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University announces Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute

Posted by Ashley Wise on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

The Waynesburg University Teaching with Primary Sources Program will host Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1, a Summer Institute, at the Waynesburg University Southpointe Campus June 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sessions will focus on digitized materials available through the Library of Congress’ web site, Participants will become familiar with the breadth and organization of the Library’s digitized collections of primary sources, understand their value in instruction and discover strategies for applying inquiry-based learning experiences in their own classrooms. Lunch will be provided for participants.

During the sessions, teachers and librarians will engage in model learning activities and collaborate with colleagues in pairs and small groups. The workshop builds teaching skills necessary for leading students through the inquiry process to support historical thinking and literary skills.

The Summer Institute is open to teachers, librarians and professors. This is a free program, and participants will earn 12 PDE Act 48 Activity hours. To register for the two-day workshop, visit

Teaching with Primary Sources is funded through the Library of Congress and is administered through Waynesburg University. The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program was initiated at Waynesburg University in 2004 as a pilot and was officially launched by the Library of Congress in 2006. Waynesburg University TPS continues to serve educators throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Waynesburg University Teaching with Primary Sources program is a professional development provider for in-service and pre-service educators. The TPS program works with schools, universities, libraries and foundations to help teachers use the Library’s vast collection of digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.

For more information, contact Sue Wise at 724-852-3377 or

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
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