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Art-Infused Student Leadership Projects

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Art-Infused Student Leadership Projects

Presented by Cheri Sterman, Crayola Education Director; Nancy Horvat, Multi-Tier Support Systems Specialist, Arts Academy, PA; and Jessica Lura, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Bullis Charter School, CA
Sponsored by Crayola

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Creative experiences that challenge students to observe, articulate, reimagine, and take risks help build their confidence and leadership capacity. Children “rise to the occasion” and demonstrate significant leadership qualities when they are given more decision-making and reflective opportunities.

In this edWebinar, panelists help educators discover new approaches to shared leadership in schools. Elementary and secondary classroom teachers, art teachers, literacy specialists, and librarian, and principals, as well as early childhood educators and family engagement specialists are invited to hear about self-awareness building projects where children embrace the unknown, take informed risks, and make their leadership capabilities visible.

Special Invitation: As special recognition, educators who post a piece of artwork or sketch that “makes thinking visible” will receive a complimentary gift from Crayola. Fifty members of the Champion Creativity community who upload the art to the discussion forum, “Art-Infused Student Leadership Projects,” will receive 48 packs of 8 ct. Crayola Multicultural Crayons. The discussion forum is only accessible to members of the Champion Creativity community and the deadline to upload an example of art is June 30, 2017. While we’d love to see art wherever you live, shipping this gift is only applicable for members in the U.S. and Canada.

cheri sterman crayolaAbout the Presenters
Cheri Sterman, Director of Education for Crayola, helps ignite educators’ creative confidence and establish creative collaborations within schools and communities. She leverages insights from having worked with educators across the country, hearing their passion for innovative teaching strategies that awaken students’ voices. Her approach is to ask essential questions, spark personal epiphanies through hands-on experiences that make thinking visible, and provide reflective prompts. Cheri knows that the best solutions live within educators, and so coaches them in planning their own next steps. Cheri uses an iterative process that helps educators create, present, respond, and connect—making their voices visible. She authored the Art Builds 21st Century Learning series available on and articles in the annual Champion Creatively Alive Children: Principal magazine, helping schools build creative capacity and engage families in this process.

Nancy HorvatNancy Horvat is the multi-tier support services coordinator at the Allentown Arts Academy Elementary Charter School in Allentown, PA. She also serves as a Crayola Education Consultant and coaches/manages assignments of Crayola freelance writers. Nancy holds several master’s degrees in education along with a variety of certificates, including leadership and curriculum development. With over 30 years of experience in public schools, she has taught elementary through high school, in a variety of subjects. Nancy is an advocate of art-infused education and helps educators adopt this teaching strategy. Nancy is a champion of student-led project-based learning, which she believes is the most efficient use of educational time and allows for the development of independent, collaborative and creative leadership.


Jessica LuraJessica Lura is the director of strategic initiatives and partnerships at Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, CA. She works with students and teachers supporting their learning and helping them develop 21st century skills. A National Board Teacher and Google Certified Innovator, Jessica has taught both primary grades and middle school. Her favorite part of being an educator is sparking student curiosity so they become lifelong learners who communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically, and use innovative and creative approaches to solve problems.


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Art-infused education builds 21st Century skills. Crayola helps parents and educators raise creatively alive children.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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