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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!


Graduate Course Opportunities @ SIUE

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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content-specific curriculum that situates lesson planning within historical
content.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.


2018 Spring and Summer Workshop Opportunities


Special spring workshop with Dr. Howard Rambsy.  More information coming soon!

May 2018 



Veterans Oral History Project Workshop- More information coming soon!

June 2018



Civics and Standards in Practice- Curriculum Design Workshop (Grades 9-12)

June 18-19, 2018, 8AM-3:30PM 

The new civics course requirement demonstrates that the “how” is as important as the “what” in closing the civic empowerment gap. Bring your curricular challenges and collaborate with others in this active workshop where we will unpack the new IL Civics requirement and Social Studies standards that span disciplinary content areas to take issues to action.  Walk away with FREE resources that can help you incorporate simulations of democratic processes, current & controversial issues and service learning into your current practice. Explicit connections will be made to the IL Social Studies Standards, the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.  14 PD Hours will be awarded

Course Outcomes

Participants will:

    • understand the benefits of civic learning from the perspective of multiple community stakeholders.
    • review the components of the new civic course requirement
    • review civic learning components via the Illinois School Code.
    • use pedagogy that empowers students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions of effective civic engagement.

Questions?  Contact Barbara Laimins, Civic Mentor Liaison, at blaimins@illinoiscivics.org.  

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ONLINE TPS WORKSHOP Partnered with Mars Hill College TPS Program
"Strategies for Engaging Students with Primary Sources"

July 2 - July 27, 2018
Online Workshop

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 complete questions below. Registration must be completed by May 31st. For more information please contact bmorton@mhu.edu or amwilki@siue.edu

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SIUE STEM Center- TPS Summer Workshop- More information coming soon!
July 25-26, 2018


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


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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