Tuesday, May 22, 2018

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2018 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 11-13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

Two Kentucky schools competing for $5,000 digital storytelling grants

Klondike Lane Elementary School (Jefferson County) and Monroe County Middle School have been selected as two of 30 semifinalists to receive $5,000 grants in the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge.

Proposals sought for science teachers’ conference

The Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) is seeking proposals for its KSTA Annual Conference and Professional Learning, which will be Nov. 8-10 at the Lexington Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

Warren teacher named Kentucky’s James Madison Fellow

Claire Bellar, a social studies teacher at Warren East High School (Warren County), has been selected as Kentucky’s 2018 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

KDE seeking feedback on revised mathematics standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Districts awarded New Skills for Youth Grants to strengthen and expand CTE

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded six Kentucky school districts with grants to strengthen and expand career and technical pathways for students.
Meredith White

Core practice hacks: Planning, assessment and feedback

Meredith White of the Southern Conference On Language Teaching said backward designing each day's lessons, starting with what she wanted her students to know and be able to do each day, helped her ensure every minute of classroom time was used effectively.
Spanish teacher Rachel Medina teaching students Abby Sadler, right, and Jayda Robertson. Medina’s Spanish class learned real-world language skills this year by putting a new spin on traditional fairy tales or writing new ones. Sadler volunteered the idea of sending the books to Norton’s Children’s Clinic in Louisville to fill a need. While there often are books in doctor’s offices, seldom are they in Spanish. Submitted photo by Kate Boyle

Teaching writing by finding meaning

Franklin County's Rachel Medina helped her Spanish students with their presentational writing skills by getting them to write original children's stories or adapt an existing one with a new twist.

KWLA seeking nominations for 2018 World Language Teaching Awards

The Kentucky World Language Association is seeking nominations for Outstanding New Teacher, Outstanding Post-Secondary Teacher, Outstanding Teacher (K-16), Outstanding Administrator, Lifetime Achievement, and Amici Linguarum – or “Friend of Languages.”

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.