Creative Conversations for the Classroom introduces students to a wide range of professional creatives (and career paths) while also serving up engaging hands-on activities. Episodes include discussions with musicians, dancers, designers, visual artists and more. Our curriculum is designed for grades K-5 and grades 5-12.

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Classroom Conversations

Creative Conversations for the Classroom promotes themes of empathy, vulnerability, civic engagement, and adaptability, providing robust SEL for your classroom. Each of the conversational stories are distinctively different and all very human. You’ll meet all kinds of creatives who are following their passions, failing, succeeding, asking questions and finding solutions. And all using their voices and talents to make the world a better – and brighter – place.

SCA [NOW] Course Library


Grades 5-12

Empathy, Curiosity, Connection, Storytelling +  LGBTQ Artist

StrikeTime Dance Theater

Grades K-5

Galapagos Islands, Geography, Conservation, Movement + Student Dancers

Creative Outdoors

Grades 5-12

Nature-based Education, Filmmaking, Adversities + Latina Community Leader, Vanessa Gutierrez

Keep The Soul 


Musicianship, Failure, Resilience +Black female jazz pianist

Mindful Making

Grades 2-8

Mindfulness, Creative Process, Failure, Collaboration, Kinetic Sculpture w/ Lisa Walcott

A look inside SCA Now

Through its mission and practicum, the program promotes empathy, vulnerability, civic engagement, and adaptability. Through this important work, SCA [NOW] is moving children’s arts programming in West Michigan (and beyond) forward!

Each series includes videos and accompanying program materials with numerous Common Core Language Arts Standards, that will creatively meet students’ needs as well as the needs of the teachers who share them with their students. Youth (K-12th) will meet professional working artists, actors, musicians, chefs, dancers, and more; real-world role models and inspire them to take action to make the world a better place. Plus, learning about a wide variety of creative career paths.

What you’ll receive

  • links to pre-recorded sessions with professional creatives
  • engaging dialogue
  • A dynamic learning guide
  • writing prompts
  • literacy extensions
  • social-emotional learning targets
  • hands-on activities

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