Education Outreach: Upcoming Events

The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have the Library & Archives provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov.

 

Upcoming Conference Participation

The Tennessee State Library and Archives Education Outreach team will be participating in the following conferences during Winter/Spring 2017:

Tennessee Council for Social Studies- March 9th & 10th, 2017

 

2017 Summer Teacher Institute

Spirit of Exploration: Discovering Tennessee from Settlement to Statehood

Summer Teacher Institute

The Tennessee State Library and Archives Education Outreach team will be offering our fourth annual summer teacher institute on Tennessee's early settlement period, 1750-1796. Focusing on Tennessee's social studies curriculum standards for 4th & 8th grade, participants will study the experience of Tennesseans during this period. Participants will analyze primary sources dealing with topics such as the longhunters, the Watauga Association, the Cumberland Settlement, John Donelson's journal, and the Lost State of Franklin and become familiar with the educational tools offered by the State Library & Archives. 

When: June 14th & 15th

Where: Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, TN 

To apply: Twenty-five spots are available. All educators may apply, but first priority will be given to 4th & 8th grade American history teachers. Click here to download the application.

Questions? See the downloadable application or send email to Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov.

 

2017 Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS-MTSU) Partnered Summer Teacher Institute

Reconstruction in Tennessee

Please join the Tennessee State Library and Archilves (TSLA) and Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU (TPS-MTSU) for a summer institute for educators on the Reconstruction era on July 12th and 13th, 2017, at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville. This special two-day event will focus on content from the Tennessee social studies curriculum standards in grades 5, 8, and high school U.S History. Participants will analyze primary source material from the Library of Congress and the Tennessee State Library and Archives as well as become familar with the education tools available from TSLA and TPS-MTSU. 

When: July 12th and 13th

Where: Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, TN

To register: Click on the Eventbrite webpage and sign-up for the event. Space is limited to twenty-five and will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Educator Workshop series

1796 Map of Tennessee, Map Collection, Tennessee State Library & Archives

For the 2016-2017 school year, the Library & Archives education team will be focusing our teacher workshop series on the 4th & 8th grade standards covering early Tennessee settlements. We'll be exploring how a wilderness area of North Carolina became the state of Tennessee. Focusing on primary sources, this workshop will explore the western expansion that leads to the creation of the Watauga Settlement, the Cumberland Settlement, the Lost State of Franklin, and ultimately changes the Southwest Territory into the state of Tennessee. Additionally, we'll be exploring the challenges that arose between the Indian populations inhabiting the area and the white settlers who pursued westward expansion.

Teacher participants receive lunch and a $50 stipend to assist with mileage and travel expenses. Workshop locations dates are listed below. More cities may be added! We are using Eventbrite this year to register participants. If you'd like to register, please follow the link below the city/date you wish to attend.

Questions? Please contact Casey.Gymrek@tn.gov or by phone at 615-253-3042.

 

Workshop dates and locations

 

April 4 – Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Location: Jackson-Madison County Library, 433 East Lafayette Street, Jackson

***This workshop is full! To place your name on the waitlist, email Casey.Gymrek@tn.gov with your name, school, and grade level teaching. ***

Click here to register for Jackson!

 

April 5 – Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Location: Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., Union City

***This workshop is full! To place your name on the waitlist, email Casey.Gymrek@tn.gov with your name, school, and grade level teaching. ***

Click here to register for Union City!

 

June 7 – Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Location: Sycamore Shoals, 1651 W Elk Ave., Elizabethton

***This workshop is full! To place your name on the waitlist, email Casey.Gymrek@tn.gov with your name, school, and grade level teaching. ***

Click here to register for Elizabethton!

 

June 9- Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Location: Prescott South Middle School, 1859 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville

​Click here to register for Cookeville!

 

June 22 – Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Location: Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., Chattanooga

***This workshop is full! To place your name on the waitlist, email Casey.Gymrek@tn.gov with your name, school, and grade level teaching. ***

Click here to register for Chattanooga!

 

June 28 – Westward, Ho! Tennessee Becomes a State

Location: Lewis County Public Library Central Library, 15 Kyle Ave, Hohenwald 

Click here to register for Hohenwald!