Waynesburg University to host teaching program

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WAYNESBURG – The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Waynesburg University will host a Level 1 Institute focused on digitized materials available through the Library’s website, www.loc.gov.


The event will consist of two Saturday sessions, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3, held on the campus of Waynesburg University. Each day’s activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Participants become familiar with the breadth and organization of the Library’s digitized collections of primary sources, understand their value in instruction and discover strategies for applying inquiry-based learning experiences in their own classrooms. Teachers and librarians engage in model learning activities and collaborate with colleagues in small groups. The institute will build teaching skills that support student learning and increase historical analysis and visual literacy skills.


The institute is open to educators interested in exploring the Library of Congress for the first time or as a refresher. The program is open to teachers, librarians and professors. Participants will earn 12-15 PDE Act 48 Activity hours at no charge.


To register, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012FallInstituteLevelI. A light lunch will be provided.


For more information about the institute, contact Sue Wise at 724-852-3377 or swise@waynesburg.edu.


The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Waynesburg University is funded through the Library of Congress. The program was initiated at Waynesburg University in 2004 as a pilot and was officially launched by the Library of Congress in 2006. TPS at Waynesburg University serves educators throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. The program provides free professional development for in-service and pre-service educators.


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