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January 13th, 2011
Library of Congress Announces Schedule for 2011 Summer Teacher Institutes – Teachers Can Learn to Use Library Resources in Class

Washington, D.C.– The Library of Congress has announced its schedule for the 2011 Summer Teacher Institutes. The free five-day institutes are designed to introduce educators to the millions of digitized primary sources available on the Library’s Web site. The sessions will show teachers how to use these resources in their classrooms and provide them with information-sharing opportunities with peers around the country.

“These sessions are an excellent way for teachers to access the nation’s great wealth of information and archival material and bring that information to students,” Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva said. “Teachers and school districts can benefit greatly from this training, but students will be the greatest beneficiaries of all. I sincerely hope educators in District Seven take advantage of this opportunity.”

There will be seven individual five-day sessions held at the Library of Congress in 2011. Sessions are free and fill up fast. Interested teachers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and not later than the February 4 application deadline. The 2011 sessions will be held on the following dates:

Session 1:  May 23-27

Session 2:  June 6-10

Session 3:  June 13-17

Session 4:  July 11-15 (Civil War focus)

Session 5:  July 18-22

Session 6:  August 1-5

Session 7:  August 8-12

Attendees can receive three graduate credits for a fee from George Mason University after completing specified Institute-related requirements. For additional information and to apply for the Summer Teacher Institute, visit

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