How do we define a quality arts education? What does a high-quality arts education look like? Who determines quality?
Attend the Quality Kick-Off Institute to learn from our colleagues in Seattle, Boston, and Dallas who have wrestled with these same questions and to contribute your own ideas, considerations, and concerns about what constitutes quality in your own work. We will work together to map the multiple dimensions of quality in arts education experiences including student learning, pedagogy, community dynamics, environment, and social justice, equity, and cultural competence.
The goal of this first conversation is to help inform a community-created definition of arts quality unique to Chicago and our work. Similar to the Chicago Arts Learning Initiative (CALI) process, the Quality process is designed to be a series of conversations and planning sessions, the outcomes of which will be to design, test, and implement quality tools and resources to be used for and with Chicago's partner community.