During a trip to the Denver Art Museum, educators had the chance to see how elements of CRISPA could be used to enrich the learning experience outside the classroom. Participants had the chance to explore artwork through a new lens; literacy integration. This lens allowed for greater perceptivity of each exhibit, as participants thought carefully about the artists' process, the story the art might tell, and what feelings each piece of art might inspire. Educators also were able to actively engage in the experiences, and create their own connections to the art through these unique learning experiences.
7/3/2014 05:29:48 am
I attended this field trip, and really enjoyed going through a CRISPA literacy lesson at the DAM. As an art teacher, I left this experience with many tangible and useful lessons and activities to implement in my own classroom related to art and literacy. This trip was also great because I was able to learn much more about all the amazing resources that the DAM offers both inside their walls and online for educators.
7/3/2014 05:30:05 am
I loved this experience! Ellen and Angela were extremely friendly, creative, and informative. I am really interested in signing up for the Artful Literacy field trip and in the distance learning workshops. DAM is really doing amazing things with creativity and education that makes a trip to the art museum very enjoyable (both for kids and adults!).
7/3/2014 05:31:54 am
The art museum tour really gave a great perspective for a new way to appreciate an amazing local educational resource! Each of the activities on the artful literacy tour can be adapted to accommodate learners of all ages. The word pairs activity is a fun way to reinforce vocabulary conceptual knowledge and give language to the students' feelings and impressions.
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CRISPA is a space for educators to engage in a dialogue around the interconnectedness and creativity that can be involved in lesson planning.