Yoon O'Higgins demonstrates VTS for STELLAR participants

STELLAR/VTS Kickoff 2015

STELLAR officially kicked off its second year October 23-24, with prior participants returning to serve as mentors to a whole new group of participating teachers. Over two days, teachers from four districts immersed themselves in preparation for the upcoming year, learning about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), STELLAR, Second Life, and more.

STELLAR participants practice VTS

STELLAR participants practice VTS

Friday night, participants learned the ins and outs of the STELLAR Project’s immersive virtual training environment. Friday, the group met at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) for an intensive VTS training presented by Yoon Kang-O’Higgins of the Visual Thinking Strategies organization.

STELLAR participants practice VTS on a sculpture

STELLAR participants practice VTS on a sculpture

After the training, participants had an opportunity to practice VTS in the JSMA galleries, asking the three central questions of VTS:

  1. What’s going on in this picture?
  2. What do you see that makes you say that?
  3. What more can we find?

What a great start to our new year!

Photo credit: Eric Tuck. Used with permission.