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Wanted: Teachers to Serve as the Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence During the 2015-16 Academic Year

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Since 2000, the Library of Congress has recruited K-12 teachers to work with Educational Outreach staff to help teachers incorporate the Library’s collections of digitized primary sources into high-quality instruction. Previous Teachers-in-Residence have led professional development workshops, represented the Library at various conferences across the United States, and developed teaching materials and lesson plans using the Library’s digitized primary sources for national distribution.

We are now recruiting teachers for the 2015-2016 academic year.

For the first time we will have two Teachers-in-Residence, each with a specific focus:

  • Science: One teacher will spend a year working at the Library focusing on ways to bring primary sources into the science classroom. This teacher will contribute to the development of K-12 programming and materials, advise on effective ways to provide outreach to science teachers and help locate and make visible science-related primary sources from the Library’s collections.
  • Audio-visual: The other teacher will work with education and audio-visual collections staff to identify and help teachers become aware of the many primary sources found within the audio and video collections held at the Library. This teacher will also help develop programming and materials for the K-12 community and provide outreach to teachers.

Information on the program and a link to the application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 7th.

Comments (2)

  1. Why not include the Adult Literacy Community in your Educational Outreach Program?

    • The Library has a number of resources that you might use with participants in your adult literacy programs. You may want to look at the materials offered by the Center of the Book, the best practices documents created by the winners of our literacy awards and the material from the Poetry and Literature Center. You may also want to explore some of our lesson plans and Primary Source Sets to see if you can incorporate these resources into classroom activities.

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