May 24, 2019

TPS Spotlight: Spring Webinars & Online Office Hours

Spring Educator Events from Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Tune in to the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program this spring and reinvigorate your practice. There will be a new weekly open office hour every Thursday in March from 4-5 pm EST (3 CST, 2 MST, 1 PST) and several interdisciplinary webinars. Peruse the offerings below, then sign up or drop by!

March Office Hours

Drop in and chat with a TPS expert from 4-5 pm EST every Thursday in March (Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27). Ask questions, get advice, it’s up to you. No registration and no recordings, simply join at https://locgov.webex.com/join/kmcg.

March Webinars

Music, Computer Science and Primary Sources: Connecting Knowledge Across Content Areas
March 12 @ 7 pm EST brought to you by Share My Lesson

March 26th 4 ET – Exploring Social Justice Through the Arts Part I – REGISTER

Hosted by Carolyn Bennett, our Music Teacher in Residence.
The Library of Congress has over 900 WPA posters in its free-use online collection. Participants will explore ways to engage students in artistic inquiry through use of these rich primary sources, and strategies for increasing students’ capacity for personal artistic expression. Though the specific webinar content may be used in an elementary classroom or visual arts course, the strategies presented will help ALL students broadly use the performing and visual arts to explore primary sources. Certificate available for live attendance.

April 4th 7 ET – The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom – REGISTER

Join AAPB, LOC and WGBH education staff to learn about the collection and share resources on how to use with students. Former Teacher in Residence, Tom Bober, will share teaching ideas. Leave with knowledge of a digital and openly available online archival collection of historic public broadcasting programs that document important historical and culturally significant topics, events and people of the 20th and 21st centuries. Space is limited.

April 16th 4 ET – Exploring Social Justice Through the Arts Part II – REGISTER

Hosted by Carolyn Bennett, our Music Teacher in Residence.
The Library of Congress documents over a century of folk music, including diverse recordings of familiar songs.  What can students learn about the cultural, social, and historical context of musicians by comparing these recordings?  In this webinar, participants will explore several recordings of “This Little Light of Mine” to learn how inquiry leads students to learn about music and those who make it. Though the specific webinar content may be used in a general or vocal music classroom, the strategies presented can engage students across content areas. Certificate available for live attendance.

April 30th 4 ET – Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues – REGISTER

Hosted by Carolyn Bennett, our Music Teacher in Residence.
The 12-bar blues is a distinctively American musical form, which many diverse musicians have used to express their experiences and connect with others. Blues music provides a rich field for young musicians to create, perform, and respond. It also provides a lens to explore historical periods, and can empower students to express their own historical perspectives in an engaging, multimodal way. In this webinar, participants will experience several blues pieces from the Library of Congress. Participants will discuss how students can use these primary sources to develop musical and historical understandings, and how these understandings empower students’ own creative works. Certificate available for live attendance.

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