We are committed to supporting CPS teachers in refining and improving their arts education practices. Every year, we offer a number of engaging district-wide professional learning events in a variety of formats, tailored to the needs, goals, and interests of our arts educators.

2021-22 District-wide Arts Professional Learning Sessions

Please note that all CPS Department of Arts Education professional learning events will be offered virtually until further notice.

Arts Intensives

These districtwide sessions, offered three times a year, focus on best instructional practices in arts education. They allow CPS arts teachers to engage in interactive arts learning in their specific disciplines and grade bands, collaborate with peers to apply and reflect on demonstrated strategies, and acquire useful tools, techniques, and resources that can be immediately implemented in their classrooms.

Arts Communities of Practice (CoPs)

Led by our Arts Instruction Specialists and held monthly from September through May, CoPs are safe and supportive meeting spaces for small groups of arts teachers to  investigate problems of practice within their discipline and grade band, share resources and ideas, solve challenges, and form common commitments for action and improvement.

2022 Arts Education Conference

The Department of Arts Education is proud to once again partner with Ingenuity to present our fifth annual Arts Education Conference on April 8, 2022.