Thursday, April 26, 2018

Crushed stone association offers workshop on Kentucky’s rocks, minerals

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association will hold its annual teachers’ workshop June 19-20 at the Georgetown College Leadership and Conference Center in Georgetown.

Kentucky Youth Storytelling Competition open to students

The Kentucky Youth Storytelling Competition, a statewide effort by the Kentucky Storytelling Association to develop, encourage and highlight the talent of young storytellers, is open to children ages 7-17.

Kentucky Writing Project offers summer professional learning courses

The Kentucky Writing Project is offering several professional learning courses through its summer academy and summer professional development programs.

Reach the World offers free access to virtual exchange programs

Reach the World, which facilitates virtual exchange journeys between K-12 classrooms based in the U.S. and volunteer travelers who are studying, teaching and working around the world, is offering Kentucky schools and teachers the opportunity for free access to its global education programs for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year and at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Environmental education organizations to discuss master plan

Educators are invited to provide input on Kentucky’s environmental education master plan and the strategic plans of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, the Kentucky Environmental Education Council and the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education at one of seven meetings to be held this winter and spring across Kentucky.
Stacy Crawford Bewley

Teaching grammar with authentic texts

Bullitt County's Stacy Crawford Bewley shares what she uses to help her students focus on writing, particularly on grammar and mechanics.
Seneca High School agriculture teacher Bethany Mattingly instructs a student on how to transplant tomatoes in the school's greenhouse. Beginning in the 1980s, greenhouses became a common teaching tool in agricultural education programs across the state. Today, more than 100 of the state’s 144 high school agricultural education programs have a greenhouse of some kind. Submitted photo by National FFA Alumni

Greenhouses make plant science come to life

School greenhouses help students see how four years of instruction about plant anatomy, soil, nutrition, disease, pests, business management and marketing come to life as they produce plants for sale to the public.
Library media specialist Alaine Carpenter gets students at Morton Middle School (Fayette County) excited about reading through an edible book contest, in which students have to create a scene from a book and at least 50 percent of the display must be edible. Eighth-grader Shelby Lynch received a first-place award this year for her entry, a cake decorated to depict a scene from Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Photo by Linda Dawahare/FCPS

Creating a hunger for reading with an edible book contest

Students at Morton Middle School in Fayette County have a new hunger for reading thanks to library media specialist Alaine Carpenter.

Summit on math teacher educators’ standards offered

The Kentucky Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (KAMTE) will host a summit for teacher educators May 17-18 at Holiday Inn Express Louisville Airport Expo Center.

Training available on using Project Learning Tree in nontraditional setting

A one-day workshop to train educators on the Project Learning Tree (PLT) environmental education curriculum will be held May 17 and 30 at Americana Community Center in Louisville.