5/9/2011 4:00:00 PMRock Your World with STEAM
Free Family Festival to Engage Cleveland’s Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Math Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual arts, Hands-On Science, Digital and Robotic Activities
Cleveland, Ohio — The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) announces the ROCK YOUR WORLD with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Family Festival. Held on Saturday, May 21st, this free one-day event willcelebrate the talents of over 3,000 students enrolled in over 70 CMSD schools and will feature a dazzling array of activities to inspire and empower students and their families.
For the twelfth year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is partnering with CMSD’s ALLCITY ARTS PROGRAM to produce one of the community’s signature festivals. This year, the Great Lakes Science Center joins the celebration to create a one-of-akind, innovative and hands-on science and arts festival held inside and outside of both buildings.
Over 6,000 NE Ohio residents, CMSD parents and students, members of Greater Cleveland youth organizations and tourists traveling to the Rock Hall and Great Lakes Science Center are expected to attend and engage in hands-on activities and view inspiring demonstrations and performances.
Featured in the festival are two of CMSD’s specialized learning communities, the Premier Arts Specialty System (PASS) and the district’s STEM schools. PASS includes six K-8 arts-infused and culturally responsive schools that employ the arts to increase student academic achievement. The six K-8 STEM schools emphasize science, technology, engineering and math subject areas. Both the arts and the science-focused schools feature an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning approach. They collaborate with the rich arts, cultural, business and scientific
organizations in NE Ohio.
In the arts-infused schools students learn critical thinking, problem solving and innovative solutions through design and performance. In the science schools students develop these 21st century skills through application of the scientific method. Both specialized learning communities encourage creativity, independence, teamwork and accountability in their students.
Andrea Wedren: 216-272-1084
Charisse Ausbrook: 216-574-8143
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