Earn Technology Rewards
We are always gratified that so many participants continue to return for additional TPS workshops, as we explore a variety of topics and themes through the wealth of primary sources from the Library of Congress. All of us benefit, as well, when regular participants encourage their colleagues, or even their schools, to take advantage of our program.
To offer rewards and incentives, we have a points system in place through which you can earn equipment and resources that support your teaching. We often refer to these as “technology incentives,” and they do include electronic and computer-based resources, but they also may be more low tech and still provide much-needed resources that support you in your teaching with primary sources.
For Your Classroom
Examples of past items that teachers have earned (or occasionally have won in a drawing at a workshop) include:
- Cameras – still and video
- Wireless Ink jet printers
- Interwrite pads
- LCD projectors
Participants earn 100 points for each full day workshop attended and when you have accumulated 1000, you can select a reward for being a strong supporter, user and advocate of teaching with primary sources.
The points can add up faster than you might think. For example, if you opt to register for UNC credit with a one-day workshop, you will be spending additional time online working on your final assignment and will also earn an additional 100 points. Also, if you recommend someone take one of our Essentials Exploration workshops, once that person completes the one-day workshop, you earn 100 points.
Here’s a quick breakdown of ways to earn 100 points:
- 100 points: Attend a one-day workshop
- 100 points: Complete additional assignments to earn graduate credit for workshop (includes registration and payment –see credit)
- 100 points: Recommend an Essentials Exploration workshop to a colleague who is new to TPS and be sure to have them list your name upon signing in.
- 200 points: Two-day workshop (offered on occasion)
- 300 points: Three-day workshop (such as past summer institutes)
We may occasionally offer points or incentive items for other contributions to the program, such as materials development or logistical support. We will announce these as opportunities arise.
Limits: Due to funding limitations, we are able to offer a maximum of three (3) technology rewards to any one participant.
Participants can check in at any time to inquire about their current points accumulation. We also try to notify those who are very close to their 1000 level. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org