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TPS SIUE Teacher Event- Teacher shown on computer viewing the Library of Congress WebsiteFunded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (TPS SIUE) offers free professional development opportunities to current and future K-12th grade educators on the SIUE campus and at school sites to counties in southern Illinois, surrounding Edwardsville. 

The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to:
1) build awareness of the Library's educational initiatives;
2) provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library's resources; and
3) offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library's educational resources. 

Learn more about the Library's Teaching with Primary Sources Program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers.   
   



SPRING/SUMMER 2018 Professional Development Opportunities

Course and Workshop Announcements- Visit often for new listings!

2018 Summer Workshop Opportunities


"Strategies for Engaging Students with Primary Sources"

ONLINE TPS WORKSHOP Partnered with Mars Hill College TPS Program

July 2 - July 27, 2018
Online Workshop-Asynchronous

Teaching with Primary Sources - Mars Hill University and Teaching with Primary Sources - Southern Illinois State have partnered to offer a four week asynchronous, online course.  The course will run from July 2nd- July 27th. The course will help teachers learn to search LOC.gov quickly and effectively to locate powerfully, engaging primary sources for all content areas. Then teachers will be introduced to various learning strategies to help students engage with primary sources of all formats (maps, music, newspapers, photographs, etc.) The final project will be a primary source lesson plan teachers can immediately implement in their classrooms. Teachers will receive a CEU completion certificate (Mars Hill) or Illinois PD 77-21B Form (SIUE) for 20 PD hours at the end of the course. 

To register for this course, please contact Bridget Morton, bmorton@mhu.edu or Amy Wilkinson, amwilki@siue.edu


Illinois Geographic Alliance and TPS Sponsored Workshop
Celebrating 200 years of Illinois History:  Exploring Geography Through Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom  (All grade levels welcome!) (FLYER)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

The Illinois Geographic Alliance (IGA) and Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) are pleased to offer a 1-day workshop for  teachers as part of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration in 2018.  The goal of this workshop is to introduce primary sources (maps, photographs, documents, etc.) related to the Illinois Bicentennial that elementary teachers can use to integrate into their existing curriculum.  PD hours will be given for attendace.  The event is FREE due to grants.

Register online at https://forms.illinoisstate.edu/forms/geo_celebrating_200_years_of_illinois_history_workshop_registration_july2018 

Please contact Amy Wilkinson with questions at amwilki@siue.edu
*For those coming from the central/southern region, you may be able to ride with Amy Wilkinson from SIUE- Edwardsville the night before. 


STEM Notebooks: Understanding History Through a STEM LENS (FLYER)

July 25-26, 2018
9:00 AM-3:00 PM each day
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
STEM Center- Science Building
Edwardsville, Illinois

This workshop introduces ways STEM education can be integrated into elementary and middle school social studies or history curriculum.  Teachers will learn about famous historical notebooks with analysis tools and primary sources to encourage STEM-related thinking into a classroom curriculum with STEM Notebooks.  Teachers will have time to explore and research primary sources and topics from a STEM perspective.  Additional time will be given to create a plan to integrate siimilar lessons and tools into their own curriculum with the support of STEM educators. Lunch and a STEM notebook included when you register for FREE.

Register online at https://stemworkshop2018.eventbrite.com 

Planning ahead for FALL WORKSHOPS!

7 Ways of Thinking About African American Literature & Culture
Dr. Howard Rambsy from SIUE Department of English  

Thursday, September 6, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
SIUE Edwardsville, Lovejoy Library
Dinner and PD hours available
Free registration, thanks to an educational grant
Special Guest Presenter:  Dr. Howard Rambsy from SIUE Department of English

Audience: 5-12th grade educators, HOWEVER, ALL ARE WELCOME!

There are a wide range of subjects related to African American literature and history and approaches to covering those subjects in classroom contexts. But how might we make sure that what we cover is manageable at the same time congruent with core interests in the fields of African American literary studies? This session will highlight a select number of areas that have been important for many teachers and scholars in the field. Those areas include information about slavery and liberation, keywords, and major writers. In addition, the session will orient or re-introduce participants to useful modes for sharing content such as audio recordings and visual images.

Every Monument a Lesson Plan:  Interpreting Monuments and Memorials in the Classroom

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: SIUE Edwardsville Campus- Lovejoy Library
Dinner and PD hours available
Free registration, thanks to an educational grant
Special Guest Presenters: Dr. Jeffrey Manuel from the Department of Historical Studies and Cheryl Best, Bunker Hill Community School District
 

Graduate Course Opportunities @ SIUE

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CLASSES NOW!


HIST 554  (FLYER)
Problems in 19th Century America

July 2 - August 4, 2018
Online Course, 3 graduate credits
Contact Jason Stacy at jstacy@siue.edu

Audience: 6-12 Social Science Teachers and College Faculty

PROBLEMS IN 19 TH CENTURY AMERICA (HIST 554) takes a thematic and
hands-on approach to analyzing significant issues in nineteenth-century US
history. The course focuses on specific themes in US history in conjunction
with content collections on the Library of Congress website. It offers a
content-specific curriculum that situates lesson planning within historical
content. Students undertake online, weekly discussions of major themes of
nineteenth-century history and create primary-source history lessons using
the Library of Congress digital collections with the help of a Teaching with
Primary Sources liaison and a professional historian.

CI 519 (Flyer)
Teaching with Primary Sources

July 2 - August 4, 2018
Online Course, 3 graduate credits
Contact Dr. Randy Smith at resmith@siue.edu 

Audience: K-12 Educators and Librarians/Media Specialists

These three credit graduate courses are offered through a partnership with the SIUE’s Department of Teaching & Learning (formerly C&I) and Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at SIUE. Students will discuss and engage in strategies for using primary sources to help with K-12 students’ engagement, development of critical thinking and inquiry, and build content knowledge with the use of primary sources.

HIST 400  (FLYER) - (Non-TPS Course)
Community Engaged Digital History 

July 2 - August 4, 2018
Online Course, 3 graduate credits
Contact Jason Stacy at jstacy@siue.edu

Audience: 6-12 Social Science Teachers and College Faculty

PROBLEMS IN 19 TH CENTURY AMERICA (HIST 554) takes a thematic and
hands-on approach to analyzing significant issues in nineteenth-century US
history. The course focuses on specific themes in US history in conjunction
with content collections on the Library of Congress website. It offers a
content-specific curriculum that situates lesson planning within historical
content. Students undertake online, weekly discussions of major themes of
nineteenth-century history and create primary-source history lessons using
the Library of Congress digital collections with the help of a Teaching with
Primary Sources liaison and a professional historian.

Come see local and national TPS presenters at the upcoming 2018
National Council for the Social Studies Conference

November 30- December 02, 2018
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Conference information and registration: http://convention.ncte.org/ 

TPS Conference Presentions/Poster Sessions:  

Date and time of presentation: TBA


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Students can interact with sets of primary sources with FREE student discovery e-books!

Teacher Testimonials
   

"The best features of this workshop were the hands on activities. I enjoyed the time to look around and creating an assignment." -Workshop participant

"I enjoyed this workshop far more than any I have taken in a very long time." -Workshop participant

"The best features of this workshop were the use of analyzing primary sources to increase critical thinking and literacy skills." -Workshop participant

"The workshop will really help me with CCSS [Common Core State Standards], particularly the primary source analysis tool." -Workshop participant
    
"The ability to interact and network with other teachers is a feature of these workshops that I appreciate the most. I feel I have sources (and people) that will continue to be helpful to me in the future." -Institute participant

"The best feature was the exposure to so many different sources which are available to all (free)!" -Workshop participant

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