June 16, 2011
Hello everyone – my name is Linda Muller and I am the new Training Specialist for CalU’s Teaching with Primary Sources teacher professional development program. I am very excited to be part of this wonderful national consortium of educators and I’m even more excited about facilitating this year’s Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute.
This year, we are introducing a new format to the week-long TPS Summer Institute; it is being offered as a blended course. Simply put, participants will complete supplemental online learning activities that are designed to complement the content presented during each day’s face to face instructional session.
The focal points of our Summer Institute will center on teaching and learning strategies that are directly aligned to the Library of Congress’ standards for teacher professional development. Participants will have opportunities to discover the Library’s vast collection of digital primary sources and learn how to integrate them into their curriculum. Teachers will also learn about inquiry-based instruction, and project/problem-based learning. The Summer Institute will conclude with teachers sharing their individual Action Plans for Learning with their colleagues.
Stay tuned – we’ll soon be sharing follow-up news and teacher-created materials from our 2011 Summer Institute!
August 23, 2010
The Teaching with Primary Sources 2008 Summer Institute centered around the creation of multidisciplinary educational digital narratives. The final videos from each group have been upload to our YouTube Channel (CALUTPS): To see the work, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/CALUTPS and click “see all” in the upload column (on the right-hand side of the screen).
August 23, 2010
What follows are teacher products from the 2007 Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute that was held at California University of Pennsylvania:
The purpose of the Summer Institute was to help teachers become aware of opportunities and possibilities that exist for using primary resource-based, interdisciplinary teaching techniques in the classroom.
During the week-long institute, experts helped teachers to develop mindsets that will make teaching more interesting, dynamic, and appealing to students, while at the same time covering mandated curricula and preparing students for standardized testing success.
JoAnn Durant & Julie Grego
Patti Jo Kalvesmaki
July 30, 2010
Here is a small collection of photos taken from the 2010 Summer Institute course, Teaching ‘Pop’ Culture using Primary Sources: The Coca-Cola Case Study.
July 19, 2010
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