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Kentucky Reading Project training held in Morehead

The Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) held one of its statewide institutes at Morehead State University, July 8-12.

KRP is a professional development initiative of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development. The yearlong, graduate-level literacy course consists of a two-week intensive summer institute, four follow-up sessions during the year and at least one coaching visit to each teacher.  

Supervising the training were Dr. Becky Roach, Kentucky Educational Development Corporation associate director.  

Eight Kentucky universities serve as sites for KRP and university literacy faculty serve as directors of KRP. Training specialists from the National Center for Families Learning provide information, resources and support regarding family engagement in literacy.  

Participants took part in both Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL), and Kentucky Read to Achieve (KY RTA) programs. 

Teachers in both programs attended training where they learned about research-based reading strategies, differentiated instruction, management of the reading classroom, and student conferences.  The groups will return for follow-up sessions in September and March and present at a statewide conference in Louisville in April 2020.  

During KRP, teachers learn best practices in literacy instruction while participating in a professional learning community that positions them for leadership roles in their school, district and the state. They increase their effectiveness as teachers by expanding their knowledge base and deepening their understanding of best practices in literacy instruction as they develop and implement a literacy action plan in their classrooms. 

The mission of KRP is to increase student achievement and family engagement in literacy by empowering P-5 teachers to design and implement comprehensive, research-based instruction driven by the ongoing assessment of diverse learners’ needs.  

Additional information is available by contacting Roach at   

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