Standard 3: Learning Environment

RISD Virtual Museum Lesson

3(f) The teacher communicates verbally and nonverbally in ways that demonstrate respect for and responsiveness to the cultural backgrounds and differing perspectives learners bring to the learning environment.

3(g) The teacher promotes responsible learner use of interactive technologies to extend the possibilities for learning locally and globally.

3(i) The teacher understands the relationship between motivation and engagement and knows how to design learning experiences using strategies that build learner self-direction and ownership of learning.

3(j) The teacher knows how to help learners work productively and cooperatively with each other to achieve learning goals.

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Demonstrate understanding  Students will explore their own artistic identity and begin to develop an understanding of the relationship between historic art and finding their creative flow. 

RISD’s collection currently contains more than 100,000 works of art and design dating from ancient times to today including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume and textiles, and furniture from all over the world. Of these objects, 3,121 of them are on view in the Museum now, 81,644 of them are available online, and there are 4,031 recent acquisitions. 

To Cope with the current events of COVID-19, the RISD Museum provides free access to digital images of public domain materials in the collection for any purpose. We want our collection, scholarship, and interpretive content to be accessed, distributed, and reused by everyone.

This artifact is connected to learner environment because I built this lesson plan to use a virtual environment to tour an artistic cultural museum.

Students are shaped and influenced by personal experiences with education. As critical thinkers and artists it is important to explore and observe new environments and perspective of media.

Nā Hopena Aʻo outcome(s): 

      Sense of Belonging

      Sense of Responsibility

      Sense of Aloha

Social Justice Anchor standard(s):



I chose this artifact because it is a great way for students to leave their normal virtual classroom and attend a tour in a virtual museum. Students will explore their creative identity and begin to develop an understanding of relationships through perspective and diversity. RISD is very cultured with its exhibits, share how you were able to find inspiration in artists and your connection with other students. 

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