At IPaintMyMind, we have been devoted to access and equity since our very first days as an organization. In fact, the very foundation of who we are and what we believe rests on the idea that everyone should have access to art, and to a high quality art education. As a nonprofit, we spend all of our time thinking about how to better serve our community and how to adapt to a rapidly evolving set of needs. This has been especially true over the last few months, as Chicago and the whole world has gone toe-to-toe with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Chicago Public Schools made the difficult but necessary decision to move all schools to remote learning for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, it became clear to us that our programs were going to look a lot different this year. We understand the unique barriers and obstacles being sprung on teachers and administrators throughout the city as you try to tackle remote learning, while at the same time managing underfunding, understaffing, and equity issues between students regarding their access to technology and support.
Your needs have changed. We want to rise to the occasion.
That’s why we have decided to offer our IPaintMyMind Art Guide For Art Teachers or Engagement Guide For Classroom Teachers downloadable for every CPS teacher and administrator, absolutely free.
Just ENTER YOUR CPS.EDU EMAIL and YOUR NAME to receive FREE ACCESS to this 88+ page document which presents a super customizable and flexible art class curriculum, suitable for a wide variety of ages, skill sets, and timelines.
Both guides are available in English or Spanish, and each of them include an Entire Art Curriculum, 18 Arts Activities, and a Treasure Trove of Arts Resources and Content.
If you are a CPS Teacher, just CLICK ON THIS LINK and ENTER YOUR NAME and CPS EMAIL ADDRESS and you will be automatically sent a FREE Art Guide for 20/21!
Another version of this document is offered for $197 to all teachers, parents and caregivers outside of Chicago Public Schools, seeing as it includes full curriculum outlines, 20+ prompts, 18 arts activities, and a treasure trove of other arts engagement goodies.
If you live outside of Chicago, or are a teacher or administrator working outside of the CPS system, check out this article for a unique peek into The IPaintMyMind Arts Education Curriculum & Resource Guide. You’ll get a more thorough breakdown of everything that is included, and if you like what you’re reading, you purchase our super valuable remote learning, homeschooling, and hybrid-learning compatible curriculum guide.
IPaintMyMind is so grateful for the vibrant and innovative community of teachers and administrators that make Chicago Public Schools so great, despite the challenges you face day-to-day. We want to show you our gratitude and appreciation, and hope that access to our Art Guides will do just that. Stay strong, and know that your work is appreciated.
We see you!
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