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Champion Creatively Alive Children: A Shared Commitment to Every Learner



Our Champion Creatively Alive Children series offers free resources to help you implement art-infused education in your school to help children build critical 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. The program offers workshops, videos, and guides, along with additional resources to help you facilitate workshops and arts-infused education advocacy meetings. Use these tools to help transform your school culture and infuse art across your curriculum.

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Through our Champion Creativity professional learning community on edWeb, we offer monthly, educator-developed webinars covering a variety of art-connected topics and techniques. Find the current schedule and connect with colleagues here and around the world who share your passion for art education and creativity.

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Champion Creatively Alive Children

  • The Champion Creatively Alive Children® grant program provides grants to elementary and middle schools for innovative, creative leadership team building. Winning applications receive grants of $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000. Grants are awarded to help build schools' creative capacity, and up to 20 awards are made each year.

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  • Download the grant application and judging rubric here, along with tips for creating an effective grant proposal. Early Bird applications submitted before midnight on Monday, June 5, 2017 will receive a Crayola product Classpack®.

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  • Each October, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Crayola publishes a resource-rich supplement full of inspiring success stories, practical instructional strategies for integrating art across the curriculum, and more. Download them all and share them with your colleagues.

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  • Take advantage of free professional development resources! Our Champion Creatively Alive Children series will help you implement art-infused education in your school. Research has shown that art-infused education helps children acquire critical 21st century skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. The available resources cover: Art Builds 21st Century Skills, Creativity Connects Us, Advocacy, and Creative Leadership workshops and videos and guides. Along with a supplemental introductory leadership guide, there are also ready-to-use materials to help you facilitate workshops and art-infused education advocacy meetings—everything you need from PowerPoint presentations to flyers, handouts and evaluation forms. These resources will help transform your school culture, and infuse arts across your curriculum.

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Interested in more professional learning opportunities? Learn more about creatED, our new program that gives teacher leaders and instructional coaches new creative capacity building skills and support.

  • Creativity.
  • Capacity.
  • Collaboration.
  • Change.