The Newberry Teachers’ Consortium offers a series of intellectually stimulating, content-based seminars led by scholars from area universities and colleges. The seminars aim to reconnect teachers with the world of scholarship and re-inspire them to model the love of learning for their students.
In 2011-12, approximately 650 teachers participated in 37 seminars on diverse topics such as Indians of the Midwest, money in early America, the birth of diplomacy in early modern Europe, feminism and early American liberalism, and Beat Generation poetry. These teachers came from 54 schools representing over 26 school districts in the Chicago area.
NTC offers seminars in nine subject areas:
- American History
- American Studies
- European History
- Foreign Language
- Geography and Environmental Science
- Library Science
- Literature and Drama
- Political Science/Economics/Government
- World History
Seminars are three hours long and take place on weekdays at the Newberry. Seminars are always scheduled from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Participants earn three CPDU credits for attending a NTC seminar.
Participating in NTC
NTC is a membership-based program that requires the purchase of an annual membership. School districts, schools, departments, or individuals are welcome to purchase any level of membership to fit their professional development needs. District, school, and departments that are NTC members use a central contact person to coordinate seminar requests, track seminar participation, and monitor membership status.
Seminar registration is limited to 20 participants per seminar. Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each member may only send two teachers to any given seminar.
- Individual Membership: $135 per seminar
- Department Membership: $660 for six seminar slots
- School Membership: $1,140 for 12 seminar slots
- District Membership: $1,600 for 20 seminar slots
Download the current NTC Membership Form.
Access the Seminar Readings.
For questions or more information contact Charlotte Wolfe, NTC Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This seminar will explore the history of Civil War-related art, as well as the great rewards and challenges of using visual evidence in historical research and the classroom.