NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 30 to Jul 09
  • Mon, Wed 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
UArts

Designed for teachers to explore digital music and sound technologies, this course includes a range of basic skills in sound editing, mixing, sampling, audio production, notation, podcasting, and more. Participants create projects to incorporate these tools into the K-12 curriculum, across multiple subject areas. Featuring hands-on activities, this course primarily uses Garage Band software to work on sequencing and digital audio processing techniques. Teachers from both music and non-music backgrounds are encouraged to attend in order to consider how collaborative audio projects can enhance student learning in integrated, innovative ways. Participants should have basic computer skills.

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