In my earlier post I talked about the resources I picked up from the Library of Congress session at NECC09. Another Library of Congress project announced at NECC is TPS Direct. TPS (Teaching with Primary Sources) Direct is a self-guided, personalized professional development program for teachers (or groups of teachers) who are interested in learning more about how to effectively use primary sources in the classroom. As I discovered during my visit to Washington DC, the Library of Congress has been providing face-to-face professional development. While I am sure these are excellent classes, they’re a bit challenging for teachers outside of the greater DC area to attend. TPS Direct allows teachers to receive similar professional development, but online at their own pace.
Take a moment to check out:
- Self Directed Modules – An Introduction to the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Plan Builder
I’ve been watching the videos in “An Introduction to the Library of Congress” and so far I’m pretty impressed.