Students lead participating teachers in a choreography sequence at the
Dance Demonstration Site at Curie High School, October 2018.

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.

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

Demonstration sites for SY2018-19 are now complete! Thanks to everyone who hosted and attended.

Demonstration Sites for SY19–20 will open next Fall.


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 cpsarts@cps.edu 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.