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The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country.

  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Standards-based
  • Appropriate for all educators

Build and Deliver

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Download and facilitate ready-to-present professional development modules from the Library's groundbreaking delivery system.

All content is aligned to NSDC, AASL and ISTE national standards. Ideal for:

  • Staff Developers
  • Content Chairs
  • School Library Media Specialists
  • Facilitators

Take Online Modules

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Complete an interactive self-directed module from the Library of Congress.

Each multimedia-rich module delivers approximately one hour of professional development and includes a certificate of completion. Ideal for:

  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Administrators
  • Facilitators
Begin the Professional Development Builder
View Self-Directed Modules

Train with the Library of Congress

Experts from the Library of Congress work directly with small groups of educators using material from the Library's Teaching with Primary Sources professional development program.

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In-House Training
Hands-on workshops offered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Educator engaging students

Interactive, distance learning programs offered by the Library of Congress.

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Summer Teacher Institutes
Longer in-depth institutes at the Library of Congress, avaliable by application.

Work with Our Partners

Network with the Library's educational consortium — schools, universities, libraries, and foundations from around the country.

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Participating Partners
Find a partner near you

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Grant program available
Learn about regional grants