Western Montana CSPD is joining up with the Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources program to offer a great looking professional development opportunity: “Weaving the Common Core and Indian Education through Teaching Primary Sources Documents.”
Designed for middle and high school teachers, the course will combine face-to-face and online modules to focus on investigating and learning to use the resources available at the Library of Congress.
Participants will create and implement lesson plans and/ or other activities using Primary Source documents from the Library of Congress for use in their classrooms.
Deadline for applying has been extended until December 15.
Course Details- January through May 2013
- First Session January 17 in Kalispell or January 18 in Missoula (your closest city)
- March 8 & May 17 Salish Kootenai College, Pablo (transportation to Pablo provided)
- Number of Seats Available: 40 from the region
- Targeted subjects: English/ Language Arts or Social Studies, and Library Media Specialists
- Grade levels: Middle & High School Educators (teams that include a Library Media Specialist will be given preference)
- Schools: Schools in Region 5 counties of Ravalli, Missoula, Mineral, Lake, Flathead, Sanders, or Lincoln
Teachers become familiar with the breadth and organization of the Library of Congress' digital primary sources, understand their value in instruction and create basic inquiry-based learning experiences.
- Learn what primary sources are and understand their value in teaching
- Review the Montana Common Core standards (including those reflecting IEFA) for their grade level and content area and identify where primary sources documents could be used.
- Learn how to locate and navigate the Library of Congress Web site
- Learn how to access, save and present primary sources from the Library of Congress' Web site
- Gain a foundational understanding of effective instructional practices for teaching with primary sources
- Create instructionally sound learning experiences that integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress
Credit: Participants will have the opportunity to earn OPI renewal credits or 2 semester University credits. (participants are responsible for $135 recording fee)