Presenter: Tom Bober
Time: 5:00 PM EST
A compelling primary source can bring a bit of mystery or intrigue into an elementary classroom. Tom Bober, elementary school librarian and author, shares insights on the benefits of primary source analysis to student thinking and learning along with steps and strategies to unleash them in the classroom or library. Join us to:
- > Understand how to select compelling primary sources to support student learning
- > Explore the role teachers play in primary source analysis to empower students' engagement and learning
- > Experience primary source analysis strategies that can be used with elementary students
Tom Bober is a school librarian, 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, and author of the book Elementary Educator's Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for Teaching. He is a Digital Public Library of America Community Rep, a member of the Teachers Advisory Board for the National Portrait Gallery, and a co-chair of the Education Advisory Committee of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Tom writes about student learning for AASL's Knowledge Quest blog and for publications such as School Library Connection and American Libraries and has given workshops and spoken across the country. His foundation is built on over twenty years in public education, with six years as an elementary classroom teacher, seven years as a building and district instructional technology specialist, and over eight years in school libraries. Find him at https://tombober.com/ and on Twitter @CaptainLibrary.
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