Master Classes

Master classes are day-long events that bring select groups of teachers together with our culture’s most brilliant and creative minds. These classes are held in partnership with New York City’s great institutions, which join us in honoring exceptional educators by hosting master classes in their most dignified rooms. Teachers invited to a master class become Fellows of The Academy for Teachers, joining our vibrant community of the city’s strongest educators.

Teachers must be nominated for a master class. Any teacher or school administrator is invited to nominate a K–12 teacher from the New York City metropolitan area. Academy Fellows can nominate themselves. Nominations open about two months before each master class takes place.

We add additional master classes to the calendar when they are finalized.

  • Women in China
    with Dorothy Ko
    Offered in partnership with Barnard College
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Immigrant New York
    with Rebecca Kobrin
    Offered in partnership with Columbia University
    Monday, November 4, 2019
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • The Declaration of Independence
    with Richard H. Brodhead
    Offered in partnership with National Archives at NYC
    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • African American Women Activists
    with Jacqueline Jones Royster
    Offered in partnership with The Park Avenue Armory
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Grammar Clinic
    with Mary Norris
    Offered in partnership with Scholastic
    Friday, November 15, 2019
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Write Better: Tools for Building Stronger Stories
    with Alex Martin
    Offered in partnership with The Wall Street Journal
    Monday, November 18, 2019
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Walt Whitman and the Civil War
    with Ed Folsom
    Offered in partnership with The Morgan Library & Museum
    Friday, February 28, 2020
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Eternal Youth
    with Allen M. Spiegel
    Offered in partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Monday, April 20, 2020
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Storytelling Workshop
    with Mike Birbiglia
    Date TBD
    Applications are not yet being accepted.
  • Basketball
    with Bob Hurley, Sr.
    Date TBD
    Applications are not yet being accepted.