Two-day Workshop; August 1-2, 2018

Rockford University and the Minnesota Historical Society are partnering to organize a two-day workshop focusing on promoting culturally responsive teaching through teaching with primary sources. Please see the attached letter for information regarding stipends and more details. The workshop is supported through assistance from the Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources program.

Please complete and submit the application.


Past Events
The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University will partner with community members this year to offer exciting professional development opportunities. 

TPS Coaches Meeting
November 16, 2017
4:00 PM
Please join us for the Fall 2017 Coaches Meeting.  We will be meeting at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 16 in the Large Seminar Room in Colman Library.


The Monster Within PosterThe Monster Within
November 4, 2017
In honor of Veterans Day, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University is presenting “The Monster Within”.  This documentary focuses on the post-war experiences of two veterans.  There will be a panel discussion to follow, as well as suggestions and lessons for including veteran and oral history in the classroom.





June 19 – 23, 2017
Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Workshop

June 19 – 30, 2017
Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Graduate Course (EDUC 510)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Room 122 at the Puri School of Business, Rockford University

During the first week, a series of guest speakers will present strategies for accessing and integrating curricula utilizing the digitized primary source materials from the collections of the Library of Congress website. Educators who enroll in the three-credit graduate course will design a unit suitable for their classrooms during the second week.

Stipends for the workshop are available. PDHs will be presented upon the completion of both the workshop and graduate course.

Department Information

Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University
Howard Colman Library--Lower Level
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108


Debra Dew
Program Director

Michael Griffith
Assistant Director

Mitchell A. Dean
Program Assistant


Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.