Opportunities for Chicago Public School Teachers | Newberry

Opportunities for Chicago Public School Teachers

Class Exhibition Tours at the Newberry

With generous support from the Walter E. Heller Foundation, the Newberry provides guided exhibition tours of The Legacy of Chicago Dance (Spring 2019) and What is the Midwest? (Fall 2019) for Chicago Public School high school students. Bus transportation is free for participating schools. (Please note, however, that the Newberry is unable to offer substitute teacher coverage.)

More information about the Legacy of Chicago Dance exhibition can be found here.

Register for The Legacy of Chicago Dance here.

Registration for What is the Midwest? will open September 2019.


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.

Unless otherwise indicated, seminars are scheduled from 9 am to 3 pm each day and include a catered lunch. CPScholars 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 CPScholars seminar.

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

View past Chicago Teachers as Scholars seminars