Sunday, May 31, 2020
Recognitions

Jefferson teacher recognized for leadership by NBPTS

Sarah Yost, a National Board-certified teacher in the Jefferson County schools, has been recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for her leadership during the COVID-19 emergency.
Announcements

NBCTs seeking renewal in 2020 must submit information to EPSB

The Education Professional Standards Board requires two submissions from Kentucky National Board-certified teachers who are going through the renewal process for 2020 that has been altered by the COVID-19 emergency.
Conferences

KET, PBS offer early childhood professional development courses

Kentucky Educational Television is offering a group of free early childhood professional development courses. The courses may be accessed at any time, allowing educators to customize their learning.
Conferences

Morehead Writing Project offers Online Summer Institute

The Morehead Writing Project will offer its Online Summer Institute June 8-July 2. The asynchronous seminar is designed to provide professional development through the National Writing Project and to help educators develop an understanding of online instruction, project-based learning and gamification.
Recognitions

U.S. Presidential Scholars Program announces semifinalists

Six Kentucky public high school students have been named semifinalists in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Announcements

EPA grant funding to support healthy school environments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting grant applications through the Children's Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative to support children’s environmental health in school and child care settings.
Recognitions

Ag Athletes of the Year recognized by KHSAA, Department of Agriculture

Five high school student-athletes involved in agriculture from Kentucky public schools have been named the 2020 Ag Athletes of the Year by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Resources

KET webinars spotlight tools, resources for at-home learning

Kentucky Educational Television and KET Education have produced a series of short webinars designed to take a deep look at tools and resources KET recommends for parents, students and teachers as they continue to discover new ways to learn while working from home during non-traditional instruction.
Resources

NASA toolkit provides activities for Earth Day

NASA is offering a toolkit of activities for students and families to mark the 50th hanniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection includes numerous activities that can help students observe “Earth Day at Home” during non-traditional instruction.
Resources

Project Learning Tree resources available for Earth Day

Project Learning Tree has compiled a collection of stories and resources to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection can help educators and youth learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this Earth Day and every day.