TLD 2012: Primary Passion - Videos Available
Pikes Peak and Southeast Region GT Workshops
TPS Treasure Hunt

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April 2012

TLD 2012: Primary Passion - Videos Available

Teacher Librarian Day

Our annual Teacher Librarian Day, which was originally scheduled for February 4th, was postponed due to a monster snowstorm courtesy of Mother Nature. Fourteen inches of snow fell on the Denver Metro area which led to Auraria Campus closing.

Not a team to abandon all hope, we at TPS Metro State quickly decided to reschedule our flagship event. This year’s theme was “Primary Passion.” We asked our speakers to give talks revolving around things they are passionate about, with an emphasis on how those passions relate to primary sources and education. All expectations were exceeded with an amazingly diverse set of presentations.



Pikes Peak and Southeast Region GT Workshops

On April 10th and 12th, some 150 educators throughout Colorado convened on the Zalman Center in Colorado Springs to discover the potential of primary sources. For TPS-Colorado, this workshop marked two firsts: one for record attendance, and also for being our first workshop offered exclusively to gifted and talented educators. April 10th was offered to elementary personnel with a focus on Westward Expansion, and April 12th for secondary focused on the Industrial Revolution.

After some expected early technical hurdles, district teams of 3 to 6 were actively introduced to primary sources with a very successful "sticky note" analysis activity (seen in the slideshows below) facilitated by master teacher and American Memory Fellow Mary Johnson.

----------- Elementary Slideshow | April 10 ----------- ----------- Secondary Slideshow | April 12 ------------


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TPS Treasure Hunt


Don't forget to bookmark the Treasure Hunt page and check back every Tuesday for the first three weeks of each month for a new clue. Submit your primary source guess to win a $15 iTunes card, a laminated primary source, and a chance to be the annual GRAND PRIZE WINNER of an Apple iPad2. Let's go hunting!

Great warm-up activity to use in the classroom with students TPS Tuesday Treasure Hunt
Improve your Library of Congress searching skills
Discover new resources every month & with every clue
Win great pizes & get featured on the wall of winners


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