Teachers as Scholars (TAS) is a partnership between Princeton University and surrounding schools and districts formed with the objective of providing scholarly and intellectually engaging opportunities for teachers. Seminars are taught by faculty and staff from Princeton University and span a wide range of topics and subject areas. Each seminar is open to teachers from any grade level or content area, and they are intended to promote life-long learning by elementary and secondary level teachers. Specific dates and topic descriptions are provided on the Seminars
page and in the downloadable TAS Brochure 19-20.pdf
. The deadline for teachers to register is October 11, 2019.
Seminars meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Schools generously provide release time for the teachers on seminar days. In preparation for each seminar, participants usually complete readings which are mailed in advance.
This year Teachers as Scholars will include teachers at all grade levels and subject areas from our member schools/districts.
Members attend our seminars at a reduced cost. Non-member districts and schools are invited to attend as space allows. The non-member cost is $175 for a one day seminar and $350 for a two day seminar. If you would like to become a member of Teachers as Scholars or need information about space availability, please contact Anna Jacobson
, Ph.D., or call 609-258-3336.
Time Travel 101 has been created by Princeton University’s Cotsen Children's Library. This program introduces teachers and students to primary sources, for use in their own classrooms! Schools and/or district that are TAS members are eligible to borrow Time Travel 101 lending collections and access curriculum and printable digital images.
The Teachers as Scholars program began at Harvard University in 1996, and has grown to include colleges and universities across the country. Now in its 21st year, the TAS program at Princeton University was originally launched with support from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
. Since 2001-02, TAS at Princeton has been sponsored jointly by area schools and districts working together with the Program in Teacher Preparation.The Program is registered as a Professional Development Provider for the State of New Jersey.
If you have any questions about Teachers as Scholars, please contact Anna Jacobson, Ph.D, Assistant Director, World Languages and Social Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (609) 258-3336, or your School Contact Representative. We hope you find your experience with Teachers as Scholars valuable and rewarding, and we look forward to your participation.