Teachers from several local schools are taking part in a professional development program at Murray State University.
What’s called the “Kentucky Reading Project” is holding a two-week summer institute, which is for elementary school teachers and is designed to improve student achievement and emphasize family involvement in literacy.
A news release says the project is a year-long, graduate level reading course consisting of a two-week summer institute, four follow-up sessions during the year and at least one coaching visit to each teacher’s classroom.
Seventeen teachers from 10 Kentucky schools participated in the summer institute, including teachers from University Heights Academy, Trigg County Primary School, Lincoln Elementary School on Fort Campbell, Marshall County and North Calloway County Elementary School.
The teachers selected for participation in the project receive a stipend along with books, teaching materials and three hours of graduate school credit upon completion of the course.