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Teaching with Primary Sources to hold workshop on WebQuest

Posted by Samantha McClintock on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 14:06 PM

describe the imageThe Teaching with Primary Sources program at Waynesburg University will offer a free online professional development workshop series for teachers and librarians through WebQuest. Workshops will take place every Thursday beginning July 11 through August 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

A WebQuest is an Internet-based research activity designed for the classroom to promote inquiry and higher-order thinking. Participants will investigate how this teaching tool can enhance learning and will develop an inquiry lesson using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

The five-week workshop includes weekly chat sessions supplemented by reading and project development outside of class. This workshop is designed for teachers and librarians, grades 6-12.

There is no cost and participants earn up to 24 PA Act 48 activity hours. Act 48 continuing professional education requirements go back into effect July 1, 2013.

Graduates of TPS Level 1 are welcome to apply; others are asked to complete the six online modules before attending.

Visit to locate modules.

Those who submit certificates of completion will receive six additional PA Act 48 activity hours.  Space is limited. To register online visit:

For more information contact Sue Wise, associate director of the TPS Program at Waynesburg University, at or 724-852-3377. 

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.

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Contact: Samantha McClintock, Communication Specialist
724.852.3384 or

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