Opportunities for Chicago Public School Teachers | Newberry

Opportunities for Chicago Public School Teachers

The Newberry is pleased to offer a range of free professional development opportunities to Chicago Public School teachers including district-run, charter, and contract schools.

Chicago Teachers as Scholars

Chicago Teachers as Scholars 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.

Unless otherwise indicated, seminars are scheduled from 9 am to 3 pm each day and include a catered lunch. TAS seminars typically include a show and tell component featuring relevant primary source materials from the Newberry’s collections. Participants earn up to five ISBE professional development credit hours per program day for attending a TAS seminar.

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

View past Chicago Teachers as Scholars seminars

Upcoming Programs

Friday, January 25, 2019
Chicago Teachers as Scholars
The Midwest is a place of movement and encounter, sometimes peaceful, often contested, and frequently violent. Utilizing surprising materials from the Newberry’s collections, this seminar will tell stories of people who moved within and through the Midwest to demonstrate broader trajectories of forced and voluntary migration and immigration in the region.