ATLAS is a three year professional learning program for lead arts teachers at Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Schools. 

All CPS teachers and principals are encouraged to attend the ATLAS’ year two culminating exhibition, Digital Arts Integration: Learning Revealed! (see below for details)

This program, funded by the US Department of Education is a partnership between CPS Department of Arts Education and CAPE (the Chicago Arts Partnership in Education). ATLAS teachers convene monthly to collaboratively explore approaches to technology that support artistic inquiry of “big ideas.” Back in the classroom, ATLAS teachers facilitate student  projects that integrate the arts with literacy and math in technology-rich learning environments.

Through this process teachers design units of study in collaboration with math and literacy teachers, supporting original student research that is both trans-disciplinary and artistically generative. These units will culminate in an online showcase of student work along with teacher unit plans and other action research artifacts.  Magnet Cluster Lead Teachers will disseminate their unit plans and research findings to other arts teachers, and to academic content area teachers online and in live presentations in the education community.

If you are an MCLT at a Fine & Performing Arts Magnet Cluster program school, contact the CPS Department of Arts Education, ATLAS Program Coordinator, Heather Lindahl at hmlindahl@cps.edu.


The CPS ATLAS professional learning community presents
Digital Arts Integration: Learning Revealed
An exhibition and presentation of student works
in collaboration with the Chicago Arts Partnership in Education
CPS Arts Professional Learning is wrapping up year two of ATLAS, a sustained and intensive professional learning program in technology, and CC math and ELA arts integration.

Please join us for an exhibition of digital media art and other artifacts of learning by CPS students from participating Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Schools.

Learning Revealed schedule of events:
June 29th & 30th: ATLAS Summer Institute, PD for participating ATLAS teachers only 8:30-3:30

June 30th: Private presentation and panel discussion for principals. Panelists include program staff and participating teachers 2-3pm

June 30th: Closing reception for school communities (all teachers, students, and their families welcome) 3-5pm
Refreshments will be served

Hairpin Art Gallery 2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL