The AAM program continually evolves, finding better and
more efficient ways of training teachers. Curriculum commonalities
and differences are documented in this section along with
evaluations of the overall program. Samples of teacher lesson
plans are found in the Resources section.
Phase I (1999-2003) of the AAM program
was delivered primarily through a three credit-hour classroom-based
teacher-training program. This section contains sample
syllabi and supporting documents. Institutions
of higher learning are encouraged to implement this as
part of their standard curriculum.
K-12 Teacher Workshops
Workshop Support Documents
Common Supporting Materials
phase (Phase II) of the AAM program is delivered through
a series of in-school
workshops. Although each workshop module is standardized,
the modules can be "snapped"' together in many
different configurations to create a custom curriculum
that will meet individual school, or school system needs.
Like Phase I the goal is to train in-service and pre-service
K-12 teachers to use the online resources of the Library
of Congress. However, far more teachers can be trained
without an increase in overall program costs.
This approach is currently being developed and field-tested.
It will be phased in during the 2003-2004 year.
Faculty Development Programs
This initiative (AAM Phase III) targets
teacher education faculty at participating institutions,
involving two faculty from each school in an intensive
workshop that will orient them to the AAM project and
launch them in preparing AAM curricula for use at their
Literacy program for At-Risk
Middle School Children is run by the University of North
Carolina, Asheville campus (UNCA). This program is designed
to teach and inspire students using the online materials
of the Library of Congress.
Institute program has brought
classroom teachers and the Library of Congress face-to
face from 2000 to 2003.
AAM no longer conducts this program on a national level.
However, it is documented here for educators wishing
to conduct similar programs.
The AAM program is continuously documented and evaluated.
Latest copies of internal and external evaluations are
Quotes from AAM Teachers:
"This website (LOC) is a goldmine for educators and parents as well."
Anon., Teacher - SIU-Edwardsville