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.