Arts Education, Creativity and Innovation: Ana Luisa Cardona

Ana Luisa Cardona is an independent consultant in the arts, education, and creativity. She served as the Michigan Department of Education's Arts Education Consultant where she provided leadership in arts education curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the past 13 years. Founding president of NEA funded...

The Right Brain Initiative

Many of us have been talking about the right brain and the whole brain and the urgent need to nurture both hemispheres in our young people. Our kids need to have the new thinking skills so in demand in an economy crying out for creativity...

The “Art as Science” and “K-12 Science Art Challenge

BioEASI is an organization founded by three graduate students at the University of California, San Diego who have been enthusiastically seeking innovative ways of pushing science from the lab and into the community. The BioEASI mission is to communicate to people the ideas of science...

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds 'strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing that is readily available in his native Holland. The graceful creatures evolve over time as Theo adapts their designs to harness the wind more efficiently. They are powered only by the wind and...

Art and Physics at the Lux

Lux sees its mission, primarily, to "support artists in the development of new projects through a residency program, and share their discoveries with scholars, art patrons and a regional and national audience," and to "educate and engage the community to foster an appreciation of the...

Easter Literacy, Science, Math, Play, and Art Activities!

"Easter is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday...

Innovation and the importance of critical thinking

The more I hear from innovators (some successful, and others not so successful) on the importance of being able to make snap decisions based on intuition alone during critical stages of the innovation process, the more I’m convinced otherwise....

Science Storms Artistically Delivered

Some of the best examples of dynamic learning happen outside of school. At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the "Science Storms" installation captures the sensorial, experiential joy that children discover in science. At the ground level, the space is anchored by an...