Curriculum Consultant; Art and Design Education specialist
Ginger Huebner is the founding director of Roots + Wings School of Art and Design in Asheville. With a Masters in Teaching Visual Art and a Bachelor of Architecture, Ginger brings a unique perspective to the field of art and design education.
In addition to the success of Roots + Wings School of Art & Design, Ginger most recently served as Visual Art Advisor to the PBS Pinkalicious series; contributing curriculum, editing scripts and steering the Visual Art education component of the series. The series will begin airing in February 2018 and her role has since been expanded outside of Pinkalicious into PBS’ Online Learning platform.
In response to curriculum planning challenges of ‘teaching to the test’ faced by K-12 teachers, Ginger formulated a comprehensive program for teachers to weave creativity into their classrooms – all while connecting to the required curriculum. Her Innovation Hour™ program offers teachers lesson plans, tool kits, but most importantly, hands on workshops allowing them to experience a variety of creative tools to help them directly correlate Common Core requirements with art and design activities. 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 utilizing The Innovation Hour™ approach makes STEAM concepts accessible to a more complete spectrum of students. The Innovation Hour™ program is now available as a certified professional development course for education professionals and institutions.
Ginger’s approach to Education consultancy is to match a thorough assessment of the required educational objective with a detailed action plan and a complete tool kit, but her overarching goal is to nourish the educator, giving them permission to alter their own education mindset. It is by changing this mindset and developing an education philosophy that places creativity at its core that Ginger truly revolutionizes attitudes to curriculum planning and the classroom environment. Ginger is available for individual projects or on an ongoing consultancy basis, and can serve as needed as an advisor to boards or core teams.
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