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Want to get smarter? Need some PD credit? The archived Library of Congress webinar conference is ready to help

All of us want to get smarter. And most of us aren’t too disappointed if we can pick up some some professional learning certification along the way.

If the learning is tied to the Library of Congress and primary sources? Bonus.

The second LOC online conference was last week and it was awesome. Titled Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources, the conference focused on using all of the most excellent tools for integrating primary sources into your instruction. There were also sessions that highlighted the best ways to search and use the Library’s website. The conference sessions were streamed live last week but were archived in case you missed things.

You can find sessions on using photographs, the integration of LOC documents and SHEG’s Beyond the Bubble tool, using primary sources in the elementary grades, historical newspapers, civic engagement stuff, and a ton more. There are 15 sessions to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find something that perfectly fits your needs.

To access archived video of the session presentations and any associated handouts, simply go to the conference website and click on any of the session titles.

Extra bonus?

The front pages of the Library website just got a very cool overhaul. It’s brighter and easier to use with a focus on social media and trending themes. It looks really good. So be sure to spend some time with the conference session highlighting what’s new at the LOC to get caught up with all of the new sweetness.

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