CTEPS Team Blogs and Products 2016-17
Jazmine Anderson of Jefferson County Public Schools writes about her professional learning journey in Conversations on the Patio: Small CTEPS and Big Changes and created two infographics to guide positive PLC implementation.
Jill Armstrong of Greenup County Public Schools writes about personalizing professional learning and created a video and infographic to demonstrate how to get started.
Pamela Bleuel of Frankfort Independent Schools writes that we must rethink how we talk about math if our students are to think flexibly and consistently.
Sara Beth Boggs of Frankfort Independent Schools worked to understand how students become critical readers and created a website with resources to encourage reluctant readers in our classrooms and wrote about her personal story as a reader in Called to Read.
Kimberly Burch of Jefferson County Public Schools explores how to build community for the African American young men at her middle school. Read her blog and explore her website for resources.
Danielle Burke of Boyle County Public Schools takes a long look at student choice in writing and how it affects performance. Read her blog and explore her website, Unbolted.
Nyree Clayton-Taylor of Jefferson County Public Schools mastered the use of Hip Hop as a way to increase fluency in elementary school kids. She provides a rationale, teaching resources, lesson plans and video on her website.
Billy Cosby of Franklin County worked to build community involvement in his Frankfort middle school, and came to understand much more than he expected. Read his essay, The Nature of a Nickname Community, and watch the video to take a tour of his work.
Anjanette Davidson of Jackson Independent Schools explored the power of personalized professional development. Her website provides resources, a bibliography, and her impassioned rationale.
Jaime Fitch of Jefferson County Public Schools worked to create and advance the Eastern High School advisory program. Read about her journey and the program where she advocates teachers become the ringleader in their schools.
Deanna Ford of Jefferson County Public Schools created effective professional learning communities at Cochrane Elementary. She gathered resources and references on her website and made a video to explain her work.
Vilma Godoy of Shelby County Public Schools struggled to teach her ELL students, despite her native Spanish language abilities. She used her project to consider how she might do better for these students and learned what is really important. Read about her journey and gather suggestions here.
Elizabeth Gormley of Boyle County Public Schools created a data gathering tool to better support RTI at her school. She discovered that data is a "love language".
Tiffany Groves of Boyle County Public Schools worked with her colleagues to create student-centric writing rubrics and anchored them into a thoughtful, strategy-focused program for her students.
Noah Klein of Jefferson County Public Schools saw that despite Stuart Academy's innovative structure, students with incarcerated parents or who were living with non-parental guardians or in foster care struggled to take advantage of what the school had to offer. Through CTEPS and his school's redesign coordinator, he created the Zone Academy to address this need.
Alison Langley of Hardin County Public Schools knew her school culture needed a boost and worked to figure out how she might make it happen. Read her story in, What School Leaders Need to Know ...but Their Staff is to Afraid to Tell Them.
Steve Martell of Henry County Public Schools works to show his student what math looks like in the real world by bringing the world into his classroom. Find lesson plans and more on his website.
Stacie May of Rowan County Schools wanted her students to create and not just regurgitate, so she brought project-based learning to her middle school.
Ellen McFall of Marion County Public Schools knows how important it is to "be on the same page, even if taken from a different book." This librarian worked to bring her staff together for the common purpose of celebrating the work they do for kids.
Cheyenne Mills of Boyle County Public Schools explains why we need vertical alignment in math and created infographics to help teachers do it.
Christina Mudd of Jefferson County Public Schools wanted every kid in her 5th grade class to appreciate every educational opportunity available to them, so she put a plan together that will be replicated across her school. She explains what she learned in Leading Low Socioeconomic Students to Higher Achievement.
Tyler Murphy of Woodford County Public Schools "thinks to the core" by helping kids understand the deeper meaning in all that they do, and he urges us to vertically align our curriculum and make learning visible for all students.
Megan Murray of Frankfort Independent digs into close reading to help her students become critical readers, writers, and thinkers. See lots of student work and ideas for extensions on her website.
Andrea New of Boyle County Public Schools shows how inquiry learning is the only learning that keeps kids from just "playing school."
Katie Newton of Hardin County Public Schools reflects on school culture and what we all need to feel satisfied and energized at school in a letter to educators who may be stuck in a rut.
Pam Ollier of Boone County Public Schools wants to make the transition from elementary to middle school work for her school's students. See what she learned about successful transitions.
Diana Patrick of Grant County Public Schools thinks we ought to "think outside of the book" when we think about teaching History.
Sarah Paul of Frankfort Independent Schools wanted every kid to see themselves as an author. See how she created a classroom of writers.
Erin Peach of Frankfort Independent Schools explored how writing in the content areas makes all students better thinkers.
Alan Perry of Frankfort Independent Schools worked to make maker spaces work in his high school.
Elizabeth Powell of Fayette County Public Schools worked to ensure that middle school readers become successful, especially those reading below grade level.
Noraa Ransey of Calloway County Public Schools shows how she helped her kids get better at reading one "CTEP" at a time.
Casey Salyers of Johnson County Public Schools redesigned her physical space to make her classroom an active, exciting place.
Stephanie Roberts of Jefferson County Public Schools worked to make her school's professional learning communities more productive.
Kay Thomas of Frankfort Independent Schools shows us the power of feedback as student become writers and thinkers.
Bobbie Jo Vice of Fleming County Public Schools blogged about her experiences with co-teaching and has gathered resources she's picked up along her journey.
Annie Wheatcraft of Franklin County Public Schools asks the very important question, "What if everyone understood child development?" and suggests how we might make kindergarten adhere to what we know.
Meka Wilhoit Barry of Frankfort Independent Schools writes about her love of reading and writing and how it's inspired her to understand and teach the emergent reader.
Theresa Williams of Morgan County Public Schools shows us that sometimes our own children are our best teachers. Here, she illustrates her path to becoming a teacher leader in a collaborative classroom and brings together data and resources to help others do the same.