Online Educational Events: The Library’s Preservation Research and Testing July 14 and Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Sources to Engage English Language Learners, July 15

Preservation staff looking at item under special lights

Online Office Hours – An Introduction to Preservation Research and Testing at the Library of Congress – July 14, 2-3 ET.

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Join specialists from the Library’s Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), to see examples from the Library’s collections that reveal how scientific methods can uncover previously unknown details of history. The presenters will focus on applications of the multispectral imaging technique, the importance of preserving and understanding the original material of the collections, and will also discuss some approaches to preserving the broader collections of the Library of Congress.

School Begin. Louis Dalrymple, 1899

Free Webinar – Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners in Critical Democratic Discussions – July 15, 2-3 ET

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Teachers of English Learners are challenged with designing instruction that simultaneously facilitates English language development and grade-level academic content mastery. However, many teachers struggle to move from policies to practices and mindsets to materials. Furthermore, many educators unintentionally enact a pedagogy of pity, lowering expectations to protect ELs from experiencing failure or struggle, a phenomenon that Pedro Noguera refers to as the “pobrecito syndrome” (2008). This session will discuss outcomes regarding changes in teachers’ attitudes about ELs’ abilities to succeed as well as their experience with facilitating rich democratic discussions with ELs using primary source analysis. Andrea Kolb, Center for Schools and Communities, will facilitate the session.

Educators participating in the live webinar for this session 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.

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