[kids-lib] Lib of Congress Online Conf on 10/27 & 10/28 PM => Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Oct 21 14:00:27 PDT 2015

Please pardon the cross-posting.

The Library of Congress is hosting a two-day virtual conference on Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Pacific. The first afternoon will start with a keynote speaker. On Tuesday there are three session blocks, and on Wednesday there are four. Each 50-minute session block will have two options.

Instead of registering for the entire event, register for the individual sessions you are interested in. Click on session titles to register.


Certificates of participation will be offered for the live webinars, and for a limited time, for the recorded sessions that will be posted soon after the conference is over.

Participation will be via Adobe Connect, and each session will operate somewhat like a webinar.

Here are the session choices:

Tuesday, October 27th
Keynote: Preserving Our Communities with Photography (with renowned photographer Carol Highsmith)
Veterans History Project -or- Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions
Working with Visuals -or-  Reading Like a Historian
What's New at the Library of Congress? -or- Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking Assessments

Wednesday, October 28th
Teaching the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -or- Provoking Inquiry Through Primary Sources
World Digital Library -or-Young Learners Explore Library of Congress Images
Teaching with Historical Newspapers -or- Building Literacy Muscle with Primary Sources
Library of Congress 101 for Teachers -or- Making Thinking Visible with Primary Sources

Sounds like a great opportunity to become familiar with the Library of Congress's offerings and to learn some instructional strategies for using the resources. Teachers and library staff are invited. Please spread the word.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

OSLIS || www.oslis.org
Learn to research. Research to learn.

FOLLOW US: [facebookSmall.png] <https://www.facebook.com/ORLibSupport>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20151021/22bddfa4/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 660 bytes
Desc: image001.png
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20151021/22bddfa4/attachment.png>

More information about the Kids-lib mailing list