Mission & Vision

Imagine classrooms where educators use the power of visual art to guide students in inspiring conversations. Every student’s perspective is valued and builds deeper engagement and thinking. All of our students are actively participating in their learning. They learn from one another, respect each other, listen and understand there are multiple ways to see any given situation. Our students are curious, lifelong learners and thoughtful citizens contributing to a diverse and changing world. Visual Thinking Strategies is an educational curriculum and teaching method which enables students to develop aesthetic and language literacy and critical thinking skills, while giving teachers a powerful new technique they can utilize throughout their career.

VTS transforms the way students think and learn through programs based in theory and research that use discussions of visual art to significantly increase student engagement and performance.