Jessica Ostertag

Jessica Ostertag in her 4th grade classroom.

Photo by Troye Fox

Jessica Ostertag’s fourth-grade students close their eyes as they listen to her read “Little House.” As the story unfolds, the students visualize how the environment around the house changes through the years. Then they draw what they imagined the scenes looked like.

Tracy Rolkosky, art teacher at Community High School, is teaming up with the staff in the school’s biological sciences department to turn a windowless room into a greenhouse.

Both teachers have benefited from a collaborative project between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design and the School of Education to support certified art teachers and integrate the arts into other subject areas.

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