"THERE ARE TWO LASTING BEQUESTS WE CAN GIVE TO OUR CHILDREN. ONE IS ROOTS. THE OTHER IS WINGS." Hodding Carter, Jr. Hello! I am an art teacher and am thrilled with 21st century learning FINALLY being addressed in the classrooms of some schools. With creativity being at the top of bloom's taxonomy, students will be able to collaborate, create, use critical thinking and problem solving, and communicate their ideas in a collective manner making connections that are important to them, preparing them for the future. I have been advocating for the Arts to be recognized as vital skills and understandings for the present and future generations for a VERY LONG time. This is the first year I am starting to get encouraged that the efforts have paid off. SHIFT WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN! We need to prepare our students to relate and engage their ideas, as they learn to think critically and problem solve, collaborate effectively, communicate effectively and in a connected manner,.