Side x Side

Side x Side

636 Congress St, Portland (ME), 04101, United States

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(207) 775-7118

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Side x Side puts curiosity & engagement back into learning through innovative educational programming that cultivates creativity and collaboration.

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Mission Side x Side is an educational nonprofit with a mission to promote engaged learning, critical thinking, problem solving and exploration while enhancing K-12 content curriculum through innovative, collaborative, creative, multi-disciplinary programming.
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Side x Side ignites academic excellence in education through comprehensive arts integration, bringing critical thinking, creativity and innovation into the classroom through arts-based programs. All Side x Side programs integrate multi-disciplinary classroom learning with intensive arts instruction. Side x Side recognizes the power of the arts to improve standards-based education and tie all instruction to Maine Learning Results and Common Core standards.

Side x Side provides standards-based K-12 arts integration programs, a system of professional development, support for teachers and artists and assessments of overall impact on academic achievement, motivation, creativity and teacher confidence.

Side x Side is supported by a US Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination grant over four years.

Awards • U. S. Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant, 2014

• The Portland Education Foundation in partnership with Reiche Community School

• Donors Choose in conjunction with Mrs. Fox and the second grade team at Reiche Community School

• Portland Public Schools Envirologix STEM grant in conjunction with Mrs. Fox and the second grade team at Reiche Community School
Founded Spring 2013 by Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo and Annette Kraus
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