The Bluegrass Center for Teacher Quality is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high quality, research based professional development for teachers in Southeastern Kentucky. Our primary focus is the creation of our Master Teacher Network which brings teachers together to provide professional support and training for their peers. Participants in our program go through a rigorous selection and training process before being allowed to train. They are paid for their extra work. In short, the program can be summed up as "teachers being paid to train other teachers." Currently, the program is focused on STEM education and is being implemented in a six county service region. Our goal is to scale the program up to reach more content areas and more counties.
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