Kentucky State University’s School of Education has been awarded a grant from the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) to offer high-quality professional development opportunities that focus on the literacy development of students in grades 6-12. More specifically, the grant activities will provide information, resources and instructional strategies related to the teaching and assessment of literacy (Common Core Standards for English/language arts) when working with diverse students.

Grant participants will be expected to:

  • complete four to five online course modules
  • attend two online webinars
  • attend a two-week summer academy (hybrid model consisting online and face-to-face training) in July 2012
  • complete an individual literacy project with a diverse student in his/her classroom
  • participate in a “fair share” with other CCLD grant participants across the state

Grant applicants who complete all the above requirements or are determined to be “successful grant participants” will receive:

  • a $500 stipend ($250 at the summer academy and $250 at the end of the grant period)
  • $250 in literacy materials for their classrooms
  • $100 in travel reimbursement

The activities are limited to only 15 participants. For more information, contact Cohort Director Shambra Mulder at or (502) 597-5918.