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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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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Painting, Advanced
VPAS 545NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Explore more refined techniques and critiques of painting and color theory with an emphasis on advanced aspects of the medium to convey an artistic message through a series of works. Participants use acrylics and oils, working from direct observation on projects that can be replicated with students within art classrooms.

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Painting, Introductory
VPAS 544NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Jul 20
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GoggleWorks

Focus on basic painting skills, color mixing and composition through exercises from direct observation. This course focuses on painting techniques in acrylics and oils using projects that can be replicated with students within art classrooms. Designed for those new to the media as well as those who seek to refine and develop existing skills, participants engage in critique and discussions.

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Visual Arts for the Classroom: Portraiture
VPAS 574NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 23 to Jul 27
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

From Ancient Egypt to the selfie, portraits have served as a humanist expression of identity, class, and culture. This class will examine and discuss the meaning and implications of portraiture in its various forms. This course is tailored for K-12 educators to draw and paint the head using charcoal, pencil, and watercolor, and to take these techniques back to the classroom. By manipulating lighting, context, medium, and composition, K-12 educators will create meaningful portraits.

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Wearable Technology and Its Application to Learning
ETEC 534NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 16 to Aug 06
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Unionville ES

What is "wearable technology" and how does it apply to your classroom? Wearable technology, or wearables, wearable devices, even tech togs- consists of clothing and accessories that incorporate advanced technologies that have practical functions and features. This course is designed for educators looking to integrate wearables such as the AppleWatch into the classroom for hands-on learning. Educators will leave this course with the ability to identify and use wearables for various learning activities, design lesson plans that integrate learning activities that involve wearables, explore the history of wearables and learning, and understand privacy implications with wearables.

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Web Based Lessons + Resources for Teachers
ETEC 507NM 01
Maria Geiger
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 30 to Feb 27
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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