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New Teachers Summer Academy 


The Chicago New Teacher Center will kick off your first-year of teaching with a two-day summer orientation that focuses on the challenges and rewards of working in an urban setting. You will connect with other new teachers from across the city at this active and engaging two-day orientation. Participants will learn about:


  • Building a classroom environment that supports learning
  • Connecting with parents and communities
  • The phases new teachers experience and how to navigate them


If you answer yes to both of the following questions you are eligible to attend our two-day summer orientation.


1. Were you just hired for your first full-time teaching position?
2. Is this your first year as a certified teacher on an initial certificate?


To check your certificate status, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education ISBE Educator Certification System Opens in a new window icon.


If you have questions about your eligibility, please email newteachers@chicagontc.org, and be sure to include your name and the school at which you were hired.


Please note: Participants will not be compensated for their attendance.

Summer session information

The New Teacher Summer Academy will take place at the Chicago New Teacher Center, 320 N. Elizabeth Street, Second Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.  CPS parking lot is located at the corners of Fulton and Ada.


The two-day session will be on:

Session 1 - Wed. July 20 and Thurs. July 21 (Recommended for Track E and Regular Track)


Session 2 - Thurs. July 28 and Fri. July 29 (Recommended for Track E and Regular Track)


Session 3 - Wed. Aug. 10 and Thurs. Aug. 11 OR (Recommended for Regular Track)


Session 4 - Tues. Aug. 23 and Wed. Aug. 24 (Recommended for Regular Track)


Make-up sessions will be available. Check back for dates and times!


To register, please visit our Chicago New Teacher Center website Opens in a new window icon.



Visit the Chicago New Teacher Center Opens in a new window icon and its national organization, New Teacher Center Opens in a new window icon to learn more about this program.


If you have questions about NTSA, please email the Chicago New Teacher Center at ntcinfo@chicagontc.org.


If you have questions about New Teacher Induction and Mentoring, please email Newteachers@cps.k12.il.us.

Page Last Modified on Monday, August 08, 2011