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School and Educator Programs Connect to Common Core State Standards

School and Educator Programs at the Whitney have long supported classroom learning in the ways encouraged by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Our artist-centered, inquiry-based tours and multi-part programs develop skills in evidential reasoning, critical thinking, and public speaking. By collaborating with administrators and teachers, our tours and programs build content knowledge and help students understand and appreciate diverse perspectives. We want to inspire students to think like artists—critically and creatively—so that they can be successful twenty-first-century learners.

The CCSS require that students who are college and career ready to exhibit the following traits with increasing fullness and regularity as they progress in grade level. K-12 programs at the Whitney reinforce and enhance these traits.