701 KAR 5:070. Criteria for Commonwealth Institute for Teachers

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/701/005/070.htm
Published: 2015

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      701 KAR 5:070.

Criteria for Commonwealth Institute for Teachers.





AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070, 156.097


FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 156.097 requires that the State Board for

Elementary and Secondary Education develop administrative regulations to

establish a summer program of one (1) week educational institutes to be held at

selected college campuses for teachers for the purpose of general improvement

of instruction. The state board must, further, develop specific criteria

relating to the selection of the eligible teachers, with an emphasis on

selecting teachers with a demonstrated record of effective teaching, and

participating teachers shall be reimbursed for their expenses and awarded a

stipend in an amount to be determined by the state board. This administrative

regulation establishes the criteria for selection of the teachers, selection of

the college campuses, and the amount of the stipend and expenses for the

participating teachers.


      Section 1. (1)

The educational institutes mandated by KRS 156.097 shall be called the

Commonwealth Institute for Teachers.

      (2) Each

institute shall be a minimum of one (1) week duration during the summer.

      (3) Each

institute may be followed by weekend sessions during the school year following

the institute session.


      Section 2. (1) A

program of professional development shall be selected for each year's institute

that is designed to improve instruction in the classroom.

      (2) The program

shall contribute to the goals of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990.


      Section 3. (1)

The summer institute shall be held on the campuses of Kentucky colleges or

universities which are accessible and which can provide appropriate conference

facilities, faculty and staff for the conduct of the institute.

      (2) The State

Board for Elementary and Secondary Education shall make its selections of sites

based on recommendations submitted by the Kentucky Department of Education and

assurances of capability provided by the institutions.


      Section 4. (1)

Teachers shall apply individually to attend the Commonwealth Institute and

shall use applications supplied by the Kentucky Department of Education.

      (2) The

applications shall include appropriate information about the applicant, and

specifically, shall include an assurance that the applicant, within the school

year following the summer session of the institute, will submit documentation

that institute requirements have been met.

      (3) Any

institute participant who does not (without just cause) complete the institute

requirements shall be required by the Department of Education to return any

stipend and expenses paid for participation in the institute.


      Section 5. The

Commonwealth Institute shall select outstanding teachers with a record of

effective teaching which may be demonstrated as follows:

      (1) Professional

credentials, development, and experience;

      (2) Honors,

awards, and recognition achieved for effective teaching;

      (3) Innovative

teaching techniques such as effective curricula developed for use in the

applicant's classroom, award-winning students taught by the applicant, and any

other appropriate evidence the teacher may wish to include; or

      (4) Individual

essays expressing initiative and reason for institute participation.


      Section 6. A

selection committee of Department of Education program personnel shall be

assigned by the Commissioner of Education the responsibility of selecting



      Section 7. The

institute shall serve approximately 100 teachers.


      Section 8. (1)

Each teacher shall be paid a stipend of $400 for the week long seminar and

follow-up sessions upon the completion of the institute and its requirements.

      (2) Meals and

lodging expenses shall be paid from the Department of Education appropriation

for the Commonwealth Institute.


      Section 9. (1)

Teachers who have been selected and have attended a Commonwealth Institute may

be eligible to attend subsequent Commonwealth Institutes as participants

eligible for stipends.

      (2) They may

also serve as participants in institute programs or as resource consultants,

and may receive any honorariums that may be appropriate in return for rendering

specific services to the Commonwealth Institute.


      Section 10. All

Commonwealth Institutes shall provide teachers with professional development

activities that support the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. (13 Ky.R.

832; Am. 1079; eff. 12-2-86; 14 Ky.R. 1963; eff. 5-9-88; 19 Ky.R. 2492; eff.