A major 21st century global shift is occurring based on a new ‘ideas economy’ that challenges the 19th century structure of schools and the 20th century structure of major corporations. We are on a mission to make Oklahoma an ideas lab for the rest of the world to consider.
Why is creative education important?
Innovation is crucial to competition and creativity is integral to innovation. US employers rate creativity/innovation among the top five skills that will increase in importance in the years to come. We must develop the creative capacities of our future workforce in order to compete in the creative economy.
Creative Oklahoma adopted the Oklahoma ArtScience Prize in 2010 as an initiative to encourage high school student engagement in creative problem solving and aspirational thinking methodologies. Learn more
Universities in the U.S. and around the world were invited to send a delegation of their brightest students majoring in the disciplines of ngineering, geosciences and information technology to participate in the Bright Voices Symposium, an adjunct Creativity World Forum event. Learn more
The Creativity School (cSchool) is a teaching cadre of Oklahoma-based academicians and practitioners in creativity and innovation. It presents research-based creativity-focused curricular offerings via an annual pre-Forum day-long “bootcamp” and customized offerings for businesses, educational institutions, and communities requesting assistance with furthering creativity and innovation in their environments. Learn more
Oklahoma is the first state to develop a creativity or innovation index that will guide advancement in educational practice towards incorporation of more creativity and innovation in the classroom. Learn more
The Oklahoma Torrance Center for Creativity is a research, service and educational center concerned with identification and development of creative potential. It currently serves as the research branch and Tulsa base of Creative Oklahoma.