Conduct needs assessment to determine the appropriate services and professional development for each region.




Update and make available in a more accessible format the existing NYS Archives education projects such as La Escuela Electronica, Legacies Project, Erie Canal: New York’s Gift to the Nation, Remembering World War I, and Through the Ages.




Hire consultant educators to edit and write lessons and adapt documents for diverse learners.



Provide teachers with a free one-year subscription to New York Archives Magazine and accompanying teacher resource guide, created by a New York State-certified teacher.






Establish Advisory Group of K-12 educators, professors of education, and history professionals to offer guidance for the development of education resources and professional development opportunities.




Develop statewide online component modeling the National Archives’ docsteach.org to allow users to log in, create and publish new learning activities, ask questions, and share information.



Partner with local BOCES to provide professional development opportunities.




Promote history-related professional development opportunities available through the APT and other organizations through an online calendar of events and trainings.

I think that the project sounds wonderful! We use DocsTeach extensively and would love to see similar resources provided by the New York State Archives. These resources really allow our students to travel back in time and analyze firsthand accounts of the past. I cannot think of a better way to honor the rich history of New York State than to make that history more accessible to students and teachers.
Valerie Mignone-Conklin, NBCT Library Media Specialist, Jericho, NY