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Visual Literacy Standards
National Core Arts Standards
Created for Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts, in PreK-12 programs, these standards focus on four areas: Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Responding and Connecting.
Visual Literacy Strategies in Common Core
This website provides strategies for teaching students visual literacy by aligning instruction with Common Core State Standards.
ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Approved in 2011, these standards recognize the 'importance of images and visual media in contemporary culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Today's society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information. New digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content. Individuals must develop these essential skills in order to engage capably in a visually-oriented society. Visual literacy empowers individuals to participate fully in a visual culture."