The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners - including English Learners - the best of inquiry-based instruction in social studies and humanities, using primary sources. Audrey Morse, CES Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, together with Emerging America Director Rich Cairn, will guide teachers through effective strategies to support all learners. The course arose from a decade of work by history and humanities educators, historians, experts in teaching English Learners, and on research and classroom practices that support ALL learners
This course will feature exemplars of best practice based on the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S., using primary sources and analysis tools.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers in History, Social Studies, English Language Arts and the Humanities as well as Teachers of English as a Second Language. Also Librarians, Special Education Teachers, and other Specialists; Grades 4-12.
22.5 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations).
Participants may choose instead to take this course for 1 graduate credit in partnership with Westfield State University. Graduate Credit from Westfield State University costs $125. Registration for Graduate Credit takes place in the first class, with payment accepted by credit card or check.
Dates and Location
The course runs February 4 through March 16, 2020.
There are two scheduled online sessions participants are required to virtually attend:
- February 5, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- February 12, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:00pm