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PIE + MEd Graduate Course Catalog

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

Summer 2018

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: Traditional Jewelry Techniques, Advanced I
VPAS 519NM 01
Christopher Darway
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 20 to Jul 18
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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Digital Communication in the Classroom
ETEC 508NM 01
Cynthia Willits
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 21 to Jul 19
CS Online Course

Digital communication, the exchange of information using diverse media, is central to today's schools and classrooms. Students and teachers interact using blogs, wikis, fora, discussion boards, and much more. This course explores the opportunities that digital communication can present in the classroom setting, and how digital communication strategies can effectively support and enhance the curriculum.

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Digital Writing Workshop: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres
LITY 519 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 20 to Jul 18
CS Online Course

The course is an introduction to digital writing, designed for 5th-12th grade educators. Educators will explore and implement instructional strategies around digital writing through diverse digital expressions that engage educators in writing grounded within highly digital lives. You will focus on in-depth guidance and feedback to help your students craft digital writing, replete with technology resources and tools for creating a wide range of digital writing activities, units, and assessments.

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Digital Writing Workshop: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres
LITY 519NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 21 to Jul 19
CS Online Course

The course is an introduction to digital writing, designed for 5th-12th grade educators. Educators will explore and implement instructional strategies around digital writing through diverse digital expressions that engage educators in writing grounded within highly digital lives. You will focus on in-depth guidance and feedback to help your students craft digital writing, replete with technology resources and tools for creating a wide range of digital writing activities, units, and assessments.

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Engagement Matters: Formative Assessment Using Web-Based Technology
ETEC 535NM 01
Howard Glasser
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 11 to Jul 09
CS Online Course

Frequent feedback is central to learning. Frequent feedback as part of a formative assessment strategy supports students to do work that they are proud of, and motivates students to meet challenges. This course focuses on relevant, real-time, personal, practical feedback to inform different stages of the learning process. In what ways can you provide feedback that students will build on, understand, and use? You will test a host of free technologies that support formative assessment and help to create a classroom culture of feedback grounded in student interests, passions, and authentic response.

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Foundations of Educational Technology
ETEC 500NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 09 to Jul 30
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Unionville ES

Are you connecting with the digital learners of today? Are you utilizing the classroom technology available to you? This course introduces topics, theories, and principles in educational technology. It emphasizes the use of technology in the classroom as an "instructional tool" to enrich the quality of your teaching and enhance learning. This course includes the use of a variety of educational technology tools as well as discussions about internet safety, ethics, and copyright concerns. You will leave this course with knowledge about how to create an engaging lesson incorporating the use of technology and will successfully be able to implement web resources in your classroom to enhance instruction. You will learn techniques to effectively improve your classroom through the use of a variety of online tools and assessments and learn about technology that can be used to differentiate instruction to accommodate students with different learning styles. Develop skills that will ease you and your classroom into a 21st century technology learning environment.

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Google Apps for Education
ETEC 519NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Aug 13
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Unionville ES

Does your school use Google Apps for Education, but you are unsure as to how to best use it to serve your classroom needs? Do you have a basic understanding of Google Apps. but would love to know more? Would you benefit from exploring Google Apps' formative assessment features and terrific assignment feedback functions? How about the ease of data collection, analysis and interpretation? Creating and building educator communities? This course will serve as a jumping off point as to how Google Apps will integrate seamlessly into the classroom experience for you and your students.

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Google Apps for Education, Advanced
ETEC 527NM 01
Luke Bilger
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 20 to Jul 18
CS Online Course

Do you use Google Apps for Education in your classroom, and want to know more? Go beyond Docs, Sheets, Sites, and Hangouts, and deeper into Google Apps. Explore Google Classroom (which helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with students and across classrooms), Google Expeditions (virtual field trips), Communities ('clubs' that are moderated and have a particular focus), Programs (eg Google Teacher Academy) and other resources for your students. This course was developed to address both day-to-day and longer-term classroom needs and interests using Google Apps.

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Instructional Strategies - Diversity in the Classroom
INCL 503NM 01
Kristin Gudusky
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 09 to Jul 30
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Bucks County IU

This class is designed to assist PreK-12 educators in ways to recognize the importance of affirming the multicultural and socioeconomic diversity in students and in helping students and educators understand and respect those differences in others. Participants will gain a greater awareness of racial, ethnic, cultural and gender and socio-economic diversity (emphasizing the impact of poverty) within their school communities. The unique needs of English Language Learners (ELL) will also be addressed. This course focuses on methods to weave tolerance and understanding into existing curricular units and lesson plans. Participants will examine, analyze and discuss issues of a multicultural society and their relationship to student achievement and engagement in the classroom. Learn how to develop proactive measures to increase participation and resilience of marginalized individuals and leave the class with a wealth of concrete, easy to use, research-based insructional strategies that may be used to narrow and/or close the gap for under-resourced and under-served students.

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