701 KAR 5:070.
Criteria for Commonwealth Institute for Teachers.
RELATES TO: KRS
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
Section 1. (1)
The educational institutes mandated by KRS 156.097 shall be called the
Commonwealth Institute for Teachers.
institute shall be a minimum of one (1) week duration during the summer.
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.
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.
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:
credentials, development, and experience;
awards, and recognition achieved for effective teaching;
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
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.