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!
Innovation Hour™ can be presented in any combination of these three modalities and is fully customized to the needs of each classroom and teacher:
On or off-site, Ginger teaches teachers how they can make Innovation Hour™ principles their own best practice. They’ll learn how and why art and design thinking is the key to successful classrooms and consistent performance. And yes, we’ll make a mess and paint a masterpiece or two. Learn more here.
Ginger works with teachers and schools about specific lesson connections, doing more hands on development with tools and techniques and develop more in-depth Innovation Hour™ curriculum for entire schools/districts. Learn more here.
Ginger can work directly in the classroom with teachers and students. You may choose from an extensive and ever-growing list of Innovation Hour lesson plans prepared for specific subjects at each grade level, or we can take the day’s lesson objective and tackle it in an experiential, hands-on way. We will engage our whole brain and together we will motivate, collaborate and learn.
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!