How can educators develop the skills and disposition requisite for delivering a 21st century education to a group of diverse learners? How can classroom teachers expand their repertoire to better engage their most struggling students?
Since 1995, VTS has offered over 10,000 educators, from across the country and internationally, a professional development experience and teaching methodology that addresses these and other instructional objectives.
VTS training focuses on learning to facilitate VTS image discussions well, and refining that practice over time. Most workshops are held in arts institutions or at school sites. Participants are given opportunities to practice VTS facilitation, with coaching, as well as chances to reflect on a range of topical and substantive topics for teaching and learning generally. Ample opportunities for posing and responding to participants questions and for exploring VTS process in-depth are provided.
Regardless of where they want to practice VTS—in schools, museums, or other contexts—all participants are welcome.