September 20, 2022

Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News Library 2022 Literacy Award Winners and Honorees Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden has selected 3 top winners and 12 Successful Practices Honorees for this year. Read all about it! Jason Reynolds: He's Back!  Find out what he did this summer and his plans for the school year in the September 2022 Grab the Mic Newsletter. | Read TPS Consortium Reigniting Purpose with Primary Sources: Healing and Thriving for Educators DePaul University’s Office of Innovative … [Read more...]

On Your Time Learning: NEA TPS Micro-credentials

Citizen U has developed a series of 8 micro-credentials (MCs) in a partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and thanks to the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources TPS program grant. This professional learning offering aims to help educators better integrate inquiry learning with primary sources into instruction across grades and disciplines using a variety of frameworks and strategies. It was developed in collaboration with NEA educators and TPS Consortium partners … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: What Are Primary Sources?

This definition from the Library of Congress provides a basic answer to the question above. “'Primary sources' are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience." To learn more, take a look at the videos below from the Library and the Minnesota Historical Society, a TPS Consortium partner. Then, dig deeper … [Read more...]

CARE Teaching and Learning Certificate Program

Creating Authentic, Responsive and Engaged Learning in a Remote Situation Below are recordings of four free webinars held April 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020. If you attended any webinar and didn't receive the submission link to get CPDU/CEU credit, send an email. Any educator who watches all four webinars can earn a micro-credential certificate in Innovative Remote Teaching Practices with Civic-Mindedness by completing the following: for each webinar, write a 200-word essay detailing how you will … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning Is Contagious: Free PD for Chicago-area Educators

Presented by TPS-Barat in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Literacy, this workshop is geared towards librarians and social studies and language arts teachers of grades 6-12. The workshop is open to teachers from school districts in the Chicago area. Two CPDUs will be awarded. Workshop Details Date: Tuesday, May 19 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Cost: FREE Location: Reilly Elementary, Main Building Computer Lab 3650 W School Street Chicago, IL 60618 Workshop … [Read more...]

February No-Cost Training: Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1

Our current online workshop is going so well, we decided to do it again in February. TPS-Barat will offer free educator training on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collections. This online professional development training will cover finding and accessing Library resources as well as adapting and implementing primary source activities. The virtual workshop will feature independent work at school/home, including work before the first of three one-hour … [Read more...]

Library of Congress Spring 2015 Educator Webinars

The Library of Congress is hosting a series of free one-hour webinars focusing on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards. The webinars will generally be held every on Thursdays at 4:00 ET but look below for exact dates and registration information. More complete descriptions of the spring 2015 webinars and registration information can be found in the professional development area on the Teachers section of the Library website or by … [Read more...]

January No-Cost Training: Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1

Happy New Year! In January, TPS-Barat will offer free teacher training on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collections. This online professional development training will cover finding and accessing Library resources as well as creating and implementing primary source activities. The online workshop will feature independent work at school/home and three one-hour synchronous sessions held Tuesdays January 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 pm CST online. Prior to each … [Read more...]

Library of Congress 2014 Educator Webinars

The Library of Congress will be hosting a series of free webinars for K-12 educators during the 2014-15 school year. The one-hour webinars will focus on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards. The webinars will generally be held every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET (you can sign in 10 minutes before the session begins) and are available to the first 99 participants except where noted. Recordings of each session will be made and posted for review at … [Read more...]

Teaching Now: Thinking Deeper with Primary Sources

This is a guest post from Ruth Ferris, an elementary school librarian from Billings, Montana, and a grantee in the TPS Regional Grant Program. I originally learned about the TPS-Barat Primary Source Thinking Triangle through Martha Kohl of the Montana Historical Society. I loved it! I work with K-6 students and many of them struggle academically so I am always looking for new ways to scaffold their learning. My students used the thinking triangle to think deeper about a primary source and to … [Read more...]