Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nominations open for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting nominations for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Adopt-A-Highway Art Contest accepting student entries

Students are invited to enter the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest, which is designed to increase public awareness about the damaging effects of litter, change attitudes and behaviors about littering and educate Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program.

Kentucky Storytelling Conference to be held in Louisville

Registration is open for the Kentucky Storytelling Conference Nov. 3-4 at the Hotel Louisville.

KDE, AdvancEd offer continuous improvement training

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Continuous Improvement and Support and AdvancEd are offering a series of training sessions this fall that will provide an overview of comprehensive school improvement planning, highlighting the four-phase process and transition from ASSIST to eProve in 2017-18.

Proposals sought for English/language arts teachers’ conference

The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts (KCTE) is accepting proposals for its annual conference Feb. 23-24 at Embassy Suites Lexington.

Workshops on environmental education curricula available

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is offering several professional learning opportunities this fall in which educators can become certified in Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD, Project Underground, the Leopold Education Project and other curricula.

Workshop on teaching economics through children’s literature planned

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is offering a free professional learning workshop on teaching economics and personal finance through children’s literature Oct. 19 at Drury Inn in Bowling Green.

National Science Bowl registration set to open

Registration is opening soon for 2018 regional competition in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl, a nationwide system of knowledge tournaments in critical areas of STEM.

NKU hosting program for gifted and talented students

Registration is open for the Northern Kentucky University’s Camp Innovation Pathways to College program this fall for students in grades K-8.

Students invited to apply to Commissioner’s Student Council

Applications are being accepted for the Commissioner’s Student Council, a student panel that meets with the commissioner of education and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff.