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

All arts teachers are encouraged to attend the ATLAS teacher-led workshop at the all-district arts PD on Friday April 7th 2017! 

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 will design several units of study (ultimately 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. Check back for these at the end of the school year! 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, please visit the ATLASteachers page, or contact the CPS Department of Arts Education, ATLAS Program Coordinator, Heather Lindahl at hmlindahl [at] cps [dot] edu.

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