Category Archives: Art & Education

Keynote Address @ SEED’s Alternative Students Conference Eye-opening

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As a recent keynote speaker at SEED Alternative School’s “Students Driving Their Learning: Creating the Culture and Learning Space to Drive the Curriculum” conference, I had the opportunity to see, firsthand, what engaged students want to talk about and explore. Continue reading

Retreating to Launch New Ideas

Gang's all here to Launch!

Gang’s all here to Launch!

We’re at Woodhaven Lodge near Buckhorn,Ontario (Jessica working on her book overlooking Sandy lake and her sticky notes above!) for the Launch Pad Retreat Weekend and all things point to getting lots of good work done this weekend.  Designed to help those wanting to move their creative project forward, the novel combination of space, time and support makes doing this “hard work” a reality.  Transforming ideas into actions is happening, while we grapple with questions such as: Continue reading

Athletes CAN Inspire Action & Fun @ Bill Crothers Elite Sport School

Talk about athletes as thought leaders and inspirational educators!  At the recent KidsCAN event at Bill Crothers Secondary School, over 50 Olympians and Paralympians met with more than 700 students to share a variety of sports and fun activities as well as their messages about the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Continue reading

Educating for Sustainable Wellbeing through Clean Air Champions

I recently presented a session on behalf of Clean Air Champions (CAC) at the fabulous Educating for Sustainable Happiness conference at Cushing Academy a few weeks ago and after reflecting on my session, I have to say that although sustainability education may not be mainstream, the ideas and concepts behind it are rooted in… Continue reading

Art and Education

Portions #11 “Member” is another work by artist Matt Durant – his Wavelengths #4 is the image in my header. I just love his use of vibrant colours, big movements and varying materials – it feels connected to the educational journey – one that is often colourful, beautiful, action-based, challenging and always changing. My goal is to post more inspiring images here that fuel the experiential education fire.


Welcome to kika creative news!

Welcome to kika creative news, a newsblog about innovative events & ideas!

My name is Jessica Tudos and I am the founding director of kika creative. Through collaboration, creativity and focus, my team and I make things happen, turning great ideas into great projects with a lasting, positive impact on communities.  Some call me the “agile educator”- fluid, flexible, and constantly moving in non-linear patterns to make things happen.

This newsblog was inspired by a job application request which asked me to send “something more unique and personal than a paper-based resume”, and although that job did not transpire, this newsblog emerged from the process so thank you to the Institute at Havergal!