About Teaching with Primary Sources - Northern Virginia

The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Northern Virginia Partnership (TPSNVA) began in 2003 with Arlington Public Schools, Alexandria City Public Schools, and Falls Church City Public Schools. Fairfax County Public Schools joined the partnership in 2004.

The Teaching with Primary Sources - Northern Virginia program is a professional development program designed by school personnel in an effort to promote student learning while advancing current local school district pedagogy initiatives. Each school in the original partner school districts will have an opportunity for school-based professional development and the district department of Instruction will have opportunities for district-wide professional development.

TPSNVA program development has included bringing more than 1,000 educators from Northern Virginia to the Library of Congress for special tours of the architecture and exhibits, lectures with curators and reference specialists to develop educator content knowledge, and hands-on technology workshops focusing on integrating digital primary resources into the instructional program. Collaboration opportunities among the participants from the Northern Virginia school systems have been a highlight in the program development activities.

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Copyright on works produced

All participating institutions and/or educators in connection with An Adventure of the American Mind (AAM) program grant the Library of Congress a nonexclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish or otherwise use the works produced through AAM for Federal purposes, and to authorize others to do so.

Pictures of Participants

On occasion, TPSNVA staff may take pictures to document grant activities. Please let TPSNVA staff know if you would not like any pictures of you participating in the TPSNVA program to be displayed on the TPSNVA Web page or in the TPSNVA newsletter, Teacher Treasures. Your name will not be displayed along with the picture unless TPSNVA staff asks permission. Pictures of participants in TPSNVA programs without names or school identification will be used for documentation and informational and promotional materials. Please let TPSNVA staff know when they are taking pictures if you would prefer not to have your image used in TPSNVA materials.