Partnering to Progress

  • Zeidler-Watters, Kimberly (PI)

    Grants and Contracts Details


    This project is addressed at improving teachers' proficiency in physical science content and pedagogy in all elementary schools in Fleming and Lewis counties. However, products that are produced will be shared across the state to potentially impact all students. Consequently, the majority of requested funds fall within these categories: salaries/personnel, substitutes, stipends, instructional materials, office supplies, equipment, visiting speakers, and indirect costs, There is cost sharing in this project and it is outlined in the budget summary. This project will impact a total of 40 teachers from all the elementary schools in two high need school districts. Approximately 1251 students in Lewis will be impacted: Garrison 417; Laurel 99; Lewis Central Elem. 465; and, Tollesboro 270. Approximately 1327 students in Fleming County will be impacted: E.P. Ward 210; Ewing 247; Flemingsburg 690; and, Hillsboro 180. Participating in the project as both learners and participants are two professors from two higher education institutions: 1 scientists and I science educator. Other personnel essential to this project are: the Project Director and two Regional Teacher Partners who all posses expensive training in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. All elementary principals and two district level administrators will be involved from the start of the project and will be integral to the project. They will be examining mechanisms to provide teachers with common planning time and other time to work as a professional learning community after the project ends. Additionally, the Regional Teacher Partners and Project Director will be available to work with the schools after conclusion of the project.
    Effective start/end date7/1/089/30/09


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