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Are you a dance education specalist or teaching artist? We want to hear from you! This discipline-based conversation will allow us to dive more deeply into what quality looks like, and requires, within the dance education context.
Ingenuity launched the Initiative in November 2015 to define, assess, and enhance quality in arts education. This report explains the work of Phase One of the Quality Initiative, presenting insights from the 22 quality conversations conducted from January–July 2016. We are currently in the second phase of the Quality Initiative (October 2016–July 2017). The first phase has identified:
- A set of values and priorities for quality
- A working hypothesis about how different actors within the arts education ecosystem must collaborate in pursuit of quality, and
- Pressing professional development needs for arts education partners.
Phase Two quality conversations will focus on particular stakeholder groups whose voices need to be added to the conversation in a more targeted way and follow up on key issues determined in Phase One. In order to develop this framework and practical tools and supports for partners aligned to the framework, we will spend the coming months testing our hypotheses and gathering the additional data and perspectives we need to make sure that the framework is fully representative and descriptive. The below scheduled conversations will allow us to dive more deeply into what quality looks like, and requires, within discipline-specific contexts.
During the 2016-17 school year, Ingenuity will build off of the quality conversations held Jan-July of 2016 to develop an Arts Partner Quality Framework analogous to the CPS Framework for Teaching, and a complementary quality toolkit to support arts partners in practices of quality within their organizations. Ingenuity is not designing this tool alone. Arts partners will be the architects, and we will build this framework together.
Please join us for this very important conversation.
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Ingenuity's mission is to leverage the vibrant communities, rich knowledge and significant resources of Chicago to ensure the arts are a critical component of every public school student’s education.
Ingenuity serves as Chicago's single hub of information, advocacy, strategy, and partnerships. Founded through city-wide collaboration, Ingenuity aims to reinstate arts education in every school for every student. Ingenuity works in tandem with the CPS Department of Arts Education, certified teachers, Chicago's arts and cultural community, parents, students and others to ensure excellence in art education for every student in Chicago Public Schools.