The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its three-day summer institutes for K-12 educators.

Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., these professional development opportunities provide educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking and construction of knowledge.

While practicing these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. They will also conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.

Four sessions will be offered this summer:

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

  • June 26-28, 2024;
  • July 10-12, 2024; and
  • July 15-17, 2024.

Science, Technology and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 1-3, 2024

The institute and instructional materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications are due Feb 16, 2024 and require a letter of recommendation. Learn more and apply by visiting the LOC’s Onsite Workshops webpage.