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TPS Professional Development Providers Institute

Tuesdays, February 6th - March 13th 2018 from 5:30-6:30 pm ET

A free online course for professional development providers and education faculty.

TPS Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI) will help you plan, customize, and deliver high-quality professional development that prepares teachers to use the Library of Congress digital archives effectively. The TPS program focuses on supporting students in developing critical analysis skills and thinking like historians. PDPI supports TPS Regional Grant Project leaders and other educational professionals who lead professional development. As a final project, participants design a professional development plan to share TPS with local educators. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 1-2 pm ET: Write to the Source!

Presenters will share strategies for writing instruction in K-8 classrooms focused on developing content area writing through the use of informational texts

Salika Lawrence, associate professor, Medgar Evers College, NY
Marie Donnantuono, school library media specialist, John P. Holland Charter School, NJ
Tiffany Labissiere, literacy coach, NYC Department of Education, NY
Joselle Fisher, pre-service teacher, Medgar Evers College, NY

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 If These Monuments Could Talk: The Whiskey Rebellion, Popular Rights, and the Meaning of the First Amendment

Saturday, February 24th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ET at Waynesburg University's Southpointe Campus

A classroom-tested inquiry will serve as a case-study to show how student-driven historical investigation can be the impetus for informed civic action. Participants will actively engage with the same historic monuments, folklore, and primary sources from used by eighth-grade students during an inquiry of the Whiskey Rebellion. Ultimately, the goal is to investigate the tenants of the First Amendment and how civic engagement impacts the local community today. 
Read more about this free seminar here.

Earn 6 Act 48 Hours with the option for more!


This asynchronous online class provides educators with an overview of the digitized primary sources and teacher materials freely available through the Library of Congress web site,, as well as promising practices for their successful use in the classroom.

Participants independently complete twelve TPS Tutorials and then reflect on and relate learnings to their unique classroom situations through electronic Discussion Board postings. A TPS facilitator provides feedback and suggestions for expanded classroom applications and additional resources. A Certificate of Completion will document twelve hours of continuing education. Read more about TPS BASICS here.


 For additional information contact Sue Wise, Associate Director, TPS program at Waynesburg University at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-852-3377


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