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<p>Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Sunflower, c. 1905

Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Sunflower, c. 1905, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.98

Connecting Art and Social-Emotional Learning: Fostering Personal Agency

MOOC Meetup: Live via Zoom

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

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. It connects works of art to social-emotional learning, focuses on social awareness, reflects on what we care about, and cultivates a sense of personal agency. Experience a lesson that can be easily applied in virtual or in-person classrooms.

In honor of National Women’s History Month, this online teacher workshop includes a discussion (via the Zoom chat feature) of a work of art by 19th-century American artist Mary Cassatt. We will use thinking routines from Artful Thinking and Visible Thinking at Harvard’s Project Zero. Special guest teacher Grace Bogosian will share documentation of student work as a picture of practice from her elementary classroom. We will discuss how to apply art in our various teaching contexts to promote social awareness and a sense of personal agency in students and ourselves. 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.