American Photography and Literacy: Professional Development for Teachers
In this cross-disciplinary series of professional development workshops, Chicago area teachers will deepen their knowledge of American photography in its artistic and historical contexts. Working with original photographs from the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s collections and exhibitions, participants will learn strategies for developing students’ skills in closely reading images and text in conjunction with Common Core English Language Arts and select social science standards. Participants will also develop and implement photography-related lessons in their own classrooms.
A $150.00 stipend will be provided for each session attended and curricular resources will be distributed. Attendees are expected to attend all four sessions between January and June. Registration is open to Chicago Public School teachers of all grade levels and content areas. Sessions will be co-led by Corinne Rose MoCP Manager of Education, and Demetra Disotuar Literacy Coordinator, Evanston School District 65.
Session One: Stories of People and Place
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College Chicago
Teachers will explore the narrative mode of writing, specifically the genre of memoir. They will engage in an activity that models how students can learn how to evaluate photographs as representing a moment in time, then use a "snapshot structure" for writing that explodes a moment into pieces that are then string together with a connecting thought.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Darius Hampton at APL.MoCP@gmail.com
This series of workshops is generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art