One Week Left to Apply for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes…Apply by March 17!

The following is a guest post by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress.

The deadline is rapidly approaching to apply for one of the five week-long Summer Teacher Institutes being held at the Library of Congress between June and August this year. Educators will have until March 17 at midnight Pacific Time to apply.

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Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., these unique professional development opportunities provide educators of all disciplines with a range of resources and strategies for teaching with primary sources. Each session will focus on practical teaching strategies, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.

While practicing core strategies, attendees will also explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. They will meet library experts and conduct research to identify primary sources related to their teaching, with the goal of developing an activity to use with their students in the coming school year. See what previous Institute’s participants have said about their experiences!

Five week-long sessions will be offered this summer.

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

  • June 19-23
  • June 26-30
  • July 10-14

Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 17-21

World War I Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach some aspect of WWI as part of their curriculum, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 31-August 4

Institute and course materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Apply by March 17! Note that a letter of recommendation will be required. Learn more about the program and fill out the application here.

 

3 Comments

  1. Flor Martha Schwab Ferreira
    March 8, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I wish I could go. I´m here at Rio de Janeiro, but I will be waiting for what will be posted here. Thanks for the invitation.

  2. Marie Davenport
    March 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Because I give lectures here in German Schools, I would like to attend one of the session.

    German High School students are certainly interested in American skills on Critical Thinking.

    I give lectures on The Civil War.

  3. Danna Bell
    March 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Good luck on your application.

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