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Provider

Teaching with Primary Sources - University of Northern Colorado

Contact Information

Primary

Anne Bell
Campus Box 106 - UNC
McKee 125
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: (970) 351-1523
Email: anne.bell@unco.edu

Secondary

Lori Brown
Campus Box 106 - UNC
McKee 125
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: (970) 351-1555
Email: lori.brown@unco.edu

General Information

Website: www.unctps.org (old) www.unco.edu/tps (coming fall 2012)
Screenshots / Demo: www.loc.gov/teachers
Effectiveness Data: n/a
Type of Organization: Other
grant-funded professional development
Organization is best described as: Non-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 6
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Professional Development

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

We primarily serve teachers directly who attend our workshops, seminars or institutes. We also will work directly with schools or districts to bring workshops to their sites. Examples of Colorado districts we have served in this way: Summit County,Elizabeth, East Otero, Custer County, Roaring Fork, Ouray, Gunnison Watershed.

Recent References:

Partnered Spring 2012 with Loveland High School (Thompson) Library Media specialist MaryLou Rodgers for a workshop on Library of Congress resources and copyright issues. (Mary Lou retired this year)
Colorado Humanities - partnered on Young Chauataqua program, including educator authors of history books to offer overview of online resources from Library of Congress Contact Betty Jo Brenner

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Wyoming - Unita County 1 & 6; individually have provided professional development for teachers from Natrona, Laramie, and Albany county school districts. Contact our office if further details needed.

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) and UNC is one of 28 sites throughout the country offering professional development as stipulated by the Library of Congress, and is designated a provider of free professional development through grant funding

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Staff who delivery workshops include two with PhD's in Ed Tech; one with a Master's in literature and PhD Coursework in professional development/adult learning. All are certified Instructors of Record through UNC Extended Studies. Two contract facilitators include one with two MAs - Ed Tech and Library Science; another in History. All have experience in K-12 teaching as well as adults.

Cost:

All professional development is offered FREE through the grant funding from the Library of Congress.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

TPS offers a standard, full day introductory "level one" workshop as foundational; but will also customize to meet needs of district, for example shorter 4-6 hours workshops or "special topics" focusing on specific content areas. Staff will work with districts to customize or emphasize specific needs.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Each participant completes an evaluation of the course taken, these are used in formative assessment; in addition, the TPS program at the Library of Congress is completing a comprehensive evaluation of the national program through contract with SRI International.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Professional development is focused on providing teachers with strategies, tools and resources for inquiry-based learning using digitized, online primary sources from the Library of Congress. Workshops take place in computer labs or with personal internet-connected laptops, and work best with 12-15 participants (maximum 24.) Foundational workshop, Essentials Exploration, (8 hours) provides "Level One" introduction and overview. Special Topics are generally offered at a central location and teachers are invited to participate. Sample Special topics: American Voices, African-Americans in the West, Digital Storytelling, Reactions to 9/11 (10th anniversary)

500-1000 Students:

Professional development is focused on providing teachers with strategies, tools and resources for inquiry-based learning using digitized, online primary sources from the Library of Congress. Workshops take place in computer labs or with personal internet-connected laptops, and work best with 12-15 participants (maximum 24)Foundational workshop, Essentials Exploration, (8 hours) provides "Level One" introduction and overview. Special Topics are generally offered at a central location and teachers are invited to participate. Sample Special topics: American Voices, African-Americans in the West, Digital Storytelling, Reactions to 9/11 (10th anniversary)

1000+ Students:

Professional development is focused on providing teachers with strategies, tools and resources for inquiry-based learning using digitized, online primary sources from the Library of Congress. Workshops take place in computer labs or with personal internet-connected laptops, and work best with 12-15 participants (maximum 24)Foundational workshop, Essentials Exploration, (8 hours) provides "Level One" introduction and overview. Special Topics are generally offered at a central location and teachers are invited to participate. Sample Special topics: American Voices, African-Americans in the West, Digital Storytelling, Reactions to 9/11 (10th anniversary)

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