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Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: July 13, 2010

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From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 14 2010 - 08:14:24 PDT


Thank you for the address.

--- On Wed, 7/14/10, Lois Girbino <lgirbino@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Lois Girbino <lgirbino@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: July 13, 2010
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu>
> Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 9:55 AM
> Subject: Is your school teaching
> creativity?
> I saw the "Creativity Crisis" article and posted it into a
> wiki on
> "Problem-Based Learning/21st Century Skills" that several
> teachers in
> our district are collaborating on. We are reading 2 books,
> but the
> really good one is "Powerful Learning" which presents a
> strong case
> for problem-based learning in all subjects. Now, I think
> most art
> teachers, if they are "worth their salt", explicitly teach
> creative
> problem-solving as part of their curriculum (I try to).
> This past
> year, though, our district technology team has been making
> a strong
> push on technology skills for elementary students, and that
> has
> included projects using pod casting, video-casting, blogs,
> robotic
> teams, MIT Scratch teams, etc. I'm thrilled to see creative
> skill sets
> being applied in the regular classrooms. I think there is a
> long way
> to go, but this is a positive step in the right direction.
> Here's a
> link to edutopia, with more information:
> http://www.edutopia.org/inquiry-project-learning-research
>
> Lois G.
>
> Life is short, art is long...-Hippocrates
>
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