April 4 -12. 2020


Welcome to the what's known as "The City that feels like home". A place where you can be free to explore, enjoy and immerse yourself in the heart and soul of the city. Within each vibrant neighborhood is its on mix of historical sights, sounds, attractions, arts and culture.

Chicago's cultural diversity is enhanced by its more than 250 theaters, 225 music venues and more than 700 public works of art, many of which are in or near Chicago's nearly 600 parks. Add to that the iconic skyline along the lakefront and it's no wonder Condé Nast Traveler named Chicago the Best Big City in the U.S.

Your Amazing Trip Leader:

Tracy Lamont

Tracy Lamont @mslamontslife

Limited to 20 Participants

All trips are flexible. If you want to make some changes, or bring family, contact us and we will help you make the most of your visit!

Visit our FAQ page for more information!

  • 20+ hours Professional Development observing and working with teachers
  • 3 Days of Sightseeing
  • Welcome Reception
  • Accomodations for 9 days and 8 nights
  • Background Check
  • All Ground Transportation (Bus Transportation from O’Hare to Manhattan, Aurelio’s to Chicago Athletic Association, AND CAA to O’Hare)
  • Bookbag Tours Conclusive Summit Dinner


Please note that itineraries and schools are subject to change because of school events, school leadership changes, etc.... We will keep you updated if there is a change.

Arrive in Chicago

Check into Hotel

day 1

Travel with Group

Travel to Manhattan,IL.

Welcome Reception

day 2

Day 1 in Schools

PD Session

day 3

Day 2 in Schools

PD Session

day 4

Day 3 in Schools

-Summit Dinner (Chicago Style Pizza!)

-Bus Ride to Chicago Athletic Association in downtown Chicago

day 5

Free Day

-Walk around City and explore

-Options include: Millennium Park, Chicago's First Lady Architectural Boat Tour, Art Institute of Chicago

day 6

Free Day

-Free Day to explore.

-Options include: Visit Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium

day 7

Free Day

-Free Day to explore.

-Options include: Museum of Science and Industry, Skydeck Chicago

day 8

Return home or continue your trip!

day 9