LUAG Educator Workshop: Using an Essential Question to Activate Learning

April 22, 2023 9:00AM to 12:00PM
LUAG Main Gallery

Creating an impactful, memorable experience for students who are encountering works of art for the first time often means that we need to utilize methods for creating cohesion and relevance. While in the past many educators used themes or topics in this way, increasingly educators are considering the role of an "essential question" that permeates their lesson. This session will explore a range of "essential questions" and how they can be effectively scaffolded and used in teaching.

Led by William B. Crow, Ph.D., Director of the Lehigh University Art Galleries and Professor of Practice in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Design. Prior to his appointment as Director, he was the inaugural Educator in Charge of Teaching and Learning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he oversaw all educational programming for all ages. Dr. Crow has taught at New York University, The New School for Social Research, and Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded the University Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds a B.A. in Romance Languages and Art from Wake Forest, an M.F.A. in Painting from Hunter College/CUNY, an M.S.Ed. in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Columbia University.

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Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


Workshop and Act48 credit offered in partnership with the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA).