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TPS Professional Development Providers Institute

Thursdays, September 27th - November 1st 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. 


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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