K–12 Educator Program

Authors and Artists: It's All in the Details

Learn how experiences with works of art can help students enhance their descriptive writing. Join Museum educators in the galleries for a close look at art of the ancient world and glean insights from Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director for Middle Schools at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University. Discover how the collection and related informational texts can provide a valuable springboard for student writing. Participants will receive a free copy of Dr. Ehrenworth's book, Looking to Write: Students Writing Through the Visual Arts. Please register online.

Common Core State Standards
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7)
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10)

National Learning Standards
Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines (NA-VA.9-12.6)

Fee: $25

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K–12 Educator Programs are made possible by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, an Anonymous Foundation, Altman Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Kenneth and Anna Zankel, Jane and Frances Stein Foundation, Jephson Educational Trusts, and Smart Family Foundation.