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PIE + MEd Graduate Course Catalogue

A complete listing of courses + course descriptions for all programs offered through the Professional Institute for Educators + MEd Programs.

Winter/Spring 2017

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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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Advanced II
VPAS 571NM 01
James Pastore
  • Spring 2017
  • Jan 28 to Feb 05
  • Jan 28 to Feb 05
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • GoggleWorks

    Continue to refine advanced throwing skills with stoneware clays that explore both traditional and experimental techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention, exploration and expression while improving technical skills and competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally. Learn to incorporate these new methods into the classroom to enrich the conceptual skills and craftmanship of your students.

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Advanced
    VPAS 511NM 01
    James Pastore
    • Spring 2017
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • GoggleWorks

    With further refinement and exploration, develop advanced throwing skills with stoneware clays. Use both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. In addition, expand knowledge of firing techniques and finishes with colored slips, under glazes, oxides and shop glazes. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention, higher-level challenges and advanced critique in throwing. Improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally and bring these skills into the classroom. Prerequisite: 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics-Throwing Introductory (VPAS 510)

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Introductory
    VPAS 510NM 01
    James Pastore
    • Spring 2017
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • GoggleWorks

    This course explores both traditional and experimental throwing techniques to make functional and sculptural pots. Develop a repertoire of skills, improve competency in thinking and working three-dimensionally, and incorporate new methods to encourage craftsmanship and conceptual skills in students. This course provides an opportunity for personal invention and exploration in developing sound skills to take back to the classroom. Learn throwing techniques with stoneware clays for both the beginning and advanced student. In addition, discover finishes experimenting with colored slips, under glazes, oxides, shop glazes and firing techniques.

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Sampler
    VPAS 525NM 01
    Scott Krenitsky
    • Spring 2017
    • Feb 25 to Mar 05
    • Feb 25 to Mar 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • GoggleWorks

    Explore an overview of basic glass techniques as an introduction to this material. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), flamework and introductory glassblowing. Those new to glass discover the technical aspects of working in both the hot and cold shops and discuss types of glass to use, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules and using sheet glass with powdered frit. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts. Open to all teachers with interest in glass, no previous experience required.

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Advanced
    VPAS 521NM 01
    Christopher Darway
    • Spring 2017
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wayne Art Center

    In this course, work with metal clay in both silver and bronze to produce jewelry or small sculptural objects, covering more complex topics and techniques including applications of metal clay in combination with other materials, consideration of jewelry techniques and use of metal elements and alloys. Course content is designed for application in art classrooms and for those with previous metal clay experience. Prerequisite: (VPAS 520) 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Introductory

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Advanced II
    VPAS 557NM 01
    Christopher Darway
    • Spring 2017
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wayne Art Center

    With further refinement and exploration, continue to develop techniques used to work with metal clay. This course concentrates on more advanced projects, focused critiques and the more subtle aspects of the medium to convey an artistic message. Course content is designed for application in art classrooms and for those with previous metal clay experience.

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry - Metal Clay, Introductory
    VPAS 520NM 01
    Christopher Darway
    • Spring 2017
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Jan 28 to Feb 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wayne Art Center

    Metal clay is an amazing material that is well adapted to classroom use. It is metallic clay made of either pure silver or bronze, which molds and handles like putty, fires in a kiln and becomes solid permanent silver. This material is unique, safe and non-toxic and requires only simple tools and equipment that students of all ages can easily use. In this course, work with various forms in both silver and bronze to produce basic jewelry or small sculptural objects, covering topics such as wet and dry fabrication, firing times and temperatures, use of the kiln and alternative firing methods. Topics may include projects for students, simple tool making and rubber molding, other basic jewelry techniques and use of metal elements and alloys in jewelry. Course content is designed for application in art classrooms.

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    Advanced Glass Projects
    VPAS 583NM 01
    Scott Krenitsky
    • Spring 2017
    • Feb 25 to Mar 05
    • Feb 25 to Mar 05
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • GoggleWorks

    Learn advanced glass techniques to create sculptural and functional glass objects. Students will use methods to form and manipulate glass using fusing and slumping (bending) techniques, lamp working, and/or cast glass. Building on prior knowledge of kiln work, compatibilities of glass, proper annealing schedules, and creating designs using colored sheet glass with powdered frit., through demonstrations and hands-on studio time, students will explore the unique qualities of this medium. For K-12 educators who have prior experience with glass work.

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    Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?
    ETEC 516NM 01
    Maria Geiger
    • Spring 2017
    • Mar 01 to Mar 22
    CS Online Course

    Are you looking to expand your knowledge of- and ways to best facilitate- blended and flipped learning? We will explore multiple ways to optimize- and to comfortably and appropriately balance- classroom time and at-home time within blended and flipped formats. Begin to experiment with flipped classroom practices using free classroom resources. Learn how to flip learning in any environment, even with limited online access and/or limited devices. How might you use structures that are already in place, such as stations and clusters, to tailor the best learning experience for students in your classroom? Open to K-12 educators who have experience at all levels of blended learning and flipped classroom implementation.

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    Classroom Management for Inclusive Classrooms
    INCL 502NM 01
    Rupananda Misra
    • Spring 2017
    • Feb 09 to Mar 09
    • Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Philadelphia Academy

    This course provides strategies for managing individual student and group behavior in the classroom. Develop a framework for understanding why children behave as they do in a classroom setting. Major concepts such as the drive to belong, private logic, birth order, goals of misbehavior, logical consequences, reflective listening, questioning skills and class meetings are explored. Examine types of patterns in students' behaviors: attention getting, power struggles, revenge actions, and students who appear to be academically disabled but are not. Additionally, consider the links between the way adults respond to misbehaving children and how that response either feeds, extinguishes or has no effect on the target behavior. This course is a study of understanding for an inclusive classroom and examining adult response patterns to children's misbehavior. Techniques include discussion, lecture, self-reflection and case study evaluation of real-life classroom situations. Practical application for K-12 teachers in all subject areas.

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    Creating Digital Books in the Classroom
    VPAS 540NM 01
    Amanda D'Amico
    • Spring 2017
    • Mar 13 to Apr 10
    • Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    UArts

    Explore the book format as a vehicle for different types of visual narratives, combining digital tools with book design to develop creative concepts. Adobe Photoshop is used as the primary image-making software with InDesign for page layout. Participants work with text and image sequentially and narratively within a variety of book structures. Participants should bring a digital camera and have some previous experience with Photoshop. Classroom applications for elementary and high school students are addressed.

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    Creating Websites for Teachers
    ETEC 511NM 01
    Scott Duggan
    • Spring 2017
    • Mar 01 to Apr 05
    • Wed 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Chester County IU

    Learn how to create a basic website for teacher use in the classroom using HTML/XHTML and Adobe Creative Suite. Develop a basic understanding of HTML coding and the fundamental aspects of creating a well-organized and graphically pleasing site, as well as tools and templates for educational use. Previous experience in Photoshop recommended.

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