VTS & the Common Core Standards

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

VTS Facilitation Method 101

In VTS discussions, teachers support student growth by facilitating discussions of carefully selected visual texts.

Teachers are asked to use three open-ended questions:

  • What’s going on in this picture?
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What more can we find?

Three Facilitation Techniques:

  • Paraphrase comments neutrally
  • Point at the area being discussed
  • Linking and framing student comments

Students are asked to:

  • Look carefully at carefully selected visual texts
  • Talk about what they observe
  • Back up their ideas with evidence
  • Listen to and consider the views of others
  • Discuss many possible interpretations

VTS and the Common Core Standards from Visual Thinking Strategies on Vimeo.


 

VTS with 12th Graders, California

from Visual Thinking StrategiesPLUS 3 weeks ago

 

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