Thursday, January 21, 2021

Apply for a chance at virtual tour of Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum, which normally sees more than 15,000 students annually, hasn’t been able to host field trips during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the museum is giving away virtual field trips to 40 teachers and their classrooms – 20 from Kentucky and southern Indiana, and 20 to teachers in the rest of the country.

Free summit Jan. 21 on teaching math during COVID-19

Education Week is offering a free online summit on Teaching Math in a Pandemic 1-2:30 p.m. ET Jan. 21. Participants can ask journalists and expert guests how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment and engagement in math.

New Kentucky LEADS Academy aims to improve special education

A new academy at three Kentucky public universities, funded by a $1 million federal grant, aims to recruit and retain holders of Advanced Educational Leader - Director of Special Education certification, increasing the state’s capacity to provide services for children with disabilities.

Four Kentucky students named finalists in national science contest

Four Kentucky students are among 300 semifinalists in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search, selected from 1,760 applicants across the nation and in 10 foreign countries.

One-time scholarship available for future journalists or communications students

The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators (KAGC) is accepting applications for a $500 non-renewable scholarship for a public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism in college.

Summit on virtual teaching set for Jan. 22

The Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative (SESC) is offering its Elevate 2021 Virtual Summit on Teaching and Learning on Jan. 22.

Register now for middle school career studies webinar series

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Career and Technical Education will host a two-part webinar series on middle school career studies.

Registration open for Space Exploration Educator Conference

Space Center Houston is holding its 27th annual Space Exploration Educator Conference (SEEC) – this time online – on Feb. 4-6. It’s open to all educators from all disciplines.

Greeting card company holding scholarship art contest

High school students may enter The Gallery Collection’s 14th annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest, in which they can submit original artwork or a digital photograph for the front of a greeting card.

Free virtual design field trips from Cooper Hewitt museum

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum is offering free virtual design field trips to students nationwide. The hour-long program has separate sessions for students K-3 and grades 4-12.