Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Providing Equity in Education: A webinar opportunity with Damien Sweeney

One of our roles in schools is to provide equity and access to our students. A report by The Education Trust shows that minority students in Kentucky are not given fair access to rigorous educational programs in our schools.

GoTeachKY using 10 teacher ambassadors to promote teaching profession 

The GoTeachKY campaign to recruit the next generation of educators has partnered with 10 teacher ambassadors across the state to help promote the teaching profession.

KAGC sponsoring scholarship for future communications or journalism student

The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators is offering one Kentucky public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism at any postsecondary institution a non-renewable $500 scholarship.

Children’s literature conference bringing authors, illustrators to Asbury

Asbury University will host the Asbury Children’s Literature Conference to promote awareness of new youth literature March 7 at the Andrew S. Miller Center for Communication Arts on the Asbury campus in Wilmore.

KDE co-hosting teacher recruitment and retention workshop

The Kentucky Department of Education and Michael Moore of the Urban Schools Human Capital Academy will host a free workshop on recruiting and retaining teachers Jan. 28 at the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation in Lexington.

Professional learning opportunities in social studies available

Several summer professional learning opportunities are available for social studies educators. The immersive programs offer learning experiences that will allow educators to improve their content knowledge, discover new resources and learn new instructional strategies.

Middle school science teachers invited to apply to become National STEM Scholars

The National Stem Cell Foundation partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University to fund 10 scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group.

Kentucky educators honored at national CTE event

Six career and technical education professionals from Kentucky public schools were among those honored in the national awards program at the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Career Tech Vision professional development conference in December in Anaheim, Calif.

U.S. Marine Corps summer academy open to sophomores, juniors

The United States Marine Corps offers an immersive leadership experience for high school students June 15-20 at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Va.

Proposals sought for educator preparation conference

The Kentucky Excellence in Educator Preparation leadership team is seeking proposals for its KEEP Summit 2020, scheduled for May 18 at the University of Louisville.