Me, Myself and Eye

Artist: Erik James Montgomery

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual


Participating educators gain an understanding of how photography and social-emotional learning work in tandem. Educators will explore and examine simple photography techniques including color, point of view, shadow, negative space, positive space, and framing. After viewing their photos, educators create an artist statement to explain their creative choices. This workshop uses first person experience to understand how photography can be used as a creative expression that inspires writing and identity, as well as a creative experience to get to know each other.


In-Person or Virtual

Recommended Participants

  • Educators
  • Arts Specialists

Learning Intentions

Educators will:

  • Develop a deeper appreciation for the elements of photography.
  • Broaden their awareness for how to utilize Visual Thinking Strategies.
  • Explore the connections between our lived experiences and those of others.
  • Explore how photography can be used as a creative expression for literacy.

YA Connections

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
    NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding; Anchor Standard 7:
    Perceiving and Analyzing Products
  • Culturally Responsive Practice

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • Standard 6: Professional Capacity of School Personnel

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $1215.00

Workshop Materials Fee: $100.00

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Program Length: One Three Hour Session, Two 90-minute Sessions, or Three 50-minute sessions

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th



Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Creative Writing


SEL: Social Emotional Learning