April 10, 2014

News from the Library: Moving on from Thomas & myLOC

Congress.gov

THOMAS.gov Will Redirect to Congress.gov Beginning Nov. 19 The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies.The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation, is replacing the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov. Beginning Nov. 19, typing Thomas.gov into a … [Read more...]

Chicago Public Schools Fall 2013 Train-the-Trainer Cohort

Teachers participating in TPS-Barat Training

Barat Education Foundation invites Chicago Public School (CPS) middle and high school teachers, grades 6-12, as well as network instructional leaders and teacher librarians (K-8, 6-8, or 9-12), to participate in the Fall 2013 cohort of the TPS-Barat Train-the-Trainer program (TPS-Barat TTT). This cohort will run through December, 2013. The application deadline is September 4, 2013. Program Overview The TPS-Barat TTT program focuses on two key areas. The program trains educators how to … [Read more...]

TPS-Barat Opens Spring 2013 Train-the-Trainer Cohort for CPS

TPS-Barat Train-the-Trainer Winter 2012 Cohort

Barat Education Foundation invites Chicago Public School (CPS) middle and high school teachers, grades 6-12, as well as network instructional leaders and teacher librarians (K-8, 6-8, or 9-12), to participate in the Spring 2013 cohort of the TPS-Barat Train-the-Trainer program (TPS-Barat TTT). This cohort will run from March through June, 2013. Program Overview The TPS-Barat TTT program focuses on two key areas. The program trains educators how to access and use freely available Library of … [Read more...]

Places to Visit While LOC.gov is Down

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The Library of Congress website may be down until 9 am EST on Tuesday, November 13 but while it is, check out our great primary source learning activities in the Primary Source Nexus Teaching & Learning section or browse through our Featured Images section. During the downtime you can also access the Library's Flickr page and the Library's YouTube channel. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

BEF Receives McCormick Grant for Civics Program

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The Barat Education Foundation is pleased to announce that its application for grant support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has been approved. The McCormick Foundation and BEF will be able to provide support for the Our American Voice program in several Chicago Public Schools for the 2011-12 school year. Together with Centers for New Horizons and LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens), Our American Voice will be offered at traditionally underserved schools in the … [Read more...]

Learning @ the Source: No-cost PD in Lake Forest, IL 08/09 or 08/11

Learning @ the Source Workshop

Learning @ the Source The Barat TPS program offers no-cost blended learning programs to Chicago area educators. Teachers may register for 2011 summer open enrollment sessions August 9 or August 11 in Lake Forest or contact us online or direct at 847.574.2465. The Barat Learning @ the Source program combines online learning with in-person training to help teachers discover how to identify and use engaging primary sources from the Library of Congress to promote inquiry learning and critical … [Read more...]

A Community Vision Realized

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Wow, I almost can't believe this is actually happening! I've been working with the Barat Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program* since it began in 2004. Before too long we had launched a program website and online learning system. In 2006, I suggested starting a blog that would serve as an online resource to the teachers who had participated in our teaching with primary sources workshops and others interested in primary source learning and the Library collections. It didn't happen but … [Read more...]

Barat Bits & Bytes

Our American Voice program

In the Barat Bits & Bytes category, we will keep you abreast of news from the Barat Education Foundation, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program and its various consortium members, and any other source that we think will bring you insight and enjoyment. If you have some news about primary source learning or a related topic, please let us know! Post a comment or contact PSN. … [Read more...]