Summer of Creativity2020-08-21T13:28:35-07:00

ISSUE #3 • JUNE 2017

The Summer of Creativity

After a long school year, it’s time to recharge the batteries. While many of us will spend time working on curriculum, we all need to find time to let it go and connect back to our own creative juices. This issue provides great tips for making that a reality!

 

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