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Eastern Region Update
Spring 2018
Call to Action
  • Save the Date! The 2018 TPS Eastern Region Conference will be held at the OMNI William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh on June 19 and 20. Be our guest! Conference meals, hotel expenses, and $500 travel stipend provided. We hope to see you there!

  • The Library of Congress requests your valuable input as part of their research in envisioning the Library of Congress’ future. Please take a few moments to complete a survey about your work with K-12 students. The information you provide will help us to improve services and deliver high-quality experiences for K-12 students, librarians, and teachers. Click here to begin the survey.
New and Noteworthy
Webinar Recording Available
Write to the Source Webinar: Authentic Reading & Writing for K - 8 Students features regional grantees, Dr. Salika Lawrence, (Medgar Evers College) and Marie Donnantuono, (John P. Holland Charter School) and their strategies for writing instruction in K-8 classrooms. Tiffany Labissiere, (NYC DOE literacy coach) and Joselle Fisher, (pre-service teacher, Medgar Evers College) also shared their unique perspectives. The presentation and webinar are available at .

Official Disclaimer Language
Remember to always use the Library's disclaimer language when referring to your project: " This activity/program/workshop/etc. is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.” For more information click here . Individual requests to use the TPS logo will now be considered by the Library, contact Barbara Kirby for details .
Welcome New Grantees
Teaching Curriculum: Furthering Teacher Learning of Effective Instructional Practices and Student Learning with Primary Sources  is a series of secondary school unit plans and a professional development program designed to promote teacher use of effective instructional practices with primary sources and provide high school students with an engaging, thought-provoking, and relevant inquiry into the US and World History. 
Enriching Learning through Authentic Inquiry and Primary Sources: Creating Model Units for 8th Grade Georgia Studies   is a model for Georgia educators and students in integrating teaching with primary sources as a core approach to teaching Social Studies. Closely aligned with Fulton County Schools’ new strategic plan, the goals of this partnership are to enhance teachers’ knowledge of Georgia history so they can develop model units to support the Georgia Standards for Excellence for 8th grade Social Studies.
Upcoming Events
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm ET, July 11 - August 15, 2018
PDPI supports TPS regional project leaders and other educational professionals who conduct teacher professional development. Learn to plan, customize, and deliver high–quality professional development that prepares teachers to effectively use the Library of Congress digital archives. 30 CEU hours with an option to earn 10 more.

2018 Summer Teacher Institutes
Teachers and librarians may apply for one of five weeklong summer teacher institutes
at the Library of Congress:
  • Open Sessions (any subject area): June 18-June 22, June 25-June 29, July 30-August 3
  • World War I Focus: July 9-July 13
  • Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus: July 16-July 20
Applications are due by March 21. Demand for space in the institutes is high and typically exceeds the number of seats available.

18th Library of Congress National Book Festival
Mark your calendars for the 18 th Library of Congress National Book Festival , at the Washington Convention Center, Saturday September 1. Follow the excitement #NatBookFest

TPS Eastern Region at NCHE
 Are you going to be in San Antonio for NCHE? Join us for If These Monuments Could Talk: The Whiskey Rebellion, Popular Rights and the Meaning of the First Amendment a case study of an actual classroom-tested inquiry! Using Library of Congress and local primary sources related to Whiskey Rebellion historic sites, Dr. Ann Canning (TPS Eastern Region facilitator) and Mr. Greg Giardina (middle school teacher) will share how 8 th grade students investigated and answered the question, "What can Whiskey Rebellion monuments tell us?"
Saturday, April 19, 8:30 - 9:20am, in La Vista A/B

The Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will host two discussions with five women in the arts. These events will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page at and its YouTube site (with captions) at . Follow the conversation on Twitter at @librarycongress and #WomensHistory. Click here for more information.
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