The Creativity Department Podcast

The Creativity Department Podcast
A podcast for K-12 educators interested in arts integration and STEAM. Each episode, hosts Matt and Laura Grundler take you backstage with guests of the #K12ArtChat to dig into the latest education innovations and resources. You’ll find tips, tools an?

Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.26 - Creatively Connecting while Social Distancing
May 14 • 27 min
In this episode, Team Grundler talks with Clara Galan & Tanya Avrith about the importance of staying creative and connecting with others, while keeping socially distant!
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.25 - The Magic of Mark Making
May 7 • 37 min
This episode, Team Grundler talks with friend Jeanne Bjork about the Magic of Mark Making. Even more so the importance during these interesting times.
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.24 - Creativity, Coding, Robotics
May 1 • 28 min
Team Grundler talks with Catie Nasser about how Robotics and Coding can help play a big role in inspiring creativity in your students and in your classroom!
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.23 - Pt.2 - Journal Fodder Junkies - Collaboration
Apr 23 • 48 min
Team Grundler continue the conversation with the Journal Fodder Junkies crew about the importance of collaboration for you as an artist and an educator and for your students.
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.23 - Pt.1
Apr 16 • 34 min
Team Grundler talks with the Journal Fodder Junkies about what a journal can do for you individually as an artist!
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.22 - Reboot Tech Rabbi - Michael Cohen
Apr 10 • 38 min
Team Grundler does a reboot in this episode as they talk with their very first host on the podcast Rabbi Michael Cohen about Skillset vs Mindset and the laws of creativity.
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.21 - Rev Up Robotics
Apr 1 • 34 min
In this episode #TeamGrundler talks with Jorge Valenzuela about some of the creative benefits and the different resources to begin introducing robotics into your classroom.
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.20 - Silver Lining
Mar 31 • 32 min
In this episode, Matt & Laura talk about looking for the Silver Lining during these challenging times. Enjoy, Be Silly, Be Healthy and Stay Creative.
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.19 - Reboot w/ Peter Reynolds
Mar 17 • 53 min
Looking back at an older episode, Team Grundler had the pleasure of talking with famed author, artist, Peter H. Reynolds and his journey of creativity. For an uplifting conversation, during a time of uncertainty, take a listen and feel inspired to…
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.18 - Building Relationships Through SEAL
Mar 5 • 32 min
During this episode, Matt & Laura talk with Elizabeth Peterson about the importance of building relationships with students through SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning).
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.17 - Punk Rock Passion
Feb 27 • 42 min
Team Grundler talks with Joshua Buckley & Michael Earnshaw about the Punk Rock passion, that you sometimes need to bring into the classroom to help engage kids.
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.16 - Balancing Personal & Professional life as it goes UP and Down
Feb 20 • 28 min
In this episode, Matt & Laura talk about how finding a balance in both personal and professional life is so important. Also, balance just means finding a little bit of everything!
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.15 - Learning through Play
Feb 13 • 43 min
This episode, #TeamGrundler talks with Jed Dearybury about the value that play has on engagement and learning.
Creativity Dept. S2 Ep.14 - What does choice really look like?
Feb 6 • 40 min
The Creativity Dept
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.13 - Expectations & Project Based Learning
Jan 30 • 39 min
#TeamGrundler talks with 5th gr. Creative teacher Jesus Huerta about why creativity plays such an important role in the learning process of a student. Along with one teacher in grad school, who told him about his higher expectations and that Jesus “is…
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.12 - It’s Called Language Arts for a Reason
Jan 23 • 31 min
Creativity Department Podcast - It’s Called Language Arts for a Reason
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.11 - The Power of a PLN
Jan 16 • 19 min
Creativity Department Podcast - The Power of a PLN
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.10 - Things you want to say more of for 2020
Jan 9 • 27 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Goals, Hopes & Dreams
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.9 - 3D modeling & AR for all age levels
Dec 19, 2019 • 39 min
Creativity Department Podcast - 3D modeling/printing for all age levels
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.8 - Augmented Reality & Beyond - w/ Tim Needles
Dec 12, 2019 • 29 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Augmented Reality
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.7 - Aspiring Leadership & Creativity (Feat. Joshua Stamper)
Dec 5, 2019 • 35 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Aspiring Leadership & Creativity - Joshua Stamper
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.6 - Gratitude
Nov 28, 2019 • 33 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Gratitude
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.5 - Toyota Dream Car Art Contest - Minisode
Nov 21, 2019 • 13 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Minisode
Creativity Dept - S2 - Ep.4 - Art & Craftsmanship Featuring Russell Richmond
Nov 21, 2019 • 31 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Art & Craftsmanship
Creativity Dept Podcast - S2 Ep.3 - Taking a Risk
Nov 14, 2019 • 29 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Take a RISK, It might go right!
Creativity Department - Ep.2 S2
Nov 7, 2019 • 28 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Why did the name change? w/ Matt and Laura
Artistic Fear, Self-Doubt & The Inner Critic - @jealouscurator
Oct 31, 2019 • 29 min
Creativity Department Podcast - Artistic Fear, Self-Doubt & The Inner Critic - @jealouscurator
Different Views, Same Names with Matt Weimann and Matt Cockrell
Jun 27, 2019 • 30 min
They may have the same name, but their views couldn’t be more different!
Episode 38 - Mistakes & Creativity: A Winning Combination with Claudio Zavala
Jun 20, 2019 • 29 min
Join Team Grundler discusses creativity and mistakes with Claudio Zavala.
Creating Meaningful Conversation Around Artwork with Trevor Bryan
Jun 13, 2019 • 33 min
Join Team Grundler as they discuss how to bring the arts into the classroom with Trevor Bryan.
Curriculum Slam with Michelle Ridlen
Jun 6, 2019 • 28 min
Join Team Grundler as they explore creativity and curriculum slams with guest Michelle Ridlen.
Ep 35 Drawing as a Thinking Process with Manuel Herrera
May 23, 2019 • 44 min
Join Team Grundler as they explore the world of visual thinking with guest Manuel Herrera.
Ep 34 Surviving the End of the Year with Matt & Laura Grundler
May 16, 2019 • 25 min
Struggling with the end of the year? Tune in as Matt and Laura talk about teacher survival tips!
Ep 33 Connecting with Class with Matthew Weimann
May 9, 2019 • 28 min
What’s your definition of creativity? Join teacher Matthew Weimann and Team Grundler as they chat about how to make something from nothing and how to connect creativity across all classrooms.
Ep 32 Finding Your Teacher Voice with Michael Bell
Apr 25, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, artist, author, educator and supervisor Michael Bell joins Team Grundler in an inspiring conversation on developing your own teacher voice.
Ep 31 The Keys to Creative Assessments with Katie White
Apr 18, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, Laura and Matt chat with author Katie White about her book Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom.
Ep. 30 Creatively Productive with Lisa Johnson
Apr 11, 2019 • 39 min
Think creativity and productivity can’t happen simultaneously? Think again.
Ep. 29 Making Music through Makerspaces with Shawna Longo
Apr 4, 2019 • 42 min
Music educator and STEAM advocate Shawna Longo joins Team Grundler to chat about how to build a makerspace that makes sense for you and your students.
Ep. 28 Fibers in the Family and Classroom with Christine Miller
Mar 28, 2019 • 32 min
Have you tried using Fiber Art? Tune in as Christine Miller shares helpful tips and ideas for bringing this medium to life in and out of the classroom.
Ep. 26 Making It: Teaching Artist Edition with Nic Hahn and Billy Kheel
Mar 21, 2019 • 41 min
Tune into this episode as teacher Nic Hahn, celebrity artist Billy Kheel from NBC’s Making It and Team Grundler discuss the in’s and out’s of a teaching artist residency.
Ep. 25 Artistic Options for Student Choice with Scott Nunes
Mar 14, 2019 • 35 min
Scott Nunes shares some specific ways to include a variety of artistic options for students throughout your curriculum.
How to Get an Arts Integration Certificate
Mar 7, 2019 • 31 min
Thinking about getting an arts integration certificate? Curious about what that means for your career? Tune into this special episode to learn how this can help you take the next step.
Ep. 24 Chalk & Chances with Julie Hasson
Feb 28, 2019 • 35 min
How do you make an impact on the lives of students? Listen in as Julie Hasson shares the lessons she’s learned on what true impact looks like.
Ep. 23 Balancing Your Life and Teaching with Jeanne Bjork
Feb 21, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, Jeanne Bjork shares some helpful ideas for bringing your world back in balance.
Ep. 22 Thinking Outside of the Box with Matt Cockrell
Feb 14, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode, High School Art Teacher Matt Cockrell shares how to break even the most creative mold.
Ep 21 Social Emotional Artistic Learning with Elizabeth Peterson
Feb 7, 2019 • 34 min
Join Team Grundler as they chat with Elizabeth Peterson from the Inspired Classroom all about integrating the arts with SEL.
Ep. 20 New Year, Old Year with Team Grundler
Jan 31, 2019 • 16 min
In this short episode, Matt and Laura look back on 2018 and how it’s leading to transformation in 2019.
Ep. 19 Innovating Digital Learning with Carl Hooker
Jan 24, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, Carl Hooker joins Team Grundler in a discussion about what digital learning really means and how it’s effecting innovation in our schools.
Ep. 18 Draw and Play Here with Sam Peck
Jan 17, 2019 • 48 min
Laura and Matt sit down with guest Sam Peck from Journal Fodder Junkies to explore how journaling can help you in and out of the classroom.
Ep. 17 Creating Intention in the Classroom with Dan Ryder
Jan 10, 2019 • 51 min
Author and Educator Dan Ryder shares some specific strategies any educator can integrate to a more intentional, creative classroom environment.
Ep.16 Creating the Future with Peter Reynolds
Dec 20, 2018 • 52 min
This special interview with author and illustrator Peter Reynolds explores literacy in schools, how to make the jump to STEAM and why creativity is the key that unlocks it all.
Ep.15 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Dec 13, 2018 • 22 min
Art Educator Holly Bess Kincaid is here to share how the arts can be used to meet the needs of all students - regardless of their background or ability.
Ep.14 Make Learning Magical with Tisha Richmond
Dec 6, 2018 • 28 min
Find out how this former culinary teacher became a technology integration evangelist and went from teacher burnout to teacher brilliance.
Episode 13: Deconstructing Art Education with Amanda Koonlaba
Nov 29, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, join Amanda Koonlaba and hosts Matt and Laura Grundler for a conversation about art education in the 21st century.
Ep.12 Hitting the Target in Curriculum Design with Kelley McGee
Nov 15, 2018 • 42 min
There’s an art and a science to curriculum design and in today’s episode, Kelley McGee shares how you can get to that sweet spot.
Ep.11 Taking Time for Wellness with Jason Blair
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
Tune into this week’s conversation between Jason Blair and Team Grundler as they talk all about teacher wellness.
Ep.10 Empowering All Students with John Spencer
Nov 1, 2018 • 44 min
Listen as John Spencer discusses how creativity can be used as a tool for student empowerment.
Ep.09: A New Cycle of Innovation with Kim Snodgrass
Oct 25, 2018 • 48 min
Join Kim Snodgrass and Team Grundler as they discuss how to Create, Improve, Transform, Disrupt using the new innovation cycle.
Ep.08 Lessons the Arts Teach with Cathy Hunt
Oct 18, 2018 • 53 min
Join author, educator and speaker Cathy Hunt as she chats with Matt and Laura about the impact of the arts in the classroom.
Ep. 07 Critical Creativity with Amy Burvall
Oct 11, 2018 • 53 min
Explore how teaching with intention can make the greatest impact on students.
Ep.06 Joyful Leadership with Bethany Hill
Oct 4, 2018 • 63 min
Discover how to learn and lead joyfully with Bethany Hill
Ep.05 Deepening the Parent Teacher Relationship with Jeremy Bond
Sep 27, 2018 • 62 min
Learn what teachers can do to cultivate positive and meaningful relationships with parents in this episode with Matt and Laura Grundler and guest Jeremy Bond.
Ep.04 Building Reflection into Your Teaching Practice with Team Grundler
Sep 20, 2018 • 39 min
Discover how the #Reflect31 challenge revolutionized how this group of teachers worked all year long.
Ep.01 Redesigning Education with Rabbi Michael Cohen
Aug 16, 2018 • 37 min
Join K12ArtChat founders Matt and Laura Grundler and the Tech Rabbi, Michael Cohen as they investigate how to rethink education.
Ep.02 The Realities of Teacher Collaboration with Samantha Melvin
Aug 16, 2018 • 48 min
Build your teacher collaboration toolkit with this inspirational and practical episode from K12ArtChat and Samantha Melvin.
Ep.03 Making Literacy Connections with Carol Varsalona
Aug 16, 2018 • 56 min
Explore how to link literacy into any lesson in this episode with hosts Matt and Laura Grundler and guest Carol Varsalona.