When we create arts learning experiences that are deeply responsive to student interests, needs, goals, and backgrounds, we spark their curiosity, unleash their imaginations, and plant the seeds for lifelong creative passions and practices. Throughout this school year, you’ll explore the benefits (and challenges) of designing your arts classroom to encourage student voice, choice, and ownership over their learning.

NEW!: At the Intensives, you’ll also be able to join discipline- and grade-band-specific Communities of Practice. Led by our Arts Instruction Specialists, teacher groups will collaborate throughout the year to deepen, apply, and adapt Intensive learning.


Arts Intensive #1: Developing Students’ Artistic Identities

Through hands-on, collaborative learning, acquire tools and techniques that will help your students develop their artistic identities and see themselves as capable, competent thinkers, learners, and makers.

Wednesday, August 28 or Friday, August 30, 2019 (same session; choose one to attend)
8:30 a.m.–3:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL
Clock hours offered: 7.0 
Course code: 47026 | Class codes: August 28: 88419 | August 30: 88420

TO REGISTER:

District-managed school teachers: Register in LearningHub

Charter/contract/options school teachers: Register at bit.ly/ArtsIntensives


Arts Intensive #2: Designing Student-Centered Curriculum

Learn how to design powerful curriculum that reflects students’ cultures, backgrounds, and lived experiences, and helps them practice self-expression and personal choice while also gaining foundational skills.

Friday, November 8, 2019
8:30 a.m.–3:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL
Clock hours offered: 7.0 
Course code: 47027 | Class code: 88421

TO REGISTER:

District-managed school teachers: Register in LearningHub

Charter/contract/options school teachers: Register at bit.ly/ArtsIntensives


Arts Intensive #3: Creating Student-Driven Formative Assessments

Explore formative assessment techniques that make student thinking visible and allow you to use that thinking to differentiate and adapt instruction so that every student succeeds.

Friday, January 31, 2020
8:30 a.m.–3:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St, Chicago, IL
Clock hours offered: 7.0 
Course code: 47028 | Class code: 88422

TO REGISTER:

District-managed school teachers: Register in LearningHub

Charter/contract/options school teachers: Register at bit.ly/ArtsIntensives