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Available Institutes:

ARU 570: Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator
June 17-28, 2013

ARU/FAR 504: Art on Site
June 24-July 6, 2013

ARU/CFT 546: Enameling
July 1-12, 2013

ARU 556: Creating Pathways with The Dinner Party
July 7-12, 2013

ARU/FAR 505: Pinhole Photography
July 15-26, 2013

ARU/CFT 542: Tabletop Project
July 15-26, 2013

ARU/CFT 543: Illustrated Clay
July 15-26-2013

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ARU 570:
Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator
June 17 - 28, 2013

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY is pleased to offer Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator. This two-week hands-on-workshop explores the curricular interaction between Earth Science Topics and Big Ideas presented through a combination of science laboratory and field experiments with art/artists/studio practice.  Content in geology and astronomy delivered through short lectures and hands-on labs will be combined with art studio practice to examine the process of ‘discovery’ in both disciplines.  On going dialog will support critical thinking of cross discipline possibilities.  Field trips to the Trexler Area Nature Preserve, the Natural History Museum in New York City, and Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. provide examples of integration across the disciplines. Participants will develop a portfolio of art/science works that will be the catalyst for designing discipline and grade appropriate curriculum. K-12 educators of all disciplines are strongly encouraged to attend.



Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. June 17th – 28th, with the exception of trips into NYC and Washington DC when we will leave at 7:30 and return around 10 p.m.  The institute will meet in Sharadin Arts Building room 114 and the Boehm Science Center.  Please note that the institute is strictly limited to 15 participants.  Limited enrollment for Act 48 non-credit students.


Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Ph.D., Institute Co-Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Art Education and Crafts, and co-chair of graduate studies in the Art Education and Crafts Department taught K-9 art in multiple settings for thirteen years.  Her B.S. is in Elementary Education and Art Education and her masters is in Art Education.  Her Ph.D. is in Teaching and Learning from the University of Iowa.  She serves on the Cross-Division Research Commission through the National Art Education Association (NAEA) along with serving as the advisor to the Student Presidential Team of NAEA.  Her research examines identity and representation with a focus on the culture of the art room through the lens of socioeconomic status.  She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, serves on the Commission of Human Diversity at Kutztown University, and works closely with the undergraduate students in the local student chapter of NAEA. 

Dr. Erin R. Kraal, PhD, Institute Co-Coordinator, Professor of Physical Science at Kutztown University studies the surfaces of planets in our Solar System.  Her B.S. is in Geology with an MS in Earth Science and a PhD in planetary science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her research has taken her from Alaskan glaciers to the Atacama Desert studying how surface features are linked to planetary processes.  Dr. Kraal has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA.  She is a nationally elected counselor for the Council of Undergraduate Research and has served as a leader for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers ‘Preparing for an Academic Career’ workshop.  A frequent speaker to schools, museums, and groups about Mars, women in science, and geology topics, she has also worked with the European Geophysical Union on outreach.  She advises the secondary education science track students at Kutztown University and is involved with geoscience education in the Geological Society of America. 


Required Institute Fee/Tuition $1620.20 $2359.70

ACT 48 hours available for credit and noncredit options. For an itemized list of the fee/tuition charges and ACT 48 information please see the Art Education and Crafts web site.


Students are encouraged to room on campus, in handicapped-accessible facilities, so they benefit from interaction with colleagues. Room fee includes housing in Golden Bear South Village and linens (2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, pillow and blankets).

Room: Twelve Nights (Sunday-Thursday) $352.25

Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 115, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530 by June 1, 2013.


Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (610) 683-4519                 
FAX: (610) 683-4502        

Dr. Erin Kraal
Discover! Art and Science Integration for the K-12 Educator
Department of Physical Sciences
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA  19530
PHONE:  (610) 683-5029                 
FAX: (610) 683-1352        



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