Visual art is a text that students of all reading abilities can access. This workshop introduced the language of visual art so that teachers could feel confident looking, thinking, and talking about art with their students. Using content designed by arts integration consultant Melanie Layne (“Documenting the Power of Learning Through the Arts” and “Portraits as Biographies” workshops previously), participants joined Memphis artist and educator Jamin Carter to learn about resources for building a library of images that can be used to efficiently build background knowledge, teach content, generate points of inquiry for research, and assess understandings in social studies, science, and reading.
Reading Art Across the Curriculum
October 28, 2013