Sparks! Innovation Showcase Series

Looking to network with other educators in the region?
Interested in sharing ideas for educational innovation?
Wondering how to spark enthusiasm in your practice?

DRAWING JAM for Educators!


Celebrate innovation and get your creative juices flowing!

Join artist & UW educator Angela Richardson for a special educators’ Drawing Jam to discover your inner creativity and celebrate the closing of Lynda Barry’s exhibit Drawing Fast and Slow: The Compbook Art of Lynda Barry  at the Madison Children’s Museum.

Richardson, a former Teaching Assistant of Ms. Barry’s, will lead the group in delightful free-form drawing prompts that will unleash the creative potential in everyone.

This event will help us discover a deeper understanding of how we can nurture creativity in our practice and will feature fun networking, discussion and sharing.

Come prepared to have fun drawing collaboratively, cumulatively and sequentially and according to Barry, “strip away the stiffness of adulthood.”


DATE:  Thursday, March 31, 2016
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 pm    Late arrivals are OK!
LOCATION: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 Hamilton, Madison
Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided!

RSVP required: or   Space is limited.

Click HERE to see schedule of upcoming SPARKS! INNOVATION SHOWCASE EVENTS!

This event is co-sponsored by WeThinkBig and the Madison Children’s Museum.

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What’s Sparks! Innovation Showcase?  WeThinkBig is launching a free monthly series for educators and education enthusiasts. The Sparks! Innovation Showcase features new ideas, innovative practices and celebrates the “intrepid educator innovators” in our midst!

Each month, we will get together and feature a new idea, innovative practice or celebrate an “intrepid educator innovator” in our midst! We will share ideas, frustrations, challenges and breakthroughs.

What’s “innovative”? Anything you do to creatively reach students, solve problems, or push boundaries to advance your practice or enhance learning.

  • Sound familiar?   Join us!
  • Have an idea you would like to share?   Join us!
  • Something you’ve always wanted to try but wasn’t sure how?   Join us!