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Who Are We? Constructing Our Identity in Illinois through Cross-Curricular Lenses

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2017
Summer
Institute


Who Are We? Constructing Our Identity in Illinois through Cross-Curricular Lenses
TPS EIU alumni or teachers with experience incorporating primary sources into instruction are invited to apply for participation in this institute. 

Dates: July 10th - 12th (two nights) plus coaching during the 17-18 academic year to support the incorporation of primary sources into classroom instruction.

For this institute we will travel to Chicago to look closely at some of the diverse attributes of our state. We will learn about the historic architecture and skyscrapers of Chicago; at the Museum of Science and Industry an exhibit illustrates the history of the coal mines and the impact that industry has had on Illinois; and at the Art Institute we will connect literature and art through the Cauleen Smith: Human_3.0 Reading List exhibit to examine why we choose what we read and what we don't.    

Activities and meetings are scheduled for:
Monday 7/10 2 PM - 8 PM
Tuesday 7/11 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7/12 9 AM - 12:30 PM

Details

  • Lodging, activities and breakfast will be provided.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own travel to and from Chicago.
  • We suggest the 9 AM Amtrak from Mattoon to Chicago Union Station on 7/10 and returning to Mattoon on the 7/12 4 PM train.
  • Drivers are responsible for their own parking fees.
  • Individual rooms will provided with one bed per room.  

How to apply
Email the following information to cwrich@eiu.edu. Space is limited and priority will be given to teachers who are actively engaged with TPS EIU and/or in the practice of teaching with Library of Congress. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 13 at 4 PM. 

1. Name, Email, Address and Phone
2. School and '17-'18 teaching assignment
3. Explain why this institute, Who Are We? Constructing Our Identity in Illinois through Cross-Curricular Lenses, appeals to you and relates to what you teach. 

Please email Cindy at cwrich@eiu.edu with any questions or for additional information. 

 
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Check out the Network Intro Video and register to join a community of educators discussing strategies, sharing resources, connecting with colleagues, and more. Be sure to join the TPS EIU Group and any others that interest you. In addition to TPS EIU, I also help lead the Supporting Literacy with Primary Sources and Bookmarks! groups. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me for information or help. I hope to see you on the network! ~ Cindy

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Points of Interest from the Library of Congress

Teachers Page - The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

17th Library of Congress National Book Festival - September 2, 2017 
Dozens of Authors and Presenters. 

Visit Congress.gov for current and historical legislative information.

What is Teaching with Primary Sources?

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, which bring to bear the world’s knowledge in almost all of the world’s languages and America’s private sector intellectual and cultural creativity in almost all formats. The Library seeks to spark the public’s imagination and celebrate human achievement through its programs and exhibits.

In doing so, the Library helps foster the informed and involved citizenry upon which American democracy depends. Today, the Library serves the public, scholars, Members of Congress and their staff—all of whom seek information, understanding and inspiration. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures may also be accessed through the Library’s award-winning Web site www.loc.gov.

The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.

The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K-12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.  Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers.

Members of the TPS Educational Consortium assist in the design of the TPS program and offer TPS professional development on an ongoing basis, year round. Visit www.loc.gov/teachers/tps to view a list of current Consortium members and their respective states.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources program at Eastern Illinois University has been actively collaborating with Central Illinois K-12 educators since the program inception in January 2004.  We are proud to support the goals and mission of the national TPS program through workshops and presentations at no cost. TPS was brought to the EIU campus thanks to the efforts of Senator Dick Durbin.


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