Arts Education Principal Guidance Document – Elementary
Arts Education Principal Guidance Document – High School
Guidance for administrators to support a strong arts program.

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Creative Compass Guidebook

The Creative Compass Program is a principal leadership program for the arts. The materials and resources in this Guidebook can help principals and their Arts Liaisons use the arts as a tool for school improvement.

Arts Implementation Strategies for REACH
Information on how arts teachers should be approaching literacy priorities under the umbrella of REACH.

Arts Addendum
The Arts Addendum lists unique characteristics of theatre, dance, music, and visual art teaching practice for the content area/settings, as well as examples of practice at the proficient and distinguished levels of performance. Arts teachers and school administrators should use this as a reference when reflecting on practice and during the REACH observation series.

CPS Arts Plan Goals and Recommendations
Detailed chart with the six goals of the Arts Education Plan and associated recommendations.

Arts Lesson Plan Template
Lesson Template utilized by the Department of Arts Education at the February 1, 2013 Professional Development session and distributed to teachers participating in the session.