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Teaching Critical Thinking through Art, 0.1: Welcome to the Course

In this welcome video, lead course instructor Julie Carmean introduces the National Gallery of Art’s first online Course: Teaching Critical Thinking through Art.  This one-of-a-kind course uses the Gallery’s deep experience with Artful Thinking to build a unique online learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to look, reason, and wonder about works of art, just as the routines ask students to do.  To make this possible, the course includes an innovative tool, called iiiF, that allows participants to zoom in and explore each high-definition work of art from the National Gallery of Art's free, online database.  Participants will also watch real lessons unfold with teachers and students in original videos. The course includes all of the resources necessary to put the routines into practice in the classroom.