July 15, 2013
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Collaboration, creativity and critical thinking are on display at an art exhibit created by elementary and middle school students from Bruce-Guadalupe Community School.
“The Big Idea” exhibit at the Latino Arts Gallery, 1028 S. 9th St., is part of the Advancing Literacy and Math through Arts (ALMA) project. ALMA, a research project of the U.S. Department of Education, has fostered collaboration among teachers at the school, which also houses the gallery.
Featuring more than 1,000 art pieces, the exhibit runs through Aug. 30. Students created art related to “big ideas” that they explored in their math and language arts programs during the school year.
“It teaches students to make connections and think critically about different problems and concepts that they can’t necessarily think about in other subjects,” said Christine Woywod, associate professor at the Univerisity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts and ALMA project director. “They learn to engage and persist with problems visually, express concepts…and stretch and explore what they originally thought they could do.”Read the full article at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.