February 10, 2020 Library of Congress Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence
One Position Available for Either Journalism or Economics Teacher
Press Contact: Brett Zongker (202) 707-1639
Public Contact: Lee Ann Potter (202) 707-8735
Website: Teacher in Residence Applications
The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current teachers of journalism or economics for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Learning and Innovation Office during the 2020-21 school year.
The program description and application details for the position can be found at loc.gov/teachers/teacher-in-residence/. Applications are due on Friday, March 27, 2020.
The Learning and Innovation team 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 educator 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. The Library has hosted teachers from across the curriculum and across the grade spectrum, including a middle school science teacher, a performing arts teacher, a kindergarten teacher and a high school civics teacher. This year, the Library is particularly interested in working with an educator who has experience and expertise teaching with primary sources to help young people build content literacy skills—either related to media literacy or economic literacy.
In addition to assisting Library of Congress staff, the Teacher-in-Residence 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.
This program reflects advancement toward a goal in the Library’s new user-centered strategic plan: to expand access by making unique collections, experts and services available when, where and how users need them. Learn more about the Library’s five-year plan at loc.gov/strategic-plan/.
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