KEDC’s Civics History Through Advanced Research and Geography Education (CHARGE)

KEDC’s Project CHARGE (Civics History through Advanced Research and Geography Education) will provide professional development for approximately 375 veteran and new K-12 public school teachers. Leveraging technology to support instructional practices will be a project priority when working with both teachers and administrators. Teachers will explore Micro-Credentials from KEDC in educational development learning while increasing their knowledge in American History, Civics, Government, and Geography. Historians and university professors, along with experienced content specialists, will provide in-depth historical knowledge in exploring American Democracy Themes that align with chronological periods: Creating and Defining a Nation (1619-1783), Preservation and Redefining a Nation (1784-1877), and Industrialization and Civic Evolution (1878-1917). A renewal of two additional years may be granted to KEDC, and if funded, those two years would include a focus on World Wars and Growth of Executive Power (1918-1953) and Civil Rights and the Growth of Judiciary Power (1954-Current).

Project CHARGE will receive innovative opportunities through an online interactive interface providing access to high-quality accessible digital tools, assessments, and online learning communities. Through Historical Field Institutes, teachers will visit historical locations and interact with University Historians who will lead rich and relevant discussions. Through these Institutes, teachers will increase their knowledge base of relevant times and deeds as well as their collection of strategies, enhancing their content specific skills and expanding topics for use in their classrooms.

Directions to KEDC Lexington:

  • From I-75 Stake exit 110 and use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto US-60 W/Winchester Rd
  • From I-75 N, take exit 110 and make a left onto US-60 W/Winchester Rd
  • Continue straight onto Winchester Rd
  • Turn left onto Helm St
  • Turn left onto James Ct


CHARGE Leader Shayla Carroll


What our
CHARGE Leaders say…

CHARGE has already made my social studies class so much more interesting than it was before. Now my kids ask if we get to do social studies today.
Connie Baker
Bell County Schools
The enthusiasm I get from CHARGE spills over into my classroom and has a direct impact on my own attitude as I teach or facilitate learning.
Cathy Davis
Knox County Schools