Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Apply to help KDE set standards for science assessments

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking applicants to complete the process of setting standards for the science assessments in grades 4 and 7.

Kentucky Science Center hosting STEM summits for students

The Kentucky Science Center is hosting the Future STEM Professionals Summit for middle school and high school students June 16 at Genscape in Louisville and June 22 at Lexmark in Lexington.

Nominate schools, individuals for environmental awards

Nominations are open for the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education’s Excellence in EE Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, agencies, schools and businesses in the field of environmental education.

Nominate assessment coordinators for annual awards

Nominations are open for the Kentucky Association for Assessment Coordinators’ (KAAC) annual Building Assessment Coordinator (BAC) and District Assessment Coordinators (DAC) of the year awards.

Access to data in Pearson’s Educator Development Suite ends June 30

Pearson has ended its contract with the Kentucky Department of Education for the Educator Development Suite (EDS). Schools and districts will have no access after June 30 to any of the data they have entered into CIITS/EDS for the purpose of educators’ evaluations.

New scholarship available to communications, journalism students

The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators will award a $500 nonrenewable scholarship to a Kentucky public high school senior who intends to study communications or journalism.

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.

Reach the World offers free access to virtual exchange programs

Reach the World, which facilitates virtual exchange journeys between K-12 classrooms based in the U.S. and volunteer travelers who are studying, teaching and working around the world, is offering Kentucky schools and teachers the opportunity for free access to its global education programs for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year and at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Kentucky Arts Council offering grant for arts education

Schools seeking to improve the quality of their arts curriculum may apply for a multifaceted arts education grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

Nominations open for award for teachers who engage families

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is accepting nominations for the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes the positive impact of teachers who engage families through school- and community-based educational programming.