A chance to learn with and from peers in your arts discipline and grade band

We know that as a CPS arts teacher, it may sometimes feel like you’re practicing on an “island,” with infrequent chances to learn with and from peers in your discipline and grade band. To offer the kind of deep collaborative learning that will have lasting impact on your professional practice, we’ve created district-wide Communities of Practice (CoPs) of elementary and high school arts teachers in Dance, Music, Visual Arts and Theatre.

Facilitated by our Arts Instruction Specialists, CoPs convene regularly between (and sometimes during) Arts Intensives to set goals around the challenges they’re working on, share ideas and resources, and offer each other feedback and support.

CoP members may also share the results of their work with others at Intensives and the Arts Education Conference.

SY20-21 Communities of Practice meetings will begin in October 2020.

If you have any questions, please email cpsarts@cps.edu.