Teacher Workshops

A primary goal of the ALPLM Education Department is to help teachers teach. To that end, teacher workshops are an important component of Education Department programming. Workshops are designed for educators in most subjects and in all grade levels unless otherwise indicated. Under our "Teaching Teachers" initiative, the ALPLM is committed to providing educators with strong content-based programs on topics such as Lincoln, the Civil War, African-American History and Illinois History to name a few. These intense "history lessons" will assist educators in developing a solid background on unfamiliar topics or in mastering a discipline they already know and love. In addition, the Education Department's hands-on classroom application programs will provide ideas and methods for teaching historical content across the curriculum using digital resources, primary documents and material culture.

Online Summer Graduate Course

Teaching Lincoln, K-12

July 8 to August 10, 2019

3-credit graduate level course. Open to non-SIUE students and current SIUE students.

Registration required. Course number: CI 568-504: Teaching Lincoln, K-12 

  • Non-SIUE student registration: Visit SIUE.edu/apply and click on "Select Program of Study" in the Graduate box, and choose "Unclassified Graduate Student" at the bottom of the drop-down list."
  • Current SIUE students should visit CougarNet.

For more information contact Dr. Caroline Pryor at capryor@siue.edu

The SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior is partnerning with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to offer a 3-credit online graduate-level summer course. Teachers from across the conutry can plan a summer trip to the ALPLM at a time frame that fits their 2019 summer plans and align their visit with SIUE's Teaching Lincoln online course.

Social studies teachers will examine the functions, practices, and problematic issues of the Lincoln era as related to social studies education. This examination uses a critical perspective, which implies the ability to describe, analyze and synthesize the history of the Lincoln era using common core, C-3 and social studies standards as background for teaching in the schools.

This online course requires a self-organized field-trip to historic sites, including the ALPLM. Teachers taking this course will reflect on their site visit and readings, and develop three lesson plans relevant to their grade level, K-12. This course does not include the cost of trips, site entrance, parking or any additional materials, fees or costs.


Upcoming Teacher Professional Development Workshops

How to Use the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library                      

Workshop Dates: August 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. 
                                 August 8, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Join the us at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library for a Teacher Professional Development Workshop.  Learn the types of resources available at the ALPL and how they can help your students as they complete their research projects throughout the school year, including those being done for Illinois History Day.  Instruction will be given on finding and requesting library materials ahead of your research visit. The workshop will include a tour of the library’s various departments. (3 CPDU) Save your spot!


Teacher In-Services

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you! We will work with district personnel, other partners, and evaluators to assess needs and develop workshops at the ALPLM or at your school. Contact Abigail Cline at abigail.cline@illinois.gov or phone 217-782-2981 for more information.