MREC- Visual Thinking Strategies
June 19 @ 8:30 am - June 20 @ 3:30 pm$50
Workshop Details: Since its founding, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) has influenced the landscape of education in schools and museums around the world, reaching over 1 million students in 33 states and 18 countries through more than 5,000 educators in more than 300 schools and 100 museums. Research continues to confirm that VTS is an effective means of developing critical thinking and communication skills with every demographic. In addition to flourishing in schools and art museums, today VTS is applied in natural science centers, in medical and nursing schools, as a therapy for adults with dementia and patients with brain injuries, and a tool to support both children and adult English-language learners. Learn the basics for this critical thinking strategy that can be used across the curriculum. All participants will receive a FREE copy of Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Enhance Literacy Across School Disciplines and a one-year subscription to online VTS resources, including: Image curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight, additional image sets, courtesy of our museum partners, a comprehensive toolbox with resources for facilitators in all settings, (This includes VTS elements and environment, printable classroom materials, student assessments, facilitator reflection, peer-to peer image sets, VTS in action, and more.) research, guides, and videos, and a showcase of VTS applications beyond visual art.
June 19-20; 8:30am-3:30pm
About the Presenters:
Professor Kay Cutler and associate professor Mary Moeller, recently retired, of the SDSU Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership and South Dakota Arts Museum Director Lynn Verschoor have been training teachers in South Dakota and, more recently, North Dakota to use the visual thinking strategies in their classrooms. As experts in the field, this team provides classroom teachers and schools with support for making VTS a powerful and effective teaching tool.