The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is a free program designed to introduce primary sources to K-12 educators (and educators in training!) as viable and practical resources for classroom instruction while helping archivists and special collections professionals identify ways to connect these materials with Common Core and state requirements. Primary source materials are drawn from the rich collections of NYC metropolitan area archives, museums, and libraries.
During the 2021 virtual AEI, K-12 will be guided through freely-accessible online primary sources and teaching tools while getting a chance to engage in small-group discussions on how these primary sources may be used to create lesson plans in accordance with Common Core criteria. At the end of the AEI, each teacher will receive a digital resource pack of primary sources to use in the classroom and a certificate to redeem for continuing education hours.
This year’s AEI will highlight digital resources that support in-person, hybrid, and remote learning environments. Educators will have the opportunity to learn about online resources available at various museums and archives around New York including the Museum of Chinese in America, the American Folk Art Museum, the Bronx Museum, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the University of Rochester.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Zoom link will be provided via email to registered attendees. Education students and homeschooling educators are welcome to register.