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Opportunities for Chicago Public School Teachers

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Class Exhibition Tours at the Newberry

To aid Chicago’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Teacher & Student Programs will run virtual programs (via Zoom) for the duration of 2020-21. We are unable to accommodate class groups at this time.


CPScholars (previously named “Teachers as Scholars”, or TAS) is a professional development program that offers intellectually stimulating, content-based seminars led by scholars from area universities and colleges. These seminars offer participants an opportunity to reconnect with the world of scholarship in their content areas and inspire them to model the love of learning for their students. Seminar topics focus predominantly on the humanities, are related to the Newberry’s collections, and support skills emphasized by the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies.

Virtual History Teaching Workshop - More information coming soon!

Saturday, April 24, 2021 (Registration opens March 2021)
Led by Dr. Tikia K. Hamilton

Drawing from both her scholarly research and teaching experience, Dr. Hamilton will facilitate the discussion of best practices for teaching primary sources of the antebellum years, selecting primary sources for the classroom, and engaging in tough yet necessary class discussions related topics like race, slavery, and equality in the early American period and beyond. Dr. Hamilton will offer pre-assigned readings, which participants will draw upon during the session to foster group sharing and collaborative curriculum design.

Instructor Bio

Tikia K. Hamilton has extensive experience in the areas of teaching history. She earned her Ph.D. in History in 2015 from Princeton University, where she focused on Black efforts to achieve educational equality prior to Brown. Centering the experiences of Black women in her scholarship, she also earned a masters in African American Studies from Columbia University and a BA in History from Dartmouth College. She has taught at a number of independent schools in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, including most recently at the Latin School. Working as a consultant, she operates Triple Ivy Writing and Educational Solutions, is a Newberry Scholar-in-Residence, and currently teaches at Loyola University.

This seminar is free to attend. Registration is open to all K-12 teachers, but Chicago Public Schools teachers are highly encouraged to apply. Registration will open in March 2021.

For more information about CPScholars, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

View past Chicago Teachers as Scholars seminars