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I celebrated my birthday presenting “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation” to the Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA) fall conference at the new Kansas City, KS School District Central Office and Training Center. While already impressed with the fantastic meeting rooms, I was so thankful that Christine Splichal suggested David A. Smith, Chief of Staff for the Kansas City KS Public School District, give me a tour of the whole building. The school district has covered the walls throughout the building with kids’ creativity via artwork created by students from its school system.

It’s clear from previous posts how much I love kids’ creativity, especially when adults go back to school on creativity they may have lost from when they were kids. As a result, it was a joy to have David show me the building, highlighting various pieces of kids’ creativity and artwork throughout the facility.

I shot the video below with David A. Smith on a rather impromptu basis. That fact caused me to revisit a creative activity I had not explored in several years: video editing. Beyond the great artwork, getting back to more involved video editing is a good thing, albeit a skill I need to keep working on and improving.

Enjoy David’s tour and insights about the artwork inside the Central Office and Training Center! – Mike Brown

 

 

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Mike Brown

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2 Responses to “Kids’ Creativity and Artwork in the Kansas City, KS Public Schools”

  1. Kristin Magette says:

    So glad you enjoyed the location of the KanSPRA fall conference! It is such a special facility, and the planning committee was so excited to share it with our colleagues and speakers. No set of photographs or videos could do it justice — the facility itself is just an incredible illustration of how education, arts and community can serve a mutual purpose. And it is worth a visit!

    • Mike Brown says:

      Completely agree Kristin – the facility has to be seen to fully appreciate it. I’m really hoping we can hold a Google Giagabit City meeting there in the near future.