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             at the Center

    of Learning

Photo: Gowri Savoor

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Creative Capacity in Vermont Students

A Guide to Help Vermont Educators and Community Partners Identify, Develop and Assess Creative Capacity in Students  

Over six days in November, 2016, the Community Engagement Lab brought together five of the nation’s most experienced teaching artists, a leading researcher, and 85 committed Vermont educators, expanded learning providers and students to deepen their understanding of the ways creative capacity can be developed more effectively in their home towns and institutions. 


That gathering, known as the Vermont Creative Learning Forum, led to this guide, which shares the Forum’s key insights and conclusions, and hopes to support the inspiring commitment across Vermont to fully advance creative capacity as a central priority of learning.

Funding Partners
Bay & Paul Foundations
Canaday Family Charitable Trust
Expanded Learning Coalition Project / Vermont Agency of Education

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Click the cover image below to view and download the 28-page guide.


Special Thanks...

to the organizations who contributed images for this publication. They are change agents seeking to empower students to love learning: UVM Extension 4-H, Vermont Afterschool, Vermont Arts Exchange, Vermont Works for Women, VSA Vermont, What's The Story? The Vermont Young People Social Action Team.

Creative Capacity Guide Cover
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