CPS, Arts Partners, and a range of organizations provide professional development opportunities, resources, competitions, and funding to CPS Teachers and Students. Learn more about some of the many programs available!
It’s here! The full CPS Arts Education Plan is now available for download.
All-City Senior Portfolio Submissions are now being reviewed. The exhibition opens in January 2014!
The Creative Schools Certification (CSC) is the first-ever arts-focused public-facing accountability measure that will be included on the Chicago Public Schools 2013-2014 school scorecard. For information on the Creative Schools Certification, please visit this link.
Certified/Endorsed Arts Instructors, together with Arts Liaisons, are critical to the long-term strategy and success of the Arts Education Plan and serve as anchors to achieving the goal of every student in CPS having access to a high-quality arts education ...
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Of paramount importance to the Department of Arts Education is the accessibility of high quality arts experiences to all CPS students.
The 2013-14 ALT-City program provides the opportunity for recognition of student achievement in arts disciplines that typically had remained as an alternative or on the fringe. ALT-City participants have studio sessions and workshops in arts forms such as hip-hop performance, poetry and spoken word, beat-boxing, beat-making, rock bands, R&B, doo-wop and A Capella performance. Apply here!
The Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) Cultural Grants Program will be launching the 2014 Individual Artist Program which provides project grants for individual artists and creative professionals! <more>
We are looking for talented, dedicated, and collaborative teachers to help write Arts-based REACH Performance Tasks for SY 14-15 (theatre, dance, music, and visual art). Since REACH Performance Tasks are an important component of teacher evaluation and serve as a useful baseline measure for student proficiencies, it is imperative that exceptional CPS teachers contribute to the design of these high-quality tasks. <more>
Chicago Public Schools,
Office of Curriculum and Instruction,
Department of Arts Education.
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