UW System funds second year for Kiehn’s Music Education Institutes

The UW System announced Thursday more than $1.1 million in federal grants to 13 educational partnerships including the Music Education Institutes at UW-Green Bay. The projects aim to increase the academic achievement of pre-kindergarten (PK) through 12th-grade students in core subjects by enhancing teachers’ knowledge and skills. Funded in Wisconsin were:
—Math: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, Silver Lake College
—Science: UW-Platteville, UW-Oshkosh, and two separate projects at UW-Madison
—Literacy: UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and Cardinal Stritch University
—Music education: UW-Green Bay

The UW-Green Bay award is the second installment on a two-year, $186,000 grant to create the UW-Green Bay Music Education Institutes. Prof.Mark Kiehn, Education, wrote the grant and directs the program. Funding supports the enrollment of 30 music teachers in graduate-level professional development sessions to help them design new or improved instructional strategies in their own schools. We’ll have more on Kiehn’s project and a related development in future issues. For now, if you’re interested in seeing the full UW System news release, click here.

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