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New National Collaborative Promotes Innovative Thinking for Students

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Nov 05, 2014

Innovation Collaborative, a new national organization, launched in late October. This new collaboration networks the arts, sciences, and humanities in education to promote innovation thinking for students of all ages.

The Innovation Collaborative focuses on the dissemination of research and effective practices in the intersections of art and design, science, humanities, and engineering, use of technology, and creativity, cognition, and learning in both Pre-K-12 and informal settings.

The Innovation Collaborative is an outcome of the National Science Foundation-funded Science, Engineering, Arts, Design (SEAD) network and initiatives which were co-organized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The work of the Innovation Collaborative will be around four central goals: Research, Effective Practices, Policy and Convening. The work on these four goals will be undertaken by the organization’s Leadership Council, in collaboration with its Research Thought, and with educators, policy advisors and government leaders in Washington, D.C. The Innovation Collaborative will work to support and build on current policy efforts, such as the Congressional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Aaron Schock (R-IL).
Leadership Council members of the Innovation Collaborative include Americans for the Arts (AFTA), Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC), National Art Education Association (NAEA), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), ICEE Success Foundation (ICEE) and National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA).
In fall 2014, the Innovation Collaborative is launching a pilot research project to identify effective practices that promote innovation thinking at the arts, science, and humanities intersections in K-12 education.

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