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  • 1. _Why Creativity Matters_ Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 2. A fascinating study, published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics in 2012, found that Americans in the creative class, such as engineers, artists, scientists and educators had a lower chance of being unemployed. 98115025@N00/2353585 24420613@N08/3533130642/ Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 3. “About 8.4 million jobs in the U.S. disappeared from January 2008 to December 2009”Eisner, E. (2012) Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 4. “While unemployment rose among all major classes of jobs in the recession, those in the creative class fared the best” Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 5. Many schools still follow an old model focused on preparing workers for an industrial economy. Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 6. Well financed private schools and wealthy public school districts have for years offered students classes in disciplines like web design and robotics, Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 7. Many poorly financed schools lag behind them and miss opportunities to ignite students’ interest Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 8. “Art reminds us that the limits of our language do not define the limits of our thinking”. Eisner, E. (2002) Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 9. To ensure a basic education in the arts for all students, the arts should be recognized as serious, core academic subjects. Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 10. Every student in America should have an education in the arts. Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 11. “41% of students at risk for high school dropout said that the arts kept them in school.” (Barry, Critical Links) N07/4351188236/ Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 12. Research studies show that art based reading instruction promotes better reading, largely through the added motivation that art offers for learning. (Burger & Winner, Critical Links) N00/19650368/ Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 13. We all need to look at what is being taught in the schools in our community and make sure it reflects what students need to know today, not just what mattered 40 years ago Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 14. “Art making is an opportunity to express oneself imaginatively, authentically, and spontaneously; an experience that, over time, can lead to personal fulfillment, emotional reparation, and transformation.” (Malchiodi) Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 15. Art has the power to transform our thoughts and ideas Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 16. Creativity is a bridge to learning Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 17. And art therapy can involve a number of disciplines. Marilyn Kondwani, General Education instructor at The Art Institute of Atlanta, says art therapy can encompass anything from painting and sculpting to dancing, writing, and cooking. Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 18. Inspiration can come from anywhere Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 19. Open Your Eyes Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • 20. Before It’s Too Late, Lets Create Sunday, August 18, 2013