Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
Crayola, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), is accepting applications for its 2014 Creative Leadership grant program.
Crayola seeks innovative ways schools propose building the creative capacity of the school and increasing arts-infused education. Within the plan, applicants could address specific needs and interests of the learning community including creating the team, crafting a common vision, charting a strategic plan, changing behaviors, building creative confidence, creative capacity building, embedding creativity into the school culture, peer observation and coaching, and using authentic assessment to document student achievement. Examples include building a Creativity Professional Development plan that includes a series of workshops delivered by teachers, for teachers. For inspiration, the teacher-leaders might attend a Creativity Leadership Conference with the plan of delivering similar training to teachers, school-wide. Another example would be to bring in an arts organization that has expertise in integration art across the curriculum and having a series of training workshops followed up by co-teaching sessions so the information gets embedded into classroom teachers’ practices. More examples are available at Crayola’s website.
Amount: Twenty grants of $2,500 each will be made. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000. Applicants who submit before June 9 will receive a Crayola Classroom Pack.
Eligibility: Principals who are members of NAESP. See www.naesp.org to find out how to become a member.
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