What does critical thinking mean and why is it a 21st century skill? In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Champion Creativity community, viewers explored promising practices of using art-integration to build critical thinking skills. Art-integration lessons involve stretching what a student knows, building upon prior understanding and persevering to find new solutions.
Art is a language—in fact it’s children’s first written language and the only universal language that communicates across the globe, regardless of what tongue people speak. Today we live in the “visual age.” Art and design are even more important skills to develop than ever before, as we prepare students to communicate in all sorts of new media. Art-infused education helps students visually communicate thoughts and feelings.
This webinar encouraged educators to explore how art and literacy are intrinsically linked. Webinar presenter, Cheri Sterman, Crayola Director of Education, discussed the new National Art Standards and showed how closely they align with the Language Arts standards.
edWeb.net is happy to announce the addition of four new professional development programs from Gryphon House, Shutterfly, Crayola, and Mackin Educational Resources.
Art builds 21st century readiness and develops the 4C’s: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration skills. In the kickoff webinar for the new edWeb.net community, Champion Creativity, participants explored what creativity means and how to use the Creative Cycle in common, everyday experiences.