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  • PIE Fall 2016 Trifold
  • Graduate courses offered in fall 2016. Course subjects include Educational Technology, Literacy, Inclusion, Educational Practices and the Arts. 

PIE Summer 2016 Catalog
ArtsWeek 2016 Trifold
  • ArtsWeek 2016 Trifold
  • 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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Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog

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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Integrating iMovie Into the Classroom
ED 7171 01
Lorraine Le Storti
  • Summer 1 2016
  • Jun 25 to Jul 16
  • Sat, Sun 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

Digital video is a dynamic medium that can play a role in the classroom as an important way for students and educators to create, share and understand content in any curriculum. Apple iMovie is a remarkable program that came free with each new Macintosh computer for many years. It can introduce complex concepts in editing digital video in an easy-to-grasp way. Capture digital video to learn fundamental editing skills.

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Introduction to Photoshop for Teachers
ED 7406 01
Lorraine Le Storti
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Jul 23 to Aug 06
  • Sat, Sun 8:30 AM - 5:00 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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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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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
Jordan Rockford
  • 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, Advanced I
VPAS 539NM 01
TBA
  • 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
TBA
  • 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
TBA
  • 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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Project Based Curriculum (K-6)
ED 5516 01
Thomas Palumbo
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Jul 11 to Jul 15
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course examines the research, creative learning strategies and standard curricula designed for small group instruction and independent learners. Participants focus on early childhood education and skill development, child-centered projects, innovative classroom management techniques, development of a a multi-level curriculum as well exploration of benefits of learning centers. Explore creative techniques in the four main areas of curriculum: reading and language arts, math, science and social studies. This course is appropriate for special education and classroom teachers looking for skill foundations for their students and the keys to math and reading problems.

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Teaching with Primary Sources from Local Collections + The Library of Congress
UTPS 506NM 01
Patricia Vogel
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 01 to Aug 05
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to local collections as well as the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include collections throughout the region, museums, gardens and libraries in Philadelphia, New York City and the Brandywine Valley.

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Teaching with Primary Sources from Local Collections + The Library of Congress
ED 8137 01
Patricia Vogel
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 01 to Aug 05
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to local collections as well as the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include collections throughout the region, museums, gardens and libraries in Philadelphia, New York City and the Brandywine Valley.

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The Power of the Poster + the Print - Using WPA Sources
UTPS 504NM 01
TBA, Patricia Vogel
  • Summer 2 2016
  • Aug 08 to Aug 12
  • 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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