Center for Creative Education
Bringing learning to life through the arts!
The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that was created more than 20 years ago to strengthen the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County, Florida. Today, our Teaching Artists work with thousands of children in schools and after-school programs throughout the County, as well as at our Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The children we serve
A majority of the students we work with live in economically and socially challenging circumstances and are considered “at risk” of educational failure. The arts-based programs we provide are a very powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success; both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills.
For all children, working together on these art-based projects encourages exploration, inventiveness, team building and cooperation, and changes the way they think about themselves and about school.
What happens at our Center
At our Center, in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach,we provide arts instruction for children and adults, we host art shows in our Gallery and serve as a base for many community activities. It’s also home to our administrative offices.
Much of our in-house programming is targeted at people who would not otherwise be able to afford exposure to the arts or arts-based education. Classes are open to all and we encourage you to check our class schedule and attend Art Events.
Bookmark, Arts Integration: Resource Roundup
All points of arts integration — from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum — are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: APRIL 16, 2013 | UPDATED: OCTOBER 18, 2016
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts defines arts integration as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject and meets evolving objectives” (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, September, 2017).
Martha Brown’s Research Firm, http://www.rjaeconsulting.com/
RJAE Consulting is an educational consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations in the US and Canada. We provide a wide array of consulting services, from strategic planning and program development to evaluation and reporting. Most of our clients work in the fields of restorative justice or art education, although we work with others as well. Our services are well-suited for schools, school districts, arts organizations, non-profit service organizations, juvenile justice facilities, and departments of corrections.
The SchoolWorks Lab, Inc.
Rob Southworth’s Research Firm, https://schoolworkslab.org/research/
The SchoolWorks Lab researches school reform data and conclusions to provide answers to questions on relevant topics useful to the general public and the field of education. Listed below are executive summaries of the lab’s research in chronological order.
- 2011-2014: Evaluation Compendium of the AEMDD Arts Integration
- AEMDD RAISE Arts Integrated Unit Lesson Plans
- 2010-2014: Arts Integration, Rochester, NY
- 2007-2009: Arts Integration, Rochester, NY
- 2004-2006: Brooklyn Philharmonic, Brooklyn, NY
- 2000-2005: New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY
- 2002: San Diego High School Exit Exam; San Diego, CA
- 1994-2001: School of the Future, New York, NY
- 1990: Fenway Middle College High School, Boston, MA