Groups schedule four regional Academies for Arts Integration week-long teacher training opportunities in July

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The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and KET, will present four Kentucky Center Academies for Arts Integration for teachers in July 2014.

July 7-11 Frankfort: Academy for Integration of the Arts, Social Studies, and Creative Writing, with an arts-integrated field trip to the Governor’s Mansion, which celebrates its centennial this year. The faculty are Judy Sizemore, Roger Thomas and Jane Dewey.

July 7-11 Murray: Arts Academy (Music, Dance and Visual Arts) with Jennifer Rose and Alfredo Escobar.

July 14-18 Manchester (Clay County): Academy for Integration of the Arts & World Languages (French, Spanish and German). Faculty to be announced at a later time.

July 25-Aug. 1 Bowling Green: Academy for Integration of the Arts & World Languages (Mandarin Chinese). Faculty to be announced at a later time.

All four academies will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teachers are expected to attend all five days. Each Academy will accept up to 30 teachers. Teams of two teachers (one arts teacher and one non-arts teacher) are encouraged to apply. We will try to serve as many districts as we can, so it is unlikely that more than two teachers per school will be selected. All teachers applying must be certified full-time teachers in Kentucky public schools, except for World Language teachers (who must teach in Kentucky schools, public or private). Only arts teachers may apply for more than one Academy.

Teachers attending the Academies will receive hands-on, standards-aligned training and a $500 stipend ($100 per day). Teachers may elect to receive PD credit as approved by their districts (6 hours per day) instead of stipends for some of these days. We do not have funding to cover transportation or lodging.

Applications must be submitted electronically by April 11, 2014. For further information and the online application, please go to: http://www.kentuckycenter.org/Community/Academies.

For additional questions, please contact Jeffrey Jamner at jjamner@kentuckycenter.org or 502-566-5203 (email preferred).

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