Kentucky Historical Society
KHS and KDE Receive Grant for Literacy Leaders Academy
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 18, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) have received a $20,000 grant from the Midwest Regional Center for Teaching with Primary Sources. The grant will fund a Literacy Leaders Academy for history and social studies teachers June 19-21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
This is a competitive opportunity where teachers must submit an application, commit to the academy for a year and agree to teach what they learn to colleagues back in their districts. Only 24 teachers will be selected to participate. Travel, two nights of lodging and all meals (except for dinner on the 20th) for the three-day event will be provided or reimbursed. Teachers will also receive education materials at no charge. The Literacy Leaders Academy sessions will include information on how to use the Library of Congress website to locate primary sources, an introduction to the National History Day program and a mock project design, tips to build visual literacy skills, a social studies literacy lesson workshop and more.
The Literacy Leaders Academy will continue with two webinar sessions in the fall, a webinar session in early spring 2013 and another in-person, one-day session in Frankfort in the spring.
Educators interested in this professional development opportunity should contact Kentucky Department of Education Social Studies Consultant Charles Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply before May 28.
-30-An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.