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Friday, August 17 • 9:45am - 10:45am
406 - Teachers and Students as Researchers: Building Programs, Serving Records, and Encouraging Literacy

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Do you have teachers and students as researchers? Are you struggling with how to help them? Join us for a hands-on session to learn about building education programs, communicating with students and teachers, and how you can play a vital role in National History Day.

Elizabeth Dinschel: Teachers and Students as Researchers: Building Programs, Serving Records, and Encouraging Literacy
Joanna Capps: Helping Students and Teachers to Research Historic Places as Primary Sources
Missy McNatt: Facilitating Students and Teachers as Archival Researchers
Lynne O'Hara: Understand Requests from National History Day Students and Teachers


Joanna Capps

Director of Education, The White House Historical Association
Joanna Capps is the Director of Education for the White House Historical Association. She joined the Association after more than ten years teaching in middle and high school classrooms. She holds master's degrees in Public History and Education, as well as a BA in Humanities.
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Elizabeth Dinschel

Education Specialist and Archivist, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is a historian working as an Archivist and Education Specialist for the National Archives. She is actively involved with engaging children with history through National History Day and archival research and leads professional development for teachers across the... Read More →

Missy McNatt

Education Specialist, National Archives and Records Administration
Missy McNatt is an Education Specialist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. She is the coordinator for the DC NHD program, manages the Boeing Learning Center, presents workshops, and develops education materials. Prior to working for the National Archives, she taught for... Read More →

Lynne O'Hara

Director of Programs, National History Day
Lynne M. O'Hara is the Director of Programs for National History Day® (NHD). Ms. O'Hara joined NHD in 2013, after 12 years of classroom experience. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. with B.A. in history from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. from Villanova U... Read More →

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