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PIE + MEd Graduate Course Catalogue

A complete listing of courses + course descriptions for all programs offered through the Professional Institute for Educators + MEd Programs.

Summer 2017
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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: Book Structures, Advanced
VPAS 537NM 01
Denise Carbone
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

At an advanced level, participants in this course continue to explore a variety of contemporary book structures to which writing and imagery can be added. This includes accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups. Projects and discussions include approaches to incorporate images with simple text to convey meaning within various types of books. Collaborative book projects and focused critiques of personal work are featured. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for K-12 students in many subject areas.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Book Structures, Introductory
VPAS 536NM 01
Denise Carbone
  • Summer 2017
  • Aug 07 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

Participants in this course are introduced to a variety of contemporary book structures to which writing and imagery can be added. This includes accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups. Projects and discussions include approaches to incorporate images with simple text to convey meaning within various types of books. Collaborative book projects for classroom use and the opportunity to create a personal book are developed. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for K-12 students in many subject areas.

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Printmaking for the Classroom: Monoprinting, Advanced I
VPAS 527NM 01
Christine Stoughton
  • Summer 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • 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 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • 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 2017
  • Jun 26 to Jun 30
  • 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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STEAM for Integrated Learning
ETEC 528NM 01
Joseph Bires
  • Fall 2017
  • Oct 24 to Nov 21
  • Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chester County IU

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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STEM to STEAM: Connecting the Arts to STEM and Local Collections
UTPS 507NM 01
Catherine Cooney
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 31 to Aug 04
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

STEM education is based four specific disciplines -science, technology, engineering and mathematics-taught in an interdisciplinary, applied approach. STEAM education recognizes that the arts is an essential part of developing creative and critical thinking skills. In this course, educators will connect with primary source collections and artists who take STEM to STEAM. Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to local collections as well as the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include collections in the Philadelphia region and a studio visit with a contemporary artist.

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STEM to STEAM: Connecting the Arts to STEM and Local Collections
ED 8138 01
Catherine Cooney
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 31 to Aug 04
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
UArts

STEM education is based four specific disciplines -science, technology, engineering and mathematics-taught in an interdisciplinary, applied approach. STEAM education recognizes that the arts is an essential part of developing creative and critical thinking skills. In this course, educators will connect with primary source collections and artists who take STEM to STEAM. Teaching with primary sources allows educators to design student-centered learning experiences focused on the development of critical skills and building content knowledge. Educators will examine primary sources from direct access to local collections as well as the digital resources made available by the Library of Congress. Site visits include collections in the Philadelphia region and a studio visit with a contemporary artist.

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TeacherQuest: Designing Games for the Classroom
ETEC 581NM 01
TBA
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 31 to Aug 11
  • Mon, Wed, Thu 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Off-Campus Site

This course is an introduction for K-12 educators to co-designing non-digital game-like learning experiences for the classroom. You will explore and apply game-like learning strategies by: 1) creating student-centered learning experiences to deepen student engagement, 2) testing and simulating these learning experiences with colleagues, while 3) using design thinking as a frame for developing classroom-ready materials.

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Teacherquest: Using Games & the Design Process to Engage Students
ETEC 593NM 01
TBA
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 18 to Oct 16
  • 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UArts

The course will allow you to step into the role of your students, reflecting from both the teacher and the learner perspective with a focus on the design and use of games for learning within flexible content area contexts (eg., STEM, social studies, ELA). The course will allow you to experience firsthand practices that are encouraged by Common Core and state standards, as well as 21st Century skills. In this course, you will create "learning games" focused on self-selected skills, practices, and concepts, along with supporting tasks and reflective spaces. Thus, you will produce not just discrete games, but a set of experiences generated by those games, enabling practical, effective classroom integration. Throughout this process you will ask deep questions about domain content and practice; observe and analyze student reactions and level of engagement; and reflect on your own teaching practice.

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Trends in Educational Technology Using Web-Based Technology
ETEC 580NM 01
Scott Duggan
  • Summer 2017
  • Jul 24 to Jul 28
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Unionville ES

This course is one of a continuing series that explores educational technology resources and uses in today's classroom. Educators study and test various products, applications, and explore implementation within elementary, middle and secondary school settings. Educators engage in educational practices including peer review, lesson planning, and instructional design across a range of subject areas. Each Trends course will be proposed with a new course number (ETEC 580-599).

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Understanding + Supporting the IEP + 504 Plan
INCL 513NM 01
Elana Betts
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 25 to Oct 23
  • Mon 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Chester County IU

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) was originally enacted in 1975 to ensure that children with disabililites have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education. Before there was IDEA, there was the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Section 504 of this Act continues to play an important role in education. This course is designed to enhance instructional skills as they relate to supporting students with special needs. Special education can be a complex road of acronyms, legalese and specialized paperwork. Participants will learn to navigate the process. This course is structured to present educators with the essential knowledge base and accompanying skills needed to successfully teach students who have special needs - addressed through special education or accomodation plans.

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