Visual Literacy and the Soundtrack to Our Lives with Timothy Gangwer
Saturday & Sunday, April 18-19, 2015
Timothy Gangwer, M.A., Visual Teaching Alliance — Saturday April 18, 2015 Workshop: Visual Teaching & Creativity: Eyes-On, Hands-On
Participants will explore the assessment of creativity (Can creativity actually be assessed?). You will sift through the six methods of visual learning, lateral thinking, testing visual perception while enhancing visual discrimination skills, brain-compatible strategies, critical/creative thinking, and the technological influences of the creative energy that attracts everything from engineering and biology, to the fine arts (Never let students know what subject you’re teaching!). Mr. Gangwer will share the components of full-spectrum visual literacy, active and performance-based learning, dynamic translation, and the all-important multi-disciplinary approach to learning…how we learn best. Because his goal is to pair educators and parents with 21st century learners, Timothy will also review the seven characteristics of a digitally competent teacher. At the conclusion of the workshop, everyone will leave with the twenty steps to cultivate lifelong learning.
Timothy Gangwer, M.A. — Sunday April 19, 2015 Keynote: Visual Literacy and the Soundtrack to Our Lives
Changing perspectives changes lives. As a pioneer in the field of visual literacy and a multi-award winning songwriter, Timothy Gangwer travels throughout the world delivering his message of creative expression to awaken the creative spirit that dwells within each of us. He teaches us that humans are hard-wired for learning and what we learn is not nearly as important as how we learn. Timothy often observes the all-too-familiar educational budgetary axe falling on fine arts, yet he firmly believes that fine arts are clearly the pivot point of all instruction. His message is simple, “By opening our eyes and ears, we open our minds. When our perceptions begin to change, so too does our ability to change the world.” Maestro Arturo Toscanini couldn’t describe what he wanted from his orchestra, so he tossed his silk handkerchief into the air. After its gradual, graceful decent to the ground, he said, “There…play it like that.”
Timothy has served as Visual Literacy Consultant to the Ministry of Education in Paris, France; Ministry of Education, Toranomon, Japan; Mediteranean Association of International Schools, Casablanca, Morocco, Association of International Schools in Africa, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; and as trainer for the United States Department of Education’s National Diffusion Network. He is the cofounder and executive director of the Visual Teaching Alliance. His newest book, Visual Impact, Visual Teaching is in its second edition and he is also the author of From Both Sides of the Desk: The Best Teacher I Never Had, American Holidaze and many other books as well. In addition to his ten musical CD’s, Timothy is also a celebrated digital artist, photographer and painter.
Contact Information & Summary
Visual Teaching Alliance
P.O. Box 2374, Round Rock, TX 78680