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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.   

Learn more about the professional development being offered through the TPS SIUE program.
   



Upcoming Events & Professional Development Opportunities

(All FREE due to grant funding, except when obtaining graduate credit.)
   



February 14 & 16, 2017

Introduction to LOC.gov Presentation
Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
If your class or school (K-12 or college) would like a 1-2 hour presentation on utilizing the Library of Congress website in K-12 education, please contact Amy Wilkinson at (618) 650-3777 or amwilki@siue.edu.

February 17, 2017
Primary Sources and the Illinois State Standards for Social Sciences

Location: Edwardsville School District, Edwardsville, Illinois

March 10, 2017
Illinois Council for the Social Studies Conference- Vender Table and TPS Teacher Presentation
Location:
Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus, Moline, Illinois 
More information and resources will be shared on the TPS SIUE "Conference Materials" soon.  

Spring and summer workshops are currently being planned.  Visit us again for new listings!

Graduate Courses 2017 (Online and Blended)


Partially Online- CI 519: Adventure of the American Mind (TUITION WAIVERS ACCEPTED) (FLYER) 
Location:  TBA
Instructors:  Randy Smith, Professor in School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) at SIUE and Amy Wilkinson (TPS SIUE)

Enrollment period will open in spring 2017.

Description:
Come and research the Library of Congress website, discuss and learn teaching strategies for integrating primary sources to help your students engage, think critically and inquire!  This course is open to all K-12 teachers and educators.  Teachers will create two lessons that can be utilized in the following school year. For questions about the course, contact Dr. Smith at resmith@siue.edu.  
 

Partially Online- CI 519 B: Teaching with Primary Sources (TUITION WAIVERS ACCEPTED) (FLYER) 
Location:  TBA
Instructors:  Randy Smith, Professor in School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) at SIUE and Amy Wilkinson (TPS SIUE)

Enrollment period will open in spring 2017.

Description:
Come and research the Library of Congress website, discuss and learn about teaching strategies and assessing learning when integrating primary sources to help students engage, think critically and inquire!  Teachers will create inquiry-based, primary source-based lessons and include assessments that will offer a greater insight into student performance.  This course is open to all K-12 teachers and educators.  For questions about the course, contact Dr. Smith at resmith@siue.edu.


Featured Resources from loc.gov
 
   
One-hour 
Professional Development Webinars- View them at any time!

Native American Indian Resources

Teaching Strategies from the Teaching with the Library of Congress Blog

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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