English Learners, the Common Core and Primary Sources
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: May 7, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Description: How can time-strapped teachers find and use free resources from the online collections of the Library of Congress? Join us for a discussion with an ESOL Teacher from Syracuse to understand how the Library of Congress supports teaching and learning at all grade and language proficiency levels. Library experts will share strategies on analyzing primary sources to enhance the development of critical and analytical thinking skills. The ESOL practitioner will share her experiences with how the primary sources can address CCSS – including practice with complex texts and academic language, the use of text-based evidence to support claims, and building knowledge through non-fiction resources.
Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress TPS-Barat provides no-cost teacher professional development to help K-12 educators provide high-quality classroom instruction using the millions of digitized primary sources available from www.loc.gov.
The mission of the national Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational
Learn more about Teaching with Primary Sources by visiting www.loc.gov/teachers.