Crayola, in partnership with the National Association of
Elementary School Principals, will award up to twenty grants of $2,500 each in
support of innovative creative leadership team-building programs at the elementary
school level. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of
Crayola products valued at $1,000. To be eligible, school principals must be a
member of NAESP.
Examples of creative leadership
projects include building a creativity professional development plan that
includes a series of workshops delivered by teachers, for teachers; bringing in
an arts organization that has expertise in integrating 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;
and organizing grade-level creativity teams who have monthly collaboration
meetings where they design lessons and coach each other to implement
art-infused cross-curricular lessons.