Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Teaching with Colorado's Heritage

Colorado Digitization Program has published online a final grant report entitled "Teaching with Colorado's Heritage." The 144-page document reports on the IMLS grant to create a "state-based school librarian and teaching training program that has comprehensively trained over 200 educators how to search for and use digital primary source material and how to integrate content-rich technology with state-based standards."

The Colorado Digitization Program increased awareness of digital primary sources and taught educators and students to use the sources through:
  • Hour-long classes to educate students and current educators
  • Sending promotional materials to 1,572 school media specialists in Colorado
  • Having participating educators create 65 lessons using digital primary source materials that are now available to educators nationwide
  • Having 79 participates in regional and week-long workshops train at least three other educators
  • Hosting a two-hour live teleconference that reached an estimated 10,000 K-20 educators, librarians and archivists nationwide
The report includes workshop agendas and other documents in the appendix.

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