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Celebrating National Poetry Month at Waters Elementary

We are celebrating National Poetry Month in April and we are excited to share a student project that integrated photography and poetry.  Led by teacher Leticia Ramos and teaching artist Aram [...]

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Celebrating Women’s International Day at Currier Elementary School

This week, we are excited to bring you student work from our newest partners from School District 33 in West Chicago, IL. Just a few weeks ago the Currier Elementary After-School “Recording [...]

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The Unheard Voices Podcast

For one of our teachers at George Washington High School, the Unheard Voices Podcast is an idea that emerged in the aftermath of George Floyd’s violent death in Minneapolis in the spring of 2020. [...]

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Artists of Color and Social Movements at Dyett High School

Honoring Black History Month, we are sharing a very special project that was led by performance artist Teju Adesida, CPS teacher Talisa English-Harris, and ACRE artist Zach Nicol. This past [...]

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Valentine’s Day Workshop at New Sullivan Elementary

It’s hard to imagine what a classroom environment used to be like pre-covid, but last year teacher Jacki Limon and teaching artist Shenequa Brooks invited families to attend a Valentine’s [...]

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Molecular Models at Murphy Elementary

Last year, before schools closed their doors and moved classes online, teacher Michele Sera and teaching artist Gina Lee Robbins began working with their 5th-grade students to explore scale, [...]

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Ice Cream Inspiration

When teacher Leticia Pineda, teaching artist and musician Jordan Knecht, and ACRE Guest Artist Marcellus Armstrong began collaborating, they all wanted to involve family members in a holistic [...]

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Weaving and Community at New Sullivan Elementary

Early in the COVID-19 school shutdowns, one second grade class at New Sullivan Elementary made the shift from in-person to online learning, while continuing to explore weaving and community- [...]

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Remote Cooking Club at North-Grand High School

This summer at North-Grand High School, teachers Beth Barrow and Getsemani Nava partnered with CAPE teaching artist Betsy Zacsek and ACRE Resident Artist Sarita Hernandez to launch a virtual [...]

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Narrative Structure and Computer Coding

During the 2018-2019 school year we worked with students at Camras Elementary in Belmont Cragin to explore storytelling, animation, and computer coding. Below is a description of their project, [...]

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