In this day and age of technology, parents might think students need all of the math and science they can swallow to ensure their future success. While that is true, let us not forget another important component often overlooked in education.
Creativity is one of the top three personality traits most important to career success, according to U.S. employers (Americans for the Arts, 2015).
Well, we have progressed from a society of farmers to a society of factory workers to a society of knowledge workers-and now we need to be a society of creators and empathizers, pattern makers and meaning makers.
To survive in this age, individuals and establishments must ask:
- Can someone overseas do it cheaper?
- Can a computer do it faster?
- Is what I am offering in demand in an age of abundance?
Why is Creativity Important?
Beyond those considerations, creativity is the only ingredient that can be altered. People prefer innovative products that demonstrate creativity; therefore, companies look for these traits in their new hires. In essence, parents should be considering opportunities to increase creative thinking for their children.
Imagination is key to creativity. Check out this article from our archives:
Fine Arts is a Great Path to Creativity
The most accessible solution for this need is the award-winning fine arts programs available CFB. The district offers multiple opportunities in art, dance, speech, theater, band, orchestra and choir to meet the needs of every student.
Here is an awesome article of how to get started in Fine Arts:
Give your child the skills they need for the future and enjoy their children’s increased engagement and grit that comes naturally to those involved in the arts.
Here are some additional websites to help you explore programs in CFBISD:
Do you have questions about creativity or fine arts in CFBISD? Leave your questions in the comment section below.
Written by Stacy Carroll – CFBISD Advanced Academics Specialist