FAYETTE, Iowa (May 12, 2014) – The Upper Iowa University Andres School of Education will offer several summer intensive courses for teachers in June and July, including a course taught by Katherine Hannigan, children's author and illustrator. The one-week intensive courses will be taught on the Fayette campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and earn three college credits.
Hannigan, a former UIU art teacher, is author of the New York Times bestseller Ida B, and author and illustrator of Emmaline and the Bunny (Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of the Year") and the upcoming picture books, Dirt + Water = Mud and Do You Mean...? Students in her course, "Drawing as a Learning Strategy," will learn how to draw using a simple and effective method and how to teach students of all ages this same method. The course will emphasize integrating drawing in the classroom and across the curriculum in order to increase student success. Other topics to be covered are: drawing from images and drawing from life; color, color schemes, and digital painting; simple one- and two-point perspective; book-making and drawing; methods of critique; supplies, resources, and practical issues for implementation of drawing in the classroom.
"Drawing as a Learning Strategy" will be taught June 16-20. Registrations are being accepted now. Other UIU one-week intensive courses for classroom teachers include:
- Characteristics of Individuals with Disabilities (June 9-13)
- Content Area Literacy (June 9-13)
- Diagnostic & Corrective Reading (June 23-27)
- Second Language Acquisition (July 7-11)
- Career and Vocational Programming (July 7-11)
- Advanced Problems in Reading (July 14-18)
"These graduate level courses allow teachers to spend one week this summer sharpening their professional skills or exploring new skills to bring into their classrooms," said Dr. Gail Moorman-Behrens, dean of the UIU Andres School of Education. The subject matter we selected for each course reflects emerging trends in education and the input of professional teachers into our curriculum."
For course details, and information on tuition and housing, please call, call 800-553-4150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students – nationally and internationally – at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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