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Application for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Programs Now Available

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The Library of Congress is pleased to announce details about its summer programs for K-12 educators.


The application for the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute is now available. The five-day institute provides educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classrooms.

Teachers and school librarians of all grade levels and curriculum areas are encouraged to apply.

Interested? Check your calendar–institute dates are listed below.

  • June 9-13        Institute session #1
  • July 7-11         Institute session #2
  • July 21-25       Institute session #3

Additional information, educator testimonials, and the application for the institutes can be found here!

If you’re interested in getting a sense of how the Library’s Summer Teacher Institute can have an impact on your teaching, listen to this web radio interview.


The Library will also be offering two five-day summer seminars with a focus on integrating primary sources in specific content areas. The seminars will most benefit K-12 educators with specific teaching requirements in these content areas.

  • July 14-18               Science Seminar
  • July 28-Aug 1        Civil Rights Seminar

More information and the seminar application will be available in late January.

Institute and seminar applications are due Monday, March 24th.

Comments (8)

  1. I want to apply for it,

  2. I am interedted in more details sbout this program, such as cost, specific content, extra expenses (lodging/meals). Are there grants or scholarships available?

    • You can read more about the institutes here! There is no cost to attend the institute but participants must pay for travel, lodging and meals while in Washington, DC. For the three institutes there is no specific topic. The focus is on helping teachers learn effective ways to make using primary sources an integral part of classroom activities. There are no grants or scholarships available. Good luck.

  3. I want to apply. Thank you

    • Terrific! The link to the appication can be found here!

  4. Can those who attended the Summer Teacher Institute in 2012 apply for the Science/Civil Rights Seminars?

  5. How many applications does the LOC typically receive for each summer institute session?

    • We receive approximately 500 applications per year. Thanks for your question.

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