Eastern Kentucky University:
EKU’s KRP is led by Dr. Delinda Dent, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at EKU. Participants will practice reading strategies by tutoring elementary school students, work with library media specialists to learn how to select quality children’s literature, and take part in a writing workshop with a published author.
Kentucky State University:
Led by Dr. Patricia Higgins, associate professor in the School of Education at KSU, and Dr. Tiffany Wheeler, associate professor of education at Transylvania University. KSU’s KRP focuses on critical thinking skills, differentiation - engaging students so they can all be successful, and Common Core Academic Standards - interdisciplinary units that integrate reading and writing with social studies, science, and other curricular areas.
Morehead State University:
Led by Dr. Melinda Willis, associate professor in early childhood, elementary and special education at Morehead State, and assisted by Belinda Hitch, instructor in early childhood, elementary and special education at Morehead State. Morehead State offers both a Teacher as Literacy Leaders workshop and an alumni workshop for teachers who have participated in previous KRPs at Morehead State.
Murray State University: Led by Dr. Jackie Hansen, associate professor in the College of Education at Murray State, and Holly Bloodworth, elementary teacher at Murray Elementary School in Calloway County, recently selected as the 2013 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Participants in the MuSU KRP will design standards-based literacy activities, learn how to implement a balanced literacy approach, and emphasize family engagement in literacy.
Northern Kentucky University:
Led by Dr. Lynne Smith, professor of elementary and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education at NKU, and assisted by Amy Williams, elementary teacher at Campbell Ridge Elementary in Campbell County, and Theresa Fisette, elementary teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Campbell County. The focus of the NKU KRP is content/disciplinary literacy, meeting diverse learner needs, and improving student writing.
University of Kentucky:
Led by Dr. Mary Shake, professor of literacy education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UK. She is assisted by Debbie Carter, instructor in literacy education at UK, and Andrea Marcum, a music teacher at Arlington Elementary in Fayette County. The focus of the UK KRP is learning the use of various types of reflections throughout the KRP summer institute and follow-up sessions, integrating arts-related strategies into classroom literacy instruction, and using Blackboard to discuss pertinent educational issues and maintain contact with cadre members between follow-up sessions.
University of Louisville: Led by Dr. Lori Norton-Meier, associate professor of literacy education in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is assisted by two co-directors: Tammi Davis, instructor of literacy education in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at U of L & Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, the Ashland/Nystrand Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education and the Director of the U of L Early Childhood Research Center. Participants in the U of L KRP will focus on reclaiming literacy instruction emphasizing inquiry-based interdisciplinary curriculum development, the role of arts and play in literacy teaching, digital literacies, and expanding our understanding of using children's literature in relation to Common Core Standards.
Western Kentucky University: Led by Dr. Nancy Hulan, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education at WKU and assisted by Rachel Leer, elementary teacher (WAITING ON NAME OF SCHOOL). Participants of the WKU KRP will focus on digital literacies, differentiated literacy instruction, and vocabulary instruction.