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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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Introduction to Photoshop for Teachers
ED 7406 01
Lorraine Le Storti
  • Summer 1 2014
  • Jun 23 to Jun 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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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Literacy + Primary Sources - An Introduction for Teachers
UTPS 500NM 01
Juan Agudelo
  • 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

    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 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

    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
    • Fall 2014
    • Nov 01 to Nov 16
    • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 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
    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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