The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The series will offer support for implementation including a monthly Google Hangout launch and suggested Common Core connections. Teachers can view the video feed live, or catch the recorded video via YouTube at their convenience. When designing and planning for the Connecting Creativity series, action essentials were established: students create/design, students write, and students publish. These elements are at the center of each experience.

We hope you will join Connecting Creativity’s September learning quest: Out My Window ( This is where poetry, picture, and geography converge to provide an avenue for student voice and creativity while increasing an appreciation of global perspective.  

This quest will begin at 7:30 a.m. (CST) on Sept. 2 via Google Hangout.

If you would like to ensure that you receive monthly updates about all of the learning opportunities, you can sign up here ( We look forward to working with you to celebrate and empower student creativity through these new learning experiences. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to get in touch with Erin Olson and Leslie Pralle Keehn at!