Tonight: Free Constitution Day Webinar Launches Library of Congress Educator Webinar Series

Thomas Jefferson's chart of state votes on the U.S. Constitution, 1788

Thomas Jefferson’s chart of state votes on the U.S. Constitution, 1788

“This has been a great sharing of ideas & resources!”

“I will be sharing with my department tomorrow!”

“How exciting! Can’t wait to take it back to my classroom.”

– Participants in the Library of Congress 2013 Constitution Day educator webinar.

UPDATE: A recording of the session is available here. Please join the conversation in the comments.

The Library of Congress 2014-15 educator webinar series kicks off tonight at 7:00 ET with a program about Constitution Day Resources.  Join teachers and school librarians from around the country to get quick access to primary sources and teacher tools to use with your students in time for Constitution Day.  This session is appropriate for educators from all grade levels and content areas.  The program is open to the first 99 attendees to log on here.

The hour-long program will start with an analysis of a primary source related to the Constitution and participants will be invited to discuss instructional strategies that can be used with primary sources.  In addition, education specialists will highlight resources related to Constitution Day for teachers from the Library’s vast online collections.

Throughout the year, the Library will be hosting educator webinars every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET focusing on a variety of instructional strategies for using primary sources in instruction.  The 2014 schedule is now available. In addition to the webinars, we will be hosting Hangouts with subject matter experts from around the Library. Watch here for reminders about each!

A recording of tonight’s session will be added to this blog post, so if you can’t make it, please check back here later and join the conversation in the comments.

In the meantime, you can brush up on your Constitutional knowledge by visiting the Library’s page of Constitution Day teacher resources, or by browsing Constitution-related posts from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog.


Teach Science or Civil Rights? Look what the Library of Congress has for you!

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for all of its summer programs, including a week-long session for K-12 educators on science and one on civil rights. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, these professional development programs provide educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching, emphasizing student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.