Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) at Waynesburg University is offering a free professional development opportunity entitled “Oral History and the Long Civil Rights Movement.” The course features methods and materials from the Library of Congress on the topic of Civil Rights in America and will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on six Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 29 and ending Nov. 3.
The course is targeted toward secondary social studies teachers and librarians. Educators are encouraged to use the course to explore the rich history of the Civil Rights Movement while acquiring strategies for supporting student inquiries with primary sources.
Participants can expect to explore Civil Rights-related oral histories and learn strategies for guiding students toward significant connections and understanding of Civil Rights through the years. Enrollees will also practice project development and implementation using primary sources to take students through the inquiry process and reflect on the impact of primary source instruction on student learning.
Participants can earn up to 24 CEU Hours with 10 more hours optional after the course. Enrollees who have not completed TPS Level I are asked to complete a 12-hour pre-requisite, TPS BASICS, before Sept. 3. More information and a login are provided upon registration for Oral History and the Long Civil Rights Movement.
Register online at https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=368156.
For more information, contact Sue Wise, associate director of TPS at Waynesburg, at email@example.com 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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