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Teacher Workshop: Art and Language—Visual Literacy and English Language Learners

September 28, 2013
Ryan Education Center
$50; 5 CPDUs

Art and art museums offer rich opportunities for language development and expression in ways that stir curiosity and promote inquiry and creativity. This workshop explores how teachers can use visual art and the museum as powerful tools to help English Language Learners (ELL) encounter language in dynamic ways, build vocabulary, and make sense of their new cultural context. Participants will learn and practice strategies for engaging with works of art in the museum galleries, sample activities to use in their classrooms, and collaborate with peers to develop connections across the curriculum. This workshop is especially designed for ESL teachers and teachers who work with ELL students of all grades.

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 Robert Delaunay. Champs de Mars: The Red Tower, 1911/23. Joseph Winterbotham Collection