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K-12 Professional Development Opportunity: Teaching with Music-Related Primary Sources

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The following is a guest post by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress.

Training in Music. Blanche L. Anish, 1937

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Library of Congress will host a free, one-day workshop for K-12 educators interested in incorporating music-related primary sources into their classroom instruction.

In this hands-on collaborative session, education specialists from the Library of Congress will model a variety of strategies for using music-related primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Through a series of inquiry-based classroom activities, educators will examine and interact with historical audio files, sheet music, song sheets, prints and photographs, and other resources from the Library’s collections. Most of these items are digitized and will be freely available online for teachers to use with their students.

Certificates are available for teachers completing the workshop.

Additional Information

Audience: K-12 music educators and teachers of other disciplines interested in incorporating music-related primary sources into their classroom instruction.

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 9 am – 4:00 pm.

How to register:  Register online here! Apply now, as space is limited.

Questions? Please contact: [email protected]

Comments (6)

  1. Where will this take place? Is this an online program? Are continuing education credits available for teacher license renewal?

    • Good afternoon,

      The workshop will take place in Washington, D.C. You will need to check with your school district to see if they would accept this professional development course as part of your license renewal.

  2. This sounds fantastic and I’m sad Austin is too far away! If you have handouts or other materials that can be shared, I will be the first to find them. Great PD!

  3. I would also be interested in any available workshop materials. I’m in CT and will be working that day. Just an FYI-the CSLP theme for summer reading 2018 is music so I think there will be many librarians interested in your materials!

  4. Is it possible that this could be turned into a webinar for those of us who live outside the East Coast area codes?

    • Thanks for the great idea – we’ll certainly keep your interest in mind when we plan webinars! we also can write a blog post or two…stay tuned in the coming weeks.

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