Our annual professional development for educators – the Summer Arts Institute – was moved online and to September this year. We were thrilled to have so many of our Portland and Lewiston educators with us for the one-day virtual event last Saturday. Attendees enjoyed participating (and becoming students for a day!) in one of five art-making workshops: shadow puppetry, stop-motion animation, journaling, bookmaking, and performance and storytelling. This event kicked-off Side x Side collaborative arts-integrated programming in the Portland public schools and Lewiston’s Connors Elementary School. We are very excited to be able to continue teaching academic content through the arts (remotely) this year!