CREATIVITY AT THE CORE
CCSESA Arts Initiative
The arts are back.
California is home to one of the highest concentration of creative people in the world, according to the California Arts Council, yet for decades our schools saw their funding for arts programs cut.
Now, a renewed focus at local, state and national levels on the value of the arts is turning things around. And one of the most exciting initiatives to bring arts resources back to our classrooms, Creativity at the Core, is taking a proactive approach to providing professional learning resources for educators.
Sarah Anderberg, Director of CCSESA's Statewide Arts Initiative, said Creativity at the Core "demonstrates how creativity connects with arts learning and California State Standards, including the Common Core standards," helping students become "21st century learners who have the creative capacities to solve complex problems."
The program grew out of a collaboration between CCSESA and CREATE CA, the statewide arts education coalition. It features the arts as an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum to help schools cultivate deeper learning and build multiple kinds of literacy, including reasoning, imagining, problem solving, dexterity, and many unique forms of expression. It is based on the belief that all California students deserve quality arts learning in dance, music, theater and visual arts as part of the core curriculum.