Sherman School fourth- and fifth-grade social studies teacher Bernadette Linero has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.

Linero attended the event June 27 through July 1.

Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a carefully chosen group of K-12 educators to attend one of its five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C.

During the five-day program, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Library’s website.

Educators attending the teacher institutes participated in and developed primary-source-based teaching strategies that they can take back to their school districts, apply in the classroom and share with colleagues.

Applicants to the Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institutes reflect the diversity of the world of K-12 education.

Participants in a teacher institute session typically include school library media specialists and school administrators, in addition to classroom teachers.

Those selected come from many different states, representing large metropolitan school districts and smaller, rural school districts.