Teaching with Primary Sources Opportunity

The Virginia Geographic Alliance, in partnership with Library of Congress’ TPS Eastern Region Program, is pleased to announce the Placing Primary Sources Teacher Scholars Program.

Program Overview

Teacher Scholars will take part in workshops that emphasize skills related to searching loc.gov, selecting appropriate primary sources and implementing these sources to promote inquiry learning in the classroom, along with WebGIS Story Mapping techniques. Scholars will then collaborate with VGA leadership to create interactive, media-rich WebGIS Story Maps and lesson plans that mirror effective instructional practices promoted by the TPS Eastern Region program. The VGA seeks six TPS Teacher Scholars to work in a blended learning environment with scholars, master teachers, technology experts, and archivists to weave our nation’s archives with WebGIS technology to uncover meaningful and authentic sources and Story Maps to better teach the story of America from a geographic and digital perspective.

Program Benefits

  • $1200.00 Stipend for successfully completing the Program.
  • Travel support to attend a Fall TPS Institute (Meals & Lodging).
  • 75 Recertification Points
  • Authorship of two leading-edge teaching resources that will be shared at the regional, national, and international levels.
  • Optional Teacher Consultant opportunity designing and leading a Teaching with Primary Sources Institute. Additional stipend will be provided.

The application to be considered to be a Teacher Scholar is attached and due by 11:59 PM, June 25, 2017.  The completed application should be sent to Chris Bunin, VGA Geospatial Technologies Co-Coordinator at chris.bunin@gmail.com

Questions – If you have any questions about Placing Primary Sources and teacher participation in the program, contact Andy Mink, Project Manager andrew.t.mink@gmail.com or Chris Bunin, VGA Geospatial Technologies Co-Coordinator chris.bunin@gmail.com 

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