Judy Bee

Judy Bee

Associate Director, Teaching with Primary Sources at Illinois State University, Library of Congress, Midwest Region, Normal, IL  

Judy Bee has taken an active role in the development and delivery of professional, graduate, undergraduate, classroom, community courses and workshops. She uses a variety of modalities in delivering courses and workshops including on-line, face-to-face, and train-the-trainer models. She also plays a significant role in program evaluation, program recruitment and training in seventeen states. She travels to universities, colleges, institutions in the Midwest Region to train educators, review grant programs, and collaborate on new initiatives.

She has assisted with the creation and implementation of online learning through a variety of courseware, including Reggienet- Sakai, Blackboard, and iVCOLR, Through these technology tools, she teaches classroom teachers, media specialists,and faculty members how to integrate primary sources into standards-based lesson plans that enhance their curriculum. Her other duties include developing processes for encouraging collaboration, including virtual meetings, developing systems to monitor progress, and developing evaluating systems including online surveys.

What Judy Bee says about Awesome Stories:

AwesomeStories.com is a wonderful website using interactive stories that allows visitors to analyze related primary sources of various types.  As Associate Director of the Teaching with Primary Source program at Illinois State University funded by the Library of Congress, I work with primary sources on a daily basis and have found these raw materials of history are helpful in engaging students in active learning, developing critical thinking skills, and constructing knowledge. I often share the many easy to use teaching tools on the website with colleagues, educators, and students. By reading the stories and analyzing related photographs, films, audio, documents and other primary sources, students generate questions, organize ideas, research and come to conclusions. I highly recommend the Awesome Stories website to educators to assist them in using primary sources in instruction to meet their students’ needs and Common Core State Standards.

 

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