2011 TPS Summer Institute Updates

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!


2006 Teacher Products

September 10, 2010

What follows are the teacher products that were created as part of the 2006 Summer Institute at California University of Pennsylvania. If you have any questions, please contact Nik Roberts (roberts_n@calu.edu).

1. Ted Watkins – Juvenile Delinquency

2. Tracey Gilpin – Eye-Spy Science

3. Sandy Smith – Freedom Quilt

4. Tracey Gilpin – Quilting and Geometry

5. Nicole Mills – French

6. Lorraine Kelly – Native_Americans

7. Judy Cioccio and Rosemary Greco – Al Capone Does My Shirts

8. Judith Cioccio and Rosemary Greco – ALCATRAZ

9. John Areford – Immigrants

10. Barbara Gera and Teresa Kurth – Underground-Travelers

2008 Teacher Products

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).

2007 Teacher Products

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.

Colleen Arnowitz
Joyce Cunningham
Brianne Dalfonso
JoAnn Durant & Julie Grego
Jennifer Ewedosh
Sylvia Fafalios
Johnathan Gamon
Kimberly Gilmore
Lynne Hawkins
Patti Jo Kalvesmaki
Patty Kaminsky
Carol Manack
Emilie Poplarchik
Christa Sabatula
Marianne Susick
Tim Tola
Barbara Vandermer

2010 Class Photos

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.

2010 Teacher Products (Action Plans for Learning)

July 28, 2010

The 2010 Summer Institute
Themes on Coca-Cola

Teacher-participants, listed alphabetically, with final teacher products (for details about the products, see items 1D (Directions) & IE (Rubric) on the 2010 S.I. Web Resources post):

Rebecca Barota – “Eco-friendly Bottling
Stephany Daniels – “Media Impact: Gender Roles of Women
David Divelbliss – “Changing Family Values: 1960 to 2010
Chelsie Fike – “Pop Culture in Art: The Most Influential of them All
Shannon Gagliardi – “The Obesity Crisis
Martin Gatti – “From 1960s Sociopolitical Unrest to 1970s Harmony
Sharon Geary – “Creating an Advertising Theme for Coca-Cola
Dominic Grenaldo –  “Food, Fun, & Fellowship: Ads in Social Situations
Michelle Hudock – “Analyzing Musical Elements of a Jingle
Bryan Maola – “Cokes Economic Impact
Jeanette Markle – “Effective Ads that Entice You to Drink Coke
Dawn Mattey – “Use of Comfort Foods in Depressions & Wars
Jerry Miller – “Marketing Obesity: Candy in a Bottle
Kenneth Musko – “Marketing and Designs of Coca-Cola Products
Teri Clay Musko – “Recycling to Save the Earth
Katie Pavelko – “Women in Advertising
Heather Persson – “Bottling: Environmental Impacts of Recycling
Denise Phillips – “Propaganda: A Look at Advertising
Mark Render – “Marketing Strategies
Brianna Rice – “Coca-Cola versus Big Brother
Ashley Smolenski – “Advertising Propaganda
Andrea Jackson Steinmiller – “Aspartame Good or Evil
Nicole Stephenson – “Looking Back: From Slavery to Civil Rights
Suzanne Turack – “Does Everything Go Better With Coke?

For questions, please email Nik Roberts (roberts_n@calu.edu) or Lynne Berdar (berdar@calu.edu).

2010 TPS Summer Institute Reflection for Day 5

July 19, 2010

Congratulations! We’ve made it!

Please leave any feedback regarding the value of today’s class presentations and any general feedback you have concerning the entire course.

Do stay in touch!

Nik Roberts