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Collaboration and School Culture

Monday, October 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Collaboration and School Culture

Presented by Cheri Sterman, Crayola Director of Education
Sponsored by Crayola


Collaboration is a 21st century skill. Working together towards a common goal and valuing the contributions of each team member is key within every learning community. Students and faculty benefit when thinking about how to compromise, resolve conflict, and reach consensus. Project-based learning that includes collaborative art experiences, build these skills. Faculty members, as well as students, leverage the strengths of the full learning community when they share ideas, respect diverse points-of-view, and overcome interpersonal challenges. Participants received a creative collaboration cultural assessment tool and see how “drawing the culture” can reveal insights. They discussed the “culture continuum” and how to nurture a more collaborative, creative school culture. They shared promising practices from innovative schools where creative collaboration occurs both within the school and broader community.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of why collaboration is a 21st century skill and how to foster a stronger creative, collaborative school culture.
  • Use art sketches and a collaborative assessment tool to consider how to transform your school.
  • Be inspired by innovative schools who nurture creative collaboration within the school and with the broader community.

Special Invitation: As special recognition, educators who share their art based on this webinar, after the live broadcast, will receive a complimentary gift from Crayola. Fifty members of the Champion Creativity community who upload their art to the Discussion Forum, “Collaboration and School Culture,” will be chosen to receive 24 boxes of 8 ct. Crayola Twistable Crayons. The Discussion Forum is only accessible to members of the Champion Creativity community and the deadline to upload your work is October 27, 2015. While we’d love to see your “school culture” artwork—wherever you live, shipping this gift is only applicable for members in the U.S. and Canada.

Join the Champion Creativity community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.

Sterman-Cheri_Headshot_150x150_20150917Cheri Sterman has worked with thousands of educators across the country, helping them transform the culture into more creative collaborative schools. Cheri has found that using art as a metaphor for relationships can often spark conversations that otherwise might not have occurred. She has presented this self-reflection workshop to diverse groups of educators—including principals, superintendents, school board members, art teachers, and classroom teachers—each coming away with a passion for improving their school culture and a sense of how to do that. A principal recently gave a rave review of Cheri’s workshop: “Professional Development can’t treat teachers like empty vessels to be filled. Cheri’s workshops extract wonderful insights from teachers and the discussions get to the heart of best practices. She taps into the powerful insight that the way teachers teach has more to do with how they feel than what they know. Her essential questions and reflective prompts helped our school become a more collaborative, creative place to teach and learn.”


A CE certificate will be emailed to live attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.



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

Disclosure: By submitting a photograph of your artwork, you understand and agree that you retain all ownership rights; however, you hereby give permission to Crayola LLC to use for educational, demonstration or promotional materials and publications in any media, worldwide and in perpetuity, and to edit, use, adapt or modify it in whole or in part without compensation.



Monday, October 5, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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