The Levin College of Public Affairs and Education recently showcased Cleveland Metropolitan School District Campus International K-8 School (CIS) student artwork in the College’s Exhibition Gallery. Campus International students spent the past month learning about Hispanic Heritage Month and the traditions of el Día de Muertos, The Day of the Dead, the annual Mexican celebration where families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. On October 25 and 26, CIS third-grade students presented demonstrations about their art of what they learned about Art and the Hispanic culture.
Sharon Swan, visiting professor of practice in Levin’s Department of Teacher Education, who also serves as faculty in residence for CIS, shared, “We want the (CIS) kids to go to Cleveland State to see their own artwork, it encourages them that, eventually, you’ll go to school here and be successful.”
Campus International, located on the southern edge of the CSU campus on Payne Avenue since 2017, offers numerous opportunities for collaboration between the schools. CIS students spend field days on the CSU soccer field, engage in STEM activities in CSU science labs, and have even floated cardboard boats in the pool at Busbey Natatorium. CSU students gain experiential opportunities as student teachers and tutors.