Come join us at the Library of Congress for a Teaching with Primary Sources workshop.
2023 Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Onsite Workshops
Join us onsite at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. for a free three-day professional development workshop, where you’ll learn and practice strategies for using primary sources with K-12 students. Three sessions will be offered in the summer of 2023:
- July 5-7
- July 12-14
- July 17-19
We are no longer accepting applications for these workshops.
In each session, Library of Congress education specialists will model a variety of hands-on, inquiry-based teaching strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, construct knowledge, and launch original research. Activities will feature some of the millions of historical artifacts from the Library’s collections – photographs, prints, manuscripts, maps, multimedia, and more – which are digitized and freely available online.
Before the workshop, participants will be invited to to join an orientation webinar to prepare for their time at the Library. Once onsite, participants will both engage in activities and reflect on how the strategies apply to their students, subject areas, and classrooms or school libraries. Participants will also draw on the Library’s collections to draft a primary source activity that they can implement with their students during the school year. Finally, participants will be invited to a follow up webinar to share their experiences implementing the activity with students.
Tuition and materials for the workshops are offered at no cost to participants. However, please note that participants are responsible for all other costs, such as transportation, meals, and lodging. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon successful completion of the workshop.
If you have questions regarding these workshops or other professional development events at the Library of Congress, please contact email@example.com and we’ll answer as soon as we are able.