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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.

Fall 2018 + Spring 2019

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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Reading + Writing Across the Curriculum
LITY 506NM 01
  • Fall 2018
  • Oct 01 to Dec 02
CS Online Course

Explore a variety of reading, writing, speaking and literature experiences designed to encourage students. This course helps classroom or reading teachers discover national programs and new avenues and strategies including: making children independent and reflective learners, interactive instruction, teaching across the curriculum, alternative assessment, divergent teaching strategies and interdisciplinary teaching.

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STEAM for Integrated Learning
ETEC 528NM 01
  • Fall 2018
  • Sep 17 to Nov 02
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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Using BYOD as Mindtools
ETEC 524NM 01
Cynthia Willits
  • Fall 2018
  • Oct 15 to Nov 16
CS Online Course

Does your school or District have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, but you would like to know more about how to optimize this policy in your own classroom or school? Regardless of whether your school or District has a 1:1 initiative, this course will immerse educators in collaborative lesson design using a multitude of devices students bring to and explore in class. We will evaluate a range of BYOD mindtools that, when routinely implemented, will enable you and your students to construct your own media-rich understandings of class materials. We will develop strategies and in-class practices around the design of learning environments in the age of BYOD.

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Using Print Design + Digital Photos in the Classroom
ETEC 503NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 17 to Feb 24
  • Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Unionville ES

In this class, participants combine text and photography in practical print applications for classroom and school community use. Participants use their own photographs and text to design and print a brochure describing a Philadelphia site, an adventure showing design concepts and techniques that make words and images not just more effective and meaningful, but harder to resist. Also learn how to use Photoshop in conjunction with other software programs. Open to beginners in design and photography projects. Course uses primarily Photoshop, with some InDesign. Bring a digital camera to class.

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Web Based Lessons + Resources for Teachers
ETEC 507NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Fall 2018
  • Nov 05 to Dec 03
CS Online Course

Learn how and where to find the most effective educational resources on the web: web 2.0 tools, model education sites, and more. This course enables novices and advanced users to explore web-based active learning and consider methods to incorporate skills into lessons. Create web pages and learn presentation techniques using multi-media tools, slide shows and concept mapping.

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