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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.
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.
The Kentucky Board of Education kicked off its examination of the state’s graduation requirements at its regular meeting April 11 with a national overview of what other states are doing to ensure their high school graduates can successfully transition to careers and college.
Traditionally, when we have used the word “literate,” we have referred to students who can read and write. Yes, these skills are essential, but students also need to be able to contextualize, analyze, inquire, see different perspectives and challenge assumptions.
Fayette County's Kelly Bales describes how she tried to incorporate Finnish ideas about education into her social studies classroom.
Applications are being accepted for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program at the U.S. Department of Education (USED), which provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in short-term seminars abroad – mainly on topics in the social sciences, social studies and the humanities – for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.
Applications are being accepted for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover the history behind the White House and explore how stories from the building can be used to enhance social studies classrooms.
The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed Bible Literacy Standards.