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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – August 15, 2013– Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) is offering Washington educators a fantastic professional development opportunity to bolster their teaching, research and technology skills in the classroom through the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at NCCE. Held at Mariner High School in Mukilteo, Washington on August 19‐20, 2013, NCCE will present a two‐day, Level I workshop that will focus on understanding inquiry‐based teaching using Primary Source materials from the Library of Congress.

As a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Educational Consortium member, the TPS program at NCCE offers free workshops for K‐12 educators which are funded by a grant from the Library of Congress. Participants will gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.

“Over 300 educators across the Northwest will be designing classroom lesson plans this summer utilizing Library of Congress materials. These lessons will fulfill common core requirements as many states are required to teach history and literacy content this upcoming school year,” stated Heidi Rogers, CEO and Executive Director of NCCE. “Washington teachers will especially benefit from building curriculum with primary sources in the Level I workshop where they will be making history come alive for students,” added Rogers. The workshops offered are for K‐12 educators including pre‐service and in‐service teachers, librarians, media specialists and others.

NCCE is one of 28 Educational Consortium members in 17 states to offer professional development programs to assist teachers in utilizing the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) materials to design challenging, high quality instruction.

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About Northwest Council for Computer Education

Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) is a not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to supporting effective uses of technology in education. In addition to hosting the largest educational technology conference in the Northwest, NCCE provides its nearly 5000 members with resources and professional development opportunities through‐out the year. The mission of NCCE is to promote and support the effective use of technology in all aspects of education.

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