Friday, May 29, 2020

PBS offers earth science resources for 50th anniversary of Earth Day

PBS LearningMedia is offering a collection of earth science resources to help teachers and students mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 by educating themselves about the earth and ways to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient to ensure its health.

WKYT recognizing graduating seniors on its website

WKYT-TV in Lexington is recognizing high school seniors in its coverage area by allowing families to post photos of graduating seniors to its website to share with friends and family members.

TNTP resources can help schools partner with families, stakeholders

TNTP has released two resources to help schools partner with families and other stakeholders virtually as they adapt to at-home learning, including a survey any school system can use to gather feedback during extended closures.

EPA packages resources to celebrate 50th anniversary of Earth Day

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has packaged a number of its environmental information and educational resources for use during non-traditional instruction in conjunction with its observance of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.

National Park Service resources connect educators, students with parks

The National Park Service offers a number of resources for educators and students to connect with national parks during non-traditional instruction.

Endangered species featured in online lesson for 4th- and 5th-graders

The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves offers an interactive online lesson on endangered species for use during non-traditional instruction.

Share best practices on SDI during NTI in online professional development

The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) will host a professional development webinar in which educators can share best practices in specially designed instruction (SDI) during non-traditional instruction at 2 p.m. ET April 21.

Morehead State to offer discounted graduate tuition for educators

Morehead State University (MSU) will offer discounted graduate tuition for educators enrolled in courses within its College of Education beginning with the summer 2020 term.

Six districts recognized among Best Communities for Music Education

Six Kentucky school districts have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for their outstanding commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.

EdWeek report examines social-emotional learning during closure period

Education Week has published a special report that explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) when school buildings are open and tactics for keeping up the teaching of SEL with nearly every student in the United States out of school this spring due to the COVID-19 emergency.