The GrantLibrary of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program.
The Teaching with Primary Sources Program works with colleges and other educational organizations to deliver professional development programs that help teachers use the Library of Congress’s rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction.
The Library of Congress collaborates with a consortium of educational partners. TPS Consortium members extend the reach and applicability of the TPS program by creating curriculum, delivering professional development to pre-and in-service teachers, and contributing to investigations of primary sources in K-12 instruction.
Their projects reflect focus on a diversity of teacher and student populations, professional concentrations, program approaches and geographic locations.
In August 2016, after a nationwide competitive bidding process, the University of South Carolina was one of 23 organizations selected to receive grants to conduct TPS projects and sit on the TPS Consortium, between October 2016 and October 2019.
Connect with the Library of Congress TPS site.
The partners in the TPS-USC project have a record of success in previous collaborations, which helps to ensure that the proposed project will have a significant impact on the educational communities that it will serve. Click on each partner to visit their websites.
The school library program in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina is ranked fifth in the nation in the U.S. News and World Report National Rankings for the School Library Media specialty.
The South Carolina Association of School Librarians has a long history of supporting school librarians in South Carolina. The Association is nationally recognized for its initiatives to provide quality professional development and resources for its members.
The Office of School Leadership in the SC Dept. of Education promotes equity and excellence in education by providing a continuum of leadership development opportunities and services. The SCDOE oversees 1,900 school librarians in SC schools.
The Department of Instruction and Teacher Education is in the USC College of Education. The COE is a state and national leader in providing comprehensive, world-class preparation for teachers, counselors, administrators, and other educators.
A founding member of the South Carolina Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America, USC’s Libraries’ Digital Collections provide over half a million online primary documents concerning American history topics.
Follett School Solutions is the primary supplier of integrated library management systems to school libraries in SC. Destiny Library Manager provides students and educators access to online library catalogues and other digital resources.
The TeamIndividuals working on various parts of the grant.
Meet the team of educators and professionals working on the project. Click on the profile buttons for more information about each person.
Dr. Karen Gavigan
Library and Information Science
Univ. of South Carolina
Dr. Daniella Cook
Instruction and Teacher Education Coordinator
Secondary Social Studies Prog.
Univ. of South Carolina