Seeing excellent teaching and learning in real time is a valuable way to learn techniques and approaches to try out in your own classroom. In these sessions, our Arts Instruction Specialists will open their classrooms for their peers to observe and discuss high-quality, standards-aligned practice in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and media arts.

Schedule and Registration Information

REGISTRATION IS VERY LIMITED FOR ALL DEMONSTRATION SITE SESSIONS. If you register, you are committing to attend. Teachers 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 Demonstration Sites in the future.

If you receive a notice that a site is full and wish to be placed on a wait list: Please email with your name, email, role, and demo site you wish to attend.

Clock hours (CPDU) information: 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.

Demonstration Site Sessions #1: October 2–4, 2018

K-8 THEATRE: hosted by Jeremy Guidry
Tuesday, October 2, 1:45pm-3:45pm
Ravenswood Elementary, 4332 N Paulina St, Chicago IL


HS DANCE: hosted by Melinda Wilson
Tuesday, October 2, 7:30am – 9:15am
Curie Metro HS, 4959 S Archer Ave, Chicago IL


K-8 VISUAL ARTS: hosted by Ellen King
Wednesday, October 3, 1:45pm-3:45pm
Kellogg Elementary, 9241 S Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

THE VISUAL ART DEMO SITE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Email with your name, school, role, and demo site name if you wish to be waitlisted.

K-8 MUSIC: hosted by Frank Cademartori
Thursday, October 4, 8:30am – 10:05am
CICS-Irving Park, 3820 N Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL

THE MUSIC DEMO SITE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Email with your name, school, role, and demo site name if you wish to be waitlisted.

Demonstration Site Sessions #2: March 18–22, 2019

Monday–Friday, March 18–22, 2019 (specific dates and times TBD) | Times will vary depending on host teacher schedule
Location: CPS schools across Chicago (TBD)
Course code: TBD | Class codes: TBD
Clock hours offered: TBD

Registration for March Demonstration sites will open in early March 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis (maximum 10 participants per site). Arts teachers will be sent an email inviting them to register.