Bring your questions! Bring your experiences! Bring your friends! The Library of Congress is hosting its first online conference for teachers, and you’re invited.Renowned photographer Carol Highsmith will offer the keynote presentation, Preserving Our Communities with Photographs. She’ll discuss her work documenting the United States and her motivation for dedicating the rights to the American people for copyright-free access.
The conference will run from 4-8pm ET on October 27-28. Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders.
- Two strands, “Awareness” and “Instructional Strategies;”
- Wide range of topics from literacy and historical thinking to historic newspapers and the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
- Focus on finding and using primary sources;
- Earn certificates for participating in sessions.
Each session will be recorded and certificates will also be available for a limited time to those who view the recordings.
The events are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, go to: //www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/online-conference-2015.html.