Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Contests

Four Kentucky students named finalists in national science contest

Four Kentucky students are among 300 semifinalists in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search, selected from 1,760 applicants across the nation and in 10 foreign countries.
Conferences

Register now for middle school career studies webinar series

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Career and Technical Education will host a two-part webinar series on middle school career studies.
Resources

Free virtual design field trips from Cooper Hewitt museum

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum is offering free virtual design field trips to students nationwide. The hour-long program has separate sessions for students K-3 and grades 4-12.
Learning

WKU redesigns master’s of advanced teacher education

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is taking applications for its redesigned master’s of advanced teacher education for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Resources

Land Between the Lakes offers free biology webinars

Kentucky students can join free virtual programs via Zoom on biology and natural history. Three programs are available, each recommended for different grade levels:
Recognitions

Fayette County named KMEA 2021 State Middle School Teacher of the Year

Michelle Hudson, orchestra and guitar director at Jessie Clark Middle School (Fayette County), is the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) 2021State Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Resources

New KET show for ages 3-8 starts Jan. 4

KET Classroom is offering a new one-hour TV program for ages 3-8 to supplement learning at home.
Learning

KET to show film on handling COVID-19 stress in school

KET is offering a group online viewing and discussion of “A Trusted Space,” a new film about mitigating the emotional effects of COVID-19 on students and teachers.
Learning

Online master’s in teaching available at Thomas More

Thomas More University in Crestview Hills is offering an all-online master’s degree in teaching.
Recognitions

Schools in 30 counties dubbed Bright Spots for exceeding expectations

Forty-seven schools have been named Bright Spots in Kentucky Education, recognition for schools in which students performed better than expected on measures of educational achievement.