+ Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes

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Every year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for K-12 educators to attend one of its Summer Teacher Institutes in Washington DC.

During the five-day Institutes, participants work with Library of Congress education specialists to learn the best practices for using primary sources in the K-12 classroom.  In addition, they  explore some of the millions of digitized primary sources available on the Library’s Web site.

After participating in the Summer Teacher Institutes, participants will

  • Know how to access primary sources from the Library of Congress
  • Become skilled at analyzing primary sources of different formats
  • Learn various teaching strategies for using primary sources in the classroom
  • Be able to successfully facilitate a primary source-based activity with students
  • Gain knowledge of how to use primary sources to enable student to become engaged, think critically and construct knowledge
  • Develop a Primary Source Activity Plan that will be implemented in the participant’s instructional setting

Here is the application link; deadline is February 4th, 2013: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/apply/index.php

Teachers and school librarians of all grade levels and curriculum areas are encouraged to apply.

Tuition and materials are provided at no cost to participants.  Breakfast and lunch are also provided.

Participants will provide their own own transportation to and from the Library of Congress in Washington DC and any required overnight accommodations.

Interested participants have the option of completing additional requirements (and paying a fee) to earn three graduate credits from George Mason University.


  • June 10-14
  • Jun 17-21
  • July 22=26
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 5-9

Information is provided by the Library of Congress at www.LOC.gov

Orton-Gillingham tutoring in Columbus OH:  Adrienne Edwards 614-579-6021 or email aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com


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