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Creativity Connects Schools and Families: Increase Parental Engagement

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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


Within 24 hours after the live event, a CE certificate is emailed to live attendees who logged in online with their email address. To get your CE certificate for logging in live by phone, or for watching the recording, join the Champion Creativity community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. As a member of the community, you’ll also have access to additional resources and online discussions.

Creative experiences are a wonderful way to draw families into schools and build the sense of partnership between educators and parents. In this webinar, participants explored how creative experiences can deepen opportunities for family engagement. Parents and educators share the same goals and aspirations for children. This common ground helps to build their relationship as co-educators who work together to support children’s learning.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain deeper understanding of “why to and how to” forge strong partnerships with families is so important.
  2. Use art sketches or sculptures to help visualize a child’s future and focus on success.
  3. Think outside the box when exploring ways to engage families in schools.

Special Invitation: As special recognition, the educators who share their Crystal Ball sculptures or sketches will receive a complimentary gift from Crayola. Fifty members of the Champion Creativity community who upload their art to the Discussion Forum, “Creativity Connects School and Families” will receive a Classpack of Crayola Model Magic®. The Discussion Forum is only accessible to members of the Champion Creativity community and the deadline to upload your Crystal Ball artwork or Family Engagement Plan is March 30, 2016. While we’d love to see your sculptures or sketches—wherever you live—shipping this gift is only applicable for members in the U.S. and Canada.



cheri sterman crayolaCheri Sterman works with educators across the country, helping them use creative experiences to increase family engagement in schools. She has found art integration to be a wonderful way to open the door and increase understanding between educators and parents. Art draws families and schools together and enables educators and parents to make long-term, significant impact on children. Conversations about creativity and self-expression are fundamental to child development—and this workshop helps educators have those conversations with parents. Cheri has presented this seminar to diverse groups of educators—including principals, art educators, early childhood educators, and classroom teachers—each coming away with practical ideas to partner with parents.



crayolaArt-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.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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