As part of Chicago Public Schools’ Curriculum Equity Initiative (YouTube video overview), the Department of Arts Education will work with teachers across the district to build a universal curriculum, capitalizing on the wealth of knowledge our arts teachers possess. This process began in August 2019, and will continue for a number of years. There are multiple opportunities for teachers and arts partners to contribute to this development process.


CHICAGO ARTS TEACHERS
Arts Teachers will be integral to this process, and can participate in the following ways:

Arts Teacher Focus Groups (occurred mid-November 2019)
90 min. discussion to inform the creation of the Scope and Sequence in each artistic discipline

Scope and Sequence Writing Teams (occurred February – July 2020)
Multi-month process for teachers to create the Scope and Sequence within writing teams, with support from content experts

— Curriculum Reviewers (application forthcoming)


ARTS PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
Arts Partners will have opportunities to contribute to the curriculum development in the following ways:

Arts Partner Focus Group (occurred mid-November 2019)
90 min. discussion to inform the creation of the Scope and Sequence in each artistic discipline

Additional opportunities may become available as the development progresses


Questions?
Please contact the CPS Department of Arts Education at ArtsCurriculum@cps.edu or (773) 553-2170.