Back To School Professional Learning Event

The CPS Arts Education Back 2 School session is a one-day professional learning event hosted on two different days. Arts teachers can choose which day works best for them and their schools. This year, B2S will introduce CPS teachers to the Arts Content Framework and the corresponding instructional shifts necessary to meet the cognitive demand of the newly adopted Illinois Arts Learning Standards. Teachers will have the opportunity to unpack the framework with a special focus on student-directed lessons and activities.

This professional development will provide the following:

  • An introduction to the new Arts Content Framework
  • Implementation strategies to support the instructional shifts outlined in the ArtsContent Framework
  • Deep exploration of student-driven activities by arts discipline

Who should attend?
Lead arts liaisons, arts liaisons, and arts teachers should attend.

Schedule
This session will be offered twice:
Monday, August 28, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Old Town School of Folk Music. Course code: 36935
Class code: 71344

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sarah Goode STEM Academy High School. Course code: 36935
Class code: 71345


ATLAS: Arts Teachers Leading Achievement and Success

CLICK HERE for more information about our ATLAS Program.

The third year of the program will provide Magnet Cluster Lead Teachers (MCLTs), preselected at a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Program school, with strategies to use digital media technology as an instructional tool for teaching music, visual arts, dance, and theatre units that are integrated with English language arts (ELA) and math. MCLTs will co-design and co-teach two cross-disciplinary arts integrated units to expand content knowledge and deepen students’ abstract thinking skills. This year the curricular emphasis is on social or community engagement projects that will incorporate research and aspects of collecting and analyzing data. MCLTs will re ect on re ning their teaching practices and building models of technology-based arts integration for dissemination across the arts education community.

These professional development sessions will result in the following:

  • 1 arts integrated unit in math or language arts, taught in collaboration with a math or ELA teacher
  • 1 arts integrated unit in math or language arts, taught independently
  • An online digital portfolio of unit plans, process documentation, student artifacts, student reflections, and teacher reflections
  • Assessment tools tailored to each individual unit

Who should participate?
ATLAS participants are Magnet Cluster Lead Teachers at preselected Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster schools and the collaborating math and ELA teachers chosen to work with them.

Schedule

Mini Session 1
Thursday, August 31–Friday, September 1, 2017 4:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36993 Class codes: 71433/71434

Full-Day Session 1
Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36994 Class code: 71440

Full-Day Session 2
Friday, October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36994 Class code: 71441

Mini Session 2
Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36993 Class code: 71435

Full-Day Session 3
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36994 Class code: 71442

Full-Day Session 4
Monday, February 5, 2018 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36994 Class code: 71443

Mini Session 3
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36993 Class code: 71436

Mini Session 4
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36993 Class code: 71437

Mini Session 5
Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:45 p.m.–7:45 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36993 Class code: 71438

Register
CPS teachers: visit learninghub.cps.edu
Charter school teachers: email cpsarts@cps.edu


Creative Schools Fund Information Sessions

This session will introduce schools to the principles, goals, eligibility criteria, timeline and process of the Creative Schools Fund. As an addendum to the session, Ingenuity will o er a Grant Writing 101 session, which will focus on developing, drafting, and editing grant proposals; best practices in partnerships; and grant implementation.

This training will provide the following:

  • An introduction to the Creative Schools Fund
  • Tools for schools to use in building a competitive application ∞ Insights from a panel of previous recipients and their partners

Who should attend?
Lead arts liaisons, arts liaisons, arts teachers, principals/administrators, assistant principals, and instructional support leaders who intend on submitting a Creative Schools Fund grants application, should attend.

Schedule
This training will be offered four times, covering various geographical areas:

Chicago West
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Charles Sumner Math and Science Community Academy, 4320 W. 5th Ave.

Chicago North
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
DeWitt Clinton Elementary, 6110 N. Fairfield Ave.

Chicago Central
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court

Chicago South
Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
George W. Curtis School of Excellence, 32 E. 115th Street

Register
Chicago West: http://bit.ly/CSF-ChicagoWest
Chicago North: http://bit.ly/CSF-ChicagoNorth
Chicago Central: http://bit.ly/CSF-ChicagoCentral
Chicago South: http://bit.ly/CSF-ChicagoSouth

Presenters
Elizabeth Cole, director of the Creative Schools Fund, Ingenuity
Panelists (Creative Schools Award and Arts Advance Grant recipients from 2016–2017


ARTview Poetry

CLICK HERE for more information about the ARTview Poetry Program.

ARTview: POETRY is a professional learning program designed to impact the teaching practice of CPS English and arts educators. Teacher teams will implement rigorous, standards-based arts integrated instruction through innovative and critical thinking processes using poetry and other works of art. English teachers will explore various art forms for authentic integration into their teaching of poetry. Arts teachers will use poetry as a model for the creative process.

Together, the teachers will model instructional strategies rooted in the CPS Framework for Teaching and meet the rigorous Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and Illinois Arts Learning Standards (adopted by Illinois in 2016).

This professional learning series will provide the following:

  • Evidence-based instructional strategies for
  • Close readings of poetry and other works of art
  • Engaging arts as text, utilizing new assessment technology and process documentation
  • Practices to incorporate student inquiry and student-peer reflection in the writing/art making process
  • Authentic integration of the arts and creative processes to enhance critical thinking
  • Standards-based cross-curricular integration
  • Creative workshops with professional poets and artists
  • Resources to support creative and reflective practices for teachers

Who should participate?
Arts and English teachers, for grades nine through ten, should attend. Participating English and arts teachers must be from the same school.

Schedule
The exact dates to be determined.

Process Documentation
August 2017 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.
Course code: 36992 Class code: 71427

Strategies for Creative Process in the Classroom
October 2017 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.
Course code: 36992 Class code: 71428

Models of Integration
December 2017 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.
Course code: 36992 Class code: 71429

Analyzation, Critique, and Reflection on Process
February 2018 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St.
Course code: 36992 Class code: 71430

Culminating Event
April 2018 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.
Course code: 36992 Class code: 71431


Additional Learning Opportunities

American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Conference
August 2–5, 2017 | New Orleans, LA
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Chicago Architecture Foundation Biennial Design Competition
For more information, email acraig@architecture.org.
Registration opens September 1, 2017.

National Arts in Education Week
September 17–23, 2017
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National Arts and Humanities Month
October, 2017
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National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Annual Conference
November 12–14, 2017 | San Antonio, TX
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American Education Week
November 13–17, 2017
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National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference
November 15–18, 2017 | San Francisco, CA
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Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
November 16–17, 2017 | St. Charles, IL
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69th Fall Conference
November 30–December 2, 2017 | St. Charles, IL
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43rd Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival “The Power of Transformation”
January 11–13, 2018 | Illinois State University
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Illinois Music Education Conference
January 25–27, 2018 | Peoria, IL
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34th Annual Media and Methods in Arts Education Conference
March 3, 2018 | Eastern Illinois University
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National Music Research and Teacher Education Conference (NAfME)
March 22–24, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
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2018 NAEA National Convention
March 22–24, 2018 | Seattle, WA
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40th Annual Illinois High School Dance Festival
May 5, 2018 | Evanston, IL
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