Can I use the Library of Congress Professional Development Materials to develop my own PD?
Posted July 18, 2013on:
Absolutely! A media specialist just asked about the logistics of using Library of Congress professional development resources to deliver professional development in her own school! The Teachers Page Build and Deliver materials and the Interactive Online Modules were both developed for that very purpose.
The PDF Build and Deliver files, along with the highly interactive multimedia materials, will help teachers and media specialists learn how to search and use The Library of Congress American Memory Collections effectively. Both PD formats have extensive selections of professional development resources that educators can use individually or to teach others. These resources are ready to use and free!
Engaging Students Through Photos, my guest post on Julie Greller’s Media Specialists Guide to the Internet blog, describes adult learners participating in a photo analysis activity using Lincoln’s Pockets, a Build and Deliver Module. You will also learn a bit about ready-to-use Primary Source Sets and Primary Source Analysis Tools. The Power of Primary Sources tab above has journal articles on these PD tools.