The Cleveland Metropolitan School District participated in the first year of the Ohio Arts Council program, TeachArtsOhio, working with composer/director and veteran teaching artist, Sheela Das.
Ms. Das worked side by side with 25 educators at International Newcomers Academy sharing her literacy based music and helping students to achieve their English language learning goals. Over 150 original songs covering topics from science, math, social studies and language arts were presented to students from 25 countries who are new to the United States.
The 120-day residency included workshops, public performances, teacher professional development, instrumental music, and choirs. Students performed music and original songs at community-wide celebrations of culture both in an outside of the school.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is thankful for the support of the Ohio Arts Council!