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  • Courses offered in summer 2014 by the Professional institute for Educators at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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  • Courses offered in fall 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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Music: Discovering the Roots of American Music to Enhance the Curriculum
ED 8134 01
TBA
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 07 to Jul 11
  • 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the digital archives, develop the ability to access musical resources to provide a multi-sensory approach to teaching historical content through a creative arts perspective.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 Primary Sources; Discovering the Roots of American Music to Enhance the Curriculum
UTPS 501NM 01
Catherine Cooney, Shari Cassel
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 07 to Jul 11
  • 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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Photography: Who Are We? Constructing Identity Through Images
UTPS 503NM 01
Deborah Lenert
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Jul 14 to Jul 18
  • 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 2014
  • Jul 14 to Jul 18
  • 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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PMA Featured Exhibition - Paul Strand: Photography + Film for the 20th Century - Teacher Resources for the Classroom
PRES 582NM 01
TBA
  • Fall 2014
  • Nov 01 to Nov 16
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UArts

Our museum-based couses help teachers in all subject areas learn how to use artifacts to engage students in learning across the curriculum. Featuring the work of Paul Strand (1890 - 1976), a critical figure in the history of modern art, photography and filmmaking, this course studies his work in the context of culture, art and history of the early 20th century, particularly as he helped establish photography as an art form. Strand's work and that of his contemporary artists in the Alfred Stieglitz Circle shows photography's pivotal role as a means of understanding and describing the modern world. Using the latest exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paul Strand: Photography and Film in the 20th Century, participants study Strand's projects from the 1910s through the 1960s, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, natural and machine forms, and extended explorations during his travels. Teh course also features works by Strand's fellow artists (Georgia O'Keefe, John Marin and Arthur Dove), screenings of films, lectures on the history of photography and a selection of archival materials. Course content is cross-curricular with projects applicable to all grade levels and subjects; course includes lectures and demonstrations to provide context and understanding.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Structures, Advanced
VPAS 537NM 02
Rosae Reeder
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

At an advanced level, participants in this course continue to explore a variety of contemporary book structures to which writing and imagery can be added. This includes accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups. Projects and discussions include approaches to incorporate images with simple text to convey meaning within various types of books. Collaborative book projects and focused critiques of personal work are featured. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for K-12 students in many subject areas.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Structures, Introductory
VPAS 536NM 02
Rosae Reeder
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Participants in this course are introduced to a variety of contemporary book structures to which writing and imagery can be added. This includes accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups. Projects and discussions include approaches to incorporate images with simple text to convey meaning within various types of books. Collaborative book projects for classroom use and the opportunity to create a personal book are developed. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for K-12 students in many subject areas.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Letterpress Printing, Introductory
VPAS 534NM 01
Marisha Simons
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • 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, Catherine Cooney
  • Summer 2 2014
  • Aug 04 to Aug 08
  • Aug 04 to Aug 15
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 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, Catherine Cooney
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Aug 04 to Aug 08
    • Aug 04 to Aug 15
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 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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    Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing
    VPAS 541NM 01
    Coy Gu
    • Fall 2014
    • Oct 04 to Oct 19
    • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    UArts

    Drawing is at the fundamental foundation of all fine arts, crafts, media and design areas. Working from direct observation using still life, figure models and the urban landscape, participants improve perception and technical skills. Create in a variety of basic drawing media is explored such as charcoal, pencil, ink and conte crayon. This course considers proportion, line and tone in illustrating the physical world. Content designed for those seeking to establish drawing skills as well as those interested in developing existing skills in more depth. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed.

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    Visual Arts for the Classroom: Drawing + Painting, Advanced
    VPAS 543NM 01
    Coy Gu
    • Summer 2 2014
    • Aug 04 to Aug 08
    • 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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