RIC professor to present at Place-Based Learning Symposium Dec. 3

Virginia Freyermuth
Virginia Freyermuth, assistant professor of art education, will be a featured speaker at the Place-Based Learning Symposium on Friday, Dec. 3, at the New Bedford Ocean Explorium in New Bedford, Mass.

She will co-present with Jack Crowley, executive director of Massachusetts Marine Educators and co-director of the ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations) Connecting Oceans Academy.

Freyermuth and Crowley will discuss the Connecting Oceans Academy program that uses place-based education as a model for providing rich content to teachers and empowering students with the skills of weaving together art and science in their local community towards stewardship and pride of place.

They will also speak about their work on STEM to STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading/Language Arts, Art, & math) initiatives in the Academy.

Symposium brochure

Freyermuth recently presented at the Rhode Island Art Education Association’s Annual Conference, Art & Spirit. Her presentation, “Ways to Your Child’s Art: Approaches to Holistic Art Education,” is based on her website www.artwhereyouare.com and her upcoming book.