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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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Literacy + Primary Sources - An Introduction for Teachers
UTPS 500NM 01
Juan Agudelo
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • 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
Juan Agudelo
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 13 to Jul 17
  • 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
Shira Walinsky
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • 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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Music: Discovering the Roots of American Music to Enhance the Curriculum
UTPS 501NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Aug 03 to Aug 07
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Featuring live music, hands-on activities and engaging exercises to use with students, this course focuses on the use of the digital archives of the Library of Congress to effectively and thoroughly plan, prepare and design lessons incorporating 20th century American music, particularly jazz and its influences, into the curriculum. Beginning with the digital archives, develop the ability to access musical resources to provide a multi-sensory approach to teaching historical content through a creative arts perspective. Participants are engaged in the exploration and appreciation of jazz music and the significance of jazz in American history and society - from tradition to innovation. K-8 teachers design a unit of study relevant to their interests and current classroom curricula, creating musical connections to American history and culture to enhance student learning.

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Music: Discovering the Roots of American Music to Enhance the Curriculum
ED 8134 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Aug 03 to Aug 07
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Featuring live music, hands-on activities and engaging exercises to use with students, this course focuses on the use of the digital archives of the Library of Congress to effectively and thoroughly plan, prepare and design lessons incorporating 20th century American music, particularly jazz and its influences, into the curriculum. Beginning with the digital archives, develop the ability to access musical resources to provide a multi-sensory approach to teaching historical content through a creative arts perspective. Participants are engaged in the exploration and appreciation of jazz music and the significance of jazz in American history and society - from tradition to innovation. K-8 teachers design a unit of study relevant to their interests and current classroom curricula, creating musical connections to American history and culture to enhance student learning.

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Online Tools + Collaboration in Education
ETEC 505NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Aug 10 to Aug 14
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Educators can now empower their students to connect, create, and collaborate online. Explore the use of technology as a tool to engage students in constructive critical thinking about the subjects they study. User-friendly Web 2.0 tools, tools provide opportunities for educators and students to communicate and interact in new, collaborative ways. Lesson guides provide practical examples of techniques to integrate these online tools into the curriculum.

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Photography: Who Are We? Constructing Identity Through Images
UTPS 503NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • 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 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • 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: Letterpress Printing, Advanced
VPAS 535NM 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Participants expand on printing projects using engraved plates and metal type from the University's collection of metal and wood typefaces. Create several printed works via typesetting and the Vandercook Proofing Press. Design custom polymer plates and perform multi-color printing. Participants consider how letterpress techniques and process can be taught to students in the K-12 classroom.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Letterpress Printing, Introductory
VPAS 534NM 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

The traditional art of printing from engraved plates and metal type is explored using the University's collection of metal and wood typefaces. Create several printed works via typesetting and the Vandercook Proofing Press. Design custom polymer plates and perform multi-color printing. Participants consider how letterpress techniques and process can be taught to students in the K-12 classroom.

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The Power of the Poster + the Print - Using WPA Sources
UTPS 504NM 01
Mary Tasillo
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Of the 2,000 Works Progress Administration posters known to exist, the Library of Congress' collection is the largest. These striking silkscreen, lithograph and woodcut posters were designed to publicize health programs, cultural programs, theatrical and musical performances, travel, educational programs and community activities throughout the United States. The posters were made possible by one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts and were added to the Library's holdings in the 1940s. In this course, learn about the WPA and its mission as well as the connections to history, art, social science and visual literacy that can enrich your teaching. Participants learn about this time period, the power of design to communicate and how to use visual primary sources to engage students. Including hands-on printmaking and design studio exercises, mural tours, museum visits and more, use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons based on these powerful historic images. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to social science, history, material processes and literacy are explored.

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The Power of the Poster + the Print - Using WPA Sources
ED 8135 01
Mary Tasillo
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Of the 2,000 Works Progress Administration posters known to exist, the Library of Congress' collection is the largest. These striking silkscreen, lithograph and woodcut posters were designed to publicize health programs, cultural programs, theatrical and musical performances, travel, educational programs and community activities throughout the United States. The posters were made possible by one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts and were added to the Library's holdings in the 1940s. In this course, learn about the WPA and its mission as well as the connections to history, art, social science and visual literacy that can enrich your teaching. Participants learn about this time period, the power of design to communicate and how to use visual primary sources to engage students. Including hands-on printmaking and design studio exercises, mural tours, museum visits and more, use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons based on these powerful historic images. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to social science, history, material processes and literacy are explored.

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