Arts Education the new creative culture

Creative from the start...

  • P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning -Creativity and Innovation
  • Think Creatively
  • Work Creatively With Others
  • Implement Innovations
Creativity is part of the 4Cs of Learning and Innovation

An arts-integrated curriculum fosters creativity.

Why the Arts?

The arts are essential...all students deserve the opportunity to take part in the arts, both in school and in the community. The arts can positively affect entire school culture--especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance--which encourages students to:

  • Stay in school
  • Succeed in school
  • Succeed in life
  • Succeed in work

A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement!

Two-thirds of public school teachers believe that the arts are getting crowded out of the school day.

Access to arts education for African-Americans and Hispanics is significantly lower than for their White peers and has been steadily declining for three decades.

So, what do we do?


  • Bring YOUR gifts. You are more creative than you know.
  • Form a committee on your campus of like-minded individuals to plan curriculum.
  • Keep it simple ... start with one thing
  • Find resources ...Education Closet, Arts Attack, Music in Motion
  • Form strong arts connections within the community

Arts Integration is Key!

The STEAM mindset incorporates creativity and arts-based thinking to build inquiry, engagement and exploration.

This art lesson turns into a low-cost way to explore how different solvents can provide different effects. You can also try this with baby oil and even Crisco.

Using graphic novels with students who struggle with comprehension helps teachers to pinpoint deficits in comprehension skills, and provides opportunities to develop writing and thinking skills.

Teaching students to display their published writing in artistic fashion excites young writers and sparks creativity.

There is NO PLACE where the arts cannot be incorporated into the daily curriculum.

Exposure to artistic experiences benefits our neediest students.

Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts exposure.

Students with an education rich in the arts have historically earned higher grade point averages and scored higher on the SAT than students without arts education.

The arts bring possibilities to all of us!

Created By
Delayna Goins

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