A Celebration of Arts in Education in North East Ohio

 

 

YANEO celebrated Young Audiences Week with "A Celebration of Arts in Education" at Cleveland City Hall with principals, teachers, parents and community arts partners. Performances by Art is Education schools featured dancers learning the water cycle, singing and dancing the fables, and a delightful community choir.

 

Senator Sherrod Brown sent a video on the importance of art in education and Senator Rob Portman sent a staffer with a message of support. Rep. Marcia Fudge co-sponsored a House

 

Resolution recognizing National Young Audiences Week. The local news, including two TV stations and two radio stations helped us spread the word.

 

In other news, YANEO roster artist Sheree Ferrato led an innovative professional development program, "Learning Science through the Art of Glass Fusion," integrating arts into STEM curriculum for teachers grades 4-12. In her art studio, Sheree demonstrated how to engage students' understanding of thermal energy and the properties of glass through the creation of art. A wonderful professional camaraderie developed for chemistry teachers partnering with art teachers to write a grant proposal involving the integration of art and science standards, and art teachers with experience in the art form offering use of their kilns. This program was free for Lorain County public school teachers, with support from the Community Foundation of Lorain County. 

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