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Side x Side Summer Arts Institute

June 24-25, 2020 at the Portland  Museum of Art

Side x Side Professional Development

Side x Side’s Arts Institute develops comprehensive professional development programs for elementary school teachers. Through continuous professional development opportunities, Side x Side empowers teachers and cultivates a meaningful understanding of the impact of arts integration and its application in the classroom.

Side x Side’s professional development programs are designed with both art and classroom teachers to include relevant pedagogy, content and standards. This collaboration demonstrates how well-designed arts projects can form the basis of an interdisciplinary instructional approach that incorporates contemporary learning standards into all academic subject areas.

Side x Side’s professional development strives to:

  • Provide classroom teachers instruction in and exposure to various art forms applicable to their teaching and curriculum design in order to meet the needs of all students.
  • Help redefine how students access, engage with and demonstrate their knowledge of the curriculum.
  • Support relationships that help foster sustainable community-based education practices through the placement of teaching artists and content experts in K-12 classrooms.

The Summer Arts Institute 2020 will feature new art-making workshops, gallery activities, and speakers!

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Photo Gallery of the Summer Arts Institute 2015, June 25-26: