NCSS 2024 Beyond Graffiti: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cities Through Murals

 We are thrilled to be in Nashville for the 2024 NCSS Conference!  We found our fringe and we are ready to join the music and feel of this unique city! Have you ever stopped to consider the use of murals as primary sources? Walk through the questions and ideas in this presentation for more ideas on this intriguing topic. Download the Goosechase app and use the join code 6XR668 if you are in Nashville this weekend! You can earn prizes from the Library of Congress team!  


Teacher Librarian Days 2023

Two Geeky Teachers is always pleased to present at the Teaching with Primary Sources Teacher Librarian Days and this year it's great to be back in person with Critical Conversations! From poetry, to critical thinking in the classroom, from Artificial Intelligence to Endangered Chicano Murals of Colorado, there is something for everyone! 

Find our resources HERE and our presentation HERE. For quick links to one of the many resource pages we have created check out these links: 

One-Pagers with Resources: 

Mural Resources

Historic Preservation and Place-Based Learning

Using Planning in the Classroom

Collaborative Jamboard

Jamboard - crowdsourced ideas for the murals 


NCSS 2022 in Philadelphia!

We are in Philadelphia with The Library of Congress presenting on primary sources in a city that in and of itself is a primary source! 

We spent to day with the Library of Congress Consortium brushing shoulders with all of the wonderful people across the country who are working to promote and support the teaching with primary sources program. It was an inspirational day! 

Friday will find us presenting three sessions and sponsoring a few poster sessions! We hope to see and learn from all of you!

Warrior Spirit

Goosechase and Primary Sources

Museums and Digital Learning with Primary Sources


Colorado Gifted and Talented Conference 2022

We were excited to attend CAGT with our Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Team. We shared and presented several sessions during the conference and had a wonderful time learning and collaborating in an in person setting! We have a special place in our hearts for gifted and talented students. They are often overlooked because they seem to thrive in any setting but are we really meeting their instructional needs? These are questions that we have pondered and hope to continue to work on. We know that GT students need voice, choice, authentic audience and extensions to their learning. They don't need more busy work and in our sessions, we offered ideas and ways to organize and work with this amazing group of learners. 

Take Choice Boards to the Next Level
One Pager

15 Tech Tools To Use With Primary Sources 


TLD 2022 Teacher Librarian Days

We are so excited to be part of TLD 2022 again this year! The conference is online through WHOVA and we will be hosting a Goosechase game for prizes!  The Geeky Teachers are sharing several resources. 

Find a mission highlighting this amazing new resource in Goosechase.  You will also find more information about this in the poster session tab in Whova for Teacher Librarian Days 2022. CLICK HERE to check out the site. Take a glance at our Quick Start One-Pager reference sheet RIGHT HERE to help get you started.

"The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Newfields Lab of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Field Museum, Chicago, and History Colorado, Denver developed MDL as a way for museums of all disciplines to leverage digitized museum collections to help K-12 educators and students.

These founding museums, along with a growing number of museums of all disciplines, regularly upload digitized objects and activity-filled resource kits. If we don’t have a resource kit you need, check back often. New museums continually join MDL and currently-participating museums add new resource kits often."

Jon Maclean and Home Waters
We have been working with Montana Jon Maclean Project and we can't wait to share Mr. Maclean with our TLD participants. His beautiful book highlights the importance of place, preservation and why it is such an important part of our lives. He is speaking Wednesday night and we will be there helping with the questions, chat and answers. We will follow up with this activity and discussion on Thursday morning during Morning Mojo.  We hope to see you there! CLICK HERE for the one-pager resource from the conference to help you dig into his work and the book by his father Norman Maclean as well A River Runs through It.

Padlet and Primary Sources
Padlet hosts multiple board types.  They each offer a different strength when it comes to utilizing primary sources in the classroom. We will explore 6 Padlet Wall types with examples and opportunities for you to try them. Join us Wednesday morning during Morning Mojo to discuss this versatile technology tool and its applications for learning. CLICK HERE for the one pager and to try some examples: