Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Susan Keller-Mathers


Developing the Beginning Prototype for a Children’s Book Series for Creative Curriculum

Creativity is increasing in popularity and demand in our 21st Century world. It is among the top five most desirable traits that employers are seeking in employees. Some educational institutions abroad have adapted a creative curriculum and have seen much success in student achievement and performance. Yet in America’s educational institutions are not with this new era of creativity. When in actual fact the majority of American schools reject and counter this concept of creativity in the classroom. There are exceptions to this statement for example Charter Schools and Montessori schools have a better reputation for incorporating innovation and creativity in their curriculum. Which is why for this project I am aiming to close this gap through developing a creative children’s book series that aligns with a creative curriculum for schools to purchase and implement into their existing programs. With the expectation that this project will yield the first prototype for the first book in the series.