In order to offer space and time for arts teachers to connect and support one another during this trying moment, the CPS Department of Arts team will be holding regular Arts Remote Learning Support Sessions until the end of the school year.

May 2020 Arts Remote Learning Support Sessions

At these discipline- and grade-band-specific virtual sessions hosted by CPS Arts Instruction Specialists and Department of Arts Education staff, teachers will share challenges and solutions to remote-learning issues that they identified as the most critical, including:

  • Teaching students with limited/no access to remote-learning materials/equipment
  • Increasing student engagement and accountability
  • Creating authentic, meaningful remote-learning content

Arts teachers from all CPS schools may join (district-managed, contract, charter, and options schools).

Dates, times, and Google Meet links for each meeting are posted below, along with a link to a simple feedback form that all teachers should complete in advance.

May 2020 Pre-Session Feedback Form

By end of day on Monday, May 25th, we ask that all teachers please complete this simple 5-minute Feedback Form in order to maximize everyone’s learning time at the sessions.*

*NOTE: K-12 Dance teachers do NOT need to fill out this form; support meetings will be following a different agenda.

May 2020 Arts Remote Learning Support Sessions: Dates, Times, and Meeting Links

Elementary & High School Dance
Tuesday, May 26, 2:00–3:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/kxe-hemu-kxy

Elementary Music
Tuesday, May 26, 4:00–5:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/fxv-wshf-ssx 

High School Music: General Music
Tuesday, May 26, 4:00–5:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/oxb-kwjm-asp

High School Music: Ensembles (Band, Orchestra, Choir)
Tuesday, May 26, 5:00–6:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/gox-kcqg-sye

Elementary Visual Arts: Session #1
Wednesday, May 27, 4:00–5:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/kor-pkku-mjf

Elementary Visual Arts: Session #2 (NOTE: Same content as Session #1. Choose ONE session to attend.)
Wednesday, May 27, 5:15-6:15pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/gke-kqsy-gnu

High School Visual Arts
Thursday, May 28, 4:00–5:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/nnk-itsz-rzt

Elementary & High School Theatre
Thursday, May 28, 4:00–5:00pm
Link to join: meet.google.com/kda-wuxs-gmb

Clock Hour Information

If you are a CTU/IEA member, you can now submit Support Session hours to the Illinois Education Association to receive clock hours

Access Resources from the April 20–27 Support Sessions

At our first round of Support Sessions in April 2020, teachers met to discuss initial challenges and successes with remote learning and to share resources (and moral support!). Recordings of those meetings and accompanying resources are accessible below.

ELEMENTARY MUSIC

ES Music Session Slides 4-22-20

ES Music Session Recording 4-22-20

ES Music Session Chat Transcript 4-22-20

CPS Elementary Music Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC

HS Music Session Slides 4-21-20

HS Music Session Recording 4-21-20

HS Music Session Chat Transcript 4-21-20

CPS High School Music Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

ELEMENTARY VISUAL ARTS
Note: Due to a recording error, this session’s video is not available.

ES Visual Arts Session Slides 4-20-20

ES Visual Arts Session Chat Transcript 4-20-20

CPS Elementary Visual Arts Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS

HS Visual Arts Session Slides 4-23-20

HS Visual Arts Recording 4-23-20

HS Visual Arts Session Chat Transcript 4-23-20

CPS High School Visual Arts Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL DANCE

CPS Dance Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

Additional Dance remote-learning resources are housed on the Dance Community of Practice Edmodo site. Please email Gina Spears at gmspears@cps.edu if you would like to join.

ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE

CPS Theatre Session Slides 4-27-20

CPS Theatre Session Recording 4-27-20

CPS Theatre Session Chat Transcript 4-27-20

CPS Theatre Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

If you have questions about these support sessions, please email cpsarts@cps.edu.