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  • Summer 2016 week-long intensives that allow teachers to explore art-specific techniques, concepts and history. Courses are offered at Wayne Arts Center, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and The University of the Arts main campus.

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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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Foundations of Integrating the Arts into the Classroom
VPAS 500NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 1 2016
  • Jun 27 to Jul 01
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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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Including Special Needs
INCL 509NM 01
Michele McKeone
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 01 to Aug 05
  • Mon, Wed, Thu 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
UArts

The goal to accommodate a wider variety of students - needs is having an impact on public school classrooms everywhere. This course helps participants develop a richer, more appropriate understanding of the special needs of students and helps them respond in kind. Explore special education and inclusion from practical viewpoints through discussion, empathy-building activities and in-class exercises. Topics include the history of special education, key aspects of the special education law, research on the benefits of inclusion and the current approaches to classroom application.

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Including Special Needs
INCL 509NM 01
Michele McKeone
  • Fall 2016
  • Nov 08 to Dec 06
  • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

The goal to accommodate a wider variety of students - needs is having an impact on public school classrooms everywhere. This course helps participants develop a richer, more appropriate understanding of the special needs of students and helps them respond in kind. Explore special education and inclusion from practical viewpoints through discussion, empathy-building activities and in-class exercises. Topics include the history of special education, key aspects of the special education law, research on the benefits of inclusion and the current approaches to classroom application.

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Intergrating Museum Resources into the Classroom
PRES 588NM 01
TBA
  • Fall 2016
  • Oct 22 to Nov 05
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UArts

How do we effectively and routinely bring museum resources into our classrooms? This course offers educators a broad understanding of how to locate and use museum resources as lesson planning tools, to guide inquiry-based learning and curriculum development. With >35,000 museums in the US alone offering vast open educational resources (OER) for teachers to use in their classrooms, we will explore and analyze OER to enhance lesson planning and engage students with collections both at the museum and remotely. With visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art to explore and extend the online experience into the physical space. We will draw in the galleries, and apply our collective online and in-person museum experiences into curriculum planning for the classroom. Open to K-12 teachers in all subject areas.

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Mural Arts + Storytelling for the Classroom
VPAS 505NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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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Mural Arts + Storytelling for the Classroom
ED 6802 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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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Photography: Who Are We? Constructing Identity Through Images
UTPS 503NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Photography has always been a democratic medium and virtually anyone can make a photograph, but learning how to read images and understand what they tell us about ourselves and others is often overlooked. Participants learn how to use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons that incorporate concepts of visual literacy. Participants examine how photography influences identity and how it can be used as a teaching tool in grades K-12. Course activities include field trips for an insider's look into local archives and museums. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to social science, identity, expression and literacy are explored.

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Photography: Who Are We? Constructing Identity Through Images
ED 8133 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Photography has always been a democratic medium and virtually anyone can make a photograph, but learning how to read images and understand what they tell us about ourselves and others is often overlooked. Participants learn how to use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons for the classroom that incorporate concepts of visual literacy. Participants examine how photography influences identity and how it can be used as a teaching tool in grades K-12. Course activities include field trips for an insider's look into local archives and museums and hands-on photographic projects. Content is appropriate for a range of subject areas as connections to social science, identity, expression and literacy are explored.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Arts + Language Arts
ED 6803 01
Denise Carbone
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course integrates text, image and structure through hands-on projects and exercises. Explore a variety of book structures as well as simple writing exercises to consider text and meaning for students. Participants learn several book structures, such as accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups, to which writing is added, as well as simple methods to generate images. Projects consider text and collaborative book projects for classroom use. This course is suitable for visual arts and literacy teachers. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for elementary to high school students; resource materials and readings are provided.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Arts + Language Arts, Advanced I
VPAS 539NM 01
Denise Carbone
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course outlines the process of integrating text, image and structure through hands-on projects and exercises. Participants further develop their knowledge of book structures, such as accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups, to which writing and images are added. Projects consider text and collaborative book projects for classroom use. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for elementary to high school students; resource materials and readings are provided.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Arts + Language Arts, Advanced II
VPAS 568NM 01
Denise Carbone
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Develop advanced contemporary book structures to which writing and imagery may be added. These includes accordion variations, altered books, sewn books, flexagons, and pop-ups. Explore the subtle relationships of content with structure and form. Projects are adaptable for K-12 students across content areas.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Arts + Language Arts, Introductory
VPAS 538NM 01
Denise Carbone
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course integrates text, image and structure through hands-on projects and exercises. Explore a variety of book structures as well as simple writing exercises to consider text and meaning for students. Participants learn several book structures, such as accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups, to which writing is added, as well as simple methods to generate images. Projects consider text and collaborative book projects for classroom use. This course is suitable for visual arts and literacy teachers. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for elementary to high school students; resource materials and readings are provided.

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