Free Online Conference for Teachers: October 25-26

Reading room of the Library of Congress's historic Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Carol Highsmith

Reading room of the Library of Congress’s historic Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Carol Highsmith

Bring your questions! Bring your experiences! Bring your friends! The Library of Congress is hosting its second online conference for teachers, and you’re invited.

Award-winning children’s author Tonya Bolden will offer the keynote presentation. She’ll discuss her process of research for writing children’s books about historical figures.

The conference will run from 4-8pm ET on October 25-26. 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.

Highlights include:

  • A wide range of topics from visual literacy and historical thinking to historic newspapers and the history of the Library of Congress;
  • A focus on finding and using primary sources;
  • Certificates for participating in sessions will be available.

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-2016.html

Interested educators can follow the preparations for the conference on Twitter at @TeachingLC and by following #LCTeachConf.

3 Comments

  1. Marjie Podzielinski
    October 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Will we have access to the videos after the training

  2. Cheryl Lederle
    October 13, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Yes, recordings will be posted online a couple of weeks after the event. The archive of last year’s recordings is here: //www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/webinar-archive.html

  3. Mary Greenfield
    October 18, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

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