Monday, February 24, 2020
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U.S. Census Bureau offers census-related resources for classrooms

Statistics in Schools, a program from the U.S. Census Bureau, offers free resources related to the 2020 census that teachers can use to educate students about the importance of the once-a-decade count of the U.S. population, with a special focus on counting all children.
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Speaker offers program on history of Tuskegee Airmen

Ron Spriggs, an oral historian, lecturer and curator of Tuskegee Airmen exhibits, offers an exhibit on the Tuskegee Airman and their mission that can provide a source of historical information for classrooms during Black History Month in February and Veterans and Military Families Month in November.
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Two new social studies resources available from KDE

In support of the implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, the Kentucky Department of Education has released two new professional learning modules.
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Technical assistance and resources in the area of behavior

The Kentucky Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention project provides support to schools to assist with the development of plans to increase student achievement and decrease inappropriate behavior.
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ILP Playbooks now available for grades 5-12

The Kentucky Department of Education has released the Individual Learning Plan Playbooks, which offer recommendations for chronological themes and lessons for career exploration and social and emotional development to teach at each grade level in grades 5-8 and 9-12.
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KDE presents new effective literacy instruction module

The Kentucky Department of Education is offering an interactive professional learning module that can help teachers improve student literacy by using text-dependent questions in every lesson.
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PBS provides resources related to ‘Country Music’ documentary

PBS LearningMedia offers a collection of resources related to Ken Burns’ “Country Music,” the documentary that recently aired on PBS stations. The collection includes videos, activity sets and lesson plans for grades 5-12 spanning music, social studies and English/language arts curricula.
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KDE provides Veterans Day observance resources

All public schools in Kentucky are required to devote one class or instructional period to the observance of Veterans Day. The Kentucky Department of Education offers contacts and resources to help in planning your Veterans Day observance.
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Collection of trauma-informed resources available

The Concordia University (Ore.) College of Education offers a free collection of trauma-informed resources and training that provides help for managing stress at school. Educators can use the resources to learn techniques for long-term self-care and ways to tackle challenging behavior caused by trauma.
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PBS videos, lesson plans provide resources for Bullying Prevention Month

Kentucky Educational Television and PBS LearningMedia are offering a collection of resources that focuses on kindness, empathy and the importance of practicing mindfulness in conjunction with Bullying Prevention Month in October.