Placing Art at the Heart of Literacy Learning

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Placing Art at the Heart of Literacy Learning
Tuesday, September 27 | 7-8pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members

Join author and educator Beth Olshansky to learn about her teaching methodologies, “Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art" and “Image-Making Within the Writing Process." These approaches place art at the heart of literacy learning and eliminate the hidden biases that favor verbal learners and discriminate against those more visually inclined. Proven effective for a wide range of learners, these processes treat words and pictures as equal languages for learning. As detailed in her book The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, this simple paradigm shift has resulted in dramatic improvements by students considered to be at-risk, as well as by English language learners.


Beth Olshansky

Director, Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy

For the last quarter century, Beth Olshansky has worked with art educators and classroom teachers across the U.S. and Canada to eliminate the hidden bias within our schools that favors verbal learners and discriminates against those more visually inclined. Beth has developed a groundbreaking body of work that places art at the heart of literacy learning. Proven effective for a wide range of learners, Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making Within The Writing Process treat words and pictures as equal languages for learning. As detailed in her book The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, this simple paradigm shift has resulted in dramatic gains by students considered to be at-risk and English language learners.

Director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy, University of New Hampshire, Beth has trained over 10,000 educators across the U.S., Canada, and the U.S. Commonwealths and Territories. Her work has garnered several federal awards for curriculum development, research, and national dissemination.

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09/27/2016 at 7:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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