Innovative teaching practices spark students’ love of learning with hands-on professional learning program and resources

Across the U.S., district leaders are embracing arts-infused teaching approaches to prepare K-8 students for an innovation-fueled workforce. creatED by Crayola®, the brand that inspires creativity in education, is piloting its professional learning program in eight districts across the U.S. during the 2017-18 school year. creatED provides educators with teaching strategies and resources that increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes.

The districts piloting creatED are in various stages of their arts-integration journey. Available in one, two or three-year configurations, creatED’s professional learning consultants tailor the program to each cohorts’ specific needs. The pilot districts begin creative leadership training with select schools or district teams that act as catalysts for change on a district-wide level.

“Educators are lifelong learners and professional development programs should build confidence, develop skills and inspire teachers,” said Cheri Sterman, director of education at Crayola. “creatED gives teachers creative ways to engage students so that they express learning in meaningful ways.”

2017-18 creatED pilot program districts include:

· Alabama Education Association, Ala.

· Bartlett City Schools, Tenn.

· Clark County School District, Nev.

· Clayton County Public Schools, Ga.

· Dorchester School District Two, S.C.

· Indian River County School District, Fla.

· Prince George’s County Public Schools, Md.

· South Orange-Maplewood School District, N.J.

“Creativity can transform teaching and learning. Our program and resources provide practical ways for students to connect abstract ideas to the real world,” said Sterman. “When teachers use art in their core instruction, students learn how to collaborate and solve challenges, equipping them with essential skills for work and life.”

To learn more, stop by the Crayola creatED Lab in room 116 at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, or visit

About creatED by Crayola

creatED by Crayola provides professional learning and resources to K-8 educators on leadership, multi-literacies and STEAM to prepare students with academic and life skills that hinge on creativity. By inspiring creative instruction through teacher leaders and project-based learning, creatED bolsters district-wide student engagement and improves learning outcomes. For more information, visit and follow creatED by Crayola on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Crayola

Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa. and a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola Crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable. 



Benesse America Offers Exclusive Pilot Program for Educators

StraightAce Learning, a powerful digital learning system for middle school students, is offering one-month pilot programs of StraightAce Math to educators. StraightAce Math is an interactive, multi-platform math tool that creates excitement, prepares students for high school and builds a strong mathematical foundation. Educators can incorporate the StraightAce Learning math system into classroom activities or use as an effective homework management tool for their entire class. Benesse America staff will be on hand at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver, April 17-20, to provide live product demonstrations and discuss effective methods for educators to incorporate the system into classroom lessons or homework assignments.

Pennsylvania’s Methacton School District Teachers Become STEM Innovators Through Program Offered by Wilkes University and Discovery Education promo image

Pennsylvania’s Methacton School District Teachers Become STEM Innovators Through Program Offered by Wilkes University and Discovery Education

When it comes to learning about STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – it’s all about hands-on activities. Just ask students at Audubon Elementary School in Pennsylvania’s Methacton School District. Some days they are engineers learning to build the tallest tower. Or they might be writing computer code on a visit to the school library.  Or learning to use a 3D printer that seems like something out of the latest Star Wars movie. Except it’s not a movie. It’s happening right now, in their school.

Pearson’s Programs and Services for Transforming Learning Take Center Stage at ISTE 2013

Two “Spotlight Sessions” Explore Strategies for K-12 Schools Conversion to DigitalSAN ANTONIO – June 24, 2013 – At ISTE 2013, Pearson is showcasing the powerful programs and services that will support schools as they make the conversion to digital and personalized learning for all students. This week at the premier technology event for educators from around the world, the company will show attendees the ways its innovative technologies can help them breakthrough the challenges for ensuring college and career readiness, moving to next generation learning and assessment, developing successful intervention strategies and improving educator effectiveness.