The VTS School Program is a school-wide, multi-year professional development program for pre-K, elementary and middle schools. VTS professional development fosters educators' facilitation skills & student-centered practices. Our model includes a combination of full-staff trainings, grade-level or content-area group debriefings, and coaching sessions each year. Educators begin to hone discussion facilitation skills with carefully selected images. Over time, educators transfer skills to a variety of content areas including: science, math & language learning.
Students engage with VTS curriculum that is intentional, sequential and developmentally-based to support students growth in critical thinking, language and art-viewing skills over time.
In 2015-16, VTS contracted directly with 42 schools, providing training and coaching support to 490 classroom teachers, reaching 12,750 students.
VTS has aligned with school-objectives including:
- Turnaround Arts
- International Baccalaureate
- Language immersion
- Courageous Conversations, a Pacific Education Program
- Common Core programming