Principal Supplement September/October 2014: Champion Creatively Alive Children

To fully embrace art-integration, educators need proven practical information that can be applied to their own unique schools and classrooms. This special supplement of Principal magazine, “Champion Creatively Alive Children,” focuses on providing useable practical resources to demystify the path to successful art-integration. Classroom teachers and principals can share this knowledge to develop schoolwide strategies for effective art-integration that will boost instruction in all academic areas and build students’ excitement for learning.
This is the fourth year that NAESP and Crayola have teamed up to develop this special supplement to Principal, as part of a mission to support arts-infused education. Visit the Champion Creatively Alive Children page to learn more about these efforts and how they could help your school through grants and free professional development.
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Walls Talk Assess school culture by what you see on classroom and hallway walls.
The Art of Storytelling Validate students’ voices by helping them craft characters.
Young Students Construct Big Ideas Embrace the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching.
Art as a Way of Learning Art-based learning strategies bring new curriculum standards to life.
Lessons Layered in Quilts Students’ quilts piece together art, history, and social justice.
PLCs Build Schoolwide Creative Capacity Develop teachers’ creative confidence and students’ creative thinking skills.
20 Schools Share 20 Promising Practices Ideas from the 2013-2014 Champion Creatively Alive Children grant winners.

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