Too often, however, we relegate the fine, creative, and performing arts to drama, creative writing, and art class electives, rather than incorporating them into our instruction of STEM subjects like math, computer science, or physics.
As the facilitator of my student’s learning, I do need to retain ownership of some aspects of their learning. But if I am to truly create writers who write things that the world will want to read, I’ve got to open the world up to them.
What do you get when you combine a makerspace, science fair and coding bootcamp? South Fayette School District, the best example of integrated computational thinking we’ve seen in K-12 education. Learn more in the second entry of our 6-part #RemakeLearning series here.
We’ve greatly enjoyed spending November looking at the various shapes creativity can take in education. To end the month on a strong note, here are 20 music and art resources that can be useful for a continued expansion of your students’ creativity.
By: Trisha Riche. There is a common misconception that the word "creative" has to do mostly with the arts. But being artistic is only a small part of creativity, and there are other ways to harness the power of creativity in the classroom.
By: John Eger. Many tech CEOs prefer employees with liberal arts degrees, as “the liberal arts train students to thrive in subjectivity and ambiguity, a necessary skill in the tech world where few things are black and white.” Learn more here.
By: Pamela Brennan and Brandi Zivilik. Two teachers share their experiences of how PBL inspires students to collaborate with each other and connect with their local communities.
Generally speaking, creativity is associated with generating ideas, while critical thinking is associated with judging them. In practice, however, the two are not so easy to separate. In this post, we explore their relationship in greater detail.
I recently talked with some innovative educators (and their students) who have utilized makerspaces in their elementary schools. Collectively, they noted the academic benefits and the development of 21st-Century Skills and growth mindset.
By: Erik Day and Emily Liebtag. With their new Arts & Creativity Framework, Philadelphia is rethinking what arts education means and bringing it into the 21st century with a replicable strategy focused on stakeholder voice, resource allocation and community engagement.