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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: build awareness of the Library's educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library's resources; and 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

The TPS SIUE program works to achieve the above mission by offering professional development to K-12th grade educators through a variety of events in helping with the use of the Library's digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.
Learn more about the professional development being offered through the TPS SIUE program.
   

Interested in having a workshop or presentation at your school or district at no cost?

For more information or to personalize an event, email contacttps@siue.edu or contact us directly.


Upcoming Events
   



June 2014  

Introduction to the Library of Congress Website and Teaching with Primary Sources
June 2-4, 2014 
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location:  Morrisonville High School, Morrisonville, Illinois 

The Library of Congress website has underwent some great changes this past school year.  Join us as we share the latest features and searching capabilities of LOC.gov and the Teacher Resource page, and let us support you as you locate resources for your classroom.  Also, learn about several great strategies to integrate primary sources into your curriculum.  CPDUs, a flash drive and materials will be provided.  Registration is closed.


Learning with Veteran and Community Stories Summer Institute

Tuesday, June 10 – Friday, June 13
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM 
Main Location:  SIUE Edwardsville Campus (exact location TBD)

Are you interested in teaching with or collecting veteran and community stories?  Then this event is for you!  We will dive into the Library of Congress collections containing oral histories and narratives and discuss how they can be used in the classroom.  Also, learn how to interview and capture a story and discuss ways this can be implemented into your classroom or as a school project.   More information will be forthcoming as plans are underway!  CPDUs, a flash drive, some meals and materials will be provided.  Registration is closed.


HIST 554, Graduate Course offered through the Historical Studies Department
Problems in the 19th Century America
June 30 – August 01
Online course, asynchronous


This course takes a thematic and hands-on approach to analyzing significant issues in nineteenth-century US history.  Explore the past through the reading of primary and secondary sources, online discussions with peers and content experts, and create lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards utilizing online primary sources from the Library of Congress website and beyond.
Enroll today!  Contact Dr. Jason Stacy with any questions or to enroll into the course,
jstacy@siue.edu, 618-650-3966.

July 2014  

Curriculum & Instruction, CI 519 Teaching with Primary Sources graduate course
July 7 - July 24 (Mondays-Thursdays)
8 AM – Noon
Blended course (face-to-face and online meetings)
Location:  SIUE Campus, Edwardsville, IL (exact location TBD)


This course is open to K-12 classroom teachers across all disciplines who are interested in learning how to search and integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress website, www.loc.gov into their teaching and curricula.  Gain teaching ideas and strategies that align to Common Core State Standards.
Enroll today!  Contact Dr. Randy Smith with any questions or to enroll into the course, resmith@siue.edu, 618-650-3434.

Using Primary Sources and Literature Summer Teacher Institute
Monday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 23
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  St. Louis Federal Reserve Building (July 21st) and SIUE Campus, Lovejoy Library, Edwardsville, IL (July 22-23)

This institute will offer time to explore and collaborate with other teachers to create a lesson that integrates the use of primary sources and literature.  Sessions will include guest presentations at SIUE and a workshop experience at the St. Louis Federal Reserves to explore economic concepts within children’s literature.
Limited spots available!  Register for this event by contacting Karen Glover,
kglover@siue.edu or 618-650-3358.

Introduction to the Library of Congress Website and Teaching with Primary Sources
Tuesday, July 29- Thursday, July 31, 2014 
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location:  St. Clair County Regional Office of Education, Belleville, Illinois 

The Library of Congress website has underwent some great changes this past school year.  Join us as we share the latest features and searching capabilities of LOC.gov and the Teacher Resource page, and let us support you as you locate resources for your classroom.  Also, learn about several great strategies to integrate primary sources into your curriculum.  CPDUs, a flash drive and materials will be provided.  
Register for this event by contacting Karen Glover, kglover@siue.edu or 618-650-3358.

August 2014

Introduction to the Library of Congress Website and Teaching with Primary Sources, Especially for Librarians and Media Specialists
August 4 & 5, 2014 
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  SIUE Campus, Lovejoy Library, Edwardsville, IL

The Library of Congress website has underwent some great changes this past school year.  Join us as we share the latest features and searching capabilities of LOC.gov and the Teacher Resource page, and let us support you as you locate resources for your classroom.  Also, learn about several great strategies to integrate primary sources into your curriculum.  CPDUs, a flash drive and materials will be provided.  
Register for this event by contacting Karen Glover, kglover@siue.edu or 618-650-3358.


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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, 2013

"I enjoyed this workshop far more than any I have taken in a very long time." -Workshop participant, 2013

"The best features of this workshop were the use of analyzing primary sources to increase critical thinking and literacy skills." -Workshop participant, 2012

"The workshop will really help me with CCSS [Common Core State Standards], particularly the primary source analysis tool." -Workshop participant, 2012

"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, 2012

"The best feature was the exposure to so many different sources which are available to all (free)!" -Workshop participant, 2012


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