Teaching with Primary Sources Workshops by the Collaborative for Educational Services
Supported by the Library of Congress
- In partnership with:
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
- UMass Amherst Department of History
- Boston Public Schools
Workshops are free of charge, thanks to sponsorship from the Library of Congress. Meals and materials provided. Teachers who complete workshops and written assignments can earn PDPs or–in some cases–graduate credit. Some workshops award completers gift cards for books.
SEE all of our Library of Congress TPS resources.
Link to each program for details and registration. Or see the full Schedule of Upcoming Programs.
Introductory Workshops on Inquiry-Based Use of Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
Participants practice and learn exciting ways to use primary sources, including items from the Library of Congress. Meet content standards in History and the Humanities as well as in the Sciences, and help students achieve the literacy standards of the Common Core State Standards in these areas.
SEE Introductory TPS Workshops.
Advanced Workshops on Inquiry: Lesson Study Using Library of Congress Materials
Teachers deepen skills at teaching content and literacy using primary sources. Small groups of teachers develop a lesson for their classrooms based on Library of Congress sources. Teachers teach the lesson. Then they bring student work and input back to the small group to reflect on their practice, and to refine the lesson.
Fall 2012 – Winter 2013 Lesson Study Dates
November 28, 2012
December 11, 2012
January 10, 2013
February 27, 2013
Project work builds session-to-session; participants must attend all four. All sessions are at the Collaborative for Educational Services, 97 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA, 2pm-6pm.
Creating High Quality Learning Environments for Diverse Learners Using Primary Sources
This engaging workshop for regular classroom teachers is designed to show how primary sources can be used to successfully engage a growing mix of culturally, academically, linguistically, and economically diverse students with history content. Emphasizes both historical content and historical literacy, as required by the Common Core State Standards.
SEE Engaging Diverse Learners with History.
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