Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region @ Metropolitan State University of Denver

Idaho Grantees

Idaho Commission for Libraries
Contact: Jeannie Standal – School Library Consultant
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://libraries.idaho.gov

Grant awarded May 20, 2020

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is a library advocacy and professional development agency whose mission is to assist libraries to build capacity to better serve their communities. To meet that mission, ICfL will implement their new regional grant, “Teaching with Primary Sources in Idaho K-12 Classrooms and School Libraries,” across eight sites throughout Idaho. In view of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, ICfL will adapt their project plan to focus on virtual learning events rather than in-person, onsite sessions at regional school libraries. The virtual events or onsite sessions will equip educators to incorporate primary sources into their teaching practice and to disseminate their newfound knowledge to colleagues at their schools. This regional grant will be targeted towards smaller, rural libraries for whom these types of professional development opportunities may not be readily available. ICfL will work with established partners including the Idaho Library Association, subject matter experts, school districts, and school librarians across the state.

Boise State University
Contact: Nancy Tacke – Education Editor, BSU Center for Idaho History and Politics‌
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.boisestate.edu

Grant awarded March 5, 2010

This grant first brought TPS training to Idaho by providing workshops for methods instructors and teachers in conjunction with the Idaho Council for History Education (ICHE) Social Studies Conference in October 2010. Two October workshops were successfully completed at the ICHE Conference; a methods instructor’s workshop on October 6 and a K-12 teacher’s workshop on October 7-8, 2010. Nineteen educators were recruited from all 3 geographic regions of the state to attend the workshops and bring TPS back to their home districts. Awareness correspondence and fliers were sent to 600-800 educators via the Idaho Social Studies Roundtable. This grant piloted a new model of bringing in a previously trained university professor from Arizona State University (Dr. Linda Sargent-Wood) to help train new methods instructors and K-12 teachers.