AOE LIVE: Episode 12: “Art Teachers and the Creative Revolution” with Cindy Foley



AOE Live is back with Cindy Foley, Executive Assistant Director and Director of Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. She was the keynote speaker at the AOE Summer Conference, and you may also know her from her incredible TED talk entitled “Teaching Art or Teaching to Think Like an Artist?” She will talk to the guys about how art teachers hold the keys to how the world will soon come to view creativity and why we need to be the face of the creative movement.









Here are a few of the articles discussed and a few other gems from the Art of Ed:

  • Let’s go back to where it all started . . . the TED talk that made Cindy famous.
  • Of course you should check out Cindy’s museum, the Columbus Museum of Art.
  • Wanting to take these ideas to the classroom? How about some ideas for creativity exercises?
  • And after those exercises, having students take time to reflect always helps their learning.
  • How do you think Cindy’s ideas fit with Ian Sands’ vision of the future of art education?
  • If you need to add to your reading list, Cindy had one great selection after another.
  • The Creativity in Crisis class is one of the many great classes offered by AOE . . . check them out if you’re interested in some ridiculously relevant professional development!
  • Follow The Art of Ed, Andrew, Tim, and Cindy on Twitter.
  • You can also see some reactions to the discussion on Twitter by searching #aoelive.
  • Take a peek at some of the best quotes from the show below:





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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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