Professional Institute for Educators Awarded $300K Library of Congress Grant

September 1, 2011

The Professional Institute for Educators (PIE), a program in the University's Division of Continuing Studies, was awarded a multi-year $300,000 grant from the Library of Congress's Teaching with Primary Resources Program.

The grant will enable PIE to create a curriculum that offers professional development for teachers focusing on teaching with primary sources in an arts context and to develop a website to share Library of Congress and other appropriate resources with teacher participants, course instructors and the public.

The courses will leverage the strengths of the UArts faculty and local arts organization partners to provide teacher training in four areas: dance, poetry / literacy, painting and art history, and music.

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