The Library of Congress is accepting applications for its week-long summer programs for K-12 educators through March 24. Selected participants join colleagues from across the country for five days of high quality professional development in Washington, D.C. Educators across subject areas and grade levels work side by side with Library education specialists and collections experts to develop lessons for use in their classrooms. At the program’s end, participants will return to their school settings armed with multiple strategies for developing, refining, and implementing lessons with primary source analysis at the center.
Applications are due Monday, March 24th.
This summer, the Library will offer five programs: three open Institutes, which offer strategies for lesson design and implementation across the content areas, one Institute with a special focus on Civil Rights, and one Seminar, with a focus on the use of primary sources in science education.
Institutes: Open to K-12 teachers and school librarians across the content areas:
- Institute Session 1: June 9-13
- Institute Session 2: July 7-11
- Institute Session 3: July 21-25
Civil Rights Institute: Open to K-12 teachers and school librarians with teaching responsibilities related to the Institute focus:
- Civil Rights Institute: July 28-Aug 1
Science Seminar: Recommended for upper elementary to secondary educators with teaching responsibilities directly related to the area of focus and a desire to tap the potential of primary sources for science education:
- Science Seminar: July 14-18