our learning
framework

CREA delivers on its mission through school programs and classroom curricula for 4th-8th graders. Our methodology supports young people in designing personally meaningful projects. Student projects are as diverse as they are, ranging from video game design to architectural models. We encourage young people to design projects that tap into who they are, what they love, and what impact they want to have on the world around them. Our instructional methodology is built around three components

THE 8 PILLARS OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS

THE 8 ESSENTIAL MINDSETS FOR BRINGING AN IDEA TO LIFE

5 TENANTS OF GROWING SUPPORTIVE AND CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

CREA’s 8-pillar Process

Inspiration

“I possess unique creative assets”

Identity

“There is inspiration all around me.”

IMagination

“I freely generate ideas”

Narrowing

“I narrow my creative focus”

Project Planning

“I have a plan of action for creating my work.”

Immersion

“I immerse myself in the topic, medium, or skill I’m pursuing.”

Create & Continuously Improve

“I continuously improve my work as I make it.”

Share with Community

“I share my process and product with others”

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