Olmstead teachers attend the Mount Vernon Teacher Institute


Olmstead Middle School social studies teacher Kathleen Bailey and librarian Jennifer Wilcutt meet Lady Washington at Mount Vernon during the 2015 George Washington Teacher Institute in early September.


Kentucky teachers from Bath, Henry, Logan, Oldham, and Wayne counties gather in front of George Washington’s National Library on the grounds of Mount Vernon.


Seventh graders Ethan Chastain and Price Violette research George Washington’s dentures after taking part in a “teaching with objects” lesson.


Teachers from Kentucky and Missouri recently attended an intensive four-day teacher institute at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Invitations to participate were given to 13 Missouri and six Kentucky teachers from a pool of applicants across both states.

This was the first teacher institute where Kentucky teachers were given the opportunity to apply. Each teacher completed a rigorous grant writing process to be considered.

The institute included day long sessions on the personal/public life of George Washington, slavery at Mount Vernon, and our country during the Revolutionary War. Scholars from across the country, including the nation’s top George Washington expert-Professor Denver Brunsman-led the institute sessions.

Participants spent time touring the estate and engaging in collaborative learning experiences to bring back to their students and colleagues.

Olmstead Middle School social studies teacher Kathleen Bailey and librarian Jennifer Wilcutt meet Lady Washington at Mount Vernon during the 2015 George Washington Teacher Institute in early September.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Olmstead1.jpgOlmstead Middle School social studies teacher Kathleen Bailey and librarian Jennifer Wilcutt meet Lady Washington at Mount Vernon during the 2015 George Washington Teacher Institute in early September.

Kentucky teachers from Bath, Henry, Logan, Oldham, and Wayne counties gather in front of George Washington’s National Library on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Olmstead2.jpgKentucky teachers from Bath, Henry, Logan, Oldham, and Wayne counties gather in front of George Washington’s National Library on the grounds of Mount Vernon.

http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Olmstead3.jpg

Seventh graders Ethan Chastain and Price Violette research George Washington’s dentures after taking part in a “teaching with objects” lesson.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Olmstead4.jpgSeventh graders Ethan Chastain and Price Violette research George Washington’s dentures after taking part in a “teaching with objects” lesson.
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