Based on recent guidance from the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Public Schools, the CPS Department of Arts Education (DAE) and Ingenuity are adjusting our annual Arts Education Conference slated for April 17, 2020 at Kennedy King College to be an abbreviated virtual event.

In lieu of the full Conference, we will present a livestream of the Conference’s keynote speaker, Jorge Lucero, Associate Professor of Art Education in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois. Following his presentation on the amplification of essential voices in the arts, Jorge will be joined by a panel of CPS students for further discussion and a live Q&A session.

We look forward to your attendance at the livestream—registration details are below!

Livestream Details and Registration

ARTS EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2020 KEYNOTE AND STUDENT PANEL: AMPLIFYING ESSENTIAL VOICES
Date & Time: April 17th, 2020 | 10:00am–11:30am
Platform: GoToWebinar
Clock hours offered: 1.5

Important Registration Details for CPS Teachers:

  • If you previously registered for the Conference, you will need to re-register due to the change to an online platform.
  • ALL attendees should register for the GoToWebinar livestream via the link above.
  • Teachers from district-managed CPS schools will be marked as attended in Learning Hub approximately 1 week after the event. After attendance is marked, they should complete the online ISBE survey to receive clock hours.
  • Charter/contract/options teachers will receive an ISBE evaluation via email after the event, which they must complete and return in order to receive an Evidence of Completion form.
  • Questions or concerns? Please email the Conference planning team at artsedconference@gmail.com.

Livestream Speaker and Panel Moderator: Jorge Lucero

Jorge Lucero, Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jorge Lucero is a Chicago artist who currently serves as Associate Professor of Art Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A former Chicago Public School teacher, his art practice has occurred all over the US and abroad. Jorge is the editor of the compendium Mere and Easy: Collage as a Critical Practice in Pedagogy (U of I Press) and the co-author of Teacher as Artist-in-Residence (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), as well as the  forthcoming STUDYCOLLECTION: Repository for Conviviality (Candor Arts). Jorge earned his undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his graduate degrees from Penn State University.

More information about Jorge and his work can be found at www.jorgelucero.com.