Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher Responsibilities
In each CPS Fine & Performing Arts school, the Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher:
- monitors school progress and success based on the Fine & Performing Arts School Standards for Success.
- attends all required Fine & Performing Arts School professional learning.
- shares and leads transfer of best practices from Fine & Performing Arts professional learning to their building team.
- collaborates with team members regularly to ensure the development of strong curriculum integration.
- supports CIWP planning and alignment with programmatic designation.
Want additional information about the Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher position? Download the MCLT Role and Responsibilities Information.
Professional Learning for Fine & Performing Arts School Staff
Every school year, Magnet Cluster Lead Teachers and other Fine & Performing Arts School staff can receive clock hours (CPDUs) at the following professional learning events:
- Program Focus Professional Learning: Convergent professional learning across all schools with a Program Focus (including F/PA, STE(A)M, Personalized Learning, MGIBAP). This year Program Focus professional learning opportunities include the Creating Conditions for Success Series and the Student Learning Experience PLC.
- Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher Meetings: Quarterly meetings for Fine & Performing Arts School MCLTs to connect across schools, reflect on learning and application of learning from Program Focus PL together with a focus on arts programming, share best practice with one another, and to inform program implementation.
Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher Toolkit
This toolkit contains all resources distributed or mentioned at Fine & Performing Arts Schools professional learning sessions.
Administrators: Designate Your Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher!
Principals and administrators at Fine & Performing Arts Schools: Has your Magnet Cluster Lead Teacher changed? If so, please fill out this brief designation form. Keeping your MCLT information up-to-date ensures that your school receives important information pertinent to Fine and Performing Arts Schools throughout the school year.
More About Fine & Performing Arts Schools
Fine & Performing Arts Schools value and utilize the arts as a primary vehicle for teaching and learning in their communities. These schools cultivate artistic literacy in every learner through authentic, high-quality, standards-based arts education experiences and by purposefully integrating arts education pedagogies and creative processes with other core content areas. They provide students with consistent access to in-school arts experiences in multiple disciplines taught by certified arts instructors, as well as high-quality out-of-school arts experiences provided by arts instructors and/or arts partners. Finally, they ensure an arts-rich environment for students and staff alike by implementing the Fine & Performing Arts School Standards for Success across the school community.