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Teachers participating an a map analysis exercise
Teachers participating in a map analysis exercise

Apply Now! Summer 2023 Professional Development at the Library of Congress

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Apply now to join us onsite at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. for a 3-day free professional development workshop where you’ll learn and practice strategies for using primary sources with K-12 students. Three sessions will be offered this summer:

  • July 5-7
  • July 12-14
  • July 17-19

Apply for a workshop

Note: These onsite events are subject to change or cancellation as circumstances require.

Teachers collaborate to analyze a primary source from the Library’s collections

In each session, Library of Congress education specialists will model a variety of hands-on, inquiry-based teaching strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, construct knowledge, and launch original research. Activities will feature some of the millions of historical artifacts from the Library’s collections – photographs, prints, manuscripts, maps, multimedia, and more – that are digitized and freely available online.

Throughout the workshop, participants will both participate in activities and reflect on how the strategies apply to their students, subject areas, and classrooms or school libraries. Participants will draw on the Library’s collections to draft a primary source activity that they can implement with their students during the school year.

Tuition and materials for the workshops are offered at no cost to participants. However, please note that participants are responsible for all other costs, such as transportation, meals, and lodging. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the workshop.

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