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Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region 

Professional Development Providers Institute

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The TPS Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI) prepares educators to plan and deliver high-quality professional development events to support teachers in utilizing primary source materials from to build students’ critical and analytical thinking skills and understanding of specific content.

The PDPI course makes use of the flipped classroom model, in which content is delivered outside of class via online videos and readings, leaving class time to engage participants in collaborative, in-depth inquiry and discussion.

PDPI participants complete one to two hours of independent learning activities in preparation for each week’s one-hour live web conference.  

  1. What does the Library of Congress offer educators?
  2. How can you and your colleagues use Library of Congress resources to teach?
  3. How will you teach others to successfully search for and find resources from
  4. How can primary source inquiry as a learning process lead to new understanding?
  5. What strategies can you use to inspire others to teach and learn with primary sources?
  6. How can you support teachers in gaining the knowledge and skills to use TPS methods in their classrooms?

Participants earn up to 25 CEU hours for course completion, with an option to earn ten more afterward.

For additional information contact Sue Wise, Associate Director, TPS program at Waynesburg University at or 724-852-3377

Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program
does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

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