Principal Supplement Sept/Oct 2013: Champion Creatively Alive Children

School leaders are key in ensuring that the students in their buildings have
access to these multiple modes of learning as a part of high-quality arts education.
Articulating an arts-infused vision and nurturing creative leadership are
key parts of the equation.
You’ll find that the articles featured in this special supplement, “Champion
Creatively Alive Children,” the third such collaboration between NAESP and
Crayola, provide not only ample best practice ideas, but also practical tips for
developing a creative leadership team, immersing students in broader learning
communities, and strengthening writing skills.

Creative Leadership Starts With Vision
Make a schoolwide commitment to the arts.

Train from Within
Teacher-led professional development creates common understanding.

Strong Team Effort Drives Creativity
Integrating the arts requires a dedicated group of teacher leaders.

Beyond Our Walls
Immerse students in broader learning communities

Change as a Schoolwide Journey
Principals can guide teachers along the path toward arts integration.

Schools as Museums
Collaborative, arts-infused learning is achieved through schoolwide interactive projects.

The Arts as a Bridge to Literacy
Arts-centric instruction can bolster student reading and writing.

Promising Practices
Ideas from winners of 2013-2013 Champion Creatively Alive Children Grants.