This post was written by Kathy McGuigan of the Library of Congress.
You may have heard that the Library hosted its first ever online conference on October 27-28 called, “The Library of Congress and Teachers: Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources.” Education experts and subject matter specialists presented 15 different sessions discussing resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources in the classroom.
The event was a huge success! We served more than 1500 educators through the live event and we expect that number to grow now that the recordings are available. You can still earn a certificate for each presentation you view. Registration is required.
Don’t just take our word on the success of the event:
- According to one participant, “The ENTIRE conference was spectacular! Thank you for offering it. I am looking forward to viewing the session I could not ‘get in’ because it was full. The other five sessions I participated in were very worthwhile and I look forward you sharing the information with my teachers. Thank you for this learning opportunity!!”
- Another participant adds, “This whole conference was fantastic!!! I really enjoyed hearing from classroom teachers/librarians in this session. It was very helpful to get one specific activity from each to really illustrate the concepts from the session. I am already thinking about how I can use these ideas, as well as ideas from other sessions in my own library, and hopefully to share with my teachers! I’m hoping to help shift the focus at my school to thinking and learning, and away from rote content knowledge.”
The power of primary sources was indeed unlocked! Now we invite you to review the recordings of any or all the sessions. Don’t forget to fill out the survey at the end of each presentation. We welcome your feedback.