The Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources Midwest Region
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region at Illinois State University, located within Milner LIbrary, was created by the Educational Outreach Division Library of Congress. Funding for the Midwest Region comes from he Library of Congress to expand the Teaching with Primary Sources program throughout the Midwest. Opportunities to lead state-wide or local professional development efforts and to impact pre-service teacher training related to the use of primary sources are provided by the Midwest Region in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois*, Indiana*, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana*, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee*, and Wisconsin.
*Please note that proposals from these states will be directed to one of the existing TPS partners whenever possible. Please contact our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before submitting proposals from institutions within these states.
The Midwest Region is seeking proposals from higher educational institutions, state boards of education, regional educational systems, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions and similar organizations that can provide professional development for in-service teachers and/or librarians and training for pre-service students in teacher education programs. Proposals that have a measurable impact on the integration of primary sources from the Library of Congress and are sustainable in the future by matching or in-kind funds from local institutions/organizations are highly encouraged.
The Midwest Region offers awards to successful applicants up to $20,000. Those seeking more information about this program are encouraged to visit the following link and download a request for proposals: http://www.teachingprimarysources.ilstu.edu/MCTPS/RFP/RFP_2011_12.pdf
Successful projects will be provided a professional development guide for all K-16 professional development activities. A copy of the guide can be downloaded for review by all applicants at: http://www.teachingprimarysources.ilstu.edu/MCTPS/PD_Guide/pdguide_intro.htm
The Midwest Region is accepting proposals and will continue to do so until all of our funding has been awarded. If interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the Midwest Regional office prior to submission. For proposal guidelines see RFP.
A Sample of Funded Projects
Projects can target college faculty of pre-service teachers as well as professional development for in-service teachers and/or librarians. Learn More
Dr. Richard Satchwell, TPS Midwest Region Director
Phone: (309) 438-3441
Ms. Judith Bee, TPS Midwest Region Assistant Director
Phone: (309) 438-5468