Whittier is honored to be a part of the Chicago Arts Partnership
in Education’s Design Seminar Program. On Thursday, October 22,
Whittier hosted the first professional development for the
artists and teachers from all of the participating schools for
2009-10. Participants learned about the program from Arnold
Aprill, the Founding and Creative Director for CAPE. Scott
Sikkema and Mark Diaz led informational sessions and the
teachers then worked with Jessica Hudson, a dance and theater
artist to develop ideas for their units.
The Design Seminar Program is an introductory program which
allows CAPE to bring its methodology and philosophy of arts
integration, artist/teacher collaboration, documentation and
research strategies to new partnering schools and artists and
arts organizations. At Whittier, participating teachers include
Amy Clark, Gabi Chong, and Molly Cranch.