Kentucky educators have a number of excellent resources at their disposal to help implement the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). One of these is Edivation, the professional learning resource available to all Kentucky educators on CIITS.
Edivation offers a large online library of instructional professional learning videos with hours of footage showing real teachers implementing the standards in their classrooms.
To watch these videos:
- Go to CIITS (ciits.kyschools.us).
- Enter your username and password.
- On the home page, scroll down to the School Improvement Network section and click the Edivation logo. If nothing happens, make sure your browser’s pop-up blocker is disabled for the CIITS website.
- After you log in, come back to this post and click on the links below to watch the videos.
Some examples of videos:
Mathematics (elementary): Kerri Gray presents a lesson about decomposing numbers and adding and subtracting with fluency. The lesson is aligned with math standards K.OA.1, 3, 4, & 5, MP.6
English/language arts (elementary): Shannon Washburn guides her students in learning to draw inferences from literary texts using ELA standards RL.4.1. and SL.4.1.
Science literacy (secondary): Robert Hunter teaches his students as they prepare for a unit on earthquakes. The lesson aligns with ELA Standard RL.8.4. Students read, annotate, and discuss a Native American story that describes an earthquake and a tsunami.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (secondary): Alexandra Salivia helps her ESOL students as they research real-world topics. The lesson is aligned with ELA standards W.9-10.7-9, SL.9-10.1d, & L.9-10.4c, and depicts an activity that focuses on research teams, beginning with a short introduction to research.
For assistance accessing these videos, please call the Kentucky Support Hotline at (855) 597-4638.