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Library of Congress education specialists often present teacher professional development via online webinars and face-to-face workshops. Watch this space for updates on upcoming programs.

October 19, 2019:  One-day Teaching with Primary Sources Onsite Workshop – Women's Suffrage Focus

Join us at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. for a one-day Teaching with Primary Sources professional development for K-12 educators. In this hands-on, collaborative workshop, Library of Congress education specialists will model various teaching strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, construct knowledge, and launch original research. Through a series of inquiry-based classroom activities, educators will work with historic documents related to the women's suffrage movement:  photographs, prints, manuscripts, maps, multimedia, and other resources from the Library's collections.  Many of these items are digitized and will be freely available online for educators to use with their students after the session. Additionally, participants will explore the Library of Congress Web site and participate in a special guided tour of the Library's "Shall Not be Denied:  Women Fight for the Vote" exhibit.

For more information on the workshop and to register, go here.

February 1, 2020:  One-day Teaching with Primary Sources Onsite Workshop – Rosa Parks Focus

Additional information and online registration coming soon. 

April 7, 2020:  One-day Teaching with Primary Sources Onsite Workshop –  Civics Focus

Additional information and online registration coming soon. 

April 14, 2020:  One-day Teaching with Primary Sources Onsite Workshop – Civics Focus

Additional information and online registration coming soon.

2016 Online Conference

Recordings available from the second annual online conference for educators. Presenters from 15 different sessions discussed resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources. More information here.

2015 Online Conference

Education experts and subject matter specialists presented 15 different sessions discussing resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources in the classroom. More information here.