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Professional Institute for Educators Courses

Courses listed below are for non-matriculated students ONLY.  
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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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Online Tools + Collaboration in Education
ETEC 505NM 01
Kenneth Kay
  • 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
Deborah Lenert
  • 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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Studio Techniques in Mural Making for Educators
VPAS 504NM 01
Shira Walinsky
  • Fall 2015
  • Dec 05 to Dec 20
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UArts

Murals are painted, silkscreened, printed from the computer, mosaiced, laser cut on metal and attached to walls and more! In this course, teachers will be exposed to a range of mediums and techniques used in mural making. In order to develop imagery and understand the process, students will investigate case studies of murals that incorporate mosaic, printmaking and temporary wheat pastes, among other materials including photo/collage based, and printed and hand-drawn/painted. Through drawing, collage, photography, and printmaking, students will learn how these methods can all be used in creating a design. Additionally, students will learn basic Photoshop concepts, which will be used in designing their mural. Sample materials will be presented and discussed and students will be inspired by the range of mediums and possibilities!

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The Power of the Poster + the Print - Using WPA Sources
UTPS 504NM 01
TBA, Catherine Cooney
  • Summer 2 2015
  • Jul 20 to Jul 24
  • Jul 20 to Jul 31
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, 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
    TBA
    • Summer 2 2015
    • Jul 20 to Jul 24
    • Jul 20 to Jul 31
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, 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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    Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting, Advanced
    VPAS 543NM 01
    Coy Gu
    • Summer 2 2015
    • Jul 20 to Jul 24
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    UArts

    Expand drawing and painting skills at a more advanced level. Working from direct observation, including some figure models, participants improve perception and technical skills, working both in drawing media and in paint. Create a range of timed pieces in basic drawing media such as charcoal, pencil, ink and conte crayon, then move on to more advanced work using acrylic paints. This course considers color theory, composition, painting technique and the overall process and includes in-depth critiques. Prerequisite: (VPAS 542) Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting, Introductory

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    Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting, Introductory
    VPAS 542NM 01
    Coy Gu
    • Summer 2 2015
    • Jul 20 to Jul 24
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    UArts

    Drawing and painting are foundational skills for visual literacy and for developing an understanding of form, composition, light and color. Working from direct observation, including some figure models, participants improve perception and technical skills, working both in drawing media and in paint. Create a range of timed pieces in basic drawing media such as charcoal, pencil, ink and conte crayon, then move on to more advanced work using acrylic paints. This course considers color theory, composition, painting technique and the overall process.

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    World Cultures Through Art - Projects for the Classroom
    VPAS 501NM 01
    TBA
    • Summer 1 2015
    • Jun 22 to Jun 26
    • Jun 22 to Jul 03
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • UArts

    Explore multiculturalism through the examination of five world cultures using art images and projects as a tool to engage students. Asia (China, Japan), West Africa, India, Mexico and Morocco (North Africa) are all touched upon with a general overview of essential social traditions, cultural icons and customs. Develop hands-on art projects and applicable studio activities that can be used within social science, history, art and other subject areas. Studios consider gesture, costume, textiles and imagery as the basis for drawing and collage exercises easily adapted for a range of students. Class includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lessons and activities are open to beginners seeking artistic projects for their classrooms, as well as those with previous art experience.

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