The Partnerships & Professional Learning Track focuses on improving the quality of arts program content and delivery. Instead of looking at curriculum as an independent factor of quality, the Track begins by asking about what is important to individual organizations when it comes to classroom programming. How do we equip teaching artists to provide high-quality arts experiences to students through an organization's unique pedagogy, curriculum design and instructional practices? By being true to participants' mission and vision, this Track guides us through the process of designing, revising, and/or implementing arts programming that creates conditions for high-quality teaching artist work and arts partnerships.
Over the course of the 2016-17 school year, the participants will engage in two full-day Institutes, one full-day conference, and 2+ webinars, supplemented by individualized coaching from colleagues and experts in partnership, curriculum, instruction and assessment. This Track will help participants figure out how to design or revise an existing arts program and create a model for teaching artist development and training unique to their work, context, and organizational size/capacity!
Abi Humber | 826CHI
Alison Rootberg | Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Anne McNamee-Keels | Adventure Stage Chicago
Benjamin Washington | Chicago Public Schools
Caitlyn Huynh | Joffrey Ballet Chicago
Evelyn Sanchez | Joffrey Ballet Chicago
Frank Maugeri | Chicago's Children Theatre
Heather Davis | Academy for Urban School Leadership
Jessie Pellowski | Foundations of Music
Kate Leslie | Emerald City Theatre
Laura Gomez-Mesquita | Free Spirit Media
Monica Wizgird | Chicago Youth Centers
Rebecca Dumain | The Viola Project
Richard Trumbo | Music House, Inc
Rochelle Borrett | ArtReach at Lillstreet
Sadira Muhammad | West Indian Dance Theater Company/Independent Artist
Sangini Brahmbhatt | Museum of Contemporary Photography
Sarah Pietlicki | Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
William Kiley | Jackalope Theatre / Youth Guidance
GET THE FACTS: In the 2015-16 school year, 59% of reporting CPS elementary schools met the 120 minutes of weekly arts instruction recommendation, up from 47% two years ago.