Free LC Online Conference for Teachers: Awareness and Strategies

[Main Reading Room. View from above showing researcher desks. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Main Reading Room. View from above showing researcher desks. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

We’ve already announced the Library’s first online conference for teachers, “The Library of Congress and Teachers: Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources,” and here’s what we’re looking forward to!

There will be 15 one-hour sessions, October 27-28 from 4-8 ET, on topics from literacy and historical thinking to historic newspapers and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

This conference will be a unique opportunity to interact with Library of Congress subject specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders. We’ve developed sessions along two broad strands: “Resource Spotlight” and “Instructional Strategies”

  • Library experts will include specialists from the World Digital Library, Chronicling America, the Prints and Photographs division, the Veterans History Project, and more.
  • Consortium partners will facilitate a session on literacy, and another on young learners and images.
  • Other presenters will include Dr. Sam Wineburg and Dr. Joel Breakstone from Stanford University; Dr. Barbara Stripling from Syracuse University; Dr. Dan Rothstein of the Right Question Institute; and more.

Each session will be recorded and certificates will also be available for a limited time to those who view the recordings.

You can find the entire online conference schedule and registration information here.


  1. Carol Ann Franklin
    October 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Great idea, I will need to view some of the recordings.

  2. Kelly Coban
    October 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Where are the recordings of these webinars accessed? I registered but was unable to attend the webinar so I am hoping to be able to view the recording however I can not locate these recordings. Thanks

    • Cheryl Lederle
      October 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Kelly, they’re not yet available — takes a while to get everything in place. Look for them next week, from I’m sorry to hear that you couldn’t attend, but I hope you find value in the recordings!

  3. Mosayyebsamanian
    November 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I am very interesting for participating your conference with wibnar

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