Orchard Valley Middle School Art Teachers Give Presentation on Podcasting at Philadelphia Museum of Art
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Orchard Valley Middle School Art teachers Peggy Davis and Veronica Akhtar were invited to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to give a presentation on a podcasting project their students completed this past school year. Davis and Akhtar used funds from a Washington Township Education Foundation mini-grant to purchase podcasting equipment. After taking a virtual tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Represent: 200 Years of African American Art exhibit, their students were partnered up and given one artist to profile via a podcast. Students were asked to introduce the artist and then talk about their art. Each podcast lasted about two minutes. On Wednesday, July 8th, Davis and Akhtar spoke to attendees at the museum’s Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching (VAST) workshop, discussing their project with approximately 80 teachers.
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