The power of arts education to prepare children for 21st century challenges is being recognised by the U.S. Department of Education, who hosted the launch of the “Champion Creatively Alive Children” program. As Suzanne Immerman, Director of Strategic Partnership, explained, “our students today really need more than knowledge and skills to succeed. They need ingenuity and imagination, and arts education is the ideal way to infuse creativity and critical thinking in their efforts to be productive citizens in a global workforce.”
And so say all of us!!
As part of the initiative, Crayola have produced an excellent set of free resources to support creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
And here’s a video from another program member, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills: