Katherine Hart, PhD. has been teaching for more than 10 years in a variety of roles from writing curriculum and programming to delivering intensive support for at-risk students and special education students. Her unique background in the arts and literacy lead her to explore literacy integration in visual arts curriculum to see how integrative practices can allow students to learn through their own lived experiences within high interest curriculum to best support student growth and engagement. She is also a wife and a mother to two little boys and enjoys her life at her lake house.
A Renaissance in Story Telling: Finding the Place of Literacy in the Urban Visual Arts Classroom
(Assessment and Data, Special Ed, Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges, Equity & Inclusion, ELL, Curriculum, Adolescent Literacy)
In this session, we will look at one urban school district that was designated as Title-I with students living in highest poverty. Data from the district showed that most students were reading below or well-below grade level. Working with visual arts teachers, this qualitative study explored how literacy integration in visual arts curriculum allowed for students to learn through their own lived experiences and cultures thereby driving student engagement and showing growth on district literacy assessments.
Target Audience(s): Middle/ Jr. High, High School
Education Tracks(s): New to the Science of Reading, Advanced Science of Reading, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership)