Seeing exemplary arts teaching and learning in action—and having the opportunity to discuss it in detail with other teachers—is an invaluable way to discover new techniques and approaches, connect with colleagues, and renew your passion for teaching. At these sessions, Arts Instruction Specialists open their classrooms for their peers to observe them as they lead high-quality, standards-based lessons in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and media arts. A one-hour debrief after observation allows attendees to analyze the teaching and learning they just saw, ask questions of the host and students, and explore how to transfer and adapt techniques and tools for their own classrooms.

Substitute teachers for hosts and attendees are paid for by the Department of Arts Education.

REGISTRATION IS VERY LIMITED FOR ALL DEMONSTRATION SITE SESSIONS. If you sign up, you will be asked to confirm your attendance, and any unconfirmed registrants will be dropped from the list. Confirmed registrants who do not attend without notifying the Department of their absence at least one (1) week in advance of the session (barring emergencies) will not be considered to attend Demo Sites in the future.

CPS district-managed school teachers will be added to Learning Hub post-session in order to receive clock hours. Charter/options/contract teachers will receive ISBE forms on-site.


Fall 2019 Demonstration Sites

K-8 DANCE DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday, October 8th, 1:30pm–4:30pm
Portage Park Elementary, 5330 W Berteau Ave, Chicago IL
Host: Gina Spears
Clock hours offered: 3.0
Participants are welcome to arrive at 8:45am to observe additional morning classes.

REGISTER FOR K-8 DANCE DEMO SITE

K-8 MUSIC DEMONSTRATION
Friday, October 4th, 1:00–4:00pm
A.N. Pritzker School, 2009 W Schiller St, Chicago, IL
Host: Jenai Jenkins
Clock hours offered: 3.0

This site is currently full. To place yourself on the wait list, please visit bit.ly/Demo-Waitlist.

K-8 THEATRE DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday, October 8th, 1:45pm-3:45pm
Ravenswood Elementary, 4332 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL
Host: Jeremy Guidry
Clock hours offered: 2.0

REGISTER FOR K-8 THEATRE DEMO SITE

K-8 MEDIA ARTS / MUSIC DEMONSTRATION
Thursday, October 10th, 7:30am-11:00am
OA Thorp Scholastic Academy, 6024 W Warwick Ave, Chicago, IL
Host: Max Vikhter
Clock hours offered: 3.5
From 7:30-7:45am, participants can see a live broadcast of “Thorp TV,” Thorp’s student-created school TV show. From 7:45am-11:00am, they will see integrated lessons in music and media arts, a student performance, and a student-led tour, and then debrief. Participants are welcome to stay after 11:00am to observe other classes.

REGISTER FOR K-8 MEDIA ARTS/MUSIC DEMO SITE

K-8 VISUAL ARTS
Tuesday, October 8th, 8:45am-11:45am
Ravenswood Elementary, 4332 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL
Host: Kitty Conde
Clock hours offered: 3.0

This site is currently full. To place yourself on the wait list, please visit bit.ly/Demo-Waitlist.

9-12 MUSIC (ORCHESTRA) DEMONSTRATION
Friday, October 11th, 11:30am-2:20pm
Northside College Prep HS, 5501 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
Host: Leo Park
Clock hours offered: 3.0
Participants are welcome to arrive at 9:45am to observe another class.

REGISTER FOR 9-12 MUSIC DEMO SITE

9-12 THEATRE DEMONSTRATION
Tuesday, October 1st, 8:55am–11:45am
King College Prep HS, 4445 S Drexel Blvd, Chicago, IL
Host: Krista Motley
Clock hours offered: 3.0

REGISTER FOR 9-12 THEATRE DEMO SITE

9-12 VISUAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday, October 2nd, 10:00am-12:30pm
Ogden International HS, 1250 W. Erie St, Chicago, IL
Host: Annamaria Castellucci Cabral
Clock hours offered: 3.5
Participants will observe a Graphic Arts class; participants are welcome to stay after the debrief to observe a Visual Arts class at 1:00pm.

This site is currently full. To place yourself on the wait list, please visit bit.ly/Demo-Waitlist.


Winter/Spring 2020 Demonstration Sites

Monday–Friday, February 24–March 6 (specific dates TBD)
Times and locations vary depending on host teacher
Clock hours offered: 2.5–4.0 (depending on length of demonstration)

Registration for Winter/Spring 2020 Demonstration Sites will open on January 27, 2020.