Welcome to THE SOURCE BLOG: Teaching with Primary Sources at Eastern Illinois University News. Our new blog allows us to quickly share news about and links to resources, coming events and changes to educational materials important to those of us who recognize the benefits of teaching with digitized primary sources from the collections of the Library of Congress. Posts will be brief and informal, but you have our word that the information shared will be valuable and relevant. Please subscribe to THE SOURCE and encourage colleagues to join the conversation and receive updates via RSS feed or email. Remember to visit our site at www.eiu.edu/eiutps. Thank you and come back soon!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Let's stay in touch!

As in the past, we promise that you will only receive one email from us each month that will introduce the topic of the newest issue of "The Source" (formerly our newsletter).  Within that email we will share announcements and opportunities that may be beneficial to you.  You are welcome to forward these emails to colleagues.  We are currently updating our subscription link and hope to have it operational soon so more teachers can be added to our contact list!

Please consider subscribing to this blog - THE SOURCE BLOG: Teaching with Primary Sources at Eastern Illinois University News.  Posts are brief and informal, but you have our word that the information shared is valuable and relevant. Check it out and encourage colleagues to join the conversation and receive updates via RSS feed or email. 

Do you like podcasts?  Cindy will continue to be part of TechTalk4Teacher podcasts with Dr. Tom Grissom, of the EIU Instructional Technology Center.  The podcasts address technology in various forms, from hardware and software to cool resources available online - with special attention paid to the Library of Congress, of course. This month we chat about a Technology Triage to start the school year, the National Book Festival and artifacts relating to the national political conventions.  Check it out at http://techtalk4teachers.blogspot.com/.  

The first issue of our newsletter, The Source, is now online at and focuses on the Olympics.  Take a look for interesting information and examples of Library of Congress digitized primary sources and resources available.  The archived list of past issues is always available at the bottom of The Source page.

On October 5, TPS EIU is partnering with the Eastern Illinois Writing Project for a free professional development event titled "Creative Teaching that Meets the Standards: Reading and Writing Throughout the Curriculum".  Dr. Tim Shanahan of the UIC Center for Literacy and author of the Shanahan on Literacy Blog will provide the keynote address followed by breakout sessions with classroom teachers.  Registration information will be posted on the EIWP website at http://www.eiu.edu/~easternnwp.  

As always, please contact us with any questions or comments, have a fabulous school year and we hope to see you soon!

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