Innovation demands creativity. And that’s something that Dr. Kisha Cunningham is determined to teach all of her future teachers.
Dancer. Artist. Engineering technology educator. Robot enthusiast. As part of Savannah State’s School of Teacher Education (SOTE), Dr. Cunningham demonstrates in the classroom and the STEM lab that everything—especially science and art—is connected. Lesson number one: technology doesn’t exist without creativity.
“You can’t transform a water bottle into a rocket without being creative,” points out Dr. Cunningham.
That’s why, as she puts it, she brings a lot of the “other” into her classroom. Dance. Music. Art. Hands-on experiences that challenge her students to think in different ways, draw new conclusions, and make untraditional connections. They have to become bigger, broader thinkers.