Tuesday, February 20, 2018

KDE forming Counselor Advisory Council

Applications are open for the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Counselor Advisory Council, a group of about 25 practicing counselor leaders that is being formed to provide the commissioner of education with direct input from counselors in Kentucky public schools.

Grants available to create innovative classrooms

Steelcase is offering educational grants to classrooms in grades 6-12 for institutions to receive an innovative classroom designed to support active learning and collaboration.

KASC offering multi-session workshop

The Kentucky Association of School Councils is offering a workshop featuring multiple sessions with original ideas for teaching and learning Feb. 15 at NorthEast Christian Church in Lexington.

KCTE conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts (KCTE) annual conference Feb. 23-24 at Embassy Suites Lexington.

Kentucky Economics Challenge looking for student teams

Registration is open for the Kentucky Economics Challenge, a free online competition in which students can demonstrate their knowledge of economic literacy.

Derby poster contest open to high school students

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original artwork for the Governor’s Derby Poster Contest. Students are invited to submit their rendition of what they think Derby day looks like, with the winning poster to be displayed in the Capitol.

The Henry Ford awards recognize innovative teachers

Nominations are open for The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. The awards recognize teachers who demonstrate an original and creative approach to teaching, exhibit resourcefulness, engage students and are making a positive impact on not only their classroom but their community, colleagues, administrators, school, and/or district.

Environmental education conference soliciting proposals

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education is seeking proposals for its annual conference Sept. 6-8 in Berea. Submissions should be reflective of at least one of these strands:

Program offers grants for education, welfare outside school settings

The Kars4Kids Small Grants Program is accepting applications for grants for furthering children’s welfare and education in Kentucky.

National STEM Scholar Program accepting applications for 2018 cohort

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 cohort of the National STEM Scholar Program, an advanced professional learning program for middle school science teachers to be held June 3-9 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.