On Friday, September 30, Ingenuity hosted our annual All-Partner Meeting at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. More than 140 arts partners were in attendance and heard presentations from Ingenuity and partners on:
Presentations were provided by Executive Director Paul Sznewajs and senior staff members Dr. Steven Shewfelt, Nicole Upton and AmySue Mertens. In addition, staff members from the CPS Department of Arts Education and Director Evan Plummer presented information on the intersections between partners and their work in the upcoming year.
To view the slides, key talking points, and resources from the event, please click below:
Advocacy Letter to ISBE - Utilize this letter as a template for communicating with legislators or directly with ISBE. Be sure to include a personal story of the arts impacting student performance, attendance or another measure of school performance if possible. Feel free to edit and delete sections that do not resonate with your work. Make only the case you are comfortable making, and make it the strongest case for the arts that you can!
ESSA Listening Tour Talking Points - Review the talking points we put together for the fall ISBE Listening Tour for a better understanding of how the arts fit into ESSA implementation in Illinois.
For more information on ISBE’s planning for ESSA implementation, visit http://isbe.net/essa/
For more information on the Illinois Arts Learning Standards, visit http://www.illinoisartslearning.org/
Looking for places to plug-in? You will be hearing much more about upcoming dates, focus group sessions and conversation in the very near future. Stay tuned and keep an eye on the Ingenuity newsletter for exact dates, times and locations.
Fall/Winter: artlook™ Suite 3.0 Focus groups
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Fall: Phase One Report public comment, Quality Cohort Application Release & Discipline-based Conversations Launch
Winter: Quality Cohort Applications DUE, Quality Cohorts Launch & Discipline-based Conversations
Spring: Quality Cohorts running
Summer: Quality Cohorts Running, Quality Framework RELEASED & Quality Tools & Support Services Launch
Winter: Spencer Foundation Research focus Groups
Summer: Spencer Foundation Research focus Groups