EIU TPS Summer Institutes 2014


 

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Inspiration for this description and the TPS EIU Summer Institute pamphlet came from the stellar work of The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of the Arts. We thank them for sharing.
 

Engaging Learners through
Informational Text and Primary Sources

Literacy: Look Beyond Words to See the Big Picture. While an obvious fit for Language Arts and Social Studies teachers, this program is relevant to all teachers and highlights the natural alignment of effective classroom use of primary sources and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Thoughtful primary source analysis and careful reading of informational text allow students to practice and improve skills identified in the CCSS.  Regardless of discipline, students transfer knowledge and skills as they embrace the language and practices within a content area through multiple, diverse & informational texts.  Let us show you how it all fits in the big picture! We look at a research-based approach supporting three major instructional shifts outlined in the CCSS: a focus on  diverse content-rich and complex text, vocabulary and use of evidence in reading, writing, and classroom discussion.

Who is this for?  Everyone! All educators—regardless of subject, grade or specialty—are introduced to the breadth of primary sources, their value in instruction and how quality content enriches student learning.

What you’ll learn.  You’ll learn what, exactly, a primary source is and why it has unique value. You’ll learn how to gain access to those primary sources and save them for classroom use. Perhaps most important, you’ll learn how you can integrate these primary sources in your lesson plans and the best practices for use as teaching tools.

How you’ll learn. Primary sources are meant to stimulate minds to ask questions and ponder assumptions, to be a unique learning experience. With presentations by content area experts, tours and hands-on activities, we’ll help you bring the power of primary sources to your classroom by sharing “inquiry-based learning activities.”  You’ll learn how to organize and present primary sources for teaching and how to evaluate primary source-based teaching efforts based on how well students learn.

And you’ll learn why it works so well. Primary sources are often very human and profoundly personal with the power to evoke emotional reactions. They can, and do, connect with the human experience in a way that second–hand retelling cannot.


  Summer 2014 Institutes

Engaging Learners through Informational Text
and Primary Sources

(click links for details and schedules) 
 

Institute #1 

Engaging Learners through Informational Text and Primary Sources:
Zooming into Photographs (EIU and Springfield)

 

Institute #2

Engaging Learners through Informational Text and Primary Sources:
Oral Histories, Documents & Artifacts (EIU and Chicago)

 

Collaborative Work Days

These incredibly beneficial days are scheduled for July 16 and July 18 in an EIU computer lab.  Participants are able to collaborate and work with TPS EIU staff to develop and finalize their learning activity.  This is optional but strongly encouraged.

 

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If you have not attended previous TPS EIU events, prior to an institute you are required to attend a Level One session to become familiar with Library of Congress resources and best practices for teaching with primary sources.  The Level One session will be held at EIU on June 23. 


Institute Schedules & Details

 

Institute #1

Engaging Learners through Informational Text and Primary Sources: Zooming into Photographs

Schedule: June 23 (if Level One needed), June 25 & July 2

This Institute will take place at EIU and Springfield with a day at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to study Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage exhibit and study how integrating primary sources and images helps us see more! Other sites to be determined.  Transportation provided.

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Institute #2

Engaging Learners through Informational Text and Primary Sources: Oral Histories, Documents & Artifacts

Schedule: June 23 (if Level One needed), July 7, 8 & 9 (2 nights)

This institute will take place at EIU and Chicago including the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and Field Museum to study the Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair exhibit for inspiration to create primary source activities. Travel to/from Chicago is the responsibility of the attendee. Lodging & some meals provided.  Important: sessions begin on 7/7 and conclude on 7/9 at 2 pm. Please contact us if you have questions.

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Level One

Monday, June 23 9 AM - 3 PM at EIU
Level One training is mandatory for all participants prior to attending any TPS EIU institute.  This workshop will introduce the Library of Congress website and resources for educators.  We’ll help you bring the power of primary sources to your classroom by sharing “inquiry-based learning activities.”  You’ll learn how to organize and present primary sources for teaching and how to evaluate primary source-based teaching efforts based on how well students learn.

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Collaborative Work Days

Wednesday, July 16 and Friday, July 18 9 AM - 3 PM at EIU
Participants work together with support from the TPS EIU to develop and finalize their learning activities.  The atmosphere of encouragement and sharing ideas has proven to be very beneficial for participants as they complete this requirement of TPS EIU institutes.


Participants are expected to

  •  Attend all sessions of the institute they attend

  •  Design and create a classroom learning activity that effectively incorporates a digitized primary source from the Library of Congress  

  •  Fully participate in all activities

  •  Teachers who implement their activity during the coming school year will receive a stipend upon submission of a reflection document.  Details provided at institute.


How to Apply

Space is limited and the deadline to apply is April 25!

Email the following information to Cindy Rich, TPS EIU Director at cwrich@eiu.edu.

1. Name

2. Email (now and summer)

3.  School Name and Address

4.  Teaching Assignment

5.  Home Address

6.  A brief statement (2-3 sentences) explaining which TPS EIU Summer Institute you would like to attend and why this professional development event appeals to you.

7.  Any other information you want to include. (background, special interest or focus, limitations, colleagues that are also applying, etc.)

If applying with a colleague and you are both willing to share a room , please let me know in your applications. This allows us to accept more teachers. Thank you!


Contact Dr. Cindy Rich at cwrich@eiu.edu or 217-581-7857 for additional information. 

 

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Contact Information

Teaching with Primary Sources
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-7857

Director: Cindy Rich, Ph.D.  


 

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