Visual Arts Integration as a Tool to Increase Student Engagement
Wendel A. White: Manifest
Recommended for teachers in grades 4-12
May 8, 2015 TBD
Using the New Jersey State Museum’s current exhibit, Wendel A. White: Manifest as a case study, educators will learn how to integrate visual arts across curricula, drawing on Inquiry Based Learning to increase student engagement.
We will begin the session with an overview and discussion of Inquiry Based Learning theory, after which teachers will accompany the artist, Wendel White, on a gallery walk through the Manifest exhibit. Following a lunch break, teachers will flex their creative muscles on an art making project with guidance from NJSM staff while discussing how to incorporate art making into the classroom. The workshop culminates with teachers collaboratively designing a lesson incorporating art from this exhibit as well as from the American Perspectives gallery to teach American history, civic engagement and cultural understanding.
Exhibit - Wendel A. White: Manifest January 24 through May 10, 2015
Artist’s Website – www.wendelwhite.com
To register for the workshop, contact Terri Barlow at (609) 292-1382 or send email to Warterry.firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited for this free workshop so sign up soon!