Looking Closely Thinking Critically

June 07, 2019

CORA Services Conference Center
CORA Services
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Art is a powerful tool for developing critical thinking skills. When we closely observe and thoughtfully respond to art, we make informed interpretations based on visual evidence. As we share our thoughts and observations with others, we consider alternative viewpoints and revise our thinking. In this workshop, teachers will take part in questioning strategies and activities designed to elevate the level of students’ thought and analysis.

Presented by: 

Sara Shaw is a classroom and museum educator and the current Coordinator of the Education Resource Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She studied art history at Oberlin College and the University of Pennsylvania and has an M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from Penn’s Graduate School of Education. She has more than a decade of experience teaching students of all grades, PreK-8, in Philadelphia public, charter, and private schools, as well as mentoring and training other educators. Her current position at the PMA allows her to continue that work in the Art Museum setting and to create and publish arts integration teaching resources.

Cost: $80.00

As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able:

• Look closely and analyze a variety of artwork to discover ideas, emotions, multiple perspectives and meaning
• Acquire practical instructional strategies for integrating thinking through art into teaching and learning in a variety of educational settings
• Understand why visual art is a powerful medium through which to develop and support critical thinking skills

Intended Audience:

This program will benefit school Social Workers, Counselors, Educators, Principals, Graduate Students, and other practitioners in education who provide direct services and/or parent/teacher consultation for this population.

Credits Offered:

  • Act 48   3 credits


8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – Conference
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Conference
12:15 – Evaluation and conclusion

Download the  6-7-19 Looking Closely Thinking Critically brochure (2)  and mail to

Ceil Hanas at 8540 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111  For more information call 215.701.2629 or register online here.

Registration begins 1/2 hour prior to stated program time. Pre-registration is required. Cancellations made LESS THAN 72 HOURS before the programs will NOT be refunded.


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