Thursday, March 27, 2008

Library of Congress Online: Teaching with Primary Sources Regional Conference

My name is Sue Wise and I am the Associate Director of the Eastern Regional Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Partnership. The Library of Congress initiated the Teaching with Primary Sources educational outreach program for the purpose of encouraging and enhancing the use of Library of Congress primary source documents across all levels of education, but particularly within K-16 classrooms. As the Eastern Regional TPS Partnership, Waynesburg University is charged with spreading the word about the TPS program throughout the states in the northeast, from Maine through West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

You are invited to participate in this inaugural event marking the commencement of the Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) national educational outreach program. As the Eastern Regional TPS partner, Waynesburg University is kicking off this expansion of the program with a conference to discuss opportunities for you to engage fellow educators to incorporate the Library's vast resources across the curriculum. We sincerely hope you can attend.

Library of Congress Online: Teaching with Primary Sources 2008 Eastern Regional Conference

  • May 21 and 22, 2008
  • Free conference!
  • Grant opportunities up to $15,000
  • Travel stipend available upon application approval
  • Waynesburg University (60 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA)

Learn about grant opportunities to integrate primary sources into professional development, educational outreach programs and school district curricula.
Meet Library of Congress educational outreach leaders.
Benefit from nationally-known education experts like Mary McFarland.

Questions? Interested, but unable to attend?
Call or email: 724.852.3377
Barbara Kirby, Director
Sue Wise, Associate Director

Apply today to join us for this exciting opportunity!

Please distribute the enclosed information to fellow educators. Web posting, email, newsletter or hardcopy distribution would be helpful.

1 comment:

Jim Burke said...


Thanks so much for sharing this opportunity with the educators of Maine. I listened to a Maine middle school teacher at the MAMLE conference last fall who had nothing but praise for the program.

We appreciate that you are thinking of us and making a special effort to spread the word.

And welcome as a writer on Learning in Maine. Feel free to make many more contributions.