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The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of the Arts

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts creates professional development opportunities for K-12 educators in the greater-Philadelphia area that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular areas in all grade levels.
The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.
The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K-12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.
Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers.
The TPS-UArts program  leverages the strengths of UArts faculty and local arts organization partners to utilize the vast cultural resources of our nation’s digital library for teachers and their students.  Course content explores the use of primary sources through the arts focusing on the areas of music, photography, poetry, printmaking and theater.  TPS-UArts programming is free.   Courses may be taken for graduate credit at a signifcantly reduced rate.    
Non-credit registration for courses is FREE and graduate credit registration is available at a significantly reduced rate. 

TPS Spring 2016 Workshop

Spend the day at our Philadelphia campus on Saturday, April 23, 10 am - 4 pm, for a five-hour workshop that includes lunch, digital demos, hands-on studio activities and keynote speaker Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Learn more and register at tps.uarts.edu/workshops.