Webinar Series: Administrators and The Arts

Unwavering, robust commitment to the arts begins with school administrators who understand and broadcast their immense value to students. These webinars help principals, assistant principals, network chiefs and deputies, and ISLs develop as champions, coaches, and evaluators of quality arts education in their schools.

Webinar Objectives

Participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of the value of school arts programming and their role in implementation of the CPS Arts Education plan
  • Understand the structure, content, and significance of the updated Illinois Arts Learning Standards and the corresponding shifts in instruction, curriculum, and assessment that they require
  • Gain tools and resources for building school capacity to support quality arts teaching and learning
Access the Webinars

Administrators and The Arts #1: Implementing the Updated Illinois Arts Learning Standards in Your School

On demand beginning October 2018
Time: 30 minutes

Administrators and The Arts #2: Creating Time and Space for a Thriving Arts Program

On demand beginning January 2019
Time: 30 minutes

Administrators and The Arts #3: Budgeting for a Thriving Arts Program

On demand beginning April 2019
Time: 30 minutes


Other Arts Professional Learning

Every school year, we partner with Ingenuity to offer a comprehensive catalog of engaging professional learning events in a variety of formats, tailored to the needs of our arts educators, advocates, and partners. Administrators are encouraged to send their arts teachers to these learning events and are also welcome to attend. Click on the button below to download a copy of this year’s arts professional learning catalog.

Download the Catalog


Archived Administrator Professional Learning

2018 Leadership Institute

At the 2018 Leadership Institute, the Department of Arts Education presented a session on the updated Illinois Arts Learning Standards where administrators became familiar with the updated Illinois Arts Learning Standards, explored how the standards necessitate key shifts in arts teaching and learning, and learned techniques for supporting teachers as they align their curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the standards. Download the archived 2018 Leadership Institute resources.

The Creative Compass Program

Our 2016-17 Creative Compass Program helped CPS assistant principals expand their leadership skills and arts experience while learning strategies for moving their schools up the Creative Schools Certification ladder. Download the archived 2016-17 Creative Compass Guide.