The next Education Matters, “Innovations In Student-Directed Learning,” explores how Kentucky schools are using innovative strategies to put technology into the hands of students, give students more control over their education, and encourage teachers to become learners themselves. The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on KET.

The program visits Eminence Independent Schools in Henry County, where an ambitious district-wide program is underway to “reinvent” education and empower students to take charge. Also featured are Danville High School and Bate Middle School in Boyle County, where students are engaged in project-based learning with real-world applications and choices.

 Scheduled panelists for the program include:

  • David Cook, director, Innovation and Partner Engagement, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Buddy Berry, superintendent, Eminence Independent Schools
  • Thom Coffee, instructional supervisor, Eminence Independent Schools
  • Carmen Coleman, superintendent, Danville Independent Schools
  • Amy Galloway, principal, Bate Middle School, Danville Independent Schools
  • Danny Goodwin, science teacher, Danville High School
  • John Nash, associate professor, College of Education, University of Kentucky

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