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West Side Collaborative Middle School 250

In a Snapshot

Seventh-grade students learn how to use a viewfinder in the gallery, 2009. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Museum educator leads students in a poetry writing activity in the gallery, 2009. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Museum educator leads students in a drawing activity in the gallery, 2009. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Students and Museum educator engage in conversation in the gallery, 2009. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Students experiment with charcoal in the classroom, 2009. Photograph by Erin Fitzgerald
Students’ works hung in the classroom, 2009. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Student and family members in the gallery for Parent Night, 2009. Photograph by Ai Wee Seow

About the Partnership

Building upon the success of a pilot program, Teach with O’Keeffe, the Whitney and West Side Collaborative (WSC) Middle School 250 extended this year-long collaboration (2009-2010) into a long-term partnership. Museum educators and WSC staff continue to work together to develop innovative teaching practices centered on inquiry-based instruction and explore various approaches to arts integration.

Through this partnership, we aim to empower WSC students, staff, and parents to take advantage of the rich and vibrant cultural resources available to them as residents of New York City.

About WSC