Teaching with Primary Resources fall institute announced

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Pennsylvania Core Standards will be offered during a free professional development event hosted by the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program Saturdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waynesburg University Southpointe Campus. Teachers, librarians and professors are invited to participate. Lunch will be provided. Participants can earn up to 15 PDE Act 48 Activity hours.


Teachers interested in techniques to address the newly adopted Common Core State Standards are encouraged to attend. Pennsylvania Core State Standards focus on student literacy, critical thinking and application of content knowledge in the classroom.


Register for the two-day TPS and the Pennsylvania Core Standards workshop at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Level1-Registration.


The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program equips teachers with methods and tools from the Library's digitized collection of primary sources to address this critical need.


Participating educators engage in model learning activities and collaborate with colleagues in pairs and small groups. The institute builds teaching skills necessary for leading students in the development of literacy skills across the curriculum.


If you have questions about the workshop or would like to learn more, contact Sue Wise at 724-852-3377 or swise@waynesburg.edu.


TPS is funded through the Library of Congress and is administered through Waynesburg University. The Library of Congress TPS program was initiated at Waynesburg University in 2004 as a pilot and was officially launched by the Library of Congress in 2006. Waynesburg University TPS continues to serve educators throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and is a professional development provider for in-service and pre-service educators. The TPS program works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers use the Library's vast collection of digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.


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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu