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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.

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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 Projects for the Classroom: Fiber Arts, Introductory
VPAS 522NM 01
TBA
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore general fiber techniques and fabric processes, including weaving, stamp printing, dyeing and basic construction as an introduction to working with these materials. With demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects, this course provides an introduction to the vocabulary and process of working with this media and the technical requirements and considerations to bring these approaches into the curriculum. Content applicable to K-12 classrooms, particularly to expand knowledge of 3-D concepts with students. Open to all teachers with interest in fibers, no previous fiber experience required.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Advanced I
VPAS 524NM 01
TBA
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Continue to refine glass techniques to make small sculptural and functional glass objects. Participants use methods to form glass with fusing and slumping techniques. Develop more advanced experience with the technical aspects of kiln work, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules and using colored sheet glass with powdered frit. Participants create a series of pieces to build a style within their work and develop a range of projects for students. Prerequisite: (VPAS 523) 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Introductory

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Advanced II
VPAS 563NM 01
TBA
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Develop advanced techniques in glass fusing and slumping to make small sculptural and functional objects. Improve technical aspects of kiln work, the compatibilities of glass, annealing schedules, and use of colored sheet glass with powdered frit. Participants will create a series of pieces to cultivate personal style , and consider ways to adapt a range of projects for K-12 students.

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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Glass Fusing + Slumping, Introductory
VPAS 523NM 01
TBA
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore an overview of basic glass techniques as an introduction to this material. Hands-on projects include fusing and slumping (bending), framework and basic casting. 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: Glass Sampler
VPAS 525NM 01
TBA
  • SC 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

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
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

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
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

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
  • SC 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

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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3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry: Enamel
VPAS 590NM 01
TBA
  • SC 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wayne Art Center

Create colorful pieces of jewelry using the ancient art of enameling. Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal under high heat conditions. This course will introduce you to basic kiln firing methods, from preparing the enamels to experimenting with opaque and transparent colors to achieving rich vibrant patterned surfaces. You will learn basic techniques such as Sgraffito (drawing in the enamel), stenciling, and adding elements from beads to glass threads. You will also be introduced to the advanced techniques of cloisonne and champleve. Basic metal techniques to set your pieces in jewelry will be discussed, along with the design of multiple activities appropriate for the middle and high school classroom.

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Advanced Classroom Integration of Ipad Technology
ETEC 514NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • SC 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 3:30 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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Comics + Graphic Novels As Primary Sources
UTPS 505NM 01
Ian Sampson
  • SC 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course provides a general overview of the history of comics and graphic novels, particularly as a medium for storytelling and social commentary in the United States, using the resources of the Library of Congress. Participants consider visual literacy, basic narrative techniques, the combination of image and text, as well as historical context to better understand and analyze this art form. Participants in this course will plan lessons around this visual resource, exploring the potential impact to engage students with discussions and creative activities. Projects include researching and evaluating comic resources, group readings and discussions, hands-on drawing and printing activities, lesson plan development, and more. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to history, social science, identity, artistic expression and visual literacy are explored.

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Comics + Graphic Novels As Primary Sources
ED 8136 01
Ian Sampson
  • SC 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

This course provides a general overview of the history of comics and graphic novels, particularly as a medium for storytelling and social commentary in the United States, using the resources of the Library of Congress. Participants consider visual literacy, basic narrative techniques, the combination of image and text, as well as historical context to better understand and analyze this art form. Participants in this course will plan lessons around this visual resource, exploring the potential impact to engage students with discussions and creative activities. Projects include researching and evaluating comic resources, group readings and discussions, hands-on drawing and printing activities, lesson plan development, and more. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to history, social science, identity, artistic expression and visual literacy are explored.

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