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I have had the great pleasure of attending the past two SOURCES conferences, and our Dr. Terri Fine and Dr. Michael Berson have presented there. I encourage you to consider attending this fantastic one day conference!

SOURCES Annual Conference
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of Central Florida (TPS-UCF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to present at the SOURCES Annual Conference at the University of Central Florida to be held on January 14, 2017.  The SOURCES Annual Conference Program Committee welcomes proposals that focus on presenting strategies for using primary sources to help K-12 students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and build content knowledge, specifically in one or more of the following ways:

•    Justifying conclusions about whether a source is primary or secondary depending upon the time or topic under study;
•    Describing examples of the benefits of teaching with primary sources;
•    Analyzing a primary source using Library of Congress tools;
•    Accessing teaching tools and primary sources from loc.gov/teachers;
•    Identifying key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use (for example, student needs and interests, teaching goals, etc.);
•    Accessing primary sources and teaching resources from loc.gov for instructional use;
•    Analyzing primary sources in different formats;
•    Analyzing a set of related primary sources in order to identify multiple perspectives;
•    Demonstrating how primary sources can support at least one teaching strategy (for example, literacy, inquiry-based learning, historical thinking, etc.); and
•    Presenting a primary source-based activity/lesson that helps students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.

Inclusion in the SOURCES Annual Conference program is a selective process, so please be specific in your descriptions.  It is important that you provide clear and descriptive language to assist the reviewers in their task.  Professional attire is required for all presenters, and all sessions will last one hour.  Proposals must be submitted by midnight on September 30, 2016, by using the following submission form: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cLPHuj9feYKb0yN.  If you submit a proposal, you will be notified, by the end of November, as to the committee’s decision regarding your proposal.  If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Dr. Scott Waring (swaring@ucf.edu).