Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Announcements

Teach healthy habits during Safe Schools Week

“Healthy Habits, Shield Our Schools!” is the theme for this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week, Oct. 18-24.
Resources

Kentucky Historical Society offers online programs for students, teachers

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has launched several virtual education aids for K-12 students, the result of surveying about 200 Kentucky teachers over the summer.
Recognitions

Kentucky schools win national awards

Forty-four Kentucky schools are among those recognized nationwide as 2020 America’s Healthiest Schools.
Resources

More KET curriculum help and teacher training

More resources for teachers are available from KET Education to help teachers handle the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year.
Announcements

National Board offering free webinars on virtual teaching, certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) is offering five free online professional development seminars. The topics are attuned to the era of COVID-19, covering subjects such as teaching literacy and special education virtually, and how to pursue NBPTS certification.
Contests

Student volunteer awards available from Prudential

Applications are open for the 26th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for “exemplary young volunteers.”
Resources

KDE offering new middle school career resources

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has created the Middle School Career Resources webpage to assist schools in implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Career Studies and Financial Literacy.
Conferences

Speech team seminars available

Speech activities are gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year, even as students and teachers navigate a changed learning environment.
Announcements

WKU offers graduate discount for teachers

Kentucky teachers can take graduate courses at a discount from Western Kentucky University throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.
Conferences

KAGE online workshop to help identify underrepresented

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) will offer its fall workshop online – “The Equity Imperative in Gifted Education: Refocused and Ready for the Shift!” – a session on identification of the underrepresented led by April Wells.