Darla Mallein, Social Sciences
Using Primary Sources Collaboratively to Achieve Literacy Standards for Everyone (UPSCALE) - Ks. Board of Regents; 2/1/14-9/1/15; $102,000.
To help teachers meet the challenges of implementing the Common Core Literacy Standards and their accompanying assessments, The UPSCALE project will provide professional development activities for thirty Emporia teachers from the following subject areas in grades 6-12: social studies, English Language Arts, English Language Learners,and special education. The grant project consists of summer workshops in June and July of 2014 with follow-up activities completed during contracted time throughout the 2014-2015 school year. Workshop activities will include modeling and practice of inquiry-based instructional strategies that utilize primary sources, development of lesson plans and assessments aligned with the standards, and collaboration with colleagues across grade levels and subject areas as well as with university faculty. Follow up activities completed during the academic year will include implementing the lesson plans and assessments created during the summer workshops and/or creating additional lesson plans and assessments. Paul Bland is co-director. Other university faculty who will be participating in the grant and serving as content specialists include Greg Schneider, Brian Miller, Deb Gerish, Kevin Kienholz, Manjula Shinge, and Kelly O'Neal Hixson.