Thursday, August 16, 2018

PBS LearningMedia offers tools, tips for teachers

PBS LearningMedia offers several tools and tips teachers can use in their classrooms, as well as Google Classroom Integration:

Stock Market Game teaches economics, investing

Teachers in grades 5-12 may register their students to participate in the Stock Market Game, an interactive, educational simulation and competition that teaches personal finance, economics, technology and team-building skills and can be used in mathematics, reading, writing, economics, social studies and business classes.

Secret Service releases operational guide on preventing school violence

In the wake of recent school shootings, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has launched an initiative to provide updated research and guidance to school personnel, law enforcement and other public safety partners on the prevention of school-based violence.

New PBIS video modules available

The Kentucky Department of Education has made the 2018 installment of positive behavioral intervention and support video modules available to educators.

Summer Math Challenge can help students retain math skills

The Summer Math Challenge, a free mathematics skills program from the Quantile Framework for Mathematics, is open to students who have completed grades 1-8.

KAEE seeking educators to pilot environmental education units

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is seeking volunteers to pilot three environmental education units in the classroom during the days between the end of the K-PREP testing period and the end of the school year.

EPA seeking schools for Air Quality Flag Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking new participants for its Air Quality Flag Program, which can inform students, staff and parents about the air quality in their communities.

Financial literacy resources available from Department of Financial Institutions

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April by sharing resources and lessons with teachers and extension agents across Kentucky.

SREB offering trainings on literacy, math courses for struggling students

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has developed two sets of courses designed to increase student preparedness in literacy and mathematics, and training on both will be offered this summer.

KET, PBS provide resources for Pi Day

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and PBS LearningMedia is offering several resources for teachers to use on Pi Day, March 14.