In lieu of the full annual Arts Education Conference, the CPS Department of Arts Education and Ingenuity presented 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 was joined by a panel of CPS students for further discussion and a live Q&A session.

Watch the Livestream and Access Event Resources

Click here to watch a recording of the livestream event.

Download or view other resources from the event:

Clock Hour/CPDU Information for Teachers

  • Teachers from district-managed CPS schools have been marked as attended in Learning Hub. Attendees should log into Learning Hub and go to “My Learning” to complete the online ISBE survey in order to receive 1.5 clock hours.
  • Charter/contract/options teachers received an ISBE evaluation via email from cpsarts@cps.edu. Attendees should complete and return this form by May 22, 2020 in order to receive an Evidence of Completion form.

If you have further questions about this virtual event, 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.