Cultivating Creativity, Innovation,
Problem-solving and STEAM in classrooms everywhere.
welcome to the INNOVATION HOUR™
In response to curriculum planning challenges of ‘teaching to the test’ faced by K-12 teachers, our director, Ginger Huebner, formulated a comprehensive program for teachers to weave creativity into their classrooms – all while connecting to the required curriculum.
The Roots + Wings INNOVATION HOUR™ is a customized, hands on, experiential curriculum that brings problem solving and independent thinking into classrooms. Using the tools of art and design, lessons directly connect and enhance required curriculum concepts. Experiences vary greatly from expressing voices visually in Language Arts through “Words Alive” in 1st grade, mapping angles artistically with the “Art of Angles” in 4th grade, or solidifying Science knowledge through “Human Body Systems Maps” in 5th grade.
This program drives engagement with all students, and fosters an inclusive and dynamic class environment. Critical thinking and problem solving are direct by-products of creative inquiry, and by partnering with classroom teachers, the Innovation Hour™ approach makes all of these concepts accessible to a more complete spectrum of students.
The overarching goal is to nourish the teachers, giving them permission to alter their own education mindset: placing creativity at its core, so we can truly revolutionize attitudes to curriculum planning and the classroom environment.
Bring the INNOVATION HOUR™ to your school!
Ginger is available in many ways to help integrate creativity into your school and inspire teachers to continue building on the concepts behind the INNOVATION HOUR™. Ginger can come teach INNOVATION HOUR™ experiences at your school. She offers hands on professional development workshops allowing teachers to experience a variety of creative tools to help them directly correlate Common Core requirements with art and design activities. Ginger also offers one-on-one coaching as well as curriculum development where she can talk through lesson plans and specific tools that will help teachers truly integrate standards requirements with art and design activities. The INNOVATION HOUR™ is not an 'extra' layer, it is simply a way of teaching that nourishes not only the students, but the teachers. Here are ways to get involved:
INNOVATION HOUR™ RESIDENCIES
Single INNOVATION HOUR™ Experience:
Ginger can come do a single INNOVATION HOUR™ experience in a classroom. Teachers can choose from the master curriculum, or have Ginger develop a unique experience from something the class is learning about.
These one-time experiences cost $250 in the local Asheville area.
Four INNOVATION HOUR™ Experiences:
We can come to your school and do four different 1-hour INNOVATION HOUR™ experiences. These could be for the same classroom of students, or four different classrooms / grade levels. Teachers can choose from the master curriculum, or have Ginger develop a unique experience from something the class is learning about.
These four hours of experiences cost $700 total ($175 each) in the local Asheville area.
Ten INNOVATION HOUR™ Experiences:
We can come to your school and do ten different 1-hour INNOVATION HOUR™ experiences. These could be for the same classroom of students, or four different classrooms / grade levels. Teachers can choose from the master curriculum, or have Ginger develop a unique experience from something the class is learning about.
These ten hours of experiences cost $1250 total ($125 each) in the local Asheville area.
We are always open to thinking outside the box! Let us know what you are thinking and we can craft a proposal.
funding and more...
We know schools have to fight harder than ever before to keep creative programs in classrooms. We will do our best to make sure that cost never prevents a school from participating. We can help create grant applications in partnership with school PTOs, connect with community partners and help present the INNOVATION HOUR™ materials in meetings to help make it happen at your school!
Did someone say field trip?
Bring your class to us and do an INNOVATION HOUR at the Roots + Wings Creative Campus!
We offer unique INNOVATION HOUR™ field trip experiences for school students, community organizations, and businesses off site at our Roots + Wings Creative Campus. Located at 573 Fairview Road in Oakley, our Creative Campus is convenient to all of Asheville! Connect with us below to chat about a time that could work!
If you would like to chat more with Ginger about the INNOVATION HOUR™ please connect with her below to set up a time to meet!