Free Workshops this summer from NCCE!

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lofcongressNCCE is offering FREE Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources workshops in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington this summer. 
Two options are available – a Level I session for people who have never participated and Level II session for those of you who have attended a Library of Congress workshop in the past. 
For more information and to apply today, please visit:  NCCE 2014 Summer
 NCCE Library of Congress TPS Workshops 2014 Level I (Introductory)
·         July 14-17 (Billings, MT)
·         July 23-24 (Spokane, WA)
·         July 28-29 (Lewiston, ID)
·         July 31-August 1 (Ashland, OR)
·         August 5-6 (Vancouver, WA)
·         August 6-7 (Meridian, ID)
·         August 12-13 (Mukilteo, WA)  
This two-day Level I workshop will introduce you to the vast collections on the Library of Congress’s rich reservoir of over 19 million digital resources and explore how you can use them to engage students in the classroom. Two-day workshops will include information on:
  • Navigating the Library of Congress website for digital content
  • Searching digitized materials and lessons
  • Analyzing primary sources and discussing lesson implementation strategies
  • Exploring Copyright information
  • Designing lessons utilizing Library of Congress materials
  • Links to Common Core Standards
  • Engaging and challenging students using primary source materials
  • Continuing Education hours and College Credit available.
NCCE Library of Congress TPS Workshops 2014 Level II Training (Advanced)
·         August 12-13 (Mukilteo, WA) Special guest Dr. Sam Wineburg, Stanford Graduate School of Education will join us one day.
This two-day workshop will focus on understanding Inquiry-based teaching using Primary Source materials from the Library of Congress. Emphasis will be on developing lessons designed around the inquiry model and meeting common core standards.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Library of Congress!
Questions? Email Becky Firth,



Mike is currently the Instructional Program Director for the Montana Digital Academy, Montana's state virtual school. Teaching Elementary and Middle school, technology directing, grant writing, presenting, and now managing instruction at a virtual school has given Mike a wide range of experiences in the educational field. Being able to teach and lead technology integration has brought a great pedagogic balance to Mike’s facilitation/instruction. With degrees from Carroll College (Elementary Education), Boise State University (Educational Technology), and pursuing a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana, Mike is well versed in both content and technology integration. Mike has been honored as an Outstanding Teacher by the Helena Education Foundation and winner of the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award. Mike is a NCCE Tech-Savvy Teacher in Residence and blogs regularly at the NCCE blog.

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