Learning Through Visual Thinking Strategies
~Co-presented with Panta Rhea Foundation and Meridian University’s Transformational Education Institute~
The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method and school curriculum centers on open-ended yet highly structured discussions of visual art, significantly increasing students’ critical thinking, language, and literacy skills along the way. This afternoon workshop presented a fascinating learning experience for people of all ages. Participants engaged in discussion and reflection—individually and as members of a group—which led to new insights about themselves and their understanding of learning environments.
Oren Slozberg joined Visual Thinking Strategies as the executive director in May 2006, bringing more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and the arts. Oren is an expert trainer in Visual Thinking Strategies, and he has trained hundreds of educators in VTS working in a variety of setting ranging from teachers in elementary schools to college faculty. Since 1999, he has been a consultant to nonprofit museums, art organizations, government agencies, and social service institutions in the areas of strategic planning, management development, program development, and fundraising.