Map of Greeley ColoradoTPS at UNC offers a number of free professional development workshops throughout the year. Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming offerings and sign up to get our e-mail notifications.

Below are the general overviews of the TPS program to give you the birds-eye view.

Professional development activities under Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) progress along three program levels. K-12 educators have the option of taking workshops and courses, offered by TPS Consortium members, under all or some of these levels, depending on their interests.

Level I–Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.
TPS-UNC provides Level I offerings through Essentials Exploration and Special Topics

Level II– Participants evaluate, create and teach topic-specific, content-informed lessons that integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress and exemplify effective instructional practices.
TPS-UNC provides Level II offerings through Summer Institutes and follow-up with teacher implementation of lesson plans

Level III – Experienced educators advocate the use of primary sources and help disseminate the ideas, methods and products of the TPS program.
This is the newest level, which is being launched this year. TPS-UNC will be working with interested educators to pilot professional development and opportunities for playing leadership roles with TPS-UNC.

Credit is available for all TPS workshops. Click here for more information.

Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII