Crayola Launches Teacher Learning Program to Expand Creative Capacity in Schools
This one is less of a Creative Tip and more of a news item regarding creativity that I think you'll dig. Crayola this week launched a new program targeting teachers across the country that is designed to help them integrate art into more than just the "arts" curricula.
Why is this so significant? Having served on my own community's Edfund board, I can tell you there's nothing worse than seeing the arts programs squeezed due to financial constrictions. So the idea of integrating the arts into all the other subjects is, to me anyway, absolutely genius.
"Our district has found that when our teachers integrate art into other subject areas they have an easier time communicating concepts visually, which in turn makes topics more tangible for students," said John Ceschini, arts integration officer at Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland.
Good job, Crayola.
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