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November 19, 2015

Recorded Sessions Available for LoC Online Conf => Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources

From the Library of Congress website:

“Education experts and subject matter specialists presented 15 different sessions discussing resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources in the classroom. Each session was recorded and certificates are available for a limited time to those who view the recordings. You must register to view the recordings.”

Maybe small groups could pick one to watch and discuss during an early start day or inservice training.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library


From: Jennifer Maurer
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:00 PM
Subject: Lib of Congress Online Conf on 10/27 & 10/28 PM => Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources

Because this opportunity relates to inquiry and research, and OSLIS is all about research, I am sharing this information on OSLIST. Please pardon the cross-posting.

The Library of Congress is hosting a two-day virtual conference on Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Pacific. The first afternoon will start with a keynote speaker. On Tuesday there are three session blocks, and on Wednesday there are four. Each 50-minute session block will have two options.

Instead of registering for the entire event, register for the individual sessions you are interested in. Click on session titles to register.

Certificates of participation will be offered for the live webinars, and for a limited time, for the recorded sessions that will be posted soon after the conference is over.

Participation will be via Adobe Connect, and each session will operate somewhat like a webinar.

Here are the session choices:

Tuesday, October 27th

Keynote: Preserving Our Communities with Photography (with renowned photographer Carol Highsmith)

Veterans History Project —or— Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Working with Visuals —or— Reading Like a Historian

What's New at the Library of Congress? —or— Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking Assessments

Wednesday, October 28th

Teaching the Civil Rights Act of 1964 —or— Provoking Inquiry Through Primary Sources

World Digital Library —or—Young Learners Explore Library of Congress Images

Teaching with Historical Newspapers —or— Building Literacy Muscle with Primary Sources

Library of Congress 101 for Teachers —or— Making Thinking Visible with Primary Sources

Sounds like a great opportunity to become familiar with the Library of Congress’s offerings and to learn some instructional strategies for using the resources. Teachers and library staff are invited. Please spread the word.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library