Through the Distance Learning Program at Saints Cyril and
Methodius School in Deer Park, educators have the ability to leverage
learning from around the globe, bringing down the walls of the classroom
and exposing students to a diverse array of educational opportunities.
One such activity was SSCM’s participation in a series of Video
Conferences with the Milwaukee Public Museum, during which students
learned all about “The Christmas Tree Ship” in their “Art of
Storytelling” Series. Guided instruction from experts in a dynamic
digital setting keeps kids engaged and entertained while learning lots
and allows teachers to then return to the classroom with hands-on
activities that bolster that learning.
Each year, in line with
this program, the Milwaukee Public Museum offers schools the opportunity
to share projects created by students who have participated in their
Video Conferences. SSCM’s Fifth Grade teacher, Mrs. Nicole Congro tasked
students with thinking through what they’d absorbed during the session
and transform the story into a 4-panel story board of their own
The students’ designs were wide and varied and showed
how much they’d taken away from their far-away instructors in order to
showcase their creativity and round out this virtual activity to make it
a more authentic hands-on learning experience.
Students from all
across the country submit projects for consideration to the museum as
part of this program, so the news was extra exciting that for the second
year in a row, a number of projects from SSCM students have been
selected and are on display in the museum’s Student Art Exhibit nearly
1,000 miles away! Congratulations to all the students who participated
and especially to those whose projects made it onto the museum wall!