Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

  1. Mississippi Council for the Social Studies – MCSS – Conference – October 27, 2017, Mississippi State University
    1. Teacher Scholarship Form:
    2. Email for more information 
  2. Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education – MAMLE – Conference – October 29-31, 2017 – Bay St. Louis, MS, Hollywood Resort
    1. Pre-conference 12:30-5:30 Sunday, October 29th. 1/2 CEU available for pre-conference – more if you attend the entire conference. FUNDING available for participation. Teacher Scholarship Form:
    2. Email for more information. 

Interested in setting up a professional development session? Click: Teaching with Primary Sources-Mississippi flyer. Email for more information. 

Level 1 – Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.


  • Justify conclusions about whether a source is primary or secondary depending upon the time or topic under study.
  • Describe examples of the benefits of teaching with primary sources.
  • Analyze a primary source using Library of Congress tools
  • Access teaching tools and primary sources from
  • Identify key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use (for example, student needs and interests, teaching goals, etc.)
  • Access primary sources and teaching resources from for instructional use
  • Analyze primary sources in different formats
  • Analyze a set of related primary sources in order to identify multiple perspectives
  • Facilitate a primary source analysis using Library of Congress tools
  • Demonstrate how primary sources can support at least one teaching strategy (for example, literacy, inquiry-based learning, historical thinking, etc.)
  • Create a primary source-based activity that helps students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and construct knowledge



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