My endeavor this year is to continue to explore museums in my classroom and use exhibits as a teaching tool. Last summer, I was fortunate enough to take an online course through Colonial Williamsburg focusing on just that. I can see the power of using exhibits and the engagement that it brings to students.
As part of our studies, we will be looking at different museums across the country, the collections they hold and how those collections are classified. I am excited to continue to investigate the endless resources that Google has worked to make available to the public. These resources will become a valuable teaching tool for me this year. Another strategy that I want to expand upon is the Visible Thinking strategy using See-Think-Wonder. I believe this could be another valuable tool. Excited to learn more!
One os my students commented to me to day, "Mrs. Howard, we need to study more American art." Well guess what my friend, you got it!! My only problem is there are too many resources and not enough time!!!