Online Professional Development: What’s New in the TPS Consortium and TPS Teachers Network, August 4 and Information Literacy and Primary Sources, August 5

Join us for our Library of Congress summer of Professional Development opportunities. Each Tuesday and Wednesday we will present information and ideas that will help you plan your instructional activities or support students at home.

Online Office Hours: A Guide to What’s New in the TPS Consortium and the TPS Teachers Network -August 4, 2-3 ET

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Join us to learn more about the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium, a national network of educational organization partners, and their current offerings to support educators in the online teaching environment. We’ll also provide an introduction and demonstration of the TPS Teachers Network, an interactive online forum for educators to connect, and share tips, techniques, and resources related to using primary sources with students.

Free Webinar – Foundations:  Information Literacy and Primary Sources – August 5, 2-3 ET

Register now for this webinar!

Information literacy involves multiple skills, including examining information sources in a variety of media; evaluating claims and evidence; identifying bias; and researching for additional information. In this interactive webinar, participants will apply these information literacy skills to historical primary sources from the Library of Congress and reflect on how these strategies may be used with their students.

Educators participating in the live webinar may request a certificate for one hour of professional development.

To register, and for ADA information, please visit the Library of Congress workshops and webinars page.

Please email us at [email protected] with questions.


A Teacher’s Memories of Congressman John Lewis

Rebecca Newland, a former Teacher in Residence and contributor to the Teachers Page blog and the Poetry and Literature Center blog reflects on her interactions with the late congressman John Lewis. She notes that by talking about Lewis and his work with young people, we can keep alive the spirit of compassion and non-violence he espoused.