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Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) at Waynesburg University is gearing up for TPS Level I Online Institute, a free professional development opportunity featuring methods and materials from the Library of Congress.

The Institute will be held on four Thursday evenings from Sept. 17 through Oct. 8. Each session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

All educators are encouraged to participate in the Institute, during which they will explore online resources by expanding their understanding of the Library of Congress and discovering effective strategies for teaching with primary sources.

Participants in the course can expect to receive an overview of the Library of Congress TPS Program and instructions on how to select and use primary sources from www.loc.gov. They will also learn how to align classroom activities with Common Core Standards and how to implement strategies and methods useful for teaching with primary sources, independent reading and reflection on classroom practices and synchronous project development and collaboration.

Participants have the opportunity to earn up to 15 PDE Act 48 Activity Hours. Spots may be reserved by registering at https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=371467.

For more information, contact Sue Wise, associate director of TPS at Waynesburg University, at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Waynesburg University’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program will hold a free online professional development workshop series for school librarians and media specialists. Coaches Academy for Librarians will meet online each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning September 9 and running through October 14. 

Coaches Academy for Librarians is an advanced TPS Level III course designed to help school librarians and media specialists develop the skills and knowledge to lead teachers in using Library of Congress digitized sources effectively across curriculum. Participants earn up to 20 CEU Hours with an option to earn 10 additional hours post-course. 

This course will be facilitated by Jennifer Hanson, librarian and TPS consultant, and is intended to help participants develop leadership skills and gain knowledge regarding educational uses of the Library of Congress resources. 

Participants will experience live audio chat sessions, peer collaboration and discussion as well as independent reading and project development.  

Participants who have not completed TPS Level I are asked to complete a pre-requisite, TPS BASICS, before September 3. Login information is provided upon registration for Coaches Academy for Librarians.  

Space is limited. Register at: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=364493. 

For more information, contact Sue Wise, associate director of the TPS Program at Waynesburg University, at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction. 

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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Waynesburg University’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) will offer Level I Summer Institute, a free professional development opportunity featuring methods and materials from the Library of Congress. 

Level I Summer Institute will take place Monday, June 29, to Wednesday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Waynesburg University’s main campus. Participants will earn up to 15 PDE Act 48 Activity Hours.

All educators are invited to explore online resources by expanding their understanding of the Library of Congress and discovering effective strategies for teaching with primary sources. 

The program will include an overview of the Library of Congress TPS Program, a tutorial of how to select and use the free digitized collections of primary sources from www.loc.gov and instruction of aligning existing classroom activities with Common Core Standards. 

Interactive strategies and methods, ready-to-use classroom activities and project development and collaboration will also be offered. 

Lunch is included. To register, visit: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machfoh orm/view.php?id=365230

For more information, contact Sue Wise, associate director of the TPS Program at Waynesburg University, at swise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3377.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

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b2ap3_thumbnail_monogram.jpgThe Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at Waynesburg University will offer two sessions of a face-to-face Level II workshop for teachers interested in accessing primary sources for addressing STEM topics.

“Using Primary Sources to Address Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) across the Curriculum” will be offered Saturday, April 11, and Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Waynesburg University Southpointe location, and again Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Waynesburg University main campus.

Participants will earn up to 15 PDE CEU hours, with an option to earn ten more post-course. Throughout the course, participants can expect to engage and connect with the Library’s STEM content and resources. Participants can also expect:

  • Peer collaboration and discussion
  • Investigation of the changing nature of science and technology and how they affect society
  • Project development and critique of STEM activities for the classroom
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Pennsylvania Core Standards

Participants who have not completed TPS level I will be asked to complete a 12-hour prerequisite, TPS BASICS, before Wednesday, April 1. Login information will be provided upon registration for TPS Level II: STEM. 

Space is limited. Register online before Wednesday, March 25, at http://tps.waynesburg.edu/upcoming-pd-events.

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

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Monogram Small.jpgThe Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at Waynesburg University will hold a free professional development series for educators. Coaches Academy for Teachers will meet online each Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning March 17 and running through April 21. 

Coaches Academy for Teachers is an advanced TPS Level III course designed to help teachers develop the skills and knowledge to lead colleagues in using the free Library of Congress digitized sources effectively across the curriculum. Participants earn up to 20 CEU Hours, with an option to earn 10 more post-course.

The online workshop is designed for educators to gain skills in how to apply a variety of teaching strategies to use primary sources effectively to engage students, develop higher order thinking skills and address the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. Educators will also develop knowledge of adult learning theory, peer coaching strategies and facilitation techniques. 

The course will include live interactive audio chat sessions, peer collaboration and discussion and independent reading and project development. 

Participants who have not completed TPS level I are asked to complete a pre-requisite, TPS BASICS, before March 3. Login information is provided upon registration for Coaches Academy for Teachers. 

Space is limited. Register at: https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=441874

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

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS at Waynesburg University provides professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers. TPS at Waynesburg University works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania use the Library's digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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