Through a shared U.S. Dept. of Education grant, USM and Side x Side are collaborating on Project Imagine, an arts integration program in Portland public schools. As part of Project Imagine, the organizations are hosting a Summer Arts Institute to train Portland public school teachers techniques to integrate the arts and teaching artists into their classrooms.
Lenny Shedletsky, Professor of Communication, recently presented research and led a discussion at Pace University in New York City. The talk was titled, Improving Critical Thinking In Discussion And Essay Writing In Blackboard Courses: Mapping And Student-Led Discussion, and took place on June 10, 2015.