To offer space and time for arts teachers to connect and support one another during school closures, the CPS Department of Arts Education held monthly Arts Remote Learning Support Sessions from April–June 2020. CPS arts educators can access resources from those sessions below.

Access Resources from the June 15 Support Sessions

At these culminating 1-hour cross-disciplinary and cross-grade meetings, arts teachers:

  • Reflected on remote-learning challenges, successes, and learnings
  • Reviewed teacher-built best practices for virtual teaching and learning in the arts
  • Developed commitments for the coming year to build on best practices and set themselves up for success (regardless of instructional delivery context)
  • Took time to attend to their own well-being and articulate what they needed in order to feel supported and successful in their teaching practice

JUNE REMOTE LEARNING SESSION SLIDE DECK (for all disciplines and grade bands)


Access Resources from the May 26–28 Support Sessions

At our second round of Support Sessions in May 2020, teachers shared 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

Slide decks from these meetings (with summarized challenges, solutions, and links to resources) are accessible below. Also accessible are shared resource folders for teachers across the district to share remote-learning lessons, units, activities, and other supports with peers.

ELEMENTARY MUSIC

ES Music Session Slides 5-26-20

CPS Elementary Music Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC

CPS High School Music Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

ELEMENTARY VISUAL ARTS

ES Visual Arts Support Session Slides 5-27-20

CPS Elementary Visual Arts Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS

HS Visual Arts Support Session Slides 5-28-20

CPS High School Visual Arts Remote Learning Resources Shared Folder

ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE

ES & HS Theatre Support Session Slides 5-28-20

CPS Theatre 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.


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 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

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.

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