How do you weave creativity into the fabric of school curriculum? School leaders are tasked with this expectation in order to prepare our students for the demands of 21st century workforce skills. But how can this be accomplished?

As the arts integration officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, it is the duty of my office to implement arts-integration strategies throughout this very large school system. Our philosophy allows creativity to be the basis for teaching, learning and problem-solving.

To implement this approach, we ensure that our staff has the risk-taking mindset, creative leadership and flexibility to exemplify the art-integration...

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  • About the Author:

    John Ceschini is the arts integration officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland. Previously serving as principal of two nationally recognized arts-integration schools, he received the National Arts Education Association’s Distinguished Service Award and an Innovator of the Year Award for his work to creatively expand arts-integration initiatives across the state.