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.
Fifth graders in Ms. Vassar’s class at Rowe Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side poetry and mixed media program integrated with a social studies and literacy unit on Black history and led virtually by teaching artists Gretchen Berg and Cat LaBarre. During the program, each student chose an important moment in Black
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Fifth graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently completed a Side x Side illustrated poetry and film program led virtually by teaching artists Anne Ackerman and Casey Ledoux. Integrated with a literacy unit on personal narrative, students created mixed media illustrated poems based on a verse from the book “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jaqueline Woodson.
A Side x Side bookmaking program for fourth graders recently wrapped up at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Led remotely by teaching artists Leah Cross and Karen Brooks and integrated with a literacy unit on narrative writing, students learned how various collage artists utilize different techniques, colors, and shapes to create a range of moods and feelings.
Third graders in Ms. Dowdy’s class at Rowe Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side “Hope and Joy” journaling program led by teaching artists Molly Brown and Jill Osgood.
Third graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently completed a Side x Side video program led virtually by teaching artist Casey Ledoux. The program was integrated with a literacy unit called “Who We Are” in which students wrote scripts that celebrated their cultural backgrounds, chose which International Baccalaureate attributes they most resonated with, and thought
Fourth grade ELL students in Ms. Hubbards class at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston have been participating in a Side x Side narrative storytelling program led by teaching artist Antonio Rocha.