The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.
While practicing these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. They will also conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.
Five week-long 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:
Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:
Institute and instructional 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:
The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader, will inaugurate the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress invites you and your students to join in two upcoming virtual programs taking place during the first two weeks of December.
Education specialists from the Library of Congress and members of the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium are looking forward to meeting with you and sharing ideas on using primary sources in the classroom during the NCSS conference in San Francisco from November 16-18.
This year’s American Association of School Librarians (AASL) annual conference will be held November 9-11 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Education staff from the Library of Congress will be in the exhibit hall in booth 900 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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.
On Saturday, October 7, from 11 am to 12 pm, the Library of Congress will facilitate a one hour hands on workshop — Exploring Practices, Nature of Science, and Science in Society: Analyzing Historical Primary Sources from the Library of Congress at the NSTA Area Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Rick Riordan will be talking with students about his new book, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead.” Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT, and will be streamed live from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
We thought it would be a unique way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month–as well as the work of our former interns–by highlighting some of their blog posts related to Hispanic heritage.
I also understand that a lecture, textbook, or slideshow will not engage students in the same way as a primary document. I am thrilled to begin as Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress for 2017-2018.