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Observations & Connections...Project Mu.S.E- Museum Strategies for Educatio...

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R.W. Norton Art Gallery

4747 Creswell Avenue

Shreveport, LA 71106

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The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is excited to partner with Dr. Courtney Brown, a National Writing Project consultant, and Ranger Terri Jacobson of the Red River Wildlife Refuge to provide three days of innovative ideas to help foster cross-curricular discussions and writing. By teaching students how to develop connections between what they see, hear, and say, the strategies presented in these workshops will enhance the effectiveness of students’ verbal and written communication.

“It’s not what is said, it’s how it is spoken; it’s not what you write, it’s how it is written; it’s not what’s implied, it’s what’s inferred.” -B.J. Neblett (from the essay Flash Fiction 12-2015)

Fee: $10

Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Intended Audience: Educational Stakeholders (Teachers, Parents, & Community Educators)

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R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, La 71106

Daily Schedule:

08:30 am to 09:00 am - Participant arrival

09:00 am to 11:30 am - 1st Session (2 1/2 hours)

11:30 am to 01:00 pm - Break for Lunch

01:00 am to 03:30 pm - 2nd Session (2 1/2 hours)


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the R.W. Norton Education Staff will present the closing session of Observations and Connections. As school districts focus more and more on citing evidence in written text, it has become imperative that educators provide students with the ability to read and cite evidence in visual texts. The R.W. Norton Art Gallery has addressed this by developing rwnaf ViTAL Skillssm as a strategy to promote varying modes of communication by providing all learners with the skills to make stronger connections within core curricular subjects. These ViTAL skills focus on using visual and tactile observations, as well as active listening to more accurately perceive the world around us. By first focusing on verbal discussions arising from what we see, hear, and say, we are then able to help students prepare narratives suitable for verbal and written communication.

Presenter Bio:

Micah Stewart is a former U.S. Army communication specialist who began his educational journey with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from LSU Shreveport. After graduating, he began teaching Science and robotics classes for a Title I middle school in Caddo Parish. While working with his students, he initiated a partnership with the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in which the museum could provide experiences allowing his students to make greater personal connections to topics being taught in the classroom. In 2014, Micah was offered a position working in the education department at the museum where he is now the education supervisor.

Julia Smith is a retired educator from the Caddo Parish School system. Her thirty years in the classroom includes teaching regular and special education in elementary school with a primary focus on mathematical instruction. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she is proficient in teaching strategies focusing on multiple learning pathways. Through this, she discovered her love for teaching through and with the Arts, which led her to become an LaA+ Fellow. Louisiana A+ Schools, sponsored by the George Rogdrigue Foundation of the Arts, specializes in arts integration in the classroom. Julia has provided professional development for numerous schools and teachers throughout the state designed to deepen their understanding of the value and importance of infusing the arts into the core curriculum. She now enjoys doing the same at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery.


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