While this video is primarily for the Ghetto Film School in New York City, the point is still a valid one. Our greatest resource is our creativity. If we don’t develop students’ creativity, with what are we left?
Innovation and creativity are the areas in which we can turn around the US’s standing in the world. Building on these strengths, we can not only improve test scores and send more children to college (as evidenced in the video), but we can begin to solve many of the world’s social and economical problems.
How do you build creativity in your students? Where does film-making fit into your curriculum? How can your schools emulate the efforts of a school like the Ghetto Film School?
Zac Early is an instructional specialist and blogger for the eMINTS National Center.