August 2008 
Intervention Resources
  • .pdf Use this form to submit your MIT identification number and signed release to the KCM. - posted Aug. 4, 2008
  • .doc Peer visit guidelines and reflection form for Level 3 MITs.  Thanks to Kris Jarboe who made substantial contributions to the creation of this document.- posted Aug. 1, 2008
FREE° to Kentucky Educators

Summer ’08 Course Dates: June 18 – August 6
Registration: May 5 – June 5


Kentucky teachers have survived Spring break, state testing, and the Kentucky Derby.  Now thoughts turn to the many activities required to complete the school year. I want to encourage you to begin thinking about getting a jump on our PD for the 08-09 school year. It is very likely that the ‘08 summer semester will be the last semester where our courses will be offered FREE to Kentucky public school educators. Registration is open today for 30, free, high quality, facilitated, and interactive online PD courses.  These courses provide from 6 to 24 hours of PD or EILA credit. Registration closes on June 5. Registration site :

Courses are:

  • Facilitated!
  • Interactive!
  • Accessible!
  • High Quality!

Courses will

  • improve teachers’ knowledge
  • improve teaching practices
  • provide time to share ideas
  • practice 21st Century Skills
  • increase student achievement

Courses are eligible for 6 or 12 or 24 hours EILA or PD Credit. Except as noted below, all online courses are appropriate for P-12 teachers and administrators.
Book Studies: 
The World Is Flat   Book Study (cost of book additional)
Administrators & Support Personnel:

  • Library Media Programs and Services
  • Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Child Abuse:Awareness & Intervention
  • Data Based School Reform       


  • Early Childhood Math & Technology (Pre-K-2 Teachers)
  • Getting Ready for Algebra Using Virtual Manipulatives
  • Using Technology in the Elementary Math Classroom

All Teachers:

        Developing a Standards Based Unit of Study
Diverse Learners:

  • Differentiating Instruction to Accommodate Learning Styles
  • Special Students in the Regular Classrooms

English Language Arts:

  • Making the Most of Adolescent Literature (6-12 Teachers)
  • Reading Fluency: What, Why, How?
  • Reading: The Explicit Teaching of Comprehension Strategies
  • Reading: Effective Phonics Instruction & Explicit Teaching of Phonemic Awareness
  • Vocabulary: Enhancing Vocabulary Instruction
  • Reading & Writing: Integrating Reading and Writing Instruction
  • The Connected Writer: Using Blogs and Online Collaborative Tools to Enhance Student Writing  (4-12 Teachers)

English Language Learners:

  • Instructional Approaches for Teachers of ELL
  • The Connected Writer: Using Blogs and Online Collaborative Tools to Enhance Student Writing  (4-12 Teachers)


  • Using Observable Phenomena to make Sense of the Earth, Moon, and Sun (K-8 Teachers)
  • Science 2.0: Using Web Tools to Promote Inquiry Based Science


  • Best Practices in the Digital Age: More Than Just a PowerPoint
  • Designing a Virtual Field Trip
  • Finding the Best Educational Resources on the Web
  • Using KET EncycloMedia

Complete Course Catalog and Registration:

Questions: or toll free 1-866-432-0008, extension 4541

Posted May 6, 2008