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.

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