Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Becomes PIE Education Partner
PIE to Develop New STEM Curriculum for Ohio Students Focusing on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI – (May 10, 2016) Partnership For Innovation in Education (PIE) is focusing on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to develop new curriculum for Ohio students that instructs them on the business of running a museum.
“Through this collaboration, students will get the chance to learn how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame became one of the most successful specialty museums in the world. Museums are tourism and economic development ‘engines’ of growth. This is a great way for students to use their classroom skills and apply it to a real world situation,” said Mary Welsh Schlueter, CEO for PIE.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located in Cleveland opened its doors in 1995 and was established by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation to celebrate the music and musicians that changed the world. The museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. It carries out this mission by operating as a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets rock and roll music through its library and archives as well as educational programs.
“Education is core to the Rock Hall’s mission therefore, we welcome an opportunity to give students a hands on, in-depth look at the real-life challenges, lessons learned and successes achieved by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from the beginning until now,” said Caprice Bragg, Vice President of Development and External Relations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
To learn more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, visit www.rockhall.com.
Partnership For Innovation In Education (PIE) develops transformational educational tools preparing the 21st century workforce for success in the global marketplace. PIE features first-ever career simulation and mentoring alliances with business, education and arts organizations, providing hands-on learning in the K-16 classroom. PIE is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, awarded the GuideStar Nonprofit “Gold Exchange” Ranking and is an Ohio School District Partner. For more information, visit www.piemedia.org or follow @PIE_Innovation on Twitter.
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