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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 2017
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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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3-D Printing in the K-12 Classroom
ETEC 530NM 01
Christopher Sweeney
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 24 to Mar 24
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

Have you heard about 3D printing and wondered, how can I get started in my classroom? Have you tried 3D printing, yet you are looking for some guidance around its sustained use and utiliy? Some examples of 3-D printing in the classroom include topography, complex molecules, architectural designs, cross-sections of organs, artifacts, prototypes, modified robot parts... the list is boundless! In this course, you will learn how to print in 3-D, and how to make 3-D printing a reality in your classroom.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Ceramics - Throwing, Advanced
VPAS 511NM 01
James Pastore
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 07 to Apr 22
  • Sat, 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 2018
  • Apr 07 to Apr 22
  • Sat, 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: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Advanced I
VPAS 519NM 01
Christopher Darway
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 28 to Nov 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

Participants expand on projects using fabrication techniques such as hollow construction, linkage, chain making, forming and fabrication. This course furthers the process of working with metals and the understanding of the technical requirements needed to bring these skills into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 art classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts and construction with students.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Advanced II
VPAS 561NM 01
Christopher Darway
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 28 to Nov 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

Further advance your abilities in the process of working with metals and understanding of the technical requirements needed to bring these skills into the curriculum. Participants expand on projects using fabrication techniques such as hollow construction, linkage, chain making, forming and fabrication. Projects are adaptable for K-12 students, particularly in the areas of knowledge of 3-D concepts and construction.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Introductory
VPAS 518NM 01
Christopher Darway
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 28 to Nov 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

This course is an introduction to traditional jewelry techniques and metalwork. Participants learn basic fabrication techniques such as hollow construction, linkage, chain making, forming and fabrication. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects, this course provides an overview to the vocabulary and process of working with metals and an understanding of the technical requirements and considerations to bring these skills into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 art classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts and construction with students. No previous jewelry experience required.

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Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?
ETEC 516NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Fall 2017
  • Nov 09 to Dec 14
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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Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?
ETEC 516NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 02 to Apr 30
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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Building Apps for Educators
ETEC 532NM 01
Joseph Bires
  • Fall 2017
  • Nov 14 to Dec 15
CS Online Course

This course will provide educators with practical exposure to the process of designing and creating mobile apps. You will explore various user-centered design and interaction design principles as you create actual mobile apps for your classroom. Educators will learn various approaches to designing mobile apps, and will explore and pilot best practices for mobile app beta testing. In addition to learning how to design and develop mobile apps, educators will better understand how mobile apps can enhance teaching and learning. Educators will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various existing mobile apps available in Android/ Apple markets.

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Classroom As Makerspace
ETEC 533NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 27 to Feb 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Off-Campus Site

Have you considered designing a makerspace- a creative, DIY center where students can gather to create, invent, and learn- in your classroom, but you're unsure how to get started? Would you like to know how best to structure learning within this makerspace, for a particular grade level or subject area? Have you tried to integrate a makerspace and would like to learn more about best practices? Educators will leave this course with the ability to plan and develop a low-cost makerspace to use with students for the design of creative projects to deepen understanding of content though hands-on, self-directed learning.

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Creating Websites for Teachers
ETEC 511NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 17 to Nov 14
  • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Unionville ES

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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Creating Websites for Teachers
ETEC 511NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Spring 2018
  • Mar 01 to Mar 29
CS Online Course

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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