VTS Lessons on MFA for Educators
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has developed a series of lessons on MFA for Educators with images that are appropriate for teachers to use with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a research-based teaching method that improves critical thinking and language skills through facilitated discussions about works of art. The lessons include a full nine-lesson image set, designed for use in the third grade classroom, as well as individual lessons connected by a particular theme. Each lesson includes downloadable PowerPoint presentations that teachers can use in the classroom.
Using the VTS methodology, this online platform focuses on Times photojournalism, visual literacy and critical thinking by asking viewers to think about one interesting photograph a week.
The website for the national organization dedicated to this methodology, including links to articles, videos, and information on upcoming trainings.