It’s All About Creativity

This movement by California matches the legislation signed by the governor of Massachusetts last spring, and is much like a bill working its way through the state legislature in Oklahoma to also establish a creativity index. Equally significant, Maine, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado...

STEM Education In America Is Half-Brained And A Four-Letter Word

The education system in America has been hijacked by the left-brain, convergent thinking Sputnik generation of leadership who fail to recall how imagination coupled with basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics was our country’s formula for success in winning the race to the moon....

UCSD STE[+a]M – Art and Science Have a Chat in ‘ANOMALIA’

In scientific research, an anomalous finding can be cast aside because it falls outside of the typical and does not fit cleanly in a normal distribution curve. This very deviation is the premise for the “ANOMALIA” exhibition at the University Art Gallery Feb. 16 through...

The Rainforest, Our Rainforest

What do the creative industries need most to economically flourish? We need to be the core of a new kind of creative economic ecosystem. One that supports the spreading of our creative wealth to help ourselves and others achieve economic growth and develop a culture...

What Does Teaching Creativity Look Like?

Do you see yourself as a creative person? Our current standardized approach to teaching and learning tends to slot students students into silos—art-school types on one side and analytical thinkers on the fast track to law school on the other—so our society has a pretty...

Why Creative Teaching is Essential For the Information Age

There’s a belief in this country that every student should graduate from high school with the same standard set of knowledge. This standard curriculum is lengthy, and states spend many years—and plenty of money—creating fancy bullet-pointed lists of the subjects students are expected to know....

UCSD, Country Day partner for innovative summer tech program

Middle school students will build remote-controlled cars, make illuminated clothing and learn the basics of video game programming during a summer science and engineering program offered at La Jolla Country Day School, in connection with UC San Diego Extension. The new three-week program, titled Summer STE[+a]M,...