TPS Spotlight: Library of Congress Self-Paced Professional Development

TPS Spotlight: Library of Congress Self-Paced Professional Development

The first two modules in a series of learning and practicing strategies for teaching with primary sources recently launched on the Library’s Teachers site. Each module is self-contained, plays from a web browser, and can be completed in one hour or less. Educators who compete a module in one session—the system does not save progress—will…

TPS Spotlight: Crossroads of History Project
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TPS Spotlight: Crossroads of History Project

The Northwest Council for Computer Education developed the Crossroads of History project, which allows learners to use primary sources and social justice standards to conduct meaningful dialogue and inspire informed actions that give voice to marginalized communities, thanks to a Teaching with Primary Sources regional grant from the TPS Western Region. Participants first completed an on-demand course comprising best practices…

TPS Spotlight: Resources for Civic Learning Week

TPS Spotlight: Resources for Civic Learning Week

Today, more than ever, we need a fully engaged and informed citizenry to participate in shaping and determining the direction of the United States. The Barat Education Foundation (BEF) has long been committed to civic literacy in the classroom environment, realizing that it can quickly spread to the surrounding school community while enhancing school culture…

On Your Time Learning: NEA TPS Micro-credentials

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…

TPS Spotlight: Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom

TPS Spotlight: Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville collaborated with several Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium partners including Emerging America, Mars Hill University, and the TPS Midwest Region to offer a “just in time” online professional development course titled Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom. This online asynchronous course integrates classroom footage of teachers and librarians…

TPS Spotlight: Read.Inquire.Write.

TPS Spotlight: Read.Inquire.Write.

Developed  in partnership with middle school social studies teachers, Read.Inquire.Write. (RIW) supports students in inquiry and argument writing in social studies. All resources are free, thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, but access to specific materials requires a free teacher account. As students progress through investigations in…

TPS Spotlight: Right Question Institute

TPS Spotlight: Right Question Institute

The Right Question Institute (RQI) is an educational nonprofit that aims to make democracy work better by teaching a strategy that allows all people to learn to ask better questions and participate more effectively in decisions that affect them. RQI’s education program offers online courses and free resources on the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a…

TPS Spotlight: University of the Arts

TPS Spotlight: University of the Arts

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts leverages UArts faculty and local arts organization partners to utilize the vast cultural resources of our nation’s library for K-12 teachers and their students. The program’s unique professional development opportunities and resources focus…

TPS Spotlight: Civics! An American Musical

TPS Spotlight: Civics! An American Musical

Civics! An American Musical is a part of the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Program. Created by FableVision in partnership with Maryland Public Television, Maryland Humanities, and Tufts’ Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Civics! An American Musical is designed to teach middle school students the inquiry process…

TPS Spotlight: SHEG & Beyond the Bubble

TPS Spotlight: SHEG & Beyond the Bubble

Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) is an award-winning research and development group that seeks to improve education by conducting research, working with school districts, and reaching directly into classrooms with free materials for teachers and students. Beyond the Bubble is the cornerstone of SHEG’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium….