Join Us for the 2022 Truman Presidential Library Virtual Teacher Conference
By Therese Perlowski - Program Manager, Internet2 Community Anchor Program
The Presidential Primary Sources Project is teaming up with the Truman Presidential Library to host a free professional development conference for teachers this summer. Presidential Character and Decision Making is a three-day online workshop from July 12-14, 2022, focused on presenting teachers with tools and primary sources to help them navigate historical themes in their curriculum.
|Register for the free online Presidential Character and Decision Making workshop held July 12-14, 2022.|
Guided by presenters from 10 presidential libraries and historic sites, teachers will explore how a variety of presidents have made crucial decisions and put their character to the test. By examining presidential history through the lens of decision making, Presidential Character and Decision Making offers a fresh viewpoint on how individual presidents have shaped their administrations in times of crisis and offers teachers a valuable opportunity to enhance their curriculum.
A huge highlight of the workshop is not only live interaction with the presenters and fellow teachers, but also the numerous teaching activities, lesson plans, and interactive resources that will be shared throughout the week.
“Teaching social studies isn’t just about resurrecting the past — it is about helping students understand the present and prepare for the future. This conference provided the collaboration, tools, and resources that teachers desperately need to be effective teachers in our ever-changing world.” – 2021 Workshop Participant
“I have been ‘wowed’ and overwhelmed by what is available for my classes, that is why this conference was so valuable. Being able to learn from the numerous presidential library professionals about their lesson plans, offerings, and material was invaluable. The scope of material and the ideas presented on lesson plans was immense. The volume of primary resources that are available online is absolutely wonderful and to learn and use them was valuable. I KNOW that I will be bringing material from this week into each of the subjects that I teach.” – 2021 Workshop Participant
The 2022 workshop offers teachers the opportunity to learn and interact with presenters from the Hoover Library, Truman Library, LBJ Library, Carter Library, Clinton Library, F.D. Roosevelt Library, Eisenhower Library, Nixon Library, George H.W. Bush Library, Teddy Roosevelt Center, and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.
Workshop: Presidential Character and Decision Making
Location: Online via Zoom, hosted by the Internet2 Community Anchor Program
Schedule: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT, July 12-14, 2022
Cost: FREE as a thank you to teachers for getting through this school year!
For any questions regarding the workshop, please contact Therese Perlowski.
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