Educator Webinar: Tapping the Power of Teaching with Visual Images

By analyzing a visual image, students can discover more than just the image’s content–they can also begin to explore its context. Analyzing images lets students discover new topics for exploration and also build visual literacy skills that they can apply not only to primary sources, but to anything they see.

Join us in a webinar

On Tuesday, September 23, at 7 PM ET, education experts from the Library will offer a webinar that will engage participants in a model photograph analysis activity, facilitate a discussion about the power of teaching with visual images, and demonstrate how to find visual images from the Library of Congress.

Throughout the year, the Library will be hosting educator webinars every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET focusing on a variety of instructional strategies for using primary sources in instruction.  The 2014 schedule and information about joining the webinar is now available. In addition to the webinars, we will be hosting Hangouts with subject matter experts from around the Library. Watch here for reminders about each!

Can’t join the webinar? The recording is now available here.

Teaching strategies

Two years ago, Teaching with the Library of Congress published a “round up” of posts on teaching with photographs. We’d like to update that with a few more recent posts to stimulate your thinking about the power of teaching with visual images.

John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy, makes $.75 some days.

John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy, makes $.75 some days.

Join the conversation now: What strategies have you used to help your students unlock learning from images?

2 Comments

  1. Dimas
    September 21, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Eso es cierto, todo depende de nuestro propio punto de vista.
    Gracias.

  2. Linda
    September 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I’m just starting a year long see-think-wonder with seventh graders

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.