For Adults & Educators

An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies

September 30, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

(4 PDPs) Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) which help to guide much of the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine. Participants will be introduced to Housen's theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the methods in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts.

Item No. 480123VTS
Whole Book Approach

Friday, November 18, 2016

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

(3 PDPs) Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This session will include a chance for participants to observe a storytime at The Carle to see the Whole Book Approach in action. Afterwards, the group will discuss their observations and explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Lambert.

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