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Kentucky 2005 Grant Abstract
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Grantee Name:Ballard County Board of Education, Barlow, KY
Project Name:Project TAHOE PLUS (Teaching American History Opportunities for Educators)
Project Director:Daniel Lonsway (270) 809-6177
Number of Teachers Served:170
Number of School Districts Served:15
Number of Students Served:29,000

TAHOE PLUS seeks to strengthen teaching practices and content knowledge of American history teachers in Grades 5, 8, and 11 in western Kentucky through a professional development model developed for U.S. history teachers at elementary, middle, and high school levels. Project instructional materials provide strategies for a wide array of student learning styles. Cadres of teachers focus on a specific theme each year, participating in 154 hours of professional development through technology seminars, literary circles, discussion, summer seminars, guided historical seminars, and thematic unit development sessions. Summer institutes and faculty scholar support provide additional activities. Covering separate topics according to grade level, Year 1 focuses on Kentucky's place in American history. Year 2's overall theme is immigration, and Year 3 targets people, events and documents that shaped America.

Last Modified: 03/11/2008