Developing Visual Literacy: A Trip to the Museum
A Course for Educators Grades K-12
Join us for a unique experience in exploring Visual Literacy
One definition of Visual Literacy is the ability to see, interpret and discuss works of art, images and artifacts that can be found in an exhibit in a museum. Visual literacy involves the observer in using critical thinking skills as well as becoming insightful and creative. In becoming visually literate, our students’ eyes are opened to new ideas, concepts and ways of thinking.
We invite you to a unique museum experience. You will have the opportunity to see art work, historical artifacts and architecture through new eyes.
Catherine Brigham is a certified art teacher at Oysterponds Elementary. She has been teaching visual literacy for the past two years and presented at the NYSATA convention in 2014.
Karen Lund is a curriculum developer who is presently serving as the Executive Director of the Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient, New York. Karen has served on faculties in local school districts as a teacher and administrator, and at Stony Brook University in the School of Professional Development.
Amy Folk is the archivist at Oysterponds Historical Society.
William McNaught is the curator at Oysterponds Historical Society.
When: Day One: June 30 8:30-4:00pm
Presentations on Visual Literacy
Tours of Exhibitions in Village House and the Swanson Gallery
Day Two: July 1 8:30-4:00 pm (In-service Credit)
Curriculum Development with access to all exhibitions
Where: Oysterponds Historical Society, Village Lane, Orient, New York
Cost: Day One only: $150 includes all materials, admission to exhibitions and a box lunch
Days One and Two: $200 includes all materials, admission to exhibitions, box lunches, curriculum development and the completion of in-service credit.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Please register by April 30, 2015.
Questions??? Please call Oysterponds Historical Society 631-323-2480.