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November 16, 2012

CPE awards $265K to MSU

Nov. 16, 2012 — For the 11th consecutive year, Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education awarded federal grant funds to improve P-12 educator quality through professional development programs.

The Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) grants, totaling $895,000, were awarded to four lead institutions, including Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky.

Included in the proposals are partnerships with the University of Louisville, Hazard Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics, Thomas More College, as well as local high-need school districts.

“These partnerships are breaking new ground in priority content areas, and as a result, more high school students will graduate college and career ready,” said Council President Bob King.

The focus of the program this year is on fully integrating the Common Core Standards by assisting teachers in providing intervention in content areas for students in need of accelerated learning, which helps successful students advance to the next stage and helps struggling students catch up.

MSU was the lead institutions on two grant awards.

Reading for the 21st Century: Improving Reading Comprehension through Project-Based Learning, $135,000.

MSU, in collaboration with Hazard Community and Technical College, will engage with 60 science, social studies, reading and collaborating special needs teachers in a professional development delivery system that begins with on-site data assessment meetings in every school followed by a summer institute. The project will enhance skills in recognizing reading difficulties and making appropriate content-based interventions or referrals for assistance in reading instruction. The project will also help teacher implement instructional practices, informed by scientifically based research, for teaching reading for comprehension in social studies and science.

Algebraic Dynamic Duo: Integrating Hands-On Learning and Problem Solving to Increase Student Achievement, $130,000.

MSU will engage 40 middle and high school math and math-collaboration special education teachers. The project’s objectives are (1) identify students in need of accelerated learning through rigorous and scientifically researched assessment practices to make appropriate content-based interventions for assistance in algebra instruction, especially students beyond 8th grade still struggling with Algebra concepts, (2) implement instructional practices, informed by scientifically based research, for teaching algebra with a focus on depth of knowledge in algebraic concepts as defined by Common Core Standards, (3) fully integrate EPAS professional development that assists teachers in analyzing EPAS scores to inform instruction and strategies to assist students achievement on these tests, and (4) empower teachers through self-reflection and analysis in the creation of individual action plans.

Krista Barton, director of the 21st Century Education Enterprise, is the principal investigator on both grants.

Additional Information is available by contacting Barton at 606-783-2393.

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