The updated Illinois Arts Learning Standards ushered in a momentous opportunity to advance quality arts education across the district. These full-day, interactive learning sessions throughout the 2018-19 school year gave arts teachers a fundamental understanding of how the Standards promote best practices in arts education, and offer practical techniques and resources for aligning instruction, curriculum, and assessment.

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

Demonstration Sites for SY19–20 will open next Fall. Download valuable resources from the 2018-19 sessions below!


Mastering the Standards #1: Aligning Instruction
Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31, 2018 | 8:30am – 3:30pm

Download slides and handouts from Mastering the Standards #1: Aligning Instruction

Mastering the Standards #2: Aligning Curriculum
Friday, November 2, 2018 | 8:30am – 3:30pm

Download slides and handouts from Mastering the Standards #2: Aligning Curriculum

Mastering the Standards #3: Aligning Assessment
Friday, February 1, 2019 | 8:30am – 3:30pm

Download slides and handouts from Mastering the Standards #3: Aligning Assessment