Library of Congress 2014 Summer Teacher Programs – Teaching with Primary Sources

The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer programs for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the professional development 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.

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

The Library is offering five programs this summer: three of the programs are open to teachers and librarians across the content areas, another focuses on civil rights, and one concentrates on primary sources in science education. (Previous Teacher Institute participants are eligible to apply for the science program.)

Institutes open to K-12 teachers and school librarians across the content areas:
Institute Session 1: June 9-13, 2014
Institute Session 2: July 7-11, 2014
Institute Session 3: July 21-25, 2014
Civil Rights Institute: July 28-Aug 1, 2014
The Civil Rights Institute is open to K-12 teachers and school librarians with teaching responsibilities related to the Institute focus.
Science Seminar: July 14-18, 2014
Science Seminar is recommended for K-12 educators who teach science or collaborate with science teachers.

Applications are due March 24, 2014 and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now at:
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/.

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