Title: Engaging the Eye: Building Literacy Via Visual Art
Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Just as great literature provides rich content for inquiry and analysis, fine art offers powerful opportunities to cultivate literacy skills and build content knowledge. Through the study of painting, sculpture, and architecture, all students—particularly struggling readers and English-language learners—can become more insightful readers, effective communicators, and analytical thinkers.
In this interactive webinar, Lynne Munson and Rachel Stack of Great Minds discuss and model art instruction with an 8th grade teacher, highlighting how the study of visual art builds cultural knowledge and fosters academic achievement for the widest range of learners. Learn from these leaders as they demonstrate how to leverage visual art to build skills, increase cultural literacy, and strengthen standards-based instruction.
The written word isn’t the only text for the classroom! Let art expand your students’ skills and world of knowledge.
Lynne Munson, founder and executive director, Great Minds
Sara Young, grade 8 teacher, Maysville Middle School, Zanesville, Ohio
Rachel Stack, director of humanities, Great Minds