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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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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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Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
ETEC 512NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jul 16
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Unionville ES

This course shows how a single computer can be the essential resource in a teacher's repertoire. Use it as a learning tool by building a daily rotation of student activities on the computer. Use it as a personal productivity tool by developing databases, spreadsheets and mail merges. Use it as a presentation tool to display slide shows created in Apple iWorks' presentation feature, and use the Internet to explore a whole world of information.

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Interactive Presentations
ETEC 518NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 09 to Aug 06
CS Online Course

While Powerpoint and Prezi are options, they are nowhere near the only options, with which to create interactive presentations for use in today's classroom. Browser-based applications present countless presentation features to help foster student engagement, interaction, assessment, and communication. This course will explore the web's potential for interactivity, including slideshows and videos, back channeling, 3-D, animations, interactive whiteboards, screencasting, online debates, collaboration, and brainstorming tools. All applications introduced in the course are free, with iPad-approved options available for those teachers who use them in their classrooms.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting, Advanced I
VPAS 527NM 01
Christine Stoughton
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 25 to Jun 29
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
Abby Ryder
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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
Abby Ryder
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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-Incorporating Growth Mindset Principles Into the Classroom
STIP 602NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 12 to Aug 09
CS Online Course

Growth Mindset, a concept originated by Carol Dweck of Stanford University, encourages students to: embrace challenge, surround yourself with others who will challenge you to grow, and get out of the comfort zone. Growth mindset is built around reflective practice- What did I do? What did I learn? What can I do next? In this course, educators will learn about and apply to their own classrooms the process of taking informed risks and learning from the results. Educators will walk away with at least three concrete strategies to help their own students stick with problems, seek out different solutions, use feedback as an opportunity for growth, and build confidence for exuberant discovery.

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Studio Techniques in Mural Making for Educators
VPAS 504NM 01
Shira Walinsky
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 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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The City as Primary Source: Connecting the City, Local Collections and the Library of Congress
STPS 602NM 01
Catherine Cooney, Patricia Vogel, Jodi Sabra
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. The City provides a vast array of primary source material to help understand history, culture and identity. In this course, educators will examine the city of Philadelphia - its layout and geography, architecture, and the art it inspires - as a primary source. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to sites around the city and local collections, as well as from the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include guided tours of historical and cultural attractions, an architect-led walking tour of significant buildings in the city, and a visit to an artist's studio including a hands-on studio activity. Comfortable attire and footwear is suggested for participants in this course, as walking is required, and most sites are outdoors.

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The City as Primary Source: Connecting the City, Local Collections and the Library of Congress
ED 8140 01
Catherine Cooney
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. The City provides a vast array of primary source material to help understand history, culture and identity. In this course, educators will examine the city of Philadelphia - its layout and geography, architecture, and the art it inspires - as a primary source. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to sites around the city and local collections, as well as from the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include guided tours of historical and cultural attractions, an architect-led walking tour of significant buildings in the city, and a visit to an artist's studio including a hands-on studio activity. Comfortable attire and footwear is suggested for participants in this course, as walking is required, and most sites are outdoors.

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