Join National Gallery of Art museum educators, a guest teacher presenter, and a community of participants from the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Teaching Critical Thinking through Art for a live, online MOOC Meetup session for teachers, connecting works of art to social-emotional learning (SEL) and poetry in order to explore the voice of the artist, the poet, and ourselves. Experience a lesson that can be easily applied in virtual or in-person classrooms.
This online teacher workshop includes a discussion (via the Zoom chat feature) of a work of art by 20th-century American artist Aaron Douglas. In honor of National Poetry Month, we will use thinking routines to explore complexities of the work and the poetry that inspired it. Special guest teacher Tondra Odom will share documentation of student work as a picture of practice from her virtual SEL classroom. We will discuss how to apply art to support student voice and expression in various teaching and learning contexts. Ready-to-use, adaptable resources will be available for teachers to replicate and integrate into their own lesson planning.
The format of these programs is an online Zoom meeting. This means that your image and voice may be recorded if you choose to turn on your camera and/or microphone. By registering, you give consent for the National Gallery of Art to use that recording in any media, including on the Gallery’s website and social media accounts, as well as in a noncommercial educational online course that will be made available to the general public on a third-party platform.