The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at NCCE (TPS-NCCE) offers free professional development opportunities for K-12 educators which are funded by a grant from the Library of Congress. Workshops are available to pre-service and in-service teachers, librarians and media specialists with a focus on the digitized primary sources and TPS-related materials 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.
Three levels of professional development are offered including, Level I: Introduction to Primary Sources, Level II: Inquiry Teaching with Primary Sources, and Level III: Train the Trainer.Programs and workshops are available to educators in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
TPS-NCCE is part of the national TPS program. 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.
The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K‐12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.
Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers
Library of Congress
Serving Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington
FREE two-day workshops
Librarians and Teachers
Introduction to Teaching with Primary Sources
These 2-day workshops, designed for K-12 Educators and Teacher Librarians, will introduce you to the vast collections of the Library of Congress's rich reservoir of over 19 million digital resources and explore how you can use them to engage students in the classroom. Two-day workshops will include information on:
Certificate of Attendance is awarded at conclusion of workshop. While the workshop is free, meals, lodging, and travel are at the attendee's expense.