TPS Summer Institute Announced- Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1

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The Waynesburg University Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program will host Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1 Summer Institute Tuesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the main campus of Waynesburg University. The program is free and lunch will be provided.

Teachers interested in techniques to address the newly adopted Common Core State Standards are encouraged to attend. Common Core State Standards focus on student literacy, critical thinking and application of content knowledge in the classroom. The TPS program equips teachers with methods and tools from the Library of Congress's digitized collection of primary sources to address this critical need. Teachers and librarians engage in model learning activities and collaborate with colleagues in pairs and small groups.

The Summer Institute is open to teachers, librarians and professors. Participants will earn up to 15 PDE Act 48 activity hours. The moratorium on submitting PDE Act 48 hours will be lifted July 1, 2013. Register for this two day workshop at

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

TPS is funded through the Library of Congress and is administered through Waynesburg University. It was initiated at Waynesburg University in 2004 as a pilot then officially launched by the Library of Congress in 2006. Waynesburg University TPS is a professional development provider for in-service and pre-service educators. It continues to serve educators throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania by working 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: Samantha McClintock, Communication Specialist
724.852.3384 or