Did you know that January is International Creativity Month? Walking through the BNI halls you see expressions of creativity all around – artwork on the walls, students creating angels made of clay, technology everywhere.
I am thankful for our faculty whose imagination has led us to develop new and original ideas. They have introduced our students to various technologies, like creating animated videos and interactive electronic books. We have explored the art of photography through adaptive cameras and iPads, allowing the students to showcase their own creativity.
Our young people with significant physical challenges are able to create their own masterpieces through Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.). Check out David Chergi’s story (cousin of Andy Warhol) whose dream of being an artist came to true through the A.R.T. program.
Science, math and reading come alive when you are creative. Not only are our students motivated, but creativity sustains their attention, encourages engagement in the activities, and fosters social interactions with their peers. On snowy, no school days like Tuesday, I’ve included some fun activities to do with your child at home.
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
I am always looking for new and creative ideas. Share yours with me and I will reference them in a future blog. Stay creative!