Lia Berry, a science teacher at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel, netted the opportunity to attend a five-day summer teaching institute at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Berry will join teachers nationwide in May to learn strategies for how to use primary sources, including those available through the Library of Congress, in her classes.
“I look forward to learning what latest resources they have that can be utilized by students in the classroom,” Berry wrote in an email to The Gazette. “Any skills that children learn early can be sharpened over time, hence helping them become more competitive with others in their age bracket.”
More than 300 teachers, specialists and administrators applied to attend this institute, which is one of seven the Library of Congress offers.