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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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Integrating Media Literacy into Today's K-12 Classroom
ETEC 501NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 26 to Oct 24
  • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Unionville ES

Media education has become a growing priority in today's classroom because of the extent of the media's importance in people's lives. However, many teachers are unaware of the necessity and the techniques for making media literacy an integral part of the K-12 educational experience. On average, children in their middle and high school years spend 6-10 hours a day engaged either actively or passively in some sort of media-related activity. Because students, regardless of their learning style, attend more fully to activities and ideas that they connect with, media is often used to influence them from a very young age. This makes it necessary for teahers to "train" their students to analyze messages and understand the techniques utilized to influence them via a broad range of sound and visual communication technologies so they can function in the 21st century. Learn how to incorporate media literacy into your classroom curriculum, regardless of the subject taught. This course will provide you with the resources necessary to help students hone their critical thinking skills in a functional context so they are able to recognize various marketing approaches, identify propaganda, understand stereotypes, critically evaluate media conveyed messages, and use the media as a tool for life-long learning.

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Leadership in Educational Technology
ETEC 523NM 01
Jeanne McCarthy
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 23 to Nov 20
CS Online Course

Have you ever been approached by your colleagues as a technology resource in the classroom? Have you ever been asked to deliver a technology training session? Do you see yourself as the technology lead at your school? You will leave this course with the ability to design and deliver technology direction and optimize digital learning environments both within the classroom and across your school or District. We will explore the history of modern-day educational technology, the psychology of media, and the relationship of each to your role as an ed tech leader and advocate. Our final project will be a research-based technology plan for your school or District.

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Online Tools + Collaboration in Education
ETEC 505NM 01
Cynthia Willits
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 25 to Oct 30
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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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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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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STEAM for Integrated Learning
ETEC 528NM 01
Joseph Bires
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 24 to Nov 21
CS Online Course

Creativity saturates science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). Integrated learning is a powerful means of facilitating meaningful learning. The artistic process and the scientific method are more complementary than one might imagine- both facilitate the exploration of ideas and possibilities. Both involve "process" and "product." Both require students to engage in creative and critical thinking that supports collaborative learning. This course will explore STEAM integration models, in which you will test lessons and tools to facilitate a STEAM-inspired curriculum. You will have the flexibility to select specific areas of STEAM that are most relevant to your own classroom and teaching style. You will emerge with the confidence and skill to authentically integrate across STEAM content.

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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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Teaching Gifted and Advanced K-5 Readers
LITY 520NM 01
Sara Tilles
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 20 to Mar 20
CS Online Course

In this course, you will examine the unique needs of the gifted and advanced reader within the context of the K-5 regular education classroom. Educators will develop instructionally appropriate lessons and reading routines that support young readers in developing higher order and critical thinking skills when transacting with text. Select and pilot texts that strike a balance between the advanced reading level of your students and age-appropriate content that addresses unique and diverse needs and interests within your classroom.

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