Report on the Learning to Look National Leadership Institute
In July ASHP/CML launched the latest phase of its influential teaching-with-technology faculty development program, the New Media Classroom. Funded by NEH, “Learning to Look: Visual Evidence and the U.S. Past in the New Media Classroom” started as a one-week institute at the CUNY Graduate Center involving the directors of ten affiliated “regional centers” from Washington state to Massachusetts for hands-on study, application, and reflection on critical use of online archival images in teaching history and related humanities courses. Noted scholars of U.S. history and American Studies also took part, updating participants on ways visual resources reveal information about different historical eras and themes. The year-long program features such activities as surveying and evaluating image archives found on the World Wide Web and CD-ROMs; building collaborations between art and cultural institutions; and preparation of curricular models that use visual sources to enhance student understanding of the past. In summer 2003, each Regional Center will coordinate a one-week institute based on the national model. For more information on Learning to Look, go to: https://web.archive.org/web/20110808184714/http://web.gc.cuny.edu/ashp/L..., or contact: Donna Thompson: DThompson@gc.cuny.edu.