Saturday, November 25, 2017

Spanish meets STEAM: World language, culture and coding

Fayette County's Jennifer Kennedy shares how her students – ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade – not only learned how to code, but also combined Spanish language skills with culture.

KDE expands regional visual and performing arts specialists

The Kentucky Department of Education has expanded its cohort of regional visual and performing arts specialists for the 2017-18 school year.

Governor’s School for the Arts application process opened

The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts application process for the 2018 Summer Program is now available. The deadline for students to apply is Jan. 12.

Twelve schools awarded Kentucky Arts Council grants

The Kentucky Arts Council awarded 19 grants to 12 schools in October to fund student transportation to and from arts-related field trips through the TranspARTation Grant program.

New leadership named in language-specific professional organizations

During the Kentucky World Language Association’s annual conference in September, new leadership was elected for two of the six different language-specific state professional organizations.

CTE programs can apply for Excellence in Action award

Applications are being accepted for the Advance CTE Excellence in Action Award, which recognizes and honors superior career and technical education programs of study from across the nation.
Sarah Raikes, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Washington County High School, gives ice cream balls to students as they prepare make fried ice cream in one of her classes. Raikes was named the 2017 Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 17, 2017

Family and consumer sciences a perfect fit for Washington teacher

The 2017 ACTE Teacher of the Year has spent more than 30 years teaching students valuable skills and helping them become leaders in their school and community.

Real science for real life: Astronomy

Help your students learn new things about the stars and planets they see in the sky with these explanations and activities from the Kentucky Academy of Science.

Registration open for KAHPERD’s annual conference

The 2017 Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s annual convention will be Nov. 12-14 at the Embassy Suites, Lexington.

Secretary of State’s Essay and Slogan Contest open

The Office of the Secretary of State’s 2017-18 Essay and Slogan Contest is accepting student entries. The contest helps students get engaged in the democratic process and demonstrate a commitment to active citizenship.