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The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit - WYPR

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The Arts and Common Core—a Natural Fit
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Young Audiences Maryland, a non-profit arts education group, paired professional artists with teachers in training sessions designed to connect various art forms to the Common Core.
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Love this article! Talks about how the arts can be used effectively in lessons that uphold common core standard. 

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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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I could listen to this podcast over and over again. Sir Ken Robinson is a witty and charming British man who’s unique insight about education is unarguable. The segment is about the lack of creativity in today’s education system and the disservice this void creates for our students. Robinson defines creativity as a “fundamental set of capacities that distinguish us human beings” and as the “process of original ideas that have value.” In the pod cast, Robinson argues that our school system inherently stifles creativity and promotes conformity. He believes our school system should be de”industrialized” and more “personalized.” This “revolutionary” personalization of our education system would view the arts as of equal importance to literacy. This pod cast episode is something every educator should listen to and consider. I have always believed in creativity in the classroom, but hearing Sir Ken Robinson’s opinions confirmed and furthered my passion about encouraging student to be creative in a variety of subjects. 

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Sir Ken Robinson questions what the roles of educational institutions are today. Not related to cloud technologies but brings up good points about education.

Stefania Jrmillo's curator insight, August 19, 2015 12:46 PM

As teachers, we have a lot to learn.

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Teachers Urged to Be Innovative, Creative - AllAfrica.com

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Teachers Urged to Be Innovative, Creative AllAfrica.com On the lack of innovation and creativity in the methodology of teaching from the basic to the tertiary level, Dr Agyekum Addo noted that "the time has come for teachers to keep abreast of the...
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Great article discussing a conference held in Ghana. The conference was centered around the idea that, by teachers creatively highlighting different creative job opportunities in the classroom, Ghana might be able to decrease its high unemployment rate.


"Dr. Agyekum Addo said teachers could do a lot of things to curb the unemployment rate in Ghana, stressing that they should know that colour , rhythm and music were all opportunities they could harness for job creation."

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Will less art and music in the classroom really help students soar academically? - The Washington Post

Article about the importance of art education in our curriculum. 

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 "...new study from the National Endowment reports that low-income high school students who earned few or no arts credits were five times more likely not to graduate from high school than low-income students who earned many arts credits,”

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Live Give: arts, police families, films, leadership, theater supported - Park Record

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Robin Marrouche, the executive director of the Kimball Art Center, said the program was launched in September in partnership with the Park City Education Foundation.
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An article about a children's book that tells the story of a man who's life was saved once he found a pottery wheel. Article explains that the book is inspiring and encourages art while engaging students in reading. 

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Report: Creativity Hindered in the Classroom by Testing, Mandates, Lack of ... - T.H.E. Journal

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Teachers and parents are agreed: Creativity needs to be infused more deeply into the curriculum.
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This article highlights the results of a survey completed by parents and teachers that addressed the problem of standardized testing and the diminishing importance of creativity in the classroom.


"When asked to name the single greatest barrier to creativity in education, the most common response for U.S. teachers (21 percent) was "an education system that is too reliant on testing and assessment."

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What's the Economic Value of an Arts Education? - Pacific Standard

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What's the Economic Value of an Arts Education?
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Last summer, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences issued a report stating that the humanities are in trouble.
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Another article arguing that the future of our professional work force is headed toward creative thinker and innovators. 

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Large Donation Will Benefit Arts Programs in LAUSD Schools - Patch.com

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Large Donation Will Benefit Arts Programs in LAUSD Schools Patch.com "From these pilots, the LA Fund and LAUSD will learn how best to support and train teachers to integrate the arts so that we have creativity in every classroom," LA Fund chief...
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"While politicians and policy experts seem to be pushing for more students to embrace math and science at the expense of the arts, a new study from Michigan State University (MSU) supports the notion that an artistic education has so-called ‘real world’ value."

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