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Teaching Artists Summer Summit

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:30pm

With a new academic year on the horizon, the Teaching Artists Summer Summit provides an opportunity for teaching artists to cultivate student-centered approaches to curriculum development and classroom management.

Jackie Moore of LevelUP Youth Makerspace, an After School Matters CHOICES Robotics program in residence at Hyde Park Art Center, will present a lecture with guided exercises on the Fundamentals of Curriculum Design designed to help teaching artists utilize project-based learning principles to create new arts learning experiences for students.

Rachel L. S. Harper of Seen + Heard, a project that promotes and advocates for cultural works made by people ages 0-12, will lead a discussion on Student-Centered Classroom Management focused on how to best understand students’ developmental capacities in order to develop a student-centered, values-based approach to classroom management, including practical tips for implementation in the classroom.

The Summer Summit is presented as part of CAC’s ongoing partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center, which aims to support the growth of Chicago’s teaching artist community.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the primary elements of curriculum design and how to put them into practice.
  • Complete visioning exercises to lead incorporation of project-based learning into your classroom.
  • Introduction to the core principles social-emotional learning and tips for creating a classroom culture responsive to the needs and strengths of students.


4:00 - 4:30 | Welcome + Introductions

4:30 - 6:00 | Hands-on Curriculum Design Workshop, led by Jackie Moore

6:00 - 6:30 | Potluck Dinner

6:30 - 7:30 | Collectivism as Classroom Management: Workshopping our Trickiest Behavior Problems to Cultivate Student Self-Regulation, facilitated by Rachel L.S. Harper

7:45 - 8:00 | Wrap-Up + Reflections


The Teaching Artists Summer Summit will take place at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL.


$20 General Public | $10 CAC and HPAC Artist Members | FREE for BOLT, FIELD/WORK, HATCH, and LAUNCH Residents and HPAC Teaching Artists

Online registration for this program is now closed. Registration is available at the door prior to the event!