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Cooperating Teachers

Cooperating Teachers with Interns (UTL 101, 202, 640)

Cooperating Teachers with Student Teachers (UTL 360/670)

Teaching from Digital Archives

We are excited to bring you the Teaching from Digital Archives workshop, offering practical solutions for teaching primary source literacy in an online environment!

Materials preserved in archives and special collections around the world—like the renowned Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin—have digitized a vast amount of materials for public use. These digital archives go far beyond what you can find through Google Image searches. Archives contain crucial information that you and your students can use to study how letters, pictures, records, and other texts recovered from the past can change the telling of history, or how familiar books, poems, plays, or films were formed from multifaceted creative processes that could have turned out differently.

In this 3-day workshop conducted from June 23-25 in a hybrid synchronous/asynchronous format, you will learn about how to use digital archives for teaching critical thinking and primary source literacy to secondary-education students. We will provide training in how to use digital archives effectively and model lesson plans that you can use as templates for your own classes. Along with the incredible collections of the Harry Ransom Center, we will also demonstrate how to link your lessons to other digital collections from around the world. Join us to learn how to apply some tried-and-true methods for teaching from archival materials to excite your students’ desire to engage with world culture and history, while also promoting their information literacy and critical thinking skills when they consume online content.

*For specific information regarding the workshop objectives, schedule, and format, see “Digital Archives Workshop, 2020”.

Thanks to the support of UT's Hemispheres Program, we can offer this workshop for just $35. Participants will earn 14 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit upon completion of the workshop.

Registration is open now and will remain open until May 15th. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues both in Texas and beyond and welcome them to sign up to attend. To register, please visit this link.