Holy moly! Crayola teamed up with the NEA, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills to create Champion Creatively Alive Children, a professional development course for educators.
Here’s the 411 from Crayola:
Our Champion Creatively Alive Children series will help you implement arts-infused education in your school. Like you, we know that arts-infused education helps children acquire critical 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
The complete program includes 7 videos and guides, along with a supplemental introductory leadership guide, and additional resources to help you facilitate workshops and arts-infused education advocacy meetings–everything you need from PowerPoint presentations to flyers, handouts and evaluation forms. These resources will help transform your school culture, and infuse arts across your curriculum.
I’ve perused the course material, and it is a fantastic resource. The ideas, information, and principles are a perfect fit for a library setting.
If you want to take your artsy-program-planning skills to the next level; this course will get you there. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the price: $0.
I can’t wait to dig into this course, and there’s nothing I love more than learning with buddies…So, who wants to join me?