March 3, 2015 Library Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence
Two K-12 Positions Available; Deadline April 7
Press Contact: John Sayers, Office of Communications (202) 707-9216
Public Contact: Lee Ann Potter, Educational Outreach (202) 707-8735
The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current K-12 teachers or library/media specialists for two Teacher-in-Residence positions within its Educational Outreach division during the 2015-16 school year:
- Science Teacher-in-Residence
- Audio-Visual Teacher-in-Residence
The program description and application details for both positions can be found at this website. Applications are due Tuesday, April 7.
The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.
The Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give the selected educators a unique professional development experience – a year at the Library in Washington, D.C., working side by side with staff, contributing to K-12 education programs and materials, advising on outreach to teachers and helping to uncover and make visible primary sources in the Library's collections.
The Teacher-in-Residence program has been in place since 2000, but this is the first year the Library has recruited teachers to work specifically with science or audio-visual collections.
In addition to assisting Library of Congress staff, the teachers-in-residence each will undertake a project using Library primary sources to benefit his or her home school, district or institution, to be implemented during the following academic year. This project could be a workshop on teaching with primary sources for fellow teachers, a district-wide social media campaign to promote teaching with the Library's primary sources, the design of a new collaborative curriculum unit, or some other product or activity.
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Many of the Library’s resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Library’s website at www.loc.gov and its specialized educational resource site at www.loc.gov/teachers/.