Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Conferences

Training for theater teachers offered at Louisville conference

The Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Teachers Institute and the Tectonic Theater Project, a New York-based theater company, offer an educational opportunity for theater program teachers Feb. 26 during the SETC convention at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.
Contests

Federal junior duck stamp contest underway

Students are invited to submit artwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, which provides a creative outlet for students through a contest that can be incorporated into almost any subject. The program teaches students about wetlands, waterfowl, land stewardship, migratory birds, conservation and an appreciation of art and writing.
Conferences

Kentucky groups support teachers applying for CDC fellowship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a year-long professional learning opportunity for educators who are interested in bringing public health sciences into the classroom. The Kentucky Population Health Institute and the Environmental Public Health Tracking program at the Kentucky Department for Public Health will help by providing support for applicants and a stipend to cover the costs of a five-day summer course in Atlanta.
Contests

Louisville Zoo offers project-based learning conservation competition

The Louisville Zoo invites students to join its mission to improve the bond between people and the planet by participating in the Conservation Campaign Challenge. This project-based learning opportunity will give students a chance to win a special field trip experience for students in their grade.
Conferences

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

The White House History Teacher Institute provides an immersive professional development program for educators July 6-10 and July 13-17 in Washington, D.C. The program allows educators to explore how the White House has changed over time and to learn stories of individuals who have influenced the space.
Recognitions

Fayette teacher earns national Chinese language teachers’ group honor

Yan Wang, a teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary School (Fayette County), is one of two national recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award from the Chinese Language Association Secondary-Elementary Schools, which commended her as a highly effective teacher and an excellent role model for K-12 Chinese teachers.
Recognitions

Nelson administrator, former KDE associate commissioner receives national CTE award

Laura Arnold, director of workforce development for Nelson County schools, has been named the 2020 the Association for Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year.
Conferences

KET offers free multimedia workshops for educators, students

Kentucky Educational Television offers free workshops in multimedia production and related topics for educators and students in the KET Media Lab at the KET Network Center in Lexington.
Recognitions

Wayne principal named a National Distinguished Principal by NAESP

Derrick Harris, the principal at Bell Elementary School (Wayne County), was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as part of its 2019 Class of National Distinguished Principals during National Principals Month.
Conferences

National ESEA Conference to be held in Atlanta

The National ESEA Conference will be Feb. 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The conference is four days of learning and skill building focused on supporting students served by Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs.