TPS-Barat Learning @ the Source Free Professional Devleopment
Explore the digital world of the Library of Congress and get strategies for incorporating primary sources into your curriculum to strengthen critical thinking skills through inquiry-based learning.
The TPS-Barat Learning @ the Source programs combine online learning with in-person training to help teachers discover how to identify and use engaging primary sources from the Library of Congress in learning activities that align to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and promote inquiry learning and critical thinking skills. The program follows the national TPS program’s levels of professional development.
Learning @ the Source Level I
Teaching with Primary Sources to Support the CCSS & Inquiry Learning
Learning @ the Source Level II
Teaching with Primary Sources to Implement CCSS & Inquiry Learning
Learning @ the Source Level III
Teaching with Primary Sources Train-the-Trainer Program
National TPS Professional Development
Professional development activities under Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) progress along three program levels. K-12 educators have the option of taking workshops and courses, offered by TPS Consortium members, under all or some of these levels, depending on their interests.
Level I–Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.
Level II– Participants evaluate, create and teach topic-specific, content-informed lessons that integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress and exemplify effective instructional practices.
Level III – Experienced educators advocate the use of primary sources and help disseminate the ideas, methods and products of the TPS program.
Cicero: American Government & Constitution
Improve student understanding and recall of core concepts of American government and the U.S. Constitution with an interactive, question-and-answer learning game. These online learning modules can also be used to identify student knowledge gaps and create customized Constitution exams.
|TPS-Barat offers no-cost blended learning programs to educators in the Chicagoland area and the Rockford area. For more information contact us online or by phone at 847.574.2465.|