Chicago Teachers’ Center at Northeastern Illinois University
$40,000
Chicago, Illinois
2011

To support the first year of a three-year initiative, “Studio Thinking and American Art,” for a group of 60 K–8 art and classroom teachers from 15 schools in the Chicago Public Schools system. The project provides intensive, sustained professional development, focusing on American art and the “Studio Thinking” framework for art education, developed by researchers affiliated with Project Zero at Harvard University. Teachers work with artist-educators and American art specialists to develop curricula and refine their teaching strategies and use of art in the classroom.