Grant Partnership between UAB and Jefferson County creating better teachers

Innovation grant focuses on preparing better teachers Thirteen UAB students are participating in a first-of-its-kind grant partnership that aims to prepare pre-service and veteran teachers for a Education student working at computer and document camerasignificant shift in how English language arts will be taught.

For Teachers, By Teachers, a $150,000 grant from the American Federation of Teachers, gives UAB education students the chance to work closely with Jefferson County teachers who are creating an innovative writing curriculum based on the new national College and Career Readiness Standards. “The opportunity to actually teach now has been the biggest blessing,” says UAB senior education major Kenslea Ray. “It has prepared and challenged me in ways that I didn’t even think were possible.”