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  • 1.  Library of Congress Summer Institutes

    Posted 01-22-2016 12:21:00 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to bring to your attending summer teaching institutes at the Library of Congress.  See details below:

    Library of Congress 2016 Summer Teacher Institutes –Teaching with Primary Sources

    The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching, with an emphasis on student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.

    The Library is offering five programs this summer.  Four of the programs are open to teachers and librarians across all content areas.  One focuses on primary sources in science, technology and engineering. During each five-day institute, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Library’s website.

    General Institutes – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

    • June 27-July 1
    • July 11-15
    • July 18-22
    • July 25-29

    Science, Technology, and Engineering Institute – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do: 

    • June 20-24

    Tuition and materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

    Applications are due February 29 and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now:


    Dana Schaffer
    American Historical Assoc.
    Washington DC