Spokane Public School Teachers Apply Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to Art and Beyond
With assistance and training from the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane Public Schools educators are learning how to use Visual Thinking Strategies to create more confident students, whatever the subject area.
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: MAC, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 West First Ave. Spokane, WA 99201
For more information, contact Allison Dungan at Allison.Dungan@northwestmuseum.org.
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Educational Video
MAC shows how visual interaction with art boosts academic achievement.
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.