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REMINDER: Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute Applications Due March 21

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

K-12 educators interested in attending one of the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute sessions still have time – until March 21, 2018 – to apply.

Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., these professional development opportunities provide educators with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching.  Each session will focus on strategies for supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.

While applying these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections.  In addition, they will conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.

Teachers study historic maps in a Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

Five five-day sessions will be offered this summer:

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

  • June 18-June 22
  • June 25-June 29
  • July 30-August 3

WWI Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach some aspect of WWI as part of their curriculum, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 9-July 13

Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 16-July 20

Tuition and materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications are due March 21 and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now:


  1. I hope we can read some of what is presented there here online. I leave in Brazil and I like very much all you teach about using documents in class. I will be waiting for news. Thanks

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