Teacher and artist professional development is at the core of CAPE’s practice. Below is just a glimpse into three years (more than twenty) focused professional development sessions. PDs are listed in chronological order so keep scrolling down!
Teaching Artist PD at Experimental Sound Studio August 2011
Teaching Artist: Anni Holm (Hoyne), Victoria Martinez (Fort Dearborn), Ellen Tritschler (Pirie), John Neff (Ravenswood)
Teaching Artist PD at UIC’s Gallery 400 June 2011
Experienced teaching artists co-led a workshop on fundamentals of teaching art practice with a particular emphasis on big idea, collaboration, and exploring ways of making meaning. Utilizing forms of dance, music, and visual arts, participant prospective teaching artists were able to reflect on personal perspectives of creating content in their own work as well as how these concepts might transfer into potential classroom curriculum. Discovery and discussion allowed them to expand on notions of process and product and where classroom and contemporary art practice meet.
Collaboration Arts Specialists, Teaching Artist, and Teachers at Opening Cross School PD at Rumble Arts November 2011
Portfolios/Archives PD at UIC’s Gallery 400 December 2011
In conjunction with UIC’s Gallery 400 exhibit: Archival Impulse, teaching teams delved into portfolio and archive practice in the classroom. Experts in the field discussed how to tailor best practices for optimal use in music, art, and language arts classrooms. Teaching teams discussed strategies for implementing portfolio and archive practices in their classrooms for both students and teachers.
Below #1 Music Teacher Arturs Weible and Teaching Artist Lisa Golda (Lafayette Elementary) #2 Ravenswood School Art Teacher, Kitty Conde leads workshop.
Arts Integration; Arts and Literacy PD at Pirie Elementary January 2012
Teaching teams uncovered connections between arts and literacy during hands on group and individual activities. Presenters put forward for discussion examples of professional artists’ and writers’ work and challenged teaching teams to draw their own connections between the arts and literacy. Time was then allotted for teaching teams to discuss implications this would have on their curriculum. Reggie Lawrence:
John Rich of SAIC and Chicago Writers Project leads Arts Specialists, Teaching Artists, and Teachers.
Portfolios; Aspirations and Challenges, discussion with Dr. Larry Scripp at CAPE February 2012
Teaching teams met with Dr. Larry Scripp and began designing portfolio systems for their students based on their own individual school’s aspirations and challenges.
Music Teacher Aurora Caronza Ramos and Teaching Artist Jamie Topper (Talcott Elementary)
PDP Website Development with Silver Image at Perez Elementary April 2012
MCLTs, teachers, and teaching artists were trained on how to effectively utilize the PDP website by Silver Image on April 10, 2012. Silver Image and CAPE staff walked teaching teams through the design and structure of website. Teaching teams then began to upload content to the site and received one on one assistance from Silver Image and CAPE staff. Teaching teams continue to develop their web documentation and are being provided with ongoing support from both SI and CAPE.
CAPE Cross Program Teaching Artist Professional Development at Experimental Station June 2012
Teaching Artists with varied experience across CAPE programs were invited to explore personal art practice and portfolio practice in their own work and the work they produce with teachers and students in schools. Through art making prompted by TASKS and objects, participants collaborated and combined objects to create narrative and installations. Throughout the day they considered the role of how portfolio-ing and documenting might further inform their work.
Big Idea/Inquiry PD at Perez Elementary School October 2012
With Dr. Larry Scripp
Teacher Self Assessment and Student Assessment PD at Intuit: Center for Outsider Art November 2012 with Jerry Stefl
The Student Portfolio from a Writer’s Perspective PD at Open Books January 2013 with Steve Zemelman (Illinois Writing Project)
Student Portfolios/Student Assessment PD at Fort Dearborn School February 2013 with Jerry Stefl (SAIC)
Investigating Student Artifacts PD at Kipling Elementary School March 2013
With Janet R. Barrett (Northwestern University School of Music)