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 that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular areas in primary and middle schools.
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.
Through the TPS program at University of the Arts, the Professional Institute for Educators will offer new courses in music, photography, poetry and theater beginning in the summer of 2012. These one-week intensive courses will be free to teachers who do not take the courses for graduate credit. The courses will also be available as credit-bearing classes for a fee.
This 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.