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Arts Integration Works Says Portland’s “Right Brain Initiative

John M. Eger Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy The study released today tracking student progress over a 5 year period, was conducted by WolfBrown, a leading research and...

Happier Students, HIgher Scores: The role of the arts integration

by Matthew Lync   The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear...

Dream Rocket Project on Kickstarter from September 1 – October 10, 2014.

The International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) was formed to create deeper learning experiences through art, collaboration, and cross-curricular themed programming for individuals and their communities. IFC’s current initiative, The Dream Rocket Project (DRP) launched in 2009, is collecting 8,000 works of art that will be stitched...

18 Apps Every Creative And Artist Type Should Download Right Now

The Huffington Post  | By Katherine Brooks Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality....

San Diego Youth Symphony! STEAM Leader!

Spotlight on the Community Opus Project Until a few years ago, San Diego’s Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) had no music program to speak of: the school district had cut music education from most of its 45 schools, and no longer employed a full-time music...

Sir Ken Robinson – Can Creativity Be Taught?

Published on Aug 30, 2014 “If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just 19 minutes his wry but eviscerating presentation gave voice to...

At STEAM Schools, Arts Are Woven Into The Curriculum

Article Reference   STEM education--that's science, technology, engineering, and math-- has gotten lots of buzz over the past few years. But some educators say it's the arts that are truly necessary for students to become more creative. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen takes us to Canton to introduce...

Kickstarter Campaign – CodeSpells: Express Yourself With Magic

Become the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen by crafting magical spells in code. When we were young, wizards like Gandalf and Dumbledore struck a chord in our minds. We spent hours pretending to be wizards and casting epic imaginary spells. Now, we want...