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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
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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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Printmaking for the Classroom: Screen Printing, Introductory
VPAS 528NM 01
Abby Ryder
  • 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: 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
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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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-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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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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Using BYOD as Mindtools
ETEC 524NM 01
Joseph Bires
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 09 to May 07
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 2018
  • Jan 23 to Feb 20
  • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chester County IU

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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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Oil Painting
VPAS 565 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Apr 21 to May 06
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wayne Art Center

This studio (weather permitting, 'in the field') painting course provides K-12 teachers with the opportunity to refine color theory and design concepts using oil. Evaluate the effects of light and color using oil as a medium, refine technique to achieve desired results, examine the principles and elements of composition. Studio time, critiques and conversations provide opportunities for personal growth and classroom application of course content.

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