In this day and age students are expected to master both traditional knowledge and new literacies, but often struggle to connect with what they are learning in school-and how they are learning it. Teachers are expected to teach for deeper understanding, foster meaningful connections with students, and provide quality instruction while at the same time meeting institutional requirements. While there is no magic wand to solve these challenges, recent research suggests a transformative approach with positive outcomes. Innovative, research-supported teaching strategies that inspire deeper learning and student engagement, while fostering creativity and valuable social skills. Join Crayola to explore this research and learn some immediate strategies to integrate creativity into your learning environment.