Teaching with Primary Sources Programat Rockford University
Welcome to the Teaching With Primary Sources Program at Rockford University
Funded by a grant from the The Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Rockford University supports Northern Illinois educators in their efforts to incorporate primary-source, inquiry-based learning to enhance the achievement of students in kindergarten through grade 12. The program is conducted through undergraduate and graduate classes leading to teacher certification at Rockford University, including student teaching.
The program also provides free in-service workshops and graduate class stipends for K-12 educators in partner school districts to expand the community of educators using primary-source, inquiry-based learning experiences. The program also identifies, encourages and supports participating university faculty who provide TPS professional development to area K-12 educators.
Teaching with Primary Sources program at Rockford University collaborates with school districts, universities, libraries, and foundations to help teachers use the Library's vast collection of digitized primary sources to enrich their classroom instruction.