Thursday, November 23, 2017
Faith Woolery, a 5th-grader at Lansdowne Elementary, stands in a window frame while working on a house frame during a build put on by If I Had a Hammer. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 19, 2017

Hammering Home Math

Working with power tools, hammering nails and climbing ladders with your friends and classmates – what more could a 5th-grader want? 
Kelly Sanders, right, a 1st-grade teacher at Northside Elementary shrugs her shoulders as she is asked by preschooler London Sherrad why she hasn't eaten her apple at the Northside Fall Festival. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Photographer Bobby Ellis takes a look at how the staff and students at two different Woodford County elementary schools celebrated Halloween.
As part of the harvest season, the Kentucky School for the Deaf hosted its second annual Sweet Corn Festival Oct. 6 with games like bobbing for apples, hay bale rolling, corn shucking and a corn eating contest. 
Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov If you've ever wanted to give your students the chance to catch wild fish out of the Ohio River using currents of electricity, the Thomas More Biology Field Station in California, Ky., has just the thing for you.  As...
Dianna Williams, an art teacher at Nelson County High School, looks at a picture for reference during the landscape pastels in a day class during the Berea Festival of Learnshops. Williams said that she had attended the workshops four years in a row for her professional development credit. Photo by Bobby Ellis, July 11, 2017

Hands-on workshops

Teachers came from across Kentucky, and the country, to take part in a wide range of classes at the Berea Festival of Learnshops.

Fair time

The Kentucky State Fair comes to Louisville every year, but there always seems to be something new and surprising to find as a photographer when I go there.
It's that time of year again. With new backpacks, new clothes and new shoes, students are heading back to school in Kentucky. 
Stephanie Floyd, left, Rometta Brown and Dawn Curtsinger use a net and tote to search for insects, crayfish and other water life in a creek outside of Pulaski County High School during a water quality workshop put on to help science teachers introduce their students to water quality labs. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 31, 2017

Testing the waters

Teachers went wading recently through Caney Fork Creek as part of a water quality testing workshop, overseen by Tabitha Owens, an environmental education specialist with the Kentucky Environmental Education Council. 
As a group of teachers from across the state entered the room for one recent professional learning session, they were greeted by some animals that you don't normally see in a reception area. The teachers had come to take part in the Louisville Zoo in 3D event, a day focused on showing educators that the zoo can be a valuable educational tool. 
Students help first responders train during a simulated bus and train collision at the Bluegrass Railroad and Museum in Versailles.