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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.

Fall 2016
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: Ceramic Tile + Mosaics, Advanced
    VPAS 517NM 01
    James Pastore
    • Fall 2016
    • Oct 15 to Oct 30
    • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    GoggleWorks

    Create large and small-scale ceramic mosiac constructions through the use of line drawings, freehand sketches, slide transfers or with computer assistance. Participants work on more advanced techniques and projects, with more complex concepts and critiques. Application to classroom use is considered.

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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: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics, Advanced II
    VPAS 560NM 01
    James Pastore
    • Fall 2016
    • Oct 15 to Oct 30
    • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    GoggleWorks

    Develop advanced skills in ceramic tile and mosaics, using techniques involving plaster mold castings for tile replication, as well as various glazing options. Build your personal repertoire of tile and mosaic skills, and learn how to think and work three-dimensionally. Projects are adaptable for K-12 teachers across content areas.

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics Tile + Mosaics, Introductory
    VPAS 516NM 01
    James Pastore
    • Fall 2016
    • Oct 15 to Oct 30
    • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    GoggleWorks

    Create large and small-scale ceramic mosaics constructions through the use of line drawings, freehand sketches, slide transfers or with computer assistance. Learn techniques such as plaster mold castings for tile replication opportunities, the use of plastic patterns or one-of-a-kind fabrications. Mounting and hanging are covered as well. Content open to all teachers with an interest in producing tiles; application to classroom use is considered.

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    3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Sampler
    VPAS 525NM 01
    TBA
    • 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
    TBA
    • 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 Classroom Integration of Ipad Technology
    ETEC 514NM 01
    Scott Duggan
    • Fall 2016
    • Oct 18 to Nov 17
    • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Unionville ES

    This course is for educators who want to go beyond a basic understanding of the mechanics of using an iPad. Discover tips and tricks on how to manage the students' workflow and take advantage of the iPad's advanced capabilities. Participants will learn where to find reviews of apps and explore a wide variety of free productivity apps, assessment apps, apps for specific subject areas and special education students. Application task challenges will provide an opportunity to use apps in combination with one another to create more sophisticated projects and interactive presentations.

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    Advanced Glass Projects
    VPAS 583NM 01
    TBA
    • 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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