Have a lesson, teaching idea, or art-making technique you want to share with your peers? Lesson Labs are arts learning sessions proposed, planned, and delivered by CPS teachers for CPS teachers. Network, share content, problem-solve around classroom challenges, and engage in hands-on creation of artwork.

Clock hours are offered for presenters and participants. Lesson Lab presenters also receive a gift bag of $100 worth of arts supplies in their particular discipline!


Upcoming Lesson Labs

No upcoming Lesson Labs are scheduled. Check back soon!


Want to Host a Lesson Lab?
Any arts teacher is welcome to propose a Lesson Lab to be held at their school. Propose a Lesson Lab here. 

Lesson Lab Resources

Download valuable presentations and handouts from previous Lesson Labs.

Kiln Operation Basics
Created by Gina Szulkowski (Steinmetz College Prep) and Haydee Lopez (Kelly High School)

Media Arts: Thorp TV
Created by Maximilian Vikhter (OA Thorp Scholastic Academy)

I Just Received a Bunch of Guitars … Now What Do I Do?
Created by John Perryman (Andrew Jackson Language Academy)

Arts and Technology: Lesson Plan Swap-and-Share
Created by Frank Cademartori, Lana Bjornson, and Mike Gleason (CICS-Irving Park)

Graffiti: Street Art in the Classroom
Created by Alex Mendez (Inter-American Magnet School)

Making Digital Puppets with Adobe Character Animator
Created by Juan Zayas (Von Steuben HS)