Library of Congress Videoconferencing

Laura Anderson, the ESD112 Media Secretary/Interactive Video Specialist, tells me:

These are trainings that teachers can take for free through the Library of Congress via videoconferencing. At this time, it is a 4 week wait for these classes. As we get closer to summer the time will increase. If you have any teachers that might be interested that are in your grants please let them know about these opportunities. All of our districts have videoconferencing capabilities.

Professional Development Provider Programs

“To light us to freedom, and glory again!” Civil War Poetry With a Purpose – by Library of Congress
Poetry written during the Civil War was a vehicle for individual opinions and attitudes. Using Library of Congress online collections, explore how poetry written by Northern and Southern soldiers and citizenry helped unify citizens, inspire troops, memorializ…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Video Conferencing Contact, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

Analyzing Primary Sources – by Library of Congress
What do primary sources tell us? What questions do they raise? Practice the skill of Object Observation and unlock the answers to these questions and more! Learn how this analysis tool can be used with primary sources and explore how this technique can be u…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Professional Development Director, Technology Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

Congress Present: Using THOMAS – by Library of Congress
What are your members of Congress doing? What are their positions on the issues? Follow debate on current issues and learn how your members voted. Explore THOMAS, the Library of Congress Web site for Congressional materials, and become an active participant…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Technology Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Media Specialist/Librarian, Public Library: Library Staff

Gathering Community Stories – by Library of Congress
Gain a unique perspective on your community?s history and cultural identity through oral history interviews. These generate first-hand documentation that can be used in myriad ways. Learn the process of collecting oral history and gain skill through practice…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

Library of Congress ONLINE! – by Library of Congress
Take a guided tour of the Library of Congress Web site! Discover Edison’s films; examine maps; explore photographs of home towns and exotic places; listen to America’s songs, memories, and speeches; track legislation or contact Congress. Learn to use Ask A L…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Video Conferencing Contact, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Title One Coordinator, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

Make It and Take It – by Library of Congress
Primary sources should be seen, felt, examined, and heard! Transform the digital versions of Library of Congress primary sources into real objects that can be used off-line, or combine them in multi-media presentations.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Technology Director, Video Conferencing Contact, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

Sleuthing With Maps – by Library of Congress
Maps are windows to our cultural, political, and physical world. They capture a space in time and define it according to parameters set by the mapmaker for an intended audience. Who is that audience? What did they want to know? What did the mapmaker want t…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

The Internet: Fact or Fiction: Web Site Evaluation Strategies – by Library of Congress
How do you locate sites that are accurate, relevant, current, and unbiased? How can you help others evaluate web sites and the information they provide? Join Library of Congress staff to examine web sites and create evaluation criteria that make the World Wi…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Technology Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Title One Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Public Library: Library Staff

The Spy Map & General Washington – by Library of Congress
December 31, 1776 dawns bitterly cold, with colonial troops hungry, ill-equipped, unpaid, and ready to return home. General Washington receives timely information from a very intelligent young gentleman. Using the spy’s map, letter, and the official battle m…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Technology Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

Treasure Hunting – by Library of Congress
Feeling overwhelmed when trying to search the Library of Congress’s Web site? Where do you begin? How? Learn the characteristics and scope of the Library’s different search tools. Practice using resources designed to streamline the search process. Develop…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY
Audience: Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Parent, Public Library: Library Staff, Business/Community: Community Member

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