National Book Festival
Just a reminder that the National Book Festival will be taking place this coming Saturday, September 25th on the National Mall. Come see authors including Katherine Patterson, Judith Viorst, M.T. Anderson, Margarita Engle and Jules Feiffer. Come hear the final chapter of the Exquisite Corpse Adventure. Visit the “Let’s Read Pavilion” and the “Pavilion of the States” to learn about reading programs around the United States and participate in reading-related activities.
There is also a teacher guide to the National Book Festival. Learn about the authors that will be attending, find bookmarks for children to color and an Eye-Spy game for kids to play, and get tips on how to plan your own book festival.
Come see us at the Texas Library Association
If you are attending the Texas Library Association in San Antonio, Texas from April 14-17, Gail Petri will present two sessions: Books as Hooks to Library of Congress Online Primary Sources and Library of Congress Teacher Page for Social Studies TEKS
Books as Hooks to Library of Congress Online Primary Sources 10:15 - 11:50 am
Enrich students' reading experiences and increase their understanding of history through the use of Library of Congress free online primary sources. Create collaborative inquiry-based learning activities and discover strategies that encourage critical thinking and research skills.
Library of Congress Teacher Page for Social Studies TEKS 8:00 - 9:50 am
Are you ready to help students meet the new Social Studies TEKS? An expert from the Library of Congress will highlight the agency's newly revised Teacher Page, a gateway to resources aligned with the National Social Studies, AASL, and ISTE standards.
Creating the US Teacher Institute
Interested in learning strategies to teach about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights using Library of Congress primary sources? Register to attend the one day Library of Congress Creating the US Teacher Institute. Participants will leave with strategies and materials they can use in their schools. The institute uses the Library's exhibition, “Creating the United States” as its foundation. Learn how to make this era in our country’s history come alive for student using images, manuscripts, letters, photographs, maps, and poetry.
Exploring the Early Americas Teacher Institute
These one day institutes invite educators from across the country to learn about the Early Americas through the Library’s primary and web based materials. Examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Participants will leave with strategies and materials they can use in their schools. The institute uses the Library's exhibition Exploring the Early Americas as its foundation.
Come see us at the Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference
If you are attending WSRA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from February 4-6, 2010 Gail Petri will present two sessions: Books as Hooks to Library of Congress Online Primary Sources (Friday, February 5th from 9:45 – 10:45) and Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources Professional Development System (Friday, February 5th from 11:00 – 12:00).
Come see us at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference - February 1-3, 2010
Are you planning to attend the Ohio ETech Conference in Columbus, Ohio from February 1-3, 2010? Sherrie Galloway will present “Teacher Treasures from the Library of Congress” from 3-4:30 on February 1st.
FETC 2010 - January 12-15, 2010 - Orlando Florida
If you are attending the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida from January 12-15 make sure to go to the session titled “Library of Congress –Teaching with Primary Sources” presented by Gail Petri and Elizabeth Ridgway on Friday, January 15th from 12:30 – 1:25.