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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.

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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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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 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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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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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 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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: 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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