Join Side x Side for its 7th annual summer professional development program on August 18-19, 2021. This year’s Summer Arts Institute will offer a combination of in-person, physically distanced, and virtual workshop options in both Portland and Lewiston with two days of art making and time for planning and networking across districts. Our keynote speaker
Fifth grade students in Ms. Harrigan’s and Ms. Tevanian’s Remote Academy classes recently participated in a Side x Side poetry and visual art program led virtually via Google Meet by teaching artists Gretchen Berg and Anne Ackerman. The program kicked off with a delivery of art kits for each student. Working with Berg, students wrote poems of things
Third graders in Ms. Salisbury’s class at Portland’s Remote Academy recently participated in a Side x Side poetry and illustration program integrated with a science unit on animals and led by teaching artists Laurie Downey and Gretchen Berg. During the program, students learned to use Project Journals to capture their research on animals through writing
Second graders in Ms. DeRice’s class at Reiche Community School have been participating in a Side x Side program led by teaching artist Nance Parker and integrated with a literacy and social studies unit on the Civil Rights Movement.
Fourth graders in Ms. St. Germain’s class at Lyseth Elementary School recently participated in a Side x Side bookmaking program led virtually by teaching artist Jill Osgood and integrated with a science and literacy unit on owls.
Sixth graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently participated in a Side x Side visual thinking program led virtually by teaching artist Molly Brown and integrated with a unit on presenting research.
This winter, fourth graders in Ms. Hazel’s class at Rowe Elementary School participated in a Side x Side mixed media journaling and mindfulness meditation program led by teaching artist Cat LaBarre.
Side x Side’s Anne Ackerman presented her workshop, “Illuminated Poetry,” with help from coworkers, Meghan Scribner and Side x Side executive director, Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo, during the National Art Education Association’s CREATE 2021 National Convention last week.
This winter, third grade students at Lyseth Elementary School participated in a Side x Side bookmaking program integrated with a literacy and science unit on weather. The program incorporated both poetry and factual information about weather and was led virtually over Google Meet by Side x Side teaching artists Gretchen Berg and Anne Ackerman. With
Sixth graders at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston recently participated in a Side x Side design program led by teaching artist Laurie Downey and integrated with a unit on information writing and activism.