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Faculty Workshop: Using an Essential Question to Activate Learning

Join us for a special faculty workshop on using museum collections in teaching.

Location: Weatherspoon Art Museum, free parking available
Open to faculty, lecturers, and teaching assistants in all academic disciplines. 

Please RSVP by emailing Elaine Gustafson, edgustaf@uncg.edu. Limited to 20 participants.

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.

Free Admission + Free Parking

Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-8pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays + holidays

Weatherspoon Art Museum
UNC Greensboro
500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
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