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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.

Winter/Spring 2018
2017 MEd Catalog
  • 2017 MEd Catalog
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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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Google Apps for Education, Advanced
ETEC 527NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 03 to May 01
  • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Unionville ES

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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Integrating Ipad Technology Into Today's K-12 Classroom
ETEC 513NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 26 to Mar 26
  • Mon, Wed 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Unionville ES

The introduction of the iPad brought the power and functionality of a full-size computer system into a lightweight, user-intuitive, powerful mobile tablet. While educators have rapidly embraced the iPad to meet computing needs and fill niche roles, discover how iPad technology can increase engagement and unlock vast content. We will use tablets and their applications to explore the development of grade-appropriate lessons across a wide range of subjects and content areas. Consider how the iPad can be a fully integrated professional tool for your classroom, and explore the financial resources for bringing iPad technology into schools and Districts.

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Online Tools + Collaboration in Education
ETEC 505NM 01
Howard Glasser
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Mar 01
CS Online Course

Educators can now empower their students to connect, create, and collaborate online. Explore the use of technology as a tool to engage students in constructive critical thinking about the subjects they study. User-friendly Web 2.0 tools, tools provide opportunities for educators and students to communicate and interact in new, collaborative ways. Lesson guides provide practical examples of techniques to integrate these online tools into the curriculum.

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PMA Featured Exhibition: American Modernism
PRES 590NM 01
Jacqueline Cassidy
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 21 to May 13
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

Artists in the first half of the 20th century created a bold new visual language to capture the essence of modern American life. This course is organized around the wide-ranging PMA exhibition that re-frames examples of American Modernism in the collection, with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs. The exhibition features internationally acclaimed artists who are affiliated with photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove, along with others who made significant contributions to the art of their day. Educators will receive the PMA catalog that is published in conjunction with the exhibition as a source material for study. Educators across all subjects and grade levels will gain a broad historical and social perspective of American Modernism through collaborative presentation, peer workshops, and conversations offered through this distinctive educational experience.

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Portfolio Prep for Students
VPAS 579NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Mar 03 to Mar 18
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

This course is designed for the high school art teacher to better prepare high school students to develop and present a strong art portfolio for college admission, scholarship, and the AP Portfolio. Through discussion, review of sample student portfolios, and hands-on studio exercises, teachers will leave with the ability to guide students through these processes. Topics covered include: college portfolio expectations, expanding the depth and breadth of a portfolio, preparing students for National Portfolio Days, interviewing, and presentation methods. Focus will be placed on students in critique, theme development, and student editing and organization of work.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting, Advanced I
VPAS 527NM 01
Christine Stoughton
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 27 to Feb 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

This class addresses advanced image making through printmaking media such as relief, monoprinting and collographs. Create images by drawing/painting directly on the plate or by working from a sketch. The creative process is analyzed at every point, with an emphasis on creating a series of thematic work. Techniques covered include printing with water-based inks and multiple colors as well as working with non-traditional presses that can be used in a variety of classroom settings. Prerequisite: (VPAS 526) Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting, Introductory

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting, Advanced II
VPAS 564NM 01
Christine Stoughton
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 27 to Feb 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

Continue to refine advanced techniques in image making through printmaking medium, monoprinting using relief and collograph techniques. Participants will primarily concentrate on one of the processes to address formal issues such as mark, color and scale. The class will also focus on how printmaking and multiples can be used to further one's visual language by drawing and collaging into the printed image. Techniques can be applied in a variety of classroom settings.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting, Introductory
VPAS 526NM 01
Christine Stoughton
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 27 to Feb 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

This class addresses image making through basic printmaking media such as relief, monoprinting and collographs. Create images by drawing/painting directly on the plate or by working from a sketch. The creative process is analyzed at every point. Techniques covered include printing with water-based inks and multiple colors as well as working with non-traditional presses that can be used in a variety of classroom settings.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Screen Printing, Introductory
VPAS 528NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 24 to Mar 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
GoggleWorks

This course is an introduction to methods in screen printing with water-based inks. Demonstrations in screen printing techniques are followed by hands-on work in stencil preparation, mixing of pigments, registration processes, pulling a print and presentation, including development and application of various hand-cut and photo stencils. Course includes idea development and application of visual skills in expression of color, line and form through drawn, photographic or computer-generated stencil processes. Emphasis is on the acquisition of personal expression and technical skills, within the capabilities of screen printed opaque and transparent colors. Content is applicable to K-12 art classrooms.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Screenprinting, Advanced
VPAS 529NM 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 24 to Mar 11
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
GoggleWorks

Participants expand on projects using stencil methods in screen printing with water-based inks. Course includes idea development and application of visual skills in expression of color, line and form through drawn, photographic or computer-generated stencil processes. Emphasis is on the acquisition of personal expression and technical skills, within the capabilities of screen printed opaque and transparent colors. Content is applicable to K-12 art classrooms.

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Special Topics-Current Trends + Issues In Special Education
STIP 601NM 01
Tina Pisch
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 09 to May 07
  • Mon, Wed 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bucks County IU

The course focus is on current trends and issues in special education as related to both high and low incidence disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to complete individual projects of interest and at the same time strengthens their ability to advocate for positive change across multiple areas of special education and related services. The course uses a collaborative and cooperative framework built upon current educational philosophies and practice, including Responsive Classroom and Circle of Power and Respect. Students will have time and space to prepare projects in class with peer and instructor assistance, and will be expected to extend research and synthesis outside of class, refining practice and reflecting on classroom experiences. Active participation is encouraged through lively discussions and activities in which students will take on multiple perspectives in order to connect with each other, develop empathy, and brainstorm ideas to create and support a more inclusive classroom.

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Studio Techniques in Mural Making for Educators
VPAS 504NM 01
Shira Walinsky
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 21 to May 06
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UArts

Murals are painted, silkscreened, printed from the computer, mosaiced, laser cut on metal and attached to walls and more! In this course, teachers will be exposed to a range of mediums and techniques used in mural making. In order to develop imagery and understand the process, students will investigate case studies of murals that incorporate mosaic, printmaking and temporary wheat pastes, among other materials including photo/collage based, and printed and hand-drawn/painted. Through drawing, collage, photography, and printmaking, students will learn how these methods can all be used in creating a design. Additionally, students will learn basic Photoshop concepts, which will be used in designing their mural. Sample materials will be presented and discussed and students will be inspired by the range of mediums and possibilities!

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