Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) is the premier educational program by the Library of Congress, focused on helping educators enhance students’ critical thinking and analysis skills and content knowledge using the Library’s collections of millions of digitized primary sources. The TPS Midwest Region at Illinois State University covers 17 states situated in the center of the United States, from Minnesota to Louisiana.
Applications are now open for these three-day summer workshops:July 5-7, 12-14, and 17-19. In each session Library of Congress education specialist will model a variety of hands-on, inquiry-based teaching strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking, construct knowledge, and launch original research. Workshop tuition and materials are free but participants are responsible for all other costs, including transportation, meals, and lodging. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the workshop. Information|Application deadline: February 10|Questions? Email:email@example.com
Learn to utilize digital primary sources from the Library of Congress, create activities that facilitate the Common Core Standards, and engage students in active learning. Self-paced course, 25 PD hours. Email Dr. Judy Bee or call (309) 438-3441. Register for Courses
Asynchronous, 7-hour self-paced course by Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, Collaborative for Educational Services, Mars Hill University, & TPS Midwest Region. Free for Ed Leaders Network members, including all Illinois public school educators. | Information
Literacy: Engaging Local Communities
Library of Congress February 16, 3:00-4:30 pm ET | Information | Registration
National Education Association, Citizen U, Emerging America, Inquiry in the Upper Midwest, Right Question Institute, TPS Western Region
Asynchronous with support group on the TPS Teachers Network
Free for NEA members, $75 for all others (non-members may apply for a free voucher with a valid school email) | Access micro-credentials | Contact: Julie Schaul
Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Collaborative for Educational Services, Mars Hill University, TPS Midwest Region
Free for Ed Leaders Network members, including all Illinois public school educators
Information | Contact: Arlin Peebles
These small grants will support partners who wish to investigate the impact of their TPS-related work, extend their TPS work by presenting about their grant activities at professional development events and conferences, or conduct follow-up TPS professional development workshops and courses. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis but must be approved in advance. For more information about applying for a mini-grant, please contact Dr. Richard Satchwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (309) 438-3441.
Anytime: Tues through Thurs between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm CT, except for federal holidays, on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to staff availability | Access request form
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