The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long Summer Institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., these professional development events provide educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching, with an emphasis on student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. The Library is offering five Institutes this summer. Three of the Institutes are open to teachers and librarians across the content areas, one focuses on civil rights, and one concentrates on primary sources for science education. Open Institutes Open to K-12 teachers and school librarians across the content areas Institute Session 1: June 22-26 Institute Session 2: July 6-10 Institute Session 3: July 27-31 Civil Rights Institute Open to K-12 teachers and school librarians with teaching responsibilities related to the Institute focus Civil Rights Institute: August 3-7 Science Institute Recommended for K-12 educators who teach science or collaborate with science teachers Science Institute: July 20-24 Applications are due March 24th and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now: <http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkP TIwMTUwMjAyLjQxMDM2MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE1MDIwMi40MTAzNjA4M SZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzcyODg0JmVtYWlsaWQ9ZGViYmllQGFiaWxvY2sub mV0JnVzZXJpZD1kZWJiaWVAYWJpbG9jay5uZXQmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJ g==&&&100&&&http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinsti tute/> http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/ best, debbie Debbie Abilock NoodleTools/NoodleTeach Smart tools, smart research, smart teaching Abilock, Debbie, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet H. Harada, eds. <http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147513045> Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited-ABC CLIO, 2012.