As Chicago Public Schools are still engaged in remote learning, Fall 2020 Demonstration Sites (normally held in October) have been canceled.

Spring Demonstration sites (March 2021) are TBD and will be adjusted, postponed, or canceled according to state, city, and district health guidelines.

If you have questions or concerns, please email

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.