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.
World War II and American Popular Culture
A teacher professional development program and student field trip opportunity exclusively for Chicago Public School high school teachers and their students, generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
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.