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Inspiring Stories about the Need to integrate Creativity and the Arts into K-12 Education.
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Do Schools Kill Creativity? A new conversation

Do Schools Kill Creativity? A new conversation | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

December 7. 2012


"TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation"

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George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education

George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

George Lucas is ensuring that the force may be with young Jedis everywhere. The "Star Wars" director will donate the $4.05 billion he will receive from the sale of Lucasfilm Ltd. (more)

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Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education

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Video of Bill Moyer's interview with Isaac Asimov. "Asimov shares invaluable insights on science, computing, religion, population growth and the universe, and echoes some of own beliefs in the power of curiosity-driven self-directed learning and the need to implement creativity in education from the onset...For more of Asimov’s cunning insight on the role of science and creativity in education, we highly recommend The Roving Mind."


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The arts to get more emphasis under Emanuel school plan - Chicago Sun-Times

The arts to get more emphasis under Emanuel school plan - Chicago Sun-Times | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
Chicago Public Schools would elevate the arts to the level of a “core subject” — with 120 minutes of dedicated weekly instruction for elementary students and “at least one certified, full-time employee” at every school, under a mayoral plan unveiled Monday.


For the first time, the number of art forms offered by CPS would be expanded to include visual art, music, dance and drama at all grade levels. High school graduation requirements would be modified to include all four. (more)


Yo-Yo Ma, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was beaming throughout the news conference. “You can't have a future that you can't imagine."

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Muslim Lifestyle Magazine Hiba presents it's case for Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and ...


(includes lots of great links to Sir Ken's talks)

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Sweet: the Garden of Your Mind | Eric Mulvany #education

Sweet: the Garden of Your Mind | Eric Mulvany #education | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

....“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” (James Allen, As a Man Thinketh)


The design of learning spaces that has been my focus helps afford the gardener with useful tools perhaps creating fences to keep things out or in, utensils to plant more effectively and efficiently, however, ultimately each teacher or gardener of the student mind has responsibility for the mind garden harvest.


The mind garden does have one advantage over the garden of soil in that the mind garden owner can help decide the growth. “My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.” (Mel Weldon) Don’t we all have a mind garden needing assistance to grow and responsibility to help others grow a prosperous mind garden?


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"My definition of Abstract – physical or mental creations which modify our senses of reality." What would life look like if we spent time each day on abstractions? I am not sure, but I imagine it would be even more beautiful.
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Teach to learn « Another dot in the blogosphere?

Teach to learn « Another dot in the blogosphere? | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
It is a long-exposure photograph of a flashlight writing. The photographer captured both the original “Teach” from the torch and the reflection “Learn” in the puddle. One might appreciate the technical creativity of the photo.
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If At First You Don’t Succeed… GREAT!!

If At First You Don’t Succeed… GREAT!! | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

Mistakes: we make them every day. Regardless of their magnitude, they all share one common characteristic: they teach.


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Are Two Minds Better than One? Creativity and Teacher Education | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Are Two Minds Better than One? Creativity and Teacher Education | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
an increasing demand for innovation and creation is omnipresent in schools http://t.co/WT61r7d9...
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As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
New research suggests that American schoolchildren are becoming less creative.
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| ePaper | DAWN.COM

| ePaper | DAWN.COM | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
By introducing the spark of creativity, we can reinvigorate the teaching and learning process http://t.co/i5vVhSgI...
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Teach Plus :: Opportunities for Teachers, Results for Urban Students

Teach Plus :: Opportunities for Teachers, Results for Urban Students | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

This looks like a Great resource!

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In their words: Dr MA Greenstein & Be brave (inspired after seeing the film Brave)

In their words: Dr MA Greenstein & Be brave (inspired after seeing the film Brave) | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
Yet square that literature with recent social cognitive neuroscience research and we see a developing new picture of social and emotional learning. Helping children (and adults) take ... Tweet. Recent in Creativity & Learning ...
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25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

With the click of a button you can be inspired, educated, encouraged, wowed, or entertained by speakers from all walks of life.


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The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

Good, comprehensive Article by CM Rubin:


"Investing in high-quality teaching is the centerpiece of any successful educational system."


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NEW: The World We Explore- Sir Ken Robinson Zeitgeist Americas 2012

The World We Explore-- Sir Ken Robinson, Educator. Curiosity encourages us to push boundaries into uncharted territories. Where can our hunger for discovery take us - both outside and inside ourselves?

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Your Idea About Reforming Education Could Be Included in a TED Talk! - PolicyMic

Your Idea About Reforming Education Could Be Included in a TED Talk! - PolicyMic | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

If you could offer one big idea to improve education in America, what would it be?

Music educator, performer, and motivational speaker Jay Berckley is delivering a TEDx talk on reforming education. Jay will deliver his talk on November 3 at TEDx Houston, on the topic of education reform. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized speeches modeled after TED talks (see the video below for more). Jay will focus his talk on how educators can go a better job of inspiring, motivating, and sparking creativity in students. We're excited to announce that he has agreed to consider, and potentially include in his talk, the most Mic'd idea in the comments below. (more)

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Sunday Dialogue: Transforming Our Schools - New York Times

Sunday Dialogue: Transforming Our Schools - New York Times | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

In Case you missed the discussion, please click through for more:


"Let's push our politicians with common-sense ideas: finance schools adequately, evaluate students and teachers appropriately, treat students like adults, allow student-centered, project-based...

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Releasing geniuses from their straightjackets - Cambridge News (blog)

Releasing geniuses from their straightjackets - Cambridge News (blog) | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson, a feted thinker on education and adviser to governments, believes schools are failing their pupils.


Pictured: Steven Fry

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At MusicMakers, Experiencing Music Through Design, As ...

At MusicMakers, Experiencing Music Through Design, As ... | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it
For MusicMakers, Create Digital Music teamed up with curators and artists in Berlin to make some of those connections across disciplines, to get closer to the processes of design and music creation. Making and listening in ...
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BLEND SCHOOLS - New Yorker Cartoon Poster Print by Roz Chast at the Condé Nast Collection

BLEND SCHOOLS - New Yorker Cartoon Poster Print  by Roz Chast at the Condé Nast Collection | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

BLEND SCHOOLS - New Yorker Cartoon Poster Print by Roz Chast - at condenaststore.com. 

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The Sonic Trail: The Arts and Sciences

The Sonic Trail: The Arts and Sciences | Education S.T.E.A.M. | Scoop.it

from The Sonic Trail: Dedicated to the Prevention of Mushy Brains.

"My first blog post in a few months, talking about how quality #creativity is grounded in education & a desire to learn: http://t.co/Vsr4Boku...

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Do Testing and Accountability Promote Critical Thinking?

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Jan Carr, an author of children’s books, is a dedicated public school parent. She wrote a post wondering why the powerful elites in our society are so obsessed with testing and data. She wond...
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The Creativity Gap « Learning Change

The creativity gap – trading our creativity for productivity, the continuous downward pressures to get more out of less, as opposed to more out of ingenuity. America has shorted creativity and now our innovation and ...
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David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

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"Presuming that there is such a thing as 'progress' when it comes to music is typical of the high self-regard of those who live in the prese...
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