On your own for professional development? Earn a certificate of completion by taking the Library's self-paced interactive modules. Each multimedia-rich program delivers approximately one hour of staff development.
Available Modules (6)
Introduction to the Library of Congress
Get an overview of the digitized materials and K-12 resources from the Library of Congress.
Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources
Teachers and students demonstrate how primary sources can be used to support inquiry learning. Inquiry encourages students to draw on their prior knowledge, personal experiences and critical thinking skills to construct meaning.
Copyright and Primary Sources
Learn how to evaluate primary sources from the Library's collections for the best use within copyright. Listen to several teachers as they evaluate the use of primary sources for use with their students.
Analyzing Primary Sources: Photographs and Prints
Learn how photographs and prints from the Library's collections can increase student engagement in the classroom.
Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps
Learn instructional strategies for using maps in the classroom.
Finding Primary Sources
Understand the breadth and depth of the Library's collections and listen to teachers as they find primary sources for their students.