New Constitution Day Webinar from the Library of Congress

The education team at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce that we will host a new professional development webinar on Constitution Day resources.  The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. EDT on September 5, 2013, and you can register here.

The hour-long program will start with an analysis of a primary source related to Constitution Day 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.

Watch the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog for announcements about more hour-long webinar events in the coming months.  We hope to offer presentations based on the sessions we conduct at educational conferences such as “Getting to Know the Educational Resources of the Library” and “Instructional Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources.”  We also hope to host special events around particular themes, much like we are doing for Constitution Day.

Meanwhile, visit the Library’s page on teacher professional development to find more resources.

We would love to hear your thoughts on what topics you might like to see. Let us know in the comments below.

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