What is a Lesson Lab?

A Lesson Lab is an informal gathering of CPS teachers in an arts discipline—theatre, dance, music, visual art, or media arts—who want to share lesson plans and teaching ideas. Hosted by teachers at their schools, these lively, grassroots gatherings are a great place to meet other arts teachers, share your best practices, problem-solve with peers around challenges in your classroom, and maybe do some creating of your own!

Upcoming Lesson Labs

Check back frequently for new Lesson Lab offerings this winter!

Want to host a Lesson Lab?

Any CPS arts teacher is welcome to propose a Lesson Lab to be held at their school. Just fill out this Google form or email cpsarts@cps.edu.

Lesson Lab Resources

Download valuable presentations and handouts from previous Lesson Labs.

Kiln Operation Basics
Created by Gina Szulkowski (Steinmetz College Prep) and Haydee Lopez (Kelly High School)