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EKU Students Changed Careers to Become Teachers

EKU Teacher Education Students Deanna Barnes and Michael Thomas

EKU non-traditional students Deanna Barnes and Michael Thomas both decided to start a new career and become teachers.

EKU Future Teachers Develop Online Teaching Skills

Ivy Neal (left) and Noelia Ayala (right), senior teacher education majors at EKU

Virtual teaching skills are essential in 2020 and EKU’s senior-level elementary education majors are learning how to manage the latest offered by Google Classroom.

Dr. Michelle Gremp Awarded WHAS Crusade for Children Grants

Dr. Michelle Gremp Awarded WHAS Crusade for Children Grants

Dr. Michelle Gremp, associate professor of special education and education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the EKU’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was awarded two WHAS Crusade for Children grants for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the third year Dr. Gremp has been received WHAS grant money. This year the combined awards total $34.500.

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute 2020

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute

EKU’s Adolescent Literacy Project Summer Institute took place July 23 – 28. Twenty-four middle and high school teachers from Fayette, Clark, Madison, Estill, and Rockcastle County participated. The program provided intensive professional development in adolescent disciplinary literacy methods and approaches.

Dr. Rodney White publishes history of Rosenwald Schools for African-American Students in Adair County

A History of Rosenwald Schools in Adair County, Kentucky

Dr. Rodney White, retired professor from EKU’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently published a book featuring the history of Rosenwald Schools in Adair County, Kentucky. White’s book was inspired by the need to restore the last remaining Rosenwald School in the county, the Flatwoods School.

Wilder Named Higher Education Environmental Educator of the Year

Melinda Wilder Higher Education Environmental Educator of the Year

Retired Eastern Kentucky University Professor, Dr. Melinda Wilder has been recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as the 2019 Higher Education Educator of the Year.

Teacher.org names EKU's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) as BEST VALUE for graduate level teacher certification

Best Value Star

EKU’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has been recognized by teacher.org as a low-cost and high-quality master’s degree to prepare individuals for a career in teaching.

Adolescent Literacy Project 2019

ALP

In late July, 21 local teachers gathered at Caudill Middle School for four days of learning centered around adolescent literacy. The Adolescent Literacy Project, led by Co-Directors Dr. Dorie Combs and Dr. Eileen Shanahan, is sponsored by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD).

CAPT-Richmond Professional Development

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On August 1st, participants in the Clinical Apprenticeship for the Preparation of Teachers Program (CAPT-Richmond) participated in an exciting day of professional development at EKU.  Educational sessions on co-teaching, differentiation, and technology were offered throughout the day.  These sessions were conducted by pre-service teachers, EKU instructors, and Corbin (CAPT

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