Teaching with Primary Sources to host online workshop series for teachers, librarians

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The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Waynesburg University will offer a free, online professional development workshop series for teachers and librarians called TPS Level II Online: WebQuesting at the Library of Congress.

The five-week workshop series will take place Thursdays beginning March 20 through April 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participants can earn up to 24 PA Act 48 activity hours during the series.

The workshop, designed for teachers and librarians of grades six through 12, includes weekly chat sessions supplemented by reading and project development outside of class. Participants will design a WebQuest applicable to their individual classrooms.

A WebQuest is an Internet-based research activity designed for the classroom to promote inquiry and higher-order thinking. Participants will investigate how this teaching tool can enhance learning and will develop an inquiry lesson using primary sources from the Library of Congress. 

Graduates of TPS Level 1 are welcome to apply; others are asked to complete the six online modules before attending. Visit http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/selfdirected/ to locate modules.

Those who submit certificates of completion will receive six additional PA Act 48 activity hours. Space is limited. To register online visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WebQuesting

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

The TPS program 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. The Waynesburg University TPS program 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

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