Arts Education Conference 2020: Amplifying Essential Voices

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In support of the continued collaborative work between teachers and arts education partners, Ingenuity and the CPS Department of Arts Education are excited to present this year's Arts Education Conference: Title TBD. We are thrilled to once again provide an opportunity to Chicago’s arts education sector to grow in new understanding, gain and share skills, and develop the vital relationships that allow our individual and shared work flourish and thrive.

Primary Audience(s) for this Session

Program Coordinators, Program Managers, Program Directors, and Teaching Artists

Arts teachers, other subject area teachers interested in arts integration, school principals and administrators, Instructional Support Leaders, arts education partners, teaching artists, and other non-classroom-based arts educators working with Chicago Public Schools

Conference Strands

Teaching and Learning in the Arts

Advancing quality arts teaching and learning practices across the city of Chicago.

Curriculum ■ Instruction ■ Assessment ■ Student Learning and Success ■ Arts Content Knowledge ■ Child Development ■ Standards Alignment

Partnership Practices

Building and sustaining long-term arts-based relationships.

Collaboration ■ Logistics ■ Processes and Procedures ■ Collective Impact ■ Matching ■ Capacity-building ■ Resources

Arts Advocacy and Leadership

Advocating for arts-rich policies, programming, and practices at local and national levels.

Policy ■ Data ■ Impact Narrative ■ Storytelling ■ Stakeholders ■ Sphere of Influence

Culture, Equity, and Inclusion

Ensuring quality arts education programming for all students.

Identity ■ Relationships ■ Responsiveness ■ Trauma-Informed Practices ■ The Learning Environment ■ Safety


Arts Partner Standards of Practice: All focus areas (1–4) will be addressed through Conference sessions.

Framework for Teaching: All domains (1–4) will be addressed through Conference sessions.

School Excellence Framework: Professional Learning, Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Rigorous Student Tasks, Instruction, Balanced Assessment & Grading, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Culture for Learning, Relational Trust, Student Voice, Engagement & Civic Life, Safety & Order, Restorative Approaches to Discipline

Lunch will be provided.

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