26.6.2017. WNPR ran a story of on one of my classes where I foreground the importance of using visual strategies to foster creative and critical growth. During the recordings the students were awesome. Click on the image to hear the story by David DesRoches and Ryan King. The online version has resources, further images, and a video of us in the classroom. Ryan King’s video is brilliant so be sure to it check out.
26-29.6.2017. A wonderful week at The Summer Institute for Teachers. We explored together the powerful role images can play in life, in the classroom, and in our culture as whole. The very full week was lead by Linda Friedlaender, Jaime Ursic, Camille Parente, Patti Darragh, Tom Lee, Darcy Hicks and James Shivers. We had two guest lectures, Marvin Chun, Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology and professor of Neurobiology, Dean of Yale College who gave on Vision and the Brain; we also had Dr. Mira Debs, PhD Education Studies, Yale University, give a lecture on “Collective Identity and Visual Literacy”. As one teacher who participated in the week noted, “You all have given me new ideas for my role as a teacher and refreshed me on those previously offered. You truly reinvigorated my desire to teach. I look forward to Thursday evening consortium meetings and to bringing my students to the museum. I am confident that students will enjoy what I bring to them thanks to you!!”