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Tom Lea Elementary Students Visit Museum, Engage in ‘Active Learning’

The Active Learning Framework came to life in beautiful Downtown El Paso last week when the Tom Lea Elementary School Bulls visited the El Paso Museum of Art.

The students, under the guidance of art teacher Christina Sordini, got a one-on-one lesson on ceramics from artist Philip Romero. As part of the exercise, the students even got to create their own pottery.

Sordini said students used their math and science skills to make Active Learning connections to art.

Active Learning, according to EPISD officials is where “Teachers engage students in problem based learning by designing grade appropriate challenges that allow students to explore a number of possible solutions.  As students work, teachers help them to refine their solutions as they ready for presenting their work to peers.”

The visit to the museum ended with a guided tour of the exhibits, with an emphasis on augmented reality art, impasto, African-American prints and French salon-style paintings.

Of course, the students were also thrilled to view original art from the campus’ namesake, El Paso legendary artist Tom Lea.

Original story by Gustavo Reveles  |  Photos courtesy of Tom Lea ES

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