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.
Our teachers are the beating heart of quality arts education in CPS schools. We support arts teachers (and other teachers practicing arts integration) by designing and developing instructional core resources and arts professional learning, and by providing information about arts funding (over and above school arts budgets), arts programming and partnership opportunities, and other vital resources.
Magnet Cluster Lead Teachers
In each CPS Fine & Performing Arts School, the Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher (MCLT) is an arts teacher who serves as a teacher leader in arts education, arts integration, and arts advocacy in their school. It is expected that the MCLT serve on school leadership teams to integrate the arts throughout the school and the core curriculum. MCLTs are designated by their school administrators.
Administrators play a crucial role in developing and maintaining excellent arts learning in CPS schools. We are committed to helping them engage with best practices in arts education so that they can foster vibrant, imaginative school environments where students’ creativity can flourish and thrive.