ARTview Poetry is a professional learning program designed to impact the teaching practice of CPS English and arts educators. Participating teachers implement more rigorous, standards-based instruction through innovative, curriculum integrated, and critical thinking processes with poetry and other works of art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose:
To integrate arts and literacy skills through ambitious instruction and teacher reflection,  the ArtView Poetry Project positions English teachers in a professional learning community to authentically integrate poetry into their teaching. In the 2017-18 school year, arts teachers will be invited to use poetry as a model for the creative process. Together, the teachers will engage instructional strategies that are rooted in the CPS Framework for Teaching and that meet the rigorous CCSS E/LA and Illinois Arts Learning Standards (adopted by Illinois in 2016).

Participants:

  • Invited High School English Teachers from SY17 cohort (20-25 teachers)
  • Arts teacher (music, visual art, dance, or theatre) from same school, identified by principal and English teacher as a collaborative partner

Teacher Participant Expectations:

  • Documentation of student artifacts will be uploaded by teachers from September – April
  • Integrated Unit overview will be created on December 7, 2017
  • Integrated Unit elements will be piloted with students before February 20, 2018 meeting
  • Complete draft of Integrated Unit will be submitted by March 19, 2018
  • Integrated Unit will be implemented before April 26, 2018 event

Principal Expectations:

  • English and Arts Teachers will be released from building for each full-day PD session
    • Substitute teachers will be reserved by school, but will be paid for by CPS Department of Literacy. Please send scanned copy of Sub sign-in to jreed@cps.edu
  • English and Arts Teachers will be allowed at least THREE full class periods each during SY17-18, to observe each other’s instruction, in order to effectively create and co-teach integrated units of study
  • English and Arts Teachers will be allowed at least THREE common planning preparation periods during SY17-18 to create and reflect on the integrated units of study

 

Additional Resources

https://sites.google.com/cps.edu/artview2018

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/one-poet-helping-chicago-students-find-voice-verse/

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/02/poet-laureate-power-poetry-and-working-cps

https://www.loc.gov/poetry/wordstreet/