Ingenuity has created professional learning opportunities to help ensure that the hundreds of community arts partners who provide services to CPS schools each year have access to the relevant learning needed to propel high-quality work in schools. Institutes, Summits, Learning Tracks and webinars focus on educating and preparing external arts and cultural partners to more effectively align their work with the CPS Arts Education Plan and District priorities. Programs and events are aimed at helping partners to distribute their programs more efficiently and equitably across the district.
Ingenuity’s Partnerships & Professional Learning Directory is your guide to tools, resources and learning opportunities available. More than a catalog, the Partnerships & Professional Learning Directory offers thinking behind each learning opportunity. Designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences — from smaller capacity organizations and individual teaching artists to larger capacity organizations — these program offerings have been tailor-made for you.
The professional learning opportunities are designed by Ingenuity’s Partnerships & Professional Learning, Data & Evaluation, and Public Affairs Panels, strategic thinkers and leaders from the arts education community and Chicago Public Schools.
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.