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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Brain Food - October 29, 2013

The Right Brain Initiative, a Regional Arts & Culture Council program, promotes whole brain learning in our community’s schools.

 

Launched in 2008, their vision is to give every K-8 student access to the arts regardless of neighborhood, language, or income. With the help of Right Brain, the arts are woven into core curriculum, giving teachers new tools to engage students in a creative process that connects back to other subjects.

 

To date, over 11,000 students and 44 Portland metro schools in six school districts are expressing, exploring, imagining, creating and using the full measure of their minds.

 

Right Brain has a new way to reach students and classrooms: Brain Food! Brain Food is a 50-piece deck of creative cards that teachers and parents can use to ignite creative thinking in the classroom or at home. With the Brain Food deck, kids create a choreographed dance out of sports moves, build castles out of blankets, make pop-up museums, imagine their own food carts, and more.

 

Right Brain wants Brain Food decks in the hands of teachers in all Portland-area schools, so they have launched a Kickstarter Campaign help raise funds through November 7. To learn more about the Brain Food project, visit their campaign website, or visit Right Brain online.