KU School of Education & Human Sciences partners with fellow Regent Institutions on professional development opportunity for Kansas educators

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is among seven Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) universities partnering to develop a new ten-module, self-paced structured literacy professional development opportunity for P-12 educators that includes a stipend.

The ten literacy modules cover phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable instruction, morphology, syntax, language/vocabulary/semantics, comprehension, assessments/interventions, and writing. Three additional modules are available on English language learners, special education, and dyslexia.

This opportunity is available to educators in all grades and content areas. Through the KBOR grant, teachers will be paid a $500 stipend to participate in the modules and develop classroom application learning activities suitable for a state-wide repository. Modules open July 10 and teachers must submit their lesson plans, activities, and self-reflection documents by Aug. 15. Interested educators can register here.

“The structured literacy modules are a great way for practicing teachers to advance their knowledge about literacy,” said Heidi Hallman, professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the school. “The collaboration from the Regents universities on this initiative has led to a coherently designed opportunity for teachers to learn more about literacy and then put their knowledge into practice in the coming school year.”

The content was developed by reading experts from each Regent Institution including Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University, and Washburn University.

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