Teachers

SPS teachers apply Visual Thinking Strategies to art and beyond

VTS Practicum

Developing Powerful 21st-Century Skills Through Art
A Two-Day Workshop for Educators and Advocates

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a unique research-based teaching method that improves students' 21st century skills — such as analytical skills, creativity, and innovation — through collaborative discussion of carefully chosen visual images. VTS fosters growth in a wide-range of participants, from children in under served communities to ELL learners to medical students.

Benefits for teachers:

Learn a student-centered teaching method, which provides a unique vantage point into student's learning process. Learn how to provide rich, structured conversations to meet the high-cognitive demand for Common Core State Standards.

Benefits for students:

Enjoyable discussion-based lessons that encourage self-expression and independent thinking. Jumpstarts and ingrains the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and a range of language skills.

Learn this powerful method that supports Common Core State Standards

"VTS is one of the most powerful models for really engaging young people, changing our perceptions about who can learn and who cannot, and also building a foundation where teachers work in a very real sense."

-Carol Johnson, Retired Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Location: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

2316 West First Ave. Spokane, WA 99201

Cost: $245*

*Clock hours separate fee

Questions? Contact Heidi Arbogast at 509 363 5353 or heidi.arbogast@northwestmuseum.org

12 clock hours available, ESD101

VTS Educational Video

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a unique research-based teaching method that improves students’ 21st century skills — such as analytical skills, creativity, and innovation — through collaborative discussion of carefully chosen visual images. VTS fosters growth in a wide-range of participants, from children in under served communities to ELL learners to medical students.